March 26th, 2014
Teresa Thomason Ellis, 49, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Mrs. Ellis was born born June 22, 1964, in Aberdeen, the daughter of the late Earnest Page and Dorothy Nix Thomason Sr. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She married Jefferson Hicks Ellis March 28, 1992, in West Point.
Funeral services are Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 2 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Rita Cochrane officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
By Josh Presley
The West Point Main Street Association has designed new signs to represent historic areas of West Point.
Former Main Street Association President Kristen Stevens said that the project has been in the making for three or four years and the purpose of the signs was to make the downtown area more accessible.
â€śA lot of our signs were faded or nonexistent,â€ť Stevens said. â€śThe purpose of the Main Street Association is to promote that area and one way to promote it is for people to be able to easily find downtown.â€ť
By Josh Presley
Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the area of Jim James Court.
WPPD officers were dispatched to the area at 7:53 p.m. Monday after witnesses claimed to have heard gunfire. Upon arrival, officers spoke with witnesses at 5th Street School, who were nearby when the incident allegedly occurred.
According to the incident report, witnesses said they were chased by unidentified suspects toward the school just prior to the alleged shots.
BY MARY GARRISON
Itâ€™s time to break out the boots and prepare for a good time. East Mississippi Community College, assisted by Luke Lummus Rodeo Productions, will host its second inaugural Ozark Region collegiate rodeo beginning Thursday at Eagle Ranch in West Point.
Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley approved construction of a 4-County Electric Power Association, which will provide service to the Yokohama Tire manufacturing plant under construction in Clay County.
Presley said in a press release that the facility, known as the Triathlon Substation is crucial to the economic growth that will come to the Golden Triangle with the Yokohama Tire plant.
BY THOMAS HAYS
The Oak Hill Raiders came to the ballpark Saturday afternoon at home looking to notch their first district win of the young season with a rematch against the Tri-County Rebels, who bested the Raiders in their first matchup 10-4. The Raiders did just that thanks to playing a solid all-around game, and a combined 11 runs in the third and fourth innings.
By Donna Summerall
For more than 10 years, students at East Side Pre-Kindergarten and East Side Kindergarten classes have ridden tricycles and bicycles to benefit St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors sponsor the littlest bikers helping St. Jude battle childhood cancers.
BY MARY GARRISON
COLUMBUS â€” East Mississippi Community College is working to get the word on out on pre-employment requirements for manufacturers coming in to the Golden Triangle, and it is enlisting the help of community and business leaders.
An 11-year-old boy has died following a tragic playground accident in Clay County.
According to a statement issued by West Point Police Department, Sonny Quinones, 11, of Clay County was visiting his grandfather last Friday on Bruce Drive in West Point when he was discovered hanging from a tree, unconscious in the backyard. Preliminary investigation indicates the boy had been playing on a rope, tree swing.
By Will Nations
Good starts are crucial with any season, and Hebron Christianâ€™s baseball team is heading in the right direction to win its district and have another regular season that goes into the postseason on the diamond.
After an extended basketball season, which the hardwood Eagles made the MAIS Class-A State tournament in February, time spent on the baseball diamond has been sparse. Though battling the elements and limited preparation, Hebron has not skipped a beat.