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March 28th, 2011

Rupert Murder Charge Pending Dismissal

March 28, 2011

One count of the indictment of Robert Rupert, who is charged with capital murder, aggravated assault and murder, may be dismissed due to rights violations and time conflicts, as the April Clay County Circuit Court term approaches.
Rupert is charged with one count of capital murder for allegedly killing Roosevelt Pernell on or around Dec. 4, 2003 and is charged with one count of aggravated assault for allegedly shooting Cedric Pernell around the same time. The third count, which is in question, is a charge from the July 24, 1994 murder of Carlos Carr that Rupert allegedly committed.

March 25th

Leana Clark

March 25, 2011

Leana Clark

Leana Clark, age 68, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Mercy Hospital Hospice in Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services are Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 3 p.m. from Johnson Creek M.B. Church, with the Rev. Bruce Guyton officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Creek M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services in in charge of arrangements.

March 24th

Laura Rose Gilmore

March 24, 2011

Laura Rose Gilmore

Laura Rose Gilmore, age 94, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011, at Gottlieb Hospital in Melrose Park, Ill.
Funeral services are Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Greenwood M.B. Church, with the Rev. Joe Reel officiating. Buril will follow in the Greenwood M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday, March 25, 2011, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Barry Joe Lyles

March 24, 2011

Barry Joe Lyles

Barry Joe Lyles, age 51, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle.
Funeral services are Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Upper Prairie Creek M.B. Church, with the Rev. Dorsey Gates officiating. Burial will follow in General Lyles Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements,

March 22nd

June Edwards Drummond

March 22, 2011

June Edwards Drummond

June Edwards Drummond went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 20, 2011, while being hospitalized at Northeast Mississippi Medical Center after a long and valiant battle with heart disease.
She was born June 1, in Tupelo, and married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, William Drummond, for 30 years.

Doyle E. Brooks

March 22, 2011

Doyle E. Brooks

Doyle E. Brooks Sr., age 72, passed away, Friday, March 18, 2011 North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss..

March 21st

Hill and Dickey Honored with Engagement Party

March 21, 2011

Hill and Dickey Honored with Engagement Party

Amy Hill and Hamilton Dickey, were honored with an engagement party Jan. 29, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Millard. The Millard home was decorated throughout with fresh cut arrangements featuring hydrangea, snapdragons bells of Ireland, stargazer lilies and roses accentuated with genestra.
Guests were greeted by the prospective bride and groom and then enjoyed a buffet dinner.

Neil Blansett

March 21, 2011

Neil Blansett

Neil Blansett, 73, passed away, Friday, March 18, 2011, at his home in Pheba. Neil Blansett was born May 16, 1937, in Clay County, to the late Sallie Liza Russell Blansett and Ollie M. Blansett. He was a Panel Welder for Babcock and Wilcox Company for 30 years and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Omar Neil Blansett married Barbara Watson June 12, 1959, at Pheba.

March 15th

Area teams get early wins as district play looms

March 15, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The season is still early for the three area baseball teams. West Point, Oak Hill and Hebron Christian will all be participating in Spring Break baseball later this week, hoping to get better prepared for the road ahead.
That road is going to be paved with a lot of crucial district games for all three teams, but the three clubs have shown early on that they are ready to make a playoff run.

Joseph Joshua Stevens Jr.

March 15, 2011

Joseph Joshua Stevens Jr.

Joseph Joshua Stevens Jr., age 71, died on March 14, 2011, after a brave battle with cancer. Joshua Stevens Jr. was born March 13, 1940, in Mobile, Ala., to Joseph J. Stevens and Anna Mae “Bootsie” Smith Stevens.

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