January 29th, 2013
Jeannie Johnson Staten declared her intentions to take House District Seat 36 on Tuesday, becoming the fourth person to announce candidacy for the vacant seat to the Daily Times Leader.
With an election such as this, there are many candidates who come from many different backgrounds, whether it be law, industry, education or something else.
Staten herself has 27 years of experience in the classroom.
A retired teacher, the Clay County native says she has always had a profound interest in politics and the legislature.
It will be quite a busy election year for the Clay County Election Commission, who has already presided over one special election this month and who expects to preside over two more special elections later this year.
One of those special elections will fall in November and will be held to fill the vacant seat of Clay County prosecuting attorney.
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas â€śStumpâ€ť Foreman, age 82, of Macon, were held Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment followed in Salem Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Diabetes Foundation, 16 Northtown Drive, Suite 100, Jackson, MSÂ 39211-3058. You may sign online guest book at www.cockrellfuneralhome.com.
Anna Dell Edwards McCary, age 88, passed away, on Monday, January 28, 2013, at West Point Community Living Center, in West Point. Mrs. McCary was born November 2, 1924, in Crawford, Miss., to the late Eva Upton and John Edwards. She was a Homemaker and was a member of First Baptist Church. Anna Dell Edwards McCary married Harry Lester McCary April 25, 1940, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1998.
Guardsmen Corey Weaver and Matt Thompson get a juicy steak put on their plate by Cattlemenâ€™s Association cook Tracy Lofton on Saturday. The Cattlemenâ€™s Association fed members of the local National Guard troop who were stationed in Afghanistan until their return home in September. More pictures from the cookout are on page 3. Photo by Bryan Davis
West Point Green Wave basketball head coach Brad Cox asked his senior basketball players to select a West Point High School teacher that had made an impact in their life. The teachers selected by the players wore the jersey of that player on Friday during the school day and were recognized during halftime of the district home game against Oxford Friday night January 25.
Elliot Hutchins holds up the first cans from the first load delivered to the Daily Times Leader on Saturday. The canned goods will go to the Project Homestead Food Pantry which feeds over 800 people in Clay County each month. Elliot asked that canned goods be donated this year instead of presents for his seventh birthday. Cans can be dropped off at a number of locations, including the Daily Times Leader. Photo by Bryan Davis
Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad continued their winning ways this past weekend with two convincing wins over Canton Academy and North Delta. The Lady Raiders beat the Lady Panthers 58-22 and the Lady Green Wave 46-34.
Tori Nichols towered over many of her opponents at a dominant 6â€™3â€ť during her time at Hebron Christian, not only height-wise, but talent-wise. Last year, Nichols and her fellow Lady Eagles made a deep run into the MAIS postseason and made it to the State All-Around in Clinton before being eliminated.
Sometimes it takes a little luck when it comes to winning basketball games. After winning three of their previous four games, the Raiders dropped two contests over the weekend in a 48-53 home loss to Canton and 47-56 on the road to North Delta, continuing Oak Hillâ€™s streak of very close losses. The second loss to the Panthers will place the Raiders in the third seed of the district tournament to face Winston in a go-home game.