February 11th, 2014
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.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Weather forecasts paint an icy picture for Tuesday, but 4-County Electric Power Association (4-County) has boots on the ground to combat the expected adverse weather conditions.
According to a press release issued by 4-County, the company has initiated â€śemergency preparationsâ€ť to help suppress the blow of any â€śpossible weather damage to lines or equipment or service interruptionâ€ť to its power consumers.
BY MARY GARRISON
With a Tuesday morning forecast calling for the potential of freezing rain and ice throughout Northeast Mississippi â€” including Clay County â€” West Point and Clay County officials were preparing for the worst in severe weather on Monday.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the cityâ€™s department heads met Monday morning to give a rundown of plans and provisions in the event inclement weather does hit. According to Robinson, all are well prepared to handle any incoming winter weather. However, no one is going to jump the gun.
CALHOUN CITY â€” The Hebron Christian Junior High Lady Eagles had a championship on their mind for the 2013-14 season.
The goal was achieved as the Lady Eagles claimed their second consecutive District 3-A junior high title with a 32-17 victory over the Central Academy Junior High Saturday night at Calhoun Academy in Calhoun City.
In the championship contest, freshmen Rebekah Falkner and Holly Hudson led the Lady Eagles with 10 and nine points, respectively. Brooke Griffin added six points in a game in which Hebron never trailed Central.