January 6th, 2013
The first week of filing qualifying paperwork at West Point City Hall for the 2013 Municipal Election was unusually slow with only eight individuals filing statements of intent as opposed to the busy first qualifying week during the last Municipal Election.
The West Point/Clay County Arts Council had a productive 2012, and the organization which promotes the arts county-wide is taking that momentum into 2013.
There are many monthly activities the Arts Council has already set in stone for this year, and there will likely be more added to the list as the year rolls along.
Monte Brasfield, an Arts Council leader says the group will host many of the same activities it has in the past, but it has created new ones, including a Spring festival, the Art Walk, which will take place on Saturday, April 13.
Each year the West Point/Clay County Community Growth Alliance recognizes individuals for their contributions to the betterment of West Point and Clay County at the Annual Banquet. This year the Growth Alliance is asking the citizens of West Point and Clay County to participate in the selection of award recipients in two categories, West Point Hall of Fame and Citizen of the Year.
Cleveland Nathanial Jackson, age 93, died Monday, December 31, 2012, at Benchmark Nursing Home in St Charles, Mo., with his family by his side.
Nathanial Jackson was born September 28, 1919, to Grover Cleveland and Mellie Josephine Jackson in Aberdeen. He was married to Eula Lee Arick and she preceded him in death. He had lived in the St. Charles area for 46 years, moving there from Mississippi. After 23 years of working for St. Joseph Health Center, he worked as a landscaper.
Nathaniel Reives age 90, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Okibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Funeral services are Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul M.B. Church with the Rev. Eddie A. Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, January 4, 2013, at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
There are defining moments in the careers of every leader.
These moments teach valuable lessons, and they often serve to prepare these individuals for their leadership roles.
For Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott, the storm outbreak of April, 2011 shined light on his talents as a law enforcement officer, and it exposed some weaknesses in local emergency response which Scott began to address as soon as he was elected the following November.
West Point, MS - In an effort to empower community youth, Sally Kate Winters Family Services is now offering a free leadership program to teens 12-17 years old during the afterschool hours. Parents and teachers are encouraged to refer students to the program that will provide two hours (3:30 p.m. - 5:30p.m.) of supervised leadership building activities, such as independent-living skills, educational encouragement, problem solving, character building, personal responsibility, and community service opportunities.
From the Mississippi Main Street Association
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) honors the life of longtime friend and architect Samuel â€śSamâ€ť H. Kaye, AIA, who went home to be with the Lord on January 1, 2013.
Since 1994, Kaye served as Staff Consultant to the Mississippi Main Street Association, working with towns throughout Mississippi. He served as MMSA Director of Design Services until 2007â€”in addition to running his own architectural firm, Luke Peterson Kaye, Architects.
The Lady Raiders are coming off two wins at the Immanuel Christmas Tournament and currently holding a 16-3 record.
One of the three losses came against the Lady Patriots of Marshall Academy on December 1. Oak Hill squandered a four point halftime lead and let one slip away as Marshall Academy defeated the Lady Raiders 53-51.
The Lady Raiders will get a second chance Saturday, January 5, as Oak Hill makes the trip to Holly Springs to take on Marshall Academy. It should be another tight game, and the Lady Raiders will hope to be up for the challenge.
The Oak Hill Raiders will go into Saturdayâ€™s contest against Marshall Academy a little battered, but not broken.
Oak Hill and Marshall Academy met earlier this season; the Raiders had a very difficult time figuring out the Patriots and lost 51-29. Oak Hill never trailed by less than 15 after the first quarter and will hope to erase this past game in their memory.
The Raiders are currently coming off a barn-burning win over Winona Christian School 60-56 at the Immanuel Christmas Tournament in Columbus.