January 8th, 2015
BY MARY GARRISON
The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) is looking to compile more accurate data on the challenges and strengths of various regions throughout the state, and on Thursday, Jan. 22, the local business community will have the chance to weigh in.
Laura Sue Harmon Rambo entered into life eternal January 5, 2015 after an extended illness.Â A memorial service will be held for her Friday January 9, 2015 at 10 AM at Robinson Chapel with Rev. Mike Hunter and Rev. Will Rambo officiating.Â Visitation will be Thursday January 8 from 5-7 PM and from 9-9:45 AM on January 9 at Robinson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mary Ruth Winter Boeke, 85, passed away on January 6, 2015, at Waverly Care Home in West Point. Mrs. Mary Ruth was born September 13, 1929, in Chickasaw County, the daughter of the late Wilton Joshua and Emma Elizabeth Griffin Johnson. She was a member of the West Point Church of God. She had worked as a cashier at Sunflower in West Point. She was married to the late Robert Lee Winter and he passed away in 1971. She later married Bill Moore and they owned and operated Moore's Restaurant in West Point. She was later married to Harvey Boeke and he passed away in 2003.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Reading, writing and arithmetic are the cornerstones of grade school book learning, but one West Point educator has added another level to his curriculum: teaching students to play the stock market.
Jon Zarandona, seventh grade information and communications technology teacher at Fifth Street Junior High School, had students in his after school Future Business Leaders of America program participate in a statewide Stock Market Game.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The harshest cold typically waits until January and February to visit Mississippi, and according to weather forecasts, it looks to be arriving today. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures could drop to as low as 10 degrees tonight, with lows remaining around 21 through Friday and the slight possibility of sleet and snow Friday afternoon.
Local officials are advising citizens to take precautions against the cold for the sake of their personal safety and comfort, and also for the sake of their water and electric bills.
More than a year after breaking ground on a new 1 million square-foot plant in Clay County, Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) is looking to fill that in-the-works facility with employees.
COLUMBUS â€” The streak rolls on.
Ecurb Forest scored a career-high 31 points, and the West Point Green Wave defeated the West Lowndes Panthers Saturday at the Trojan Classic at New Hope High School in Columbus. The victory extends West Pointâ€™s winning streak to six games and 10 wins overall this season.
Laura Sue Harmon Rambo passed away Monday January 5, 2015 at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Complete Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home.
Robinson Funeral Home is in Charge of Arrangements.
Ferdinand Sykes Jr., 76, died on Jan. 1, 2015 at Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ruleville.
Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m. today at Carter Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the J.F. Carter Memorial chapel of Carter Funeral Home followed by burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wilma Laurene Johnson Wright, 93, passed away on January 3, 2015, at her residence, in the Pine Bluff Community of Clay County. Mrs. Wilma Laurene Johnson Wright was born July 23, 1921, in the Pine Bluff Community of Clay County, the daughter of the late: Charlie Oliver and Mable Eudora Moore Johnson. Mrs. Wilma was a lady who demonstrated strength, substance, wisdom, discernment, and love for her family, church, neighbors and friends. She possessed a strong moral character. Mrs.