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November 27th, 2012

Update: Car Crashes Into The Green Leaf

November 27, 2012

The Green Leaf flower and gift shop suffered extensive damage Monday evening after a white SUV sitting at Sprint Mart rolled backward right into the front of the store, but no one suffered serious injuries.
The accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. The driver, Napoleon Davidson, who reportedly had an asthma attack during the time of the accident, told officers he stepped outside of the vehicle and by the time he realized it was rolling backward it was too late to catch it and stop it before it went crashing into the shop.

November 26th

West Point loss to Starkville a heartbreaker

November 26, 2012

West Point returned to Starkville for the second time this year to take on the Yellow Jackets in the North Half Championship game. The Green Wave had a tall order ahead of them as they wanted to seek redemption over Starkville who knocked out West Point in the 2011 playoffs.
In a hard fought game, the Wave and Jackets needed more than four quarters to decide the winner in Starkville. After one overtime period, the Yellow Jackets were the victors with a Gabe Myles two-point conversion run, 29-28.

Is recruiting a dotted line business?

November 26, 2012

I have been watching the NBC syndicated series “Friday Night Lights” the past couple of weeks. In the current season, the head coach for the fictional Dillon Panthers Eric Taylor, portrayed by Kyle Chandler, informs his players that any recruiting violations will hurt the player and team. Many of the recruiters for the universities push for Dillon’s top-rated running back, Smash Williams. The majority of these recruiters offer Smash special treatment, money, and even cars if he will chose to attend their university or college.

Wins against West Point hard to come by in 2012

November 26, 2012

The West Point Green Wave (11-3; 7-0) had a number of lopsided victories during the 2012 season.
One thing the team did not have was a lopsided loss.
Of the three blemishes on the West Point schedule, including Friday night’s season-ending loss to Starkville, the Green Wave did not lose by any more than six points in each defeat.
The first loss of the season came during week one against South Panola. The final score was 12-10 in favor of the hosting Batesville team.

Crawford finds home for art in West Point

November 26, 2012

Jane Crawford has had a love for glass since she was a young girl, staring into the intricate designs of the stained glass windows of her church.
“I’ve been a glassaholic for a very long time,” Crawford says. “I love glass. There are so many ways to express yourself in stained glass.”
Crawford ran a studio in Columbus for 12 years, but today she has found a new home in West Point. Her work is now on display and for sale at the Shops of the Community Commons on Highway 45.
Crawford put both hands in the air in celebration of her new display.

November 23rd

West Point falls just short to Starkville 29-28

November 24, 2012

Once again it was Starkville’s Gabe Myles who handed the Wave their final loss of the season. This time it took an overtime period to decide the team that got to travel to Jackson. Myles threw the overtime touchdown and ran in the winning two-point conversion to lead the Jackets past West Point for a second time in a row in postseason play.

November 21st

Toy Beatrice Marshall

November 21, 2012

Toy Beatrice Marshall

Toy Beatrice Marshall, age 86, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are today, Friday, November 23, 2012, at noon, from St. Paul M.B. Church, with the Rev. Eddie Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is today, one hour prior to service time at St. Paul M.B. Church.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

William Neill Bogan, Jr.

November 21, 2012

William Neill Bogan, Jr.

William Neill Bogan, Jr., age 87, died Thursday, November 8, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point. Funeral services are Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.
Visitation is 12:30 - 1 p.m. at the church.
Placement will follow within the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation Columbarium.
Memorials may be made to Church of the Incarnation, P. O. Box 316, West Point, MS 39773.

William Thomas Jennings

November 21, 2012

William Thomas Jennings

William Thomas Jennings, age 87, of Newnan, Georgia, passed away, Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Heritage Healthcare of Griffin, Georgia.
Mr. Jennings was born in Jackson, and was the adopted son of the late Jesse and Cora (Myers) Jennings. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Ann Davis.

County presented with transit vendors ordinance proposal

November 21, 2012

Out-of-state vendors coming into Clay County to sell goods or to do work on properties may soon have to present a transit vendor license before offering their products to county residents or face a fine imposed by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.

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