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October 6th, 2011

Nationally ranked Lions and Tigers go head to head Saturday

October 6, 2011

East Mississippi head football coach Buddy Stephens says he isn’t surprised with how his Lions have started the 2011 football season.
After all, they’re ranked No. 3 in the country, undefeated at 5-0 and have one of the most explosive offenses in the nation.

Their opponents this week, Northeast Mississippi, were relatively quiet despite winning four in a row until they defeated then No. 10 Northwest on the road 34-28. One team will be undefeated no longer. Tigers head coach Ricky Smither says he’s a little stunned with how his team has quickly turned some heads this season.

October 5th

West Point wishes troops well as 223rd departs

October 5, 2011

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Hundreds of American flags waved in the early morning sun, and police sirens blared announcing the departure of several local heroes.
With that, West Point’s 223rd Engineering Battalion, loaded in four charter buses, turned right onto Main Street and began to head toward the city limits, on their way to a brief stop in Texas before making the trip to Afghanistan to do their part in Operation: Enduring Freedom.

Though local chapter is gone, Red Cross service is available

October 5, 2011

By Sheena Baker
Daily Times Leader
Reassurance that disaster victims in West Point and Clay County will still have the services of the American Red Cross came Monday to the Clay County Board of Supervisors by Pattie Tucker, director of the Northeast Mississippi Red Cross chapter.
Consolidation of the Golden Triangle branches of Red Cross occurred this past summer in an effort to sustain Mississippi’s Red Cross centers, and merging branches isn’t just happening in the Golden Triangle.

County schools begin redistricting process

October 5, 2011

The Clay County School District started the process of redistricting on Tuesday night, a task the county schhol board faces once every 10 years.

Circuit Court opens

October 5, 2011

By Sheena Baker
Daily Times Leader
During the first few days of the October term of Clay County Circuit Court, several sentences were issued and several revocations were made due to violations of post release supervision or supervised probation. The following are orders issued Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 in Clay County Circuit Court:

Wakeelah Walker

October 5, 2011

Wakeelah Walker

Wakeelah Walker, age 30, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at her home.
Funeral services are Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. from Union Star M.B. Church, with the Rev. James Alvin Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Union Star 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.

Nab James Davis Gladney

October 5, 2011

Nab James Davis Gladney

Nab James Davis Gladney, age 83, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services are today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at noon from Johnson Creek M.B. Church, with the Bishop Lawrence White officiating.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

October 4th

Marie Norman

October 4, 2011

Marie Norman

Marie Norman, age 98, passed away, Sunday, Oct.2, 2011, at the Baptist Health Systems Medical Center in Jackson. Marie Norman was born Sept. 21, 1913 in Lyman, to the late Edda Dickson Norman and Lonnie Norman. Miss. Norman was a Office Manager for Bryan Foods-Sara Lee for 40 years, retiring in 1975. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Graveside funeral services are today, Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

James Allan “Rocky” Holliday

October 4, 2011

James Allan “Rocky” Holliday

James Allan “Rocky” Holliday, age 75, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at his residence in Columbus. Funeral services are today, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Sam Morris and the Rev. Tony Proctor officiating. Burial will follow at Palo Alto Cemetery in Clay County.

Jessie Mae Hardy

October 4, 2011

Jessie Mae Hardy

Jessie Mae Hardy, age 84, passed away, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Jessie Mae Hardy was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Carrollton, Pickens County Ala., to the late Jeddie Cook Wilson and Troy Wilson. She was a seamstress working in manufacturing and later did alterations for B & S Laundry She was of the Baptist faith. Jessie Mae Hardy was married to John Edwin Hardy, who preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1990.

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