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August 25th

William Stevens Lofton

August 25, 2010

William Stevens Lofton passed away Tuesday August 24, 2010 at West Point Community Living Center at the age of 92. He was born November 6, 1917 in Clay County to the late William Neal Lofton and Ruby Anna Stevens. He was a lifelong resident of Beasley Community and a member of Palestine Methodist Church. He was a carpenter and a farmer and worked at B&W for several years.

Theo Doss

August 25, 2010

Theo Doss, age 83, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at his home, in West Point. Theo Doss was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Woodland, in Chickasaw County to the late Fannie Lou Whitt and William Joseph Doss. He had worked in layout, then later as a supervisor for the Babcock & Wilcox Company for 38 years. Mr. Doss was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and was also a member of the West Point Masonic Lodge #40, F & AM. In his younger years Mr. Doss enjoyed bowling in league tournaments, then in retirement he was an avid golfer. Mr.

Raiders let frustrations for conference loss out on Heritage in 12-0 win on Tuesday

August 25, 2010

Mamie Allen and Hunter Coleman had put in a solid four innings as pitcher and catcher, respectively, for the Oak Hill Academy Diamond Raiders (9-8; 0-3) on Tuesday afternoon.
Due up back-to-back in the bottom of the fourth, they knew two runs would end the game, and both batters reached base to set up the final two scores in a 12-0 victory over the Diamond Patriots of Heritage Academy.
The Lady Raiders were coming off of a hard 4-2 loss at Manchester on Monday, which saw a 2-0 seventh inning lead slip away.

Watching the game is harder than it sounds

August 25, 2010

I have to admit that I have a refrigerator full of generic brand diet colas. They may not taste as good as Diet Coke, but does Diet Coke really taste as good as regular Coke?
The point is that if you look around my place, and if you look around your own house, you’ll probably find that you’ve gone generic on a lot of products. It might be food, drinks or even paper plates.
Companies will always find a way to make a cheaper version of a product that often runs out of my price range, and I don’t mind that.

Lady Eagles continue streak against Central

August 25, 2010

The Diamond Eagles of Hebron Christian School continued their domination of the region on Monday night, with an 18-2 win over Central Academy.
For the last two weeks, Hebron has been on an offensive surge that has been coupled with good defense and excellent pitching.
Central was able to hold the Lady Eagles to minimal damage for the first four innings, but in the fifth, Hebron exploded.
“It really took us a while to adjust to the pitching,” said Hebron head coach Cass Tapley. “We didn’t have any K’s in the game but just couldn’t do anything with the ball for a while.”

Gregg says ‘lack of concentration’ key in loss to Heritage last Friday

August 25, 2010

It’s a new week for the Oak Hill Academy Raiders, who are coming off a week one 28-14 loss to the Heritage Academy Patriots.
Friday night’s game came down to which team could get the big plays, and it was Heritage that took advantage of a couple of defensive miscues by the Raiders for a pair of touchdowns.
The Raider offense could not get free as many big runs as the Patriots did, and they were left two touchdowns in the hole when the buzzer ended the game.

ICC soccer to honor McCoy

August 25, 2010

FULTON – ICC will open its 2010 soccer season with heavy hearts on Saturday against perennial power Jones County Junior College as they honor the memory of fallen teammate Anna McCoy.
“We are still feeling the sting from losing Anna,” said ICC soccer coach Mike Sullivan. “We have her in our thoughts all the time when we are out there. We are looking forward to celebrating her memory and hopefully have a good game in her honor.”

Meet the Buccaneers

August 25, 2010

Standing near midfield at Daytona Beach’s re-furbished Municipal Stadium, Mainland High School linebacker Mike Swillicote and his teammates marveled at the stadium’s new artificial turf surface.
“I can’t wait to get out here and play football on this stuff,” Swillicote said at the turf’s unveiling two weeks, to which his teammates quickly agreed.
Well, guys, now’s your chance.

Annual rodeo benefits area children

August 25, 2010

Helping children grow and reach their full potential was the purpose of the West Point Fire Department’s and Lummus Rodeo Production’s Annual Benefit Rodeo for the Junior Auxiliary of West Point held last Friday and Saturday.
More than 1,500 spectators came out to enjoy two nights of bareback riding, calf roping, games, food and fun. The fire department and Lummus Rodeo Productions raised $4,500 for the Junior Auxiliary, $500 more than last year.

Cooking school to open this Fall

August 25, 2010

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to cook but didn’t know where to turn, then West Point’s new cooking school will give you the tools you need to be a master in the kitchen.
Culin Arts owner Valeda Carmichael and Le Cordon Bleu graduate and chef Matthew Molina have teamed up to create Palate Panache, a cooking school slated to open in October for beginners to those who just want to try something new. Work on the school has already began and will be located next to Culin Arts.

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