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January 19th, 2015

Woman set to appear on murder

January 19, 2015


The second week of the January Clay County Circuit Court term is set to begin Tuesday morning with the murder trial of Tameshia Shelton.
Shelton, 36, of West Point, was charged with murder on suspicion of the October 2009 death of West Point resident David Young. Shelton's trial has received several continuances for additional discovery and one due to her giving birth two weeks before the trial date. According to court documents, Young's family requested more than $3,000 in restitution from Shelton for funeral expenses.

January 16th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 16, 2015

The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

Eagles seek redemption

January 16, 2015


PHEBA — The Hebron Christian Eagles are looking for district redemption.
After dropping the first match-up against the Kemper Rams Dec. 9 in DeKalb, Hebron gets another shot at them in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) district play at 7:30 p.m. today at Hebron Christian School in Pheba. The Hebron Lady Eagles (9-3), who are undefeated in all five district games and ranked No. 4 in this week’s Clarion-Ledger MAIS Class-A rankings, open the varsity slate against the Kemper Lady Rams at 6 p.m.

Henry Dean

January 16, 2015

Henry Dean, age 61, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at his residence in Jackson.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2015, from Hopewell M.B. Church, Cedar Bluff with Bishop Robert Fortson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 2 – 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Sybil Kennedy Bray

January 16, 2015

Sybil Kennedy Bray, age 91, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit in Tupelo.
She was born Jan. 30, 1923, in Smithville to Charley Jackson Kennedy and Minnie Jane Ford Kennedy. She was a homemaker, sewed for the public, and worked for the Christian book store. She was a member of Faith Bible Church.

Kate Rita Miller

January 16, 2015

Kate Rita Miller, age 78, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center - West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, from Johnson Creek M.B. Church, Pheba, with Dr. Bruce H. Guyton officiating. Burial will follow the church cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Ray DeLaughter

January 16, 2015

Thomas Ray DeLaughter, age 80, passed away Jan. 14, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Mr. Thomas was born Feb. 9, 1934, in Lincoln County, the son of the late Milton Ray and Clara Thornhill DeLaughter. He was a Baptist. He married Betty Jean Furr DeLaughter on Feb. 8, 1977, in Brookhaven and she passed away March 4, 2003.
Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at 11 a.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Cemetery in Mathiston.

WPPD looks for armed robbery info

January 16, 2015


West Point Police Department investigators are looking for more information on an alleged armed robbery from September, as well as a burglary and vandalism from earlier this month.
n About 11:50 p.m. Sept. 26, officers were dispatched to the Texaco service station on Highway 45 North in reference to an alleged armed robbery. According to the incident report, the store clerk said an individual wearing black pants, a black shirt, gray gloves and a red head garment entered the store and came around the counter holding a knife.

Local found not guilty in murder

January 16, 2015


After a near three-day trial, a jury found West Point native Nathanial Collins not guilty of murder during Thursday's Clay County Circuit Court session.
Collins, 38, of Clisby Road in West Point, was charged with the 2012 shooting death of Tracy L. Maxwell. After about two hours of deliberation, the jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty.
Collins' attorney, Mark Cliett, said there was no physical evidence linking Collins to the murder.

January 15th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

The Oak Hill Raiders have one last chance to win a state championship for the first time in the...
Scott Lashley stands out of a crowd with an intimidating 6-foot-7 and 300-pound frame. These...
The Oxford Lady Chargers (22-7) used a strong first-half finish and 11 total 3-pointers,...



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