March 19th, 2014
Ben L. Carter passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, in Buffalo, Mo.
Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Point Board of Selectmen and mayor have rejigged the cityâ€™s regularly scheduled board meeting format.
In February, selectmen incorporated a couple of new modifications to the flow and feel of its evening meetings by expanding on its department head reports, as well as adding a brand new 80-inch Samsung LCD television in the mix.
BY MARY GARRISON
Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department and Mississippi Department of Agricultureâ€™s Livestock Theft Bureau are investigating reports of a slain calf at a Clay County stocker operation.
According to Sheriff Eddie Scott, CCSD deputies responded to a call just after 7 a.m. to Bryan MERE farms on Highway 50 East, whereupon a 6-month-old black angus steer was found dead. The animal appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, Scott said, though results of a necropsy are pending.
Mary Ann Rainey Stafford, 65, passed away on March 14, 2014, at her daughterâ€™s residence in West Point. Mrs. Mary Ann was born October 25, 1948, in Evansville, Indiana, the daughter of the late Kenneth T. and Anna Marie Folz Rainey.
Mrs. Merry W. Pylyp, 83, passed away on March 16, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Mrs. Merry was born April 29, 1930, in Schlater, MS, the daughter of the late Erman Lee and Lillie Mae Willhite Watson.
She was a Baptist. She was a wallpaper installer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Son: Gene Allen and by Grandson: Michael Allen.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
A Sunday evening collision kept traffic slow-going for more than an hour along the southbound lanes of Highway 45 near West Point.
About 7:30 p.m., Mississippi Highway Patrol officers were dispatched to the area in response to a two-vehicle collision. According to Sgt. Criss Turnipseed, MHP public information officer, Roy Lee Robinson, 54, of West Point, was driving north on Hwy. 45 hauling a hay trailer in an older model, green Jeep Cherokee when he pulled through a turnaround location to head south in into the path of Elizabeth Pettit, 19, of Memphis, Tenn.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The final weekend of spring break welcomed several of West Pointâ€™s sour apples. West Point Police Department investigators are working to establish solid leads on several burglary cases, as well as an incident involving eggs and mischievous night prowlers.
At about 9 a.m. March 14, West Point police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Chickasaw Drive in reference to possible malicious mischief.
Things are rolling along for the third annual Police Ball, set to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Civic in West Point.
Linda Mitchell , WPPD communications officer and event coordinator, said of the 300 tickets originally available for the event, just 50 remain to be sold.
â€śItâ€™s going really good,â€ť Mitchell said. â€śWe couldnâ€™t do this without the community. Everyone has been really supportive. ... We just want everyone to come out and have a good time, and fellowship.â€ť
Julian Herman Moore, age 69, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, from Union Star M.B. Church with Pastor Eric Ratcliff officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 3 â€“ 6 p.m., today, Friday, March 14, 2014, at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Point resident Debora Moore posted bail on a $725 bond after a very brief stay in the Clay County Detention Center following an animal neglect charge as well as a resisting arrest charge.
Moore was hit with the latter charges Tuesday after a West Point Police Department officer responded to reports of a dead dog Monday at the Greenwood Cemetery.
The officer, according to the incident report provided by the WPPD, phoned in the assistance of West Pointâ€™s animal control officer, who noticed a dead blue Pit Bull in a â€śblack barrel.â€ť