The Oak Hill Raiders made a brief return to the hardwood on Thursday and Friday to participate in Immanuelâ€™s Christmas tournament in Columbus to stay in game shape for critical games coming up in early January. The Raiders faced off early Thursday afternoon against Columbus High and lost 64-42 before rebounding against Winona the following night in a 60-56 barn burner.
Clay County District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes had one simple suggestion Thursday for the Clay County Board of Supervisors â€“ to plan financially right now for county improvements instead of waiting on money to come in before undertaking a project.
The pounding rain that poured all day Friday over Clay County made for hazardous traveling conditions and may have contributed to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 45 Alternate South that resulted in injuries.
The accident happened around 12:00 p.m. in front of the Mossy Oak Outlet and involved a 2004 red Kia Rio occupied by four people and a 2003 tan Honda Acura occupied by two people. According to the West Point Police Department, the Rio was traveling south on 45 and the Acura was making a left turn out of the Mossy Oak Outlet when the two vehicles collided.
Absentee ballots for the Senate District 16 Special Election arrived Thursday to the Clay County Circuit Clerkâ€™s Office, and absentee voting will open Wednesday and be open for the next two weeks.
Senate District16 absentee ballots, which will bear the names of Clay County candidates Kenny Fowler and Angela Turner-Lairy, have been reviewed, signed by the Clay County Election Commission and approved by the Mississippi Secretary of Stateâ€™s Office.
Susan Rebecca Dragoo Howell age 89, passed away Friday, December 28, 2012, at her home in West Point.
Susan Rebecca Dragoo Howell was born September 5, 1923, in Muncie, Indiana, Delaware County, to the late Helen Madgaline Bader and Thomas Ephriam Dragoo. Susan Howell graduated from Yorktown Indiana High School. She came to Clay County in 1963, from Muncie, Indiana. Mrs. Howell was a Private Secretary and Bookkeeper for John H. Bryan for Homes. She was a member of the Baptist faith.
Ralph Hickman â€śBubbaâ€ť Elliott age 60, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at his home, in Cedar Bluff. Ralph â€śBubbaâ€ť Elliot was born June 9, 1952, in Clay County, to the late Birdie Ruth Reid and Ralph H. Elliott Sr. He was the owner of Elliott Trucking contracted with FedEx Ground for over 20 years. He was a member of the Christian Church. Ralph Hickman â€śBubbaâ€ť Elliott married Susan Marie Jordan Elliott January 30, 1972, in West Point.
Though scheduled to face Winston Academy, the Lady Wave opened up the Immanuel Christmas tournament against the host Lady Rams of Immanuel Christian School in the early morning game that tipped off at 9:45 a.m. Thursday.
West Point opened the first quarter with great controlled defense and outstanding half-court offense, allowing for the Lady Wave to open up an early 7 point lead. The Lady Wave never looked back after the first quarter, and absolutely dominated Immanuel with their largest lead at 24 points during the fourth quarter. West Point cruised to an easy victory 52-29.
Approximately 906 customers in Clay County are now under a boil water notice, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The notice issued on Thursday morning warns customers under the Siloam Water Association No. 3-Beasley Well to boil their water before drinking.
A check valve malfunction produced a system-wide pressure loss.
Johnny Smith Simmons, age 64, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in Jackson, Funeral services are Friday, December 28, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, December 27, 2012, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Henry Wright, age 93, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Floy Dyer Nursing Home in Houston.
Funeral services are Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem M.B. Church in Houston. Burial will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday, December 29, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service.
Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.