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June 21st, 2011

Escapee Turns Himself In To Police

June 21, 2011

After being on the run from police for four days, 24-year-old Amonty Young turned himself in around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to the Clay County Sheriff's Department, according to chief deputy Eddie Scott.
Young's escape from the Clay County jail's exercise yard on June 17 was his second time in about two years that he had escaped from confinement at the jail. Young was able to escape on Friday by disassembling part of interior gate fencing that was covered with razor wire and climbing over the exterior gate.

Southern Amateur Qualifier Wednesday at Old Waverly

June 21, 2011

Several of the state's top amateur players will once again tackle Old Waverly Golf Course Wednesday eying a spot in the Southern Golf Association Southern Amateur championship next month in Palm Harbor, Florida.

The 24-man field has players from all-across the region including Texas, Alabama and Georgia. The top three leaders after the one day event will qualify for the championship.

A.K. Tribble

June 21, 2011

A.K. Tribble

A.K. Tribble, age 89, of West Point, died Friday June 17, 2011, at West Point Community Living Center.
A.K. Tribble was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Cedar Bluff, to the late Leona Williams and A. K. Tribble Sr. He served in the USMC 6th Marine Division and was a veteran of WWII. He was a business man and former owner of West Point Flower Shop. Mr. Tribble was a member of First Presbyterian Church, EPC and a Mason, Masonic Lodge # 40.

June 20th

West Point set to host Dizzy Dean softball tourney

June 20, 2011

Preparations are underway here in West Point as the town gets ready to host a 2011 Dizzy Dean state softball tournament in July.

The eight-team field, representing Fulton, Bruce, Mathison, Louisville, Aberdeen, Eupora and Saltillo, starts July at the Jesse W. Harmon Sports Complex. The winner will advance to the 2011 World Series held at Green Book Park in Southaven.

Preparations are underway for all the necessities needed to host a tournament of this size including field preparation, event staffing for concessions and tickets and umpires.

Girls rock out in annual summer cheerleading camp

June 20, 2011

Friends and family packed the West Point High School gymnasium Friday afternoon as over 300 cheerleaders performed various dance routines and cheers at the West Point Junior Cheerleaders summer day camp.

In all roughly 320 girls from grades K-3 to 6 worked one-on-one with several of the junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders throughout the week all in preparation to perform in front of a large crowd.

It was obvious how hard they worked judging by the enormous round of
applause.

Parker Selected for Governor's School

June 20, 2011

Parker Selected for Governor's School

Zane Parker III, has been selected to participate in the 2011 session of the Mississippi's Governor's School. The Governor's School is a residential honors program established in 1981 by Governor William F. Winter at Mississippi University for Women. The Governor's School is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a limited number of high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies and who show high intellectual, creative and leadership potential.

Braxtynn Rain Pruitt

June 20, 2011

Braxtynn Rain Pruitt

Marlon and Laquante Pruitt of West Point, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Baxtynn Rain Pruitt, April 22, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point. Time of birth was 8:57 a.m., she weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Sanders and Ms. Dorothy Harris.
Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Wilderdean Pruitt and the late George Pruitt.
Great-grandparent is Shead Trimuel.
Welcoming home Braxtynn Rain is Cameron age 9.
The mother is the former Laquante Sanders.

Gladys B. Powell Elliott

June 20, 2011

Gladys B. Powell Elliott

Gladys B. Powell Elliott, age 88, of West Point, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss.
Gladys was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Clay County to the late Mattie Mae Andrews and William Raymond Blankenship. She was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point.

Investigators Handle Grand Larceny, Shoplifting Cases

June 20, 2011

23-year-old Quinton Hoskins of West Point was taken into custody Saturday by the West Point Police Department after admitting to stealing $3,000 from his grandmother's home on Crowell Street.
Mike Burgess, head of investigations for the WPPD, said 79-year-old Dorothy Goins called police and reported that the money was missing from her home. During the course of the investigation, detectives spoke with Hoskins and asked if he knew anything about the missing $3,000. After his Miranda rights were read to him, Hoskins admitted to officers that he took and spent the entire amount of money.

June 17th

John Henry Hill

June 17, 2011

John Henry Hill

John Henry Hill, age 88, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services of Calhoun City, Miss.
Funeral services are Saturday, June 18, 2011, at noon from the Midway M.B. Church in Vardaman, Pastor Glendon R. Ball will officiate.
Visitation is at Midway M.B. Church, Saturday, June 18, 2011, from 10 a.m. until service time.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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