From Staff Reports
Daily Times Leader
There has never been a shortage of news in West Point and Clay County in the past.
2012, however, proved to distinguish itself as far as newsworthy stories are concerned.
This year was truly a banner year for this community, as we saw the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance forge a partnership with the Columbus/Lowndes Development LINK in the Spring, which by September had inspired leaders in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha Counties to drive toward an economic partnership that would encompass the entire Golden Triangle region.
Carl G. Bruce, age 83, passed away, on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at OCH Regional Hospital, in Starkville.Â Carl George Bruce was born February 9, 1929, in Weir, Miss. to the late Clara Blaine and Carl B. Bruce.Â
Mr. Bruce worked with Continental Baking Company for 30 years in Clarksdale where he was a former resident. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had served in the U. S. Army having served during the Korean War.
It was the final game for the Lady Wave in the Immanuel Christmas Tournament as West Point took on a very tough Heritage Academy. It was the third game in a three day span that maybe left the Lady Wave with little in the gas tank.
West Point was held to only one Qiayon Bailey basket during the first quarter and failed to ever return into contention with the Lady Patriots. Heritage Academy went on to have full control of the contest and never let the Lady Wave ever get close. The Lady Patriots defeated West Point 44-33.
Marzelle M. â€śSisâ€ť Gardner, age 90, passed away, after a lengthy illness on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Brandon Court, in Brandon. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery, West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
The Green Wave ended their two week hiatus Saturday December 29 in Booneville on the campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College. West Point took on the Blue Devils of Booneville High School. The Blue Devils are the current 3-A runner-up and one of the favorites to win the 3-A state championship.
Let's be honest. How many of us really make it through an entire 12 month-period and actually reach the goals we set for ourselves for the new year?
You know the routine. Come the last week in December, we grab a pen and a piece of paper, ink down our resolutions for the upcoming new year and walk away confidently with our shoulders thrown back and chins lifted, determined that we will meet those goals if it's the last thing we do.
West Pointâ€™s Secret Santa is calling it quits.
It is a most regretful decision for Darlene Cox, who has walked countless miles of West Point streets for the past eight years, collecting Christmas gifts for the needy children of this community.
Already documented is the fact that Coxâ€™s December 21, 2012 Secret Santa giveaway at Marshall Park turned to chaos, as gifts designated for three specific needy families were grabbed up by the unruly crowd.
The city of West Point issued a Boil-Water Alert Friday for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in Clay County.
This affects approximately 40 customers on East Broad Street.
Water system officials notified the Mississippi State Department of Health of a pressure loss due to construction.
Hard work certainly does pay off as evidenced Thursday night by the Criminal Investigation Division of the West Point Police Department, which arrested one individual from Mississippi in connection to the recent bomb threats in the city.
After an intensive investigation by the WPPD, in cooperation with federal law enforcement agencies and several wireless service providers, police were able to nab a suspect, whose identity and place of incarceration is not being disclosed at this time.
America Reads tutors at West Clay Elementary School decided to teach the students about the true meaning of Christmas. Beverly McKinney and Wyvonia Webb organized a Can Food Drive to help the student to realize the importance of giving back. The drive was held December 10 - 21. The students at West Clay Elementary did a fantastic job. They collected a total of 240 cans of food items to be given to the Clay County Food Pantry to assist those who are less fortunate. Submitted Photo