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.
Dr. Robert T. Lott, 81, died, on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at his home, in West Point.
Robert Townsend Lott was born December 16, 1931, in Kilmichael, Miss. to the late Glynn Aileen Townsend and Yancy Marion Lott, Sr.
Dr. Lott was a Family Physician in General Surgery Practice from 1956 until 2002. He had also served as a Doctor in the United States Air Force and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Essary Lott in 1963.Â Dr. Lott married Carolyn Ann Vickers on May 19, 1964.
Main St. Market was the place to be December 17, to have childrenâ€™s photos taken with Santa. The $5 donation for the photo was earmarked to the West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter. Carol Lummus of the New Main St. Market is happy to present a check for over $250 to animal shelter director Lisa Henley. Photo by Donna Summerall
As Christmas has passed and the Holiday season is still in full swing, many high schools are hosting tournaments during the coming week. Three West Point teams will make the trip over to Columbus to play in the Immanuel Christmas Tournament hosted by Immanuel Christian School.
The Immanuel Christmas Tournament boasts strong teams from the MAIS and MHSAA and should be a very entertaining and challenging event for all West Point three teams participating.
West Point Lady Wave
Weather reports indicate that a low-pressure system will cause thunderstorms, some possibly severe, on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service is warning that the system will begin to move in the early-morning hours, with showers starting to fall at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
By mid-afternoon, some of the storms may become severe throughout the state, although weather reports indicate that most of the severe weather will occure below Interstate 20.
However, Clay County residents need to be prepared for severe weather that may include tornados, hail or damaging winds.
â€śMission first, people always.â€ť
Mississippi State University ROTC graduates repeated those words many times on Friday morning, as retired Col. Dwight Dyess stressed their importance to the cadets who received their first salutes as Second Lieutenants during the ceremony.
Dyess, who heads BancorpSouth in West Point, also serves as the Civilian Aid to the Secretary of the Army for the state.
His short but powerful commencement address drew from his years as a commander and a special forces solider.
How sweet revenge can be. 10 days after a tough road loss at Indianola, the Raiders got their chance to take it to the Colonels, and boy, did they take advantage. Oak Hill played fearless and smart the whole night, never scoring less than 14 points in every quarter while holding Indianola to only 11 points in the second half on route to a 65-38 statement win for the 10-5 Raiders heading into the holiday break.
Thursday night, Oak Hill played their second contest against Indianola within a 10-day span. After a close contest between the Lady Raiders and Lady Colonels, this matchup on Oak Hillâ€™s home court was expected to be another barn burner. The fans certainly did not go home disappointed after the Lady Raidersâ€™ 34-31 defensive battle. In the lowest scoring game of the season thus far, Oak Hill showed its grit and toughness and secured the win through tenacious defense and adjusting to the slow pace of the game.
When Kenny Fowler approached his wife Lavern of 45 years about the possibility of running for public office, he did not really know what to expect.
Fowler says his wife, a retired West Point school teacher, was immediately supportive, and after exploring the option for some time, Fowler has officially entered the race for the senate seat for District 16.
District 16 covers Clay County, as well as parts of Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee Counties.