January 12th, 2015
BY WILL NATIONS
WINONA â€” The odds did not look in the Hebron Christian Lady Eaglesâ€™ favor.
Holly Hudson had other ideas to prevent her team from dropping two straight games.
Hudson, who scored nine of her game-high 17 points in the final quarter, tied the game with a free throw and a lay-up to secure Hebron the lead and an eventual win, 44-38, over the Winona Christian Lady Stars Thursday night at Winona Christian School.
Peggy McGibbony Goode, age 81, of West Point, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, at 10 A.M. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with burial to follow in Enon Cemetery near Cedar Bluff.
Visitation is today, Sunday, January 11, 2015, from 5:00 until 8 P.M. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Complete arrangements will be announced at a later date by Calvert Funeral Home.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
By Donna Summerall
The National West Point Alumni Chapter is sponsoring the 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Black Tie Banquet, at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the U.F.C.W. Union Hall in West Point. The event is more than a tribute to King, it is a fundraiser for scholarships to help graduating seniors with college expenses. Last year's event brought in more than $6,000 for scholarships, according to Robert Smith, chairman of the alumni group.
Names have steadily filled the books since Monday, when the Clay County Courthouse opened for the first time since the qualifying period for county elections began. As of about 3 p.m. Friday, six more Clay County residents had thrown their hats into the ring for various county positions on the ballot.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
A West Point woman charged with capital murder in the 2013 death of her infant son will begin trial tomorrow, the first day of the January Clay County Circuit Court term, according to court documents.
Brittania Smith, 24, of West Point, was arrested last winter after Mississippi Crime Lab autopsy results on 2-month-old Brinston Smith revealed the child ingested a lethal dose of codeine. His death was ruled a homicide.
BY MARY GARRISON
Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department deputies will soon sport some new gear thanks to a weapon sale which could bring the department more than $25,000.
The department closed out the bidding process on a 1936 Maguire Industries .45 caliber auto-sub model 28AC, otherwise known as a â€śTommy Gunâ€ť likely used in World War II, Thursday. The winning bid came in from William McDonald of Newellton, La., at $25,600. Itâ€™s money Sheriff Eddie Scott said he intends to put to good use in the form of department issued weapons for deputies.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors accepted a $144,629 bid from Samson Trucking of Columbus for a new county garbage truck at its meeting Thursday.
The county received three quotes for the new truck, and District 2 Supervisor Luke Lummus said state law required the board to go with the lowest and best bid.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The work on Yokohama Boulevard is complete, and the community will see a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the road at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of the boulevard and Eshman Avenue.
Local government officials, business leaders and state officials â€” including Gov. Phil Bryant â€” will attend the ribbon cutting for the $19 million, 5-mile road that connects Highway 45 North to Barton Ferry Road.
Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month. Obama administration officials are not providing any details about the proposal to give every American student two years of community college for free... no word on where the money would come to pay for it.
Elvis Presley, the Mississippi-born singer who became a cultural icon in the United States and elsewhere, would have turned 80 on Jan. 8. Fans are converging on his Graceland home and Tupelo birthplace to celebrate the man and his music.