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First place finish:Oak Hill takes Heritage Tourney

August 2, 2010

By Kristen Stevens
Daily Times Leader
Two weeks of two-a-day practices paid off Saturday for Marion Bratton’s Lady Raiders.
With temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, the softball players weathered the heat and swept the tournament with victories over area rivalries Macon Central, Heritage and Starkville Academies.
Sophomore standout, Mamie Allen, pitched all three games, pacing herself accordingly, knowing that her backup, fellow sophomore, Maegan Ellis, was nursing an injured back. Her injury did not keep her from playing third base, however.

Wave adds evening practice tomorrow

August 2, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
It will likely be 100 degrees when the West Point Green Wave football team takes the field for the second time on Wednesday.
The scheduled 4:30 practice will go on as planned, according to head coach Chris Chambless, who is trying to get his team ready to defend the 5A state title this fall.
“We are going to practice everyday to get better,” Chambless said of this week’s agenda. “We’re going to work on blocking, tackling and execution on all aspects of the game.”

ICC adds pair of All-Americans

August 2, 2010

From Team Reports
FULTON – ICC head football coach Jon Williams introduced Hawatha Bell and DeAntre Rhodes, a pair of SuperPrep All-Americans, as the newest additions to the roster for the upcoming football season.

WP’s 18 and Under netters take second

August 2, 2010

By Kristen Stevens
Daily Times Leader
Julie Ready’s 18 and Under Advanced tennis team brought home a second place victory from the 2010 Junior Team Tennis State Championship held in Jackson last weekend after they fell to team St. Amant of Ocean Springs in the final round. Eight teams from around the state qualified to compete on the Advanced level.

Doyle G. Cliett

August 2, 2010

Doyle G. Cliett, age 90, passed away, Sunday, August 1, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory.
Mr. Cliett was born July 5, 1920, in Montpelier to the late Dora Mary Gosa and Jewel Carlton Clliett. He was a parts manager for Farm Equipment Company in Tunica until his retirement. Mr. Cliett attended Palestine United Methodist Church after returning to Montpelier. His first wife, Sally Manning Cliett preceded him in death on January 19, 1966. He married Mary Barger Cliett on March 15, 1980, she passed away on March 16, 2004.

Area consumers take advantage of holiday

August 2, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader
Good economic news is hard to find these days, but retailers around the state are saying that the past weekend’s sales tax holiday brought a boost to business.
The second annual holiday was observed Friday-Sunday by West Point businesses and other stores in the Golden Triangle area.
The purpose of lifting the seven percent sales tax for the 48 hour period is to alleviate some of the economic pain in back-to-school shopping.

West Point still plagued by heat

August 2, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
The Summer may be winding down, but the temperature just keeps rising.
On Monday, West Point and the rest of the deep South experienced the hottest day yet this Summer, as temperatures reached 104 degrees by the middle of the afternoon and heat index ratings topped the 115-degree plateau.
In a word, it was hot. Very hot.

Raspberry speaks on program

August 2, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Continuing his pursuit to help the education of Clay County’s children, Dr. Johnnie Raspberry appeared before the Clay County Board of Supervisors with his latest pitch on Monday morning.
Raspberry, who is attempting to start a youth program aimed at early education in Clay County, brought a letter to the board’s attention citing a great need for early education among the youth of Clay County.
Raspberry focused on the growing need for early literacy.

Board addresses safety issues

August 2, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Taking action to help alleviate a shortage of equipment at one of the county’s volunteer fire departments highlighted a busy Monday morning for the Clay County Board of Supervisors.
At their monthly meeting, Clay County’s five supervisors heard from Phillip Collins, chief of the Union Star Volunteer Fire Department, who asked the board for its help in replacing outdated equipment.

Graduation Party

August 2, 2010

Joel Caleb McClain was recently honored with a graduation party hosted by his father, William McClain, and his grandmother, Emma McClain. Caleb is a 2010 graduate of West Point High School.

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