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July 30th

Lady Raiders packed with depth

July 30, 2010

Tomorrow will be the official start of the 2010 fast pitch softball season for the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders.
In 2009, the girls were runners-up in their district, but this year, they are hoping their depth can take them to a district title.
“I’ve got four girls who can play every position for me,” said Oak Hill head coach Marion Bratton.
Bratton says that last season’s injuries allowed some girls who normally would not have played to get experience, and that has given the team depth in 2010.
“It means a lot if somebody goes down,” Bratton says. “It gives you some options.”

Green Wave hits ground running

July 30, 2010

The West Point Green Wave football squad had a good Spring, and when they left in May, they were already ready for summer.
Now summer is here, and the team hit the field for the first time on Monday morning for what was a good start to the week.
“We had a good day,” said West Point head coach Chris Chambless. “We worked on a little of everything.”
The players were on the field a little before 8 a.m. and they were done at around mid-morning.
Chambless says the team worked on a lot of technique and conditioning.

Big numbers out for OHA junior high

July 30, 2010

The Oak Hill Academy Raiders have a promising class coming up in the seventh and eighth grade levels.
When they hit the practice field on Tuesday, Raider head coach Leroy Gregg was impressed with the group of about 32.
They didn’t wear pads, but the guys used practice on the field this week as an extension of their usual weight room activities.
“It’s really been pretty good,” Gregg said of junior high practice so far. “We’ve been getting them out there, doing offense, throwing the ball around and running.”

WPPD officers chase down burglary suspect

July 30, 2010

An early-morning escape attempt left two West Point Police Department officers injured, but they got their man.
Tevin Hill, 19, of West Point, escaped from the Clay County Jail at approximately 6 a.m. on Thursday morning, just one hour after being arrested in connection with the burglary of a convenience store at the corner of Bugg and North Division Streets.
Hill, who was being booked at the Clay County Jail early on Thursday, slid through a group of prisoners leaving the jail on work detail and climbed over the facility’s razor-wire fence, injuring himself in the process.

New Bulldogs honored with send-off party

July 30, 2010

When she stood up to introduce herself as a new Mississippi State student on Monday night, Oak Hill Academy graduate Alex McClain had one request.
“I want to ring the cowbell,” McClain said.
With that, the Mississippi State students, alumni and staff in attendance cheered their approval, setting the tone for Tuesday night’s send-off party at Anthony’s in downtown West Point.
Held in conjunction with other send-offs throughout the state, Tuesday night’s gathering was hosted by the Clay County chapter of the Mississippi State Alumni Association.

Brand new Bulldogs honored with send-off party

July 30, 2010

When she stood up to introduce herself as a new Mississippi State student on Monday night, Oak Hill Academy graduate Alex McClain had one request.
“I want to ring the cowbell,” McClain said.
With that, the Mississippi State students, alumni and staff in attendance cheered their approval, setting the tone for Tuesday night’s send-off party at Anthony’s in downtown West Point.
Held in conjunction with other send-offs throughout the state, Tuesday night’s gathering was hosted by the Clay County chapter of the Mississippi State Alumni Association.

Up to 340 face layoffs at Navistar

July 30, 2010

An already battered job market took another big hit this week, as West Point’s Navistar Defense facility announced it is currently in the process of laying off up to 340 temporary workers.
The layoffs began this week and are expected to continue through next week.

William W. Huffman Sr.

July 30, 2010

William W. Huffman Sr.

William W. Huffman Sr., age 66, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at the Montfort-Jones Hospital, in Kosciusko. Mr. Huffman was born October 22, 1943, in Chickasaw County to the late Maudie Belle Smitherman and Walter Frazier Huffman. He was a history teacher at New Hope Middle School and a member of Hwy. 69 Church of Christ in Columbus. Mr. Huffman was a retired United States Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. Mr. Huffman married Virginia Carol Garrett Huffman on July 17, 1979, in West Point.

July 24th

Alma J. Kelly

July 24, 2010

Alma J. Kelly, 89, of Starkville, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home.
Visitation for Alma J. Kelly will be Sunday, July 25, 2010, from 12 noon until the funeral at 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
The Rev. Mark Kelly will officiate the service and burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Alma Kelly was born in 1920 to Inez Cowsert and Randolph D. Jackson in Darling. She was a homemaker and formerly lived in Clarksdale for many years where she was employed by Clarksdale Laundry and Colonial Bag.

James Denton Jr.

July 24, 2010

James D. Denton, Jr., 71, died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at OCH Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be will be held Monday, July 26, 2010 at 10:30 a.m., from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 25, from 5 to 7 p.m at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a memory message at http://www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

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