February 20th, 2014
Hattie T. Reed age 98, passed away, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. from St. Paul Methodist Church with Rev. Maggie Little officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Arlon R. Hopkins passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at NMMC-West Point.
Visitation is 5 â€“ 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Robinson Funeral Home.
Complete arrangements will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
By Donna Summerall
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and the Mississippi Arts Commission sponsored the Nellie Mack Project to perform, entertain and inform South Side Elementary students on musical roots found in Mississippi in honor of Black History Month.
Peggy Brown, market coordinator for the Central Mississippi Blues Society, asked the students if they knew of a famous musician who was born West Point. Students knew the answer was Chester Arthur Burnett, â€śHowlin Wolf.â€ť
BY MARY GARRISON
West Point is working toward rolling out another full blown curbside recycling program in city limits, though it may be late March before the program is fully on its feet.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the initiative was once offered to residents in both West Point and Clay County, via agreement with Waste Pro out of Tupelo. However, when the program failed to turn a profit, Waste Pro discontinued its recycling pick up services to the Golden Triangle.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The Clay County Courthouse will host two community meetings Feb. 25, which aim to not only educate electors about the upcoming voter identification law, but also recruit mouths to help spread the word of knowledge to other citizens in the community.
BY MARY GARRISON
Three Clay County men are facing methamphetamine charges, following an eight-month investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
According to MBN Public Relations Coordinator Delores Lewis, officers conducted an investigatory traffic stop on Feb. 12 which led to the execution of a search warrant at a West Point residence. The search allegedly yielded some 13 grams of methamphetamine.
LEARNED â€” The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles bounced back from a North-Central tournament final loss and claimed a 60-32 win over the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints Monday night at REBUL Academy.
Holly Hudson led the Lady Eagles with 16 points, Rebekah Falkner added 14 and Victoria Ferguson notched 10 in the win.
Hebron (19-5) used a big second quarter, outscoring Trinity, 20-7, and grabbed a double-digit lead at halftime, 33-20. The Lady Eagles held 22-point advantage at the end of the third quarter, 45-23.
Agents over the three-day weekend arrested a Texas man in Mississippi in connection with the seizure of about $100,000 in cocaine, interim Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Samuel W. Owens said Tuesday.
Charles A. Skelly, 25, of Houston, Texas, faces one count of possession of a kilogram of cocaine with intent to distribute, Director Owens said.
BY MARY GARRISON
The window of time open for West Point residents to submit applications to the city in hopes of obtaining assistance to rebuild their homes has come and gone, and now West Point has taken it to the next step in the process. The city was set this week to submit its application to the Mississippi Development Authority â€” just shy of the Feb. 20 deadline â€” for the consideration of a HOME grant.
Richard Anthony Franklin of Greenville, age 77, passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Mortimer Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial followed at Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery.
Richard Anthony Franklin was born Jan. 8, 2014, in Amory, to the late John L. and Louise Franklin. He grew up in Cedar Bluff and graduated from West Point High School in 1956.