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May 24th, 2011

Cyclist In Critical Condition After Colliding With Vehicle

May 24, 2011

57-year-old Jane Morgan of Starkville is in critical condition after being struck Sunday morning by a vehicle traveling west bound on Highway 50 in Clay County.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol reports that Morgan was also headed west bound on her bicycle alongside another cyclist around 10 a.m. Sunday when a driver, 44-year-old Robbie Morton of Cedar Bluff, hit Morgan with her vehicle. Officials say Morton was not charged with anything, and the accident is currently under investigation by MHP.

Charles E. "Bill" Turnage

May 24, 2011

Charles E. "Bill" Turnage

Charles E. "Bill" Turnage, age 98, passed away, Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Covington County Hospital, in Collins, Miss.
Charles Estel Turnage was born Feb. 22, 1913, in Montpelier, Miss., to the late Jenny Langford and Lynwood Turnage. He worked at Babcock & Wilcox in the Steel Yard for 25 years and was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Charles E. "Bill" Turnage married Geneva Cartee Turnage July 1, 1938, in Montpelier, she preceded him in death August 10, 1991.

Kenneth Taylor

May 24, 2011

Kenneth Taylor

Virgie Dalyne Wilkinson

May 24, 2011

Virgie Dalyne Wilkinson

Virgie Dalyne Wilkinson, age 78, formerly of West Point, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Traceway Retirement Community in Tupelo, Miss.
Graveside services were Monday, May 23, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.
Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James Baskin

May 24, 2011

James Baskin

James Baskin, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services were Monday, May 23, 2011, at the J.F. Carter Chapel at Carter Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bobby Bowen officiating. Burial followed in the St. Robinson M.B. Church Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

May 23rd

Fred Douglas Ballard

May 23, 2011

Fred Douglas Ballard

Fred Douglas Ballard, age 88, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Rush Specialty Hospital in Meridian, Miss.
Funeral services are Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at noon from St. Paul M.B. Church, with the Rev. Pastor Joe Ballard of Chicago, Ill., officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is Monday, May 23, 2011, from 3 – 6 p.m. from Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

May 20th

Willie Doff Echoles

May 20, 2011

Willie Doff Echoles

Willie Doff Echoles, age 72, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston, Miss.
Funeral services are Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Popular Springs M.B. Church in Calhoun City, Miss., with the Rev. James Clark officiating.
Burial will follow in Popular Springs M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

May 19th

County Receives Federal Declaration For Public Assistance

May 19, 2011

Clay County was included Wednesday evening with the 36 Mississippi counties that were given a federal declaration for public assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA.)
The declaration for public assistance comes just one week after the county was given a federal declaration for individual assistance to residents whose homes, businesses and other property were destroyed in last month's flooding and EF3 tornado.

May 18th

MEC president speaks on economic growth, education

May 18, 2011

President of the Mississippi Economic Council Blake Wilson visited West Point Wednesday and talked about the importance of keeping communities focused on the state’s economic development initiative and talked about the importance of education for community growth.

May 17th

Local mother, son share unbreakable bond

May 17, 2011

That smile.
That smile is the first thing his mother brags about, and it's the first thing a visitor notices when he meets Harper Orman. That smile immediately takes hold of a room, makes Harper the center of attention, and brightens his mother's day.
“He smiles more than any child I've ever been around,” says Harper's mom, West Point native Brooke Bowen. “It doesn't matter what's going on in my life, when I see that little man's smile, it just melts my heart.”

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