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January 21st, 2013

‘Lift every voice’

January 21, 2013

Central Stage was on fire with local talent during Monday’s tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Above, audience members stand during a performance by the Angels in Motion Mime Team from Greenwood M.B. Church. Photo by Bryan Davis

Johnny Amos Mathews

January 21, 2013

Johnny Amos Mathews, age 64, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Johnny Amos Mathews was born September 10, 1948, in West Point, to the late Beatrus and Lula Mathews.
Funeral Services are Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Mt Pisgah Waverly Missionary Baptist Church in West Point, with Rev. Darren Harris officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Star Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, Eddie Clyde Mathews of Park Forest, Ill., and two sisters, Mandy Lee of Dixmoor, Ill., and Vivian M. Presley of Clarksdale.

Charlotte Wimberley Young

January 21, 2013

Charlotte Wimberley Young age 82, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013, at Waverly Care Home in West Point.
Charlotte Wimberley Young was born March 15, 1930, in Houston, to the late Ethel Alford and Willie Kenneth Wimberley. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper.  Mrs. Young was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Charlotte Wimberley Young married Caradine Westbrook Young March 6, 1949, at First United Methodist Church.

Injustices addressed 50 years after MLK speech

January 21, 2013

It’s been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the nation’s most famous speech of peace and justice, but if Dr. King was alive today could he look around proudly and say that his dream of peace, unity and justice has truly been fulfilled?
Well, not exactly, said Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays, pastor of Poplar Springs CME Church, who said even though King would be delighted to see some broken down racial barriers today and signs of unification things just aren’t quite where King dreamed of them to be.

Lucy Blankenship

January 21, 2013

Yvonne R.’Lucy’ Blankenship age 84 ,passed away Sunday January 20, 2013 at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. Lucy Blankenship was born July 25, 1928, in Clay County to the late Elma Thornton and A. P. Ray. She retired from Knickerbocker and Big Yank clothing factory. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was a member of the Tibbee Volunteer Fire Dept. for 20 years.

Cole brings latest novel to Luncheon with Books

January 21, 2013

Luncheon with Books is proud to announce author Bobby Cole will be at the January 26, luncheon to share his newest novel “Moon Underfoot.”
“It’s been a  few years since you read “The Dummy Line” and now I’m excited to share that I have a new story entitled “Moon Underfoot” that releases this week.  It’s a sequel to The Dummy Line,” said Cole. “Here is a teaser to let you know what the book is about.”

January 19th

Fowler chosen for Who’s Who at American Colleges and Universities

January 19, 2013

A premier group of Mississippi College students were recently honored for their campus leadership, scholastic excellence and community service. Sixty-seven students out of the 600 eligible were inducted from the Clinton campus into Who’s Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities. 

Pogue, Smith wed

January 19, 2013

Heather Pogue and Paul Gregory Smith were united in marriage July 14, 2012, at a 2 p.m. ceremony at First Baptist Church of West Point with Bro. Chip Stevens officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Darrell and Delisa Pogue. She was given in marriage by her father, Darrell Pogue. Her bridal gown was by Maggie Sottero, a fit and flare lace bridal gown with halter neckline and key hole back. It was embellished lace on tulle with crystals over satin. She carried a bouquet of orange roses, orange calla lilies, hypericum and green spider mums.

Marshall Drake Lewis debuts

January 19, 2013

Mickey and Katie Lewis of West Point, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Marshall Drake Lewis, December 5, 2012, at 3:25 p.m. at Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center in Starkville. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Randy and Joann Simmons of West Point.
Paternal grandparents are David and Janie Lewis of Sulligent Ala., and the late Pamela Lewis.
Great-grandparents are Bill and Hilda Faulkner of West Point, Bill and Earline Simmons of West Point and Rene Gainey of Forrest.

Hershey Emiline Quinn Turnage

January 19, 2013

Hershey Emiline Quinn Turnage age 86, died Thursday, January 17, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
She was born April 12, 1926, to Hollis Lee Quinn and Leota Thompson Quinn in Old Hebron.

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