Archive - 2010
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 schoolâs 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 yearâs 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 baseâs 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 Councilâs 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.
âThis is the Year of the Wolf,â said Ramsey, âso we have to have a festival worthy of that name. This year would have been Howlinâ Wolfâs 100th birthday, and I think we have an event this year worthy of the man himself.â
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 schoolâs existing units stopped working.
âThey finished the work on Friday,â said West Point Superintendent Steve Montgomery. âIt was close, we made it.â
Carrie Mae Davidson
Carrie Mae Davidson, age 79, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2010, at her home.
Funeral services are Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Union Baptist Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mike C. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Union Baptist Missionary Baptist Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from from 3 â 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Charles Virgil Johnson
Charles Virgil Johnson, age 88, of West Point passed away Wednesday Aug. 4, 2010, at his residence.
Oak Hillâs Lady Raiders took advantage Tuesday of Heritageâs young team and lack of experience in the pitching circle, redeeming the teamâs Monday afternoon loss to rival Starkvile Academy (3-2).
Oak Hill scored four runs in the first inning with left hander second baseman Anna Lummus starting off the hitting streak with a double hit into center field then scored on an RBI by Mary Helon Hays. Abby Falkner followed with a single hit to second base. Tori Ellis smacked a ball deep into left field garnering a double, sending both Hays and Falkner home.
By Bryan Davis
Oak Hill Academy head football coach Leroy Gregg said on Tuesday that the temperature was just a number.
It was a mighty high number by the time Gregg and his team walked out on to the practice field in the mid-afternoon heat.
Temperatures reached as high as 104 degrees on Tuesday afternoon, but it was business as usual for the Raiders, who are getting ready for their season opener against Heritage on August 20.
The team took the field at about 3:15, and the sun was relentless.
By Bryan Davis
The Oak Hill Lady Raider softball team was coming off of a big weekend after winning the Heritage Tournament.
However, the offense was a little sluggish on Monday evening, which led to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Starkville Academy.
The Lady Volunteers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead over the Oak Hill squad, and they never looked back.
Eventually, the would add an insurance run, but it was not necessary, as the bats for Oak Hill stayed cold through seven innings.