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Florence Davis Jernigan

November 11, 2010

Florence Davis Jernigan

Florence Davis Jernigan, age 96, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at the Dugan Nursing Home in West Point.
She was born Sept. 18, 1914, in Counce, Tenn., to Winfred and Nora Blakney Davis. She married Wayne Jernigan of Okolona, in 1936. An accomplished homemaker, seamstress and cook, she had a true servants heart and used these talents to minister to others. Mrs. Jernigan was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Okolona where she served as a leader in the Women’s Missionary Union and Girls’ Auxillary, taught Sunday School, and sang in the choir.

Julia Elsie Ellis

November 11, 2010

Julia Elsie Ellis

Julia Elsie Ellis, age 93, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at her home in Lexington.
Julia Elsie Ellis was born Sept. 9, 1917, in Holmes County, to Harry and Grantham Etta Eubanks. She was a seamstress employed with Henson Kickernick and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time at the church.

Clay’s 32 points pace Eagles 64-51 win over Starkville Christian Tuesday

November 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Hebron boys basketball coach Greg Watkins said before the season started that his team’s offense was going to revolve around Carlton Clay and Chad Smith. On Tuesday night, the boys opened at home against Starkville Christian Academy, and Clay and Smith combined for 49 points on the night, leading the Eagles to a season opener 64-51 victory over the Volunteers.
“They came out kind of flat,” said head coach Greg Watkins of the Eagles. “I think we rattled off something like seven unanswered points after they went up 6-0.”

Moore leads Lady Eagles over Starkville Christian

November 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Cathryn Moore led an explosive Hebron Lady Eagle offense on Tuesday night, as her team jump started the home portion of the 2010-2011 season against Starkville Christian Academy.
The Lady Volunteers got down big and got down early to the Lady Eagles, trailing by 18 points at the end of the first quarter, and the Lady Eagles cruised to a 62-24 victory.

Oak Hill drops opener to Lamar 68-59 on the road

November 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Raiders (0-1) were hoping the season would have gotten off to a better start than it did on Tuesday night. The Raiders gave up a lot of early points, recovering to within four twice, but they would eventually drop the game to Lamar 68-59.
“We came out a little shell shocked,” said Oak Hill head coach Brian Middleton. “They were huge and we let them get on us early.”
In the first half, the Raiders let Lamar get a 19-point advantage, before staging a late rally.

Lady Lions best Oak Hill girls on the road 42-40

November 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders (2-2) came into Tuesday night’s game against Lamar, fresh off a loss to North Delta at the Indianola Tournament. Unfortunately, the Lady Lions were able to extend Oak Hill’s losing streak, dropping them 42-40.
“We should have won the ball game,” said Oak Hill head coach Stan Hughey. “We just didn’t do what we needed to do to win it.”
The Lady Raiders kept the game close, but in the end, they could not get over the hump and grab the lead before the final buzzer.

Malone’s free throws prove to be difference in 67-65 win over Houston

November 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
They just kept battling.
The Green Wave of West Point (2-0) continued their solid play in the early part of the 2010-2011 season on Tuesday night, outlasting the Hilltoppers of Houston 67-65.
“We played hard,” said West Point head coach Brad Cox. “The game was close. Neither team ever got up by much.”
The West Point offense came out on fire, scoring 17 points in the first quarter. The defense played solid enough to hold Houston to 12 points, taking a five point lead into the second period.

Houston barely slips past Lady Green Wave 54-51 in Tuesday’s road game

November 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
West Point got off to a good start last Saturday with a win at the West Point Classic, but they were unable to take that success over into Tuesday night’s contest with Houston. The Lady Hilltoppers sneaked past the Lady Green Wave 51-54.
“We got in foul trouble early,” said Lady Green Wave head coach Jemmye Ann Helms. “We didn’t do bad defensively. We had a couple kids who hurt us for Houston, but overall the team did alright on defense.”

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