April 25th, 2011
Lofton Honored with Bridal Shower
Joni Lofton, Bride-Elect of Brad Pridmore, was given a miscellaneous bridal shower March 29, at the home of Betty Sue Davis. The flowers were white tulips. Guests enjoyed cake, punch and an array of other refreshments. Special guest were Debbie Lofton, mother of the bride, grandmother, Virginia Orman and sisters Jessica Lewis and Jennifer Price. Hostesses were Betty Sue Davis, Kimberly Todd, Lily Todd, Carolyn Golson, Mary Beth Golson and Lacy Pumphrey.
A New Arrival
Brittney Jean Travis
Ronald and Christy Travis of West Point, Miss., are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Brittney Jean Travis, born Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 8 a.m. at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. She was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 18 Â˝ inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Milton R. and Nora Benson of Cedar Bluff, Miss., and the late Verley Jean Benson.
Paternal grandparents are William and Angela Parker of Maiden, N.C.
Paternal great-grandparents are Sam and Evelyn Stewart of Maiden, N.C.
Chandler Turns 96
George Chandler will celebrate his 96th birthday Saturday, April 23, at Johnson Creek M.B. Church Hebron, Walkers Gin Road. Hostesses for the joyous occasion are his nieces, Ella J. Evans and Rosie Lee Roberson.
Ivy Turns 80
Louise Ivy was born April 21, 1931, and celebrates her 80th birthday today. Family and friends gave her a birthday party last Saturday, at the Holiday Inn Banquet Facility in Columbus. Host and hostess' for the joyous ocassion were her children, Margarette, Jesse, Sarah, Lillian and Antoniette.
Mercier, Murphy Engagement
Robert and Tina Mercier of West Point, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Mercier to Justin Murphy, son of Bricy Weaver of Tupelo, Miss., and Patrick Murphy of Kosciusko, Miss.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marcilene and Jimmy Stevenson of West Point, Miss., and the late Bobbie Jean Redus, and Robert H. Mercier, Sr.
She is a 2006 graduate of Oak Hill Academy and will receive a Bachelorâ€™s degree from Mississippi University for Women in May.
Harris, Grayer Engagement
Willie Floyd and Katherine Harris of West Point, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ronica Harris to Jermarkco Grayer, son of Lillie Grayer of Columbus, Miss., and Jimmy Lee Saulsberry of Starkville, Miss.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lephila Harris of West Point, Miss., and the late Mr. Freddie Louis Harris and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rambus.
Adrienne Hood Steadman
Adrienne Hood Steadman, age 79, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus, Miss.
Community Commons, a new Community Counseling Services retail plaza on Highway 45 in West Point, is opening soon and will feature four retail establishments for the people of West Point, Clay County and surrounding areas to enjoy.
Workers have been putting the finishing touches on the building, affixing signs created by local artist Claire Houston to each shop, moving merchandise and fixtures into the building and getting the facility ready for business.
When it comes to electing officials to fill the posts of city and county offices, an overwhelming number of voters in West Point and Clay County almost always cast their vote for democratic candidates.
For years, the democratic party has won the support of Clay County not only in city and county races but state races as well. Because of the knowledge that the majority of Clay County is democrat, republicans havenâ€™t run for office in Clay County in decades. Until now.
Crashes of thunder and lightening mixed with heavy rain and high winds left damage all across West Point and Clay County Wednesday night after one of this season's more severe thunderstorms made its way across the area.
More than 30 trees fell either across city and county roads, on top of homes or near homes, and Conley Cox Road and Decker Road received flash flooding. One home on Cedar Bluff Loop was damaged, an apartment complex on Travis Street suffered damage and two homes on Westbrook Street have damage from a huge tree that uprooted in one of the yards.