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Helping kids find their art

  HOUSTON – Charles Smith sees art in just about everything – especially kids. The Brandon artist hosted his second showing in Houston recently as part of the Regional Global Network Holiday Gala. He plans to come back to Houston and teach the finer points of art to youth in the community. “My art means […]

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Martha Huffman

WEST POINT – Martha Nell Huffman, 74, passed away on Friday Jan. 17, 2014, at her home in West Point. She was born on March 14, 1939, in Reform to Joseph Henry Cooper and Lillie Lou Crick Weaver. She was co-owner of Huffman Oil Company, where she was very active in the family business for […]

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Diann Kolb

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Diann Kolb, 55, formerly of West Point, passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock, Ark. She was born July 7, 1958, in West Point to Allen Bernice Clark and Stanley Garvis Williams. She was a homemaker and a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist […]

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Rickey Kinsey

WEST POINT – Richard Allen “Ricky” Kinsey, 48, passed away, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at his home in West Point. He was born Aug. 19, 1965, in West Point to Joyce Fulgham and James Fraser Kinsey. He was a bartender on the Gulf Coast and worked in various restaurants. He was a member of […]

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Ricky Kinsey

WEST POINT – Richard Allen “Ricky” Kinsey, 48, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at his home in West Point. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. A complete obituary will be released later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.

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Eugene Bramlett

WEST POINT – Prentiss Eugene Bramlett Sr., 82, passed away, on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. He was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Tupelo, the son of the late Maize Lee Davis and Virgil Preston Bramlett. He was a self-employed master carpenter for 20 years and a member […]

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Max Colbert

WEST POINT – Harold Max Colbert passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at his residence in Cedar Bluff at the age of 81. He was born Aug. 11, 1932, in West Point to Harold Lee Colbert and Maxine Holmes. He served 20 years in the U.S. Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and fought […]

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It’s giving that makes Christmas

I’ve been around the newspaper business for about 43 of my 53 years, having started out in this profession throwing papers at the tender age of ten in West Point. Delivering newspapers every afternoon five days a week and then trying to collect for your services on weekends will teach you a lot about business […]

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SCORES: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Basketball   Scores from Friday, Dec. 13 games GIRLS (G) East Webster 46, Caledonia 20 (G) Tupelo 55, West Point 25 (G) Marshall 57 West Memphis 38 (G) Kossuth 73,  Jumpertown 40 (G) Calhoun City 73, Bruce 30 (G) Hickory Flat 69, Blue Mountain 48 (G) New Site 57, Booneville 45 (G) Lafayette 45, Senatobia […]

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James Harrell

WEST POINT – James Thomas Harrell, 22, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born Nov. 4, 1991. He was a 2010 graduate of West Point High School and attended Mississippi State University. He was presently employed by Harrell General Contractors. He was an Eagle […]

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Floyd Vaughn, Sr.

WEST POINT – Floyd Theron “Turkey” Vaughn Sr., 82, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at the State Veterans Home in Kosciusko. He was born Sept. 19, 1931, in Prairie to Thelma Jane Thornton Vaughn and James Other “Shorty” Vaughn. He was a retired U.S. Air Force technical sergeant for 22 years. He first served during […]

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Peggy Stovall

PRAIRIE – Peggy Stovall, 67, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Clay County Medical Center in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen. 

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Elbert Smith

WEST POINT – Elbert Auvergne “”Smitty”” Smith, 86, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at his home in West Point. He was born April 24, 1927, in Mantee to Jessie Etoil Murrah Smith and Perry Elbert Smith. He was retired from Babcock & Wilcox, where he worked in maintenance. He was a member of Calvary […]

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Bettie Rodgers

WOODLAND – Bettie Ann Abbott Rodgers, 68, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of Oxford. She was born on Aug. 22, 1945, in West Point. She was a resident at Tallahatchie General Care Facility. She was a devoted Christian, mother and grandmother. She retired from Cedars Health Center in Tupelo. She […]

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