April 5th, 2011
29-year-old Steven McBrayer, who is on probation for aggravated assault, requested to have his $45,667.13 restitution fine reduced Tuesday in Clay County Circuit Court due to his inability to make the high monthly payments.
Darwin Scarbrough Hunt
Darwin Scarbrough Hunt, â€śMeMeâ€ť, age 80, passed away April 2, 2011 at the Oktibbeha County Medical Center in Starkville.
Darwin Scarbrough Hunt was a self employed hair dresser, enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and knitting. She was a former member of the Mississippi Hairdressers Association and Cosmetologist Association. â€śMeMeâ€ť had a way of drawing young people into her life like a foster grandmother and they became her grandchildren also.
Clardy, Barksdale engagement
Earl and Lisa Clardy of West Point, Miss.,are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dosha Nicole Clardy, to Christopher Blake Barksdale, the son of Donald and Vickie Barksdale of New Hope, Miss., and Darla and Eddie Estes of Steens, Miss.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sarah Shurden and the late Preston Shurden, Nicky Spencer and the late Patti Jo Spencer and Norma Clardy and the late Boyce Clardy, all of West Point, Miss.
Flynn and Thompson Honored with Shower
Michelle Flynn and Patrick Thompson were honored at a Couple's Shower on Sunday afternoon, March 20th, in the home of Claire and Robert Craig. Special guests for the occasion were Doug and Gail Thompson, (pictured on left) parents of the groom, and Carlos and Judy Flynn, (pictured on right), parents of the bride. The couple will be wed May 14, 2011, in the Chapel of Memories, Mississippi State University.
Jessie Kate Davidson
Jessie Kate Davidson, age 73, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 1, 2011.
She was born to Levi and Amiree Reese Sims at Atlanta, Miss. She was a member of Pheba Baptist Church where she served as nursery co-ordinator, WMU Leader, sang in the choir and was in the Ella Carty Sunday School Class, and was a substitute sunday school teacher and any other job she was called to do. Mrs. Davidson was a beautician, and a restaurant manager at Shoney's. Jessie Kate Davidson married Thomas J. Davidson Aug. 8, 1955, in his parents home at Maben, Miss.
Ruby Lavonne Smith
Ruby Lavonne Smith, age 87, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
The Clay County Circuit Court April term begins Monday with many cases to be heard during the term, including multiple drug charge cases, burglary cases, aggravated assault cases and the case of Robert Rupert, who is accused of killing Roosevelt Pernell and shooting Cedric Pernell.
The following cases will be heard in Clay County Circuit Court on Monday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 6:
â€˘ State v. Travis Weatherspoon, who is charged with domestic violence and burglary of a dwelling
â€˘ State v. Latrai Spraggins, who is charged with statutory rape
An attempt by owners of Paradise Isle Internet Cafe of West Point to retrieve computer equipment that was confiscated from the cafe failed Tuesday after the Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld a decision by the Clay County Circuit Court.
On Sept. 12, 2007, the Mississippi Gaming Commissions seized 39 computer terminals, a computer server and a point-of-sale system that agents believed to be illegal gaming devices. The State charged Ronnie Moore and Jeff Moore in connection with the internet cafe and the computers, which the State believed were actually slot machines.
The West Point Lady Wave fast-pitch softball team will begin the district portion of its season, with a home match against New Hope, starting this evening at 5 p.m.
By Bryan Davis
The Hebron Christian Eagles have been struggling of late, but they will try to get back in the win column, in district play, tonight as they travel a small piece to face the Rams of Immanuel.
The Eagles are coming off three straight losses, which started with a district loss to Winona on Tuesday and continued with losses to the Jackson Victors on Thursday and the Central Academy Vikings on Friday night.
The Eagles won their first season match with the Rams back on March 1, scoring 21 runs, including a home run by senior Kevin Simmons in the game.