November 12th, 2012
From Staff Reports
Daily Times Leader
Many times on Veteransâ€™ Day, there is no shortage of recognition for soldiers who fought in the two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and even the first Gulf War.
For this Veteransâ€™ Day, West Point has had the privilege to honor soldiers who have sacrificed over the last decade, even in the last year.
On Friday, West Point honored the men and women of the 223rd as Veterans of the Year.
Some days the lobby of the Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department may have only one or two individuals waiting patiently to speak to a deputy or to visit an inmate. Other times the lobby may be packed full.
And thatâ€™s the primary reason Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott decided to establish a new public entrance to the Clay County Detention Center, now located on the west side of the Sheriffâ€™s Department instead of the front.
At least 10 rounds of gunfire were reportedly heard Monday in the area of Brame Ave. near Marston Court Apartments where West Point police quickly responded to see if anyone had been injured.
Thankfully, when officers responded around 1:30 p.m., they found that no one had been injured but spoke with several individuals on scene to gather additional information about the incident. Shortly after interviewing several people, West Point investigators searched the area and found about five shell casings along Brame Ave.
The MHSAA 5-A playoffs kicked-off this past Friday, and the Green Wave played host to the Canton Tigers. West Point out classed the Tigers and won the game, 38-0.
William Neill Bogan Jr., age 87, passed away, o Thursday, November 8, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point.
William Neill Bogan Jr., was born December 31, 1924, in West Point, to the late Catherine Fenton Bogan and William Neill Bogan Sr. He was an Engineer in Telecommunications for 30 years and was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. A Veteran of the 283rd Combat Engineer Battalion having served during WWII. William Neill Bogan, Jr. married Sally Crawford Bogan in 2001.
Funeral services for Rachel Free are Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at noon from St. Paul M.B. Church, with Dr. Willie B. Lairy officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Ellen Frances Duke Sugg
Ellen Frances Duke Sugg peacefully left the bounds of this earth Friday, November 9, 2012.
She was the daughter of the late Minnie Bunkley Duke and Richard Pinson Duke, from whom she learned the deep values of family, church, and graciousness.
A lifelong resident of West Point, she was born October 5, 1912, where she lived most of her life in her family home on Main Street. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Ralph Sugg; sister, Suzanne Duke Calvert; and one grandson, William Thomas Person.
Christmas Open House is taking place on Sunday, November 11 from 1-4 p.m. at participating locations in West Point.
Check out the list of merchants in the Daily Times Leader Friday edition, and head on down to do some early Christmas shopping.
In the picture, Jayn Duncan and Shirley Miller, from Flowers by Shirley decorate a Christmas tree in their Truman Creek Road store, which will be open from 1-4.
The number of veterans returning home from war and looking to settle into a state of normalcy is increasing by the year, and the numbers are only going to get higher as contingency plans for troop withdrawal in the Middle East continue to take shape.
Major General Reuben Jones, a West Point native and soon to be retired Army veteran told a large crowd at the cityâ€™s Veteranâ€™s Day Program on Friday that small communities were key to supporting these returning veterans.