February 12th, 2014
BY MARY GARRISON
The West Point/Clay County Cub Scout program is gaining momentum, and on Monday about 20 of the groupâ€™s young cubs moved up through the ranks at the organizationâ€™s annual Blue and Gold Banquet, held at the American Legion.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Although an icy front made its way through West Point Monday night into Tuesday morning, West Point and Clay County law enforcement officials said they were surprised by how smooth the 24-hour gap went for motorists. However, Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop G reported widespread â€” albeit mostly minor â€” weather-related traffic incidents, one of which resulted in a fatality.
West Point Police Department Chief Tim Brinkley said Monday evening as well as Tuesday morning was reflective of a normal day for patrol units.
Carolyn Pryor Wenzel, 83, passed away in Hot Springs, Ark., February 7, 2014.
A private memorial service will be held in Leeâ€™s Summit, Mo.
She is survived by Emmett Buford and her five children: Anita Pryor Mayer of Portland, Ore., Melanie Pryor Olson of Portland, Ore., Roger Alan Pryor of West Point, Jan Pryor Cressman of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Jim Pryor of Columbus.
Mrs. Wenzel had eleven grandchildren and one great - granddaughter. She is survived by one sister, Rebecca McCharen Cohen, and many nephews and nieces.
West Point native Pauline Smith Robinson, 95, died Jan. 27, 2014, at Goodwin House in Alexandria, Va.
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Jan, 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Goodwin House Chapel with Rev. Dr. Clarence Brown, Jr., officiating.
A reception followed in the parlor.
Mary Alice McClure, 91, passed away Feb. 9, 2014, at Trinity Place Personal Care Home in Columbus.
Mrs. Mary Alice was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Columbus, the daughter of the late William Arthur and Annie Bell Dortherow Jones Sr. She was a retired office clerk for the Clay County Co-Op. She was a Baptist. She was married to Roy Willard McClure, who passed away Jan. 22, 1975. Preceding her in death were two sisters: Dixie Brownlee and Bertha Harkins
Patricia Ann Koonce age 56, passed away Tuesday. Feb. 4, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at 1 p.m. from Fifteenth St. C.O.G.I.C. in Columbus. with Elder Roosevelt William officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens of Columbus.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Minnie Lou Edwards Hall, 72, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at her residence in Cedar Bluff.
Mrs. Minnie was born April 7, 1941, in West Point, the daughter of the late Tommy Frank and Agnes Edwards. She was a member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. She worked in retail sales at Walmart. She married Ollie â€śRonnieâ€ť Hall April 30, 1960, in West Point, and he passed away Nov. 6, 2010. She was also predeceased by one sister, Ruth Edwards Reed and by one brother, Ray Edwards.
John Wesley Abrams, 89, passed away Feb. 7, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
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Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department Investigators have arrested Nathaniel Collins, age 37, of 4655 Clisby Road, of West Point and charged Collins with two counts of sexual battery and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said that Collins is under a $50,000.00 bond for each count and is incarcerated at the Clay County Detention Center. Evidence will be presented at the next term of grand jury in April.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Clay County and West Point School District students will have today off as an icy forecast mandated school heads to make the decision to pull the plug and cancel classes for the day per the recommendation of the local Mississippi Emergency Management Agency branch.
Johnny Littlefield, Clay County-West Point Mississippi emergency management agency director, said the chilly weather was not readily deemed any concern until a conference call with the National Weather Service (NWS) at 10 a.m. Monday concluded otherwise.