Archive - 2010
Elizabeth Waudine Langston
Elizabeth Waudine Langston, age 81, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services are today, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Trinity Baptist Church in Carthage, with Bro. Andy May officiating, burial will follow in Leake Memorial Gardens.
Wilcox Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Langston was a native of Carthage, a member of Pearl Hill Baptist Church and a retired C.N.A. at Leake Memorial Hospital.
Clarence Harrell, age 86, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home, West Point.
Three people were injured and one man arrested after a stabbing incident in West Point early Sunday morning.
Edward Cox, 41, of West Point, was arrested and charged with two counts of Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault and one county of Aggravated Assault after allegedly stabbing three people â€“ including his son â€“ following a domestic dispute early Sunday morning on Glendale Drive.
At approximately 12:40 a.m. Monday, officers with the West Point Police Department responded to a disturbance call at 611 Glendale Drive, which is located just off Highway 45-A in West Point.
Iâ€™ve had some exciting weekends in my life. I can remember going on some pretty memorable college road trips, great family vacations and even some recent vacations that were pretty fun filled.
None of those road trips, however, compare with the the 72-plus hours that passed last weekend.
The West Point Green Wave were scheduled to play their biggest regular season road game in years in Daytona Beach Fla. Friday night, and there was no way I was going to miss that.
By Bryan Davis
Last weekâ€™s loss to Starkville Academy snapped a four-game win streak for the Lady Eagles of Hebron Christian School. The 9-4 beating by the Lady Vols did not get Hebron down for too long though.
Last Thursday, Calhoun Academy came to town for a visit, and it was a short one. The Lady Eagles got back into the win column with a 17-1 victory over the Lady Cougars.
â€śI thought we played well,â€ť said Hebron head coach Cass Tapley. â€śWith 14 hits and seven of them being for extra bases, we seem to be swinging the bat hard.â€ť
Benjamin Thomas "Ben" Brashier Jr.
John Dixon Jr.
John Dixon Jr., age 84, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at 2 p.m. from New St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Judias Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Visitation is Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
In the world of high school football, there is no rest for the weary.
For Oak Hill Academy, that axiom has proven true for two straight weeks to open the season.
On Friday night, Oak Hill, with 18 varsity players, stood toe-to-toe with Class AAA power Pillow for more than two quarters, only to see the Mustangs â€“ with their roster of 55 â€“ eventually pull away in a 31-6 win.
While the roster numbers donâ€™t lie, Oak Hill head coach Leroy Gregg refused to offer those facts as an excuse.
Itâ€™s now safe to say that everybody who paid to see Friday nightâ€™s showdown between the Green Wave of West Point and the Mainland Buccaneers got their moneyâ€™s worth.
It didnâ€™t matter if these fans never saw the beach or the beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic. It didnâ€™t matter that the 40 percent chance for rain at Daytona turned into a dismal 100 percent reality as the game kicked off. The West Point fans, and Mainland alike, were treated to some of the best football the Southeast has to offer on Friday nights.
By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader
Every player was exhausted, the sun was three hours gone, and the rain was falling hard, but the West Point football team was going to the beach anyway late Friday night.
The reason? It was a reward for one of West Pointâ€™s biggest regular season wins in years.
Behind a stout defensive effort and bruising ground game, West Point won its 16th straight game here Friday night with a 14-0 shutout victory over Daytonaâ€™s Mainland High.