Archive - Aug 7, 2010
It looked like it was going to be a long night. First there were weather delays; then the junior varsity game was scrapped. When Carroll Academyâ€™s Lady Rebels and Oak Hillâ€™s Lady Raiders finally took the field Thursday night in Oak Hillâ€™s first district game, the two teams fought tit for tat for the first two innings.
Rain came as a sweet relief to most in the Clay County area on Thursday evening. While it poured in West Point, the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles were still able to get their home game in against Marshall in Pheba.
It was a tough night for the Lady Patriots, who came all the way from Holly Springs just to fall to the Lady Eagles 6-1.
Every person in the Hebron starting lineup got a hit on the night, amounting to 13 total the Lady Eagles. Marshall was held to just three on the evening.
It was 11 on 11 Friday night. Oak Hill wore the solid dark red jerseys, and Immanuel sported the white and red.
It was the first time since last November that Oak Hill has had the opportunity to stack up against another schoolâ€™s offense and defense.
Sure there was no kicking or punting, and the coaches were right there on the field with the team, but nobody was holding back in the yearâ€™s first scrimmage.
Minnie McCool Duke
Minnie McCool Duke, age 91, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center, West Point. Minnie Lou Duke was born May 12, 1919, in Gordo, Ala., to the late Lottie Jones McCool and William McCool. Mrs. Duke was a Seamstress for Knickerbocker Manufacturing Company for 12 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Duke came to West Point, in 1925 from Lowndes County. She was married to Herman Perry Duke, Sr. on Dec. 9, 1939, in Columbus. He preceded her in death Feb. 11, 1981.
The Columbus Air Force Base may do its day-to-day operations in Lowndes County, but Clay and Oktibbeha counties both play large factor in the baseâ€™s operations, and they receive a large portion of the economic output from the outpost. On Friday, the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance members were special guests at the Base Community Councilâ€™s quarterly meeting at the base.
BCC President Kevin Stafford introduced the Growth Alliance, applauding them on their efforts to support the men and women at Columbus Air Force Base.
When he set out to create the lineup for the 15th annual Howlinâ€™ Wolf Blues Festival, director Richard Ramsey knew he had to go big.
â€śThis is the Year of the Wolf,â€ť said Ramsey, â€śso we have to have a festival worthy of that name. This year would have been Howlinâ€™ Wolfâ€™s 100th birthday, and I think we have an event this year worthy of the man himself.â€ť
It came down to the wire, but everything is good to go at Central School.
On Friday, work was completed at the school on Westbrook Street to install temporary air conditioning unit, fixing a problem that started early in the Summer when the schoolâ€™s existing units stopped working.
â€śThey finished the work on Friday,â€ť said West Point Superintendent Steve Montgomery. â€śIt was close, we made it.â€ť