Archive - Nov 8, 2011
West Point looked in sync for three out of four quarters Tuesday night.
Apart from the forth quarter where several starters sat out and the game already in hand, the Green Wave girls basketball notched their first win of the season, 57-36.
â€śWe did a better job of executing tonight,â€ť first year head coach Murray Woody said. â€śOur guards did a good job of getting others the ball and opening up some opportunities for them. We still have a little work to do as far as breaking presses and traps, but overall, we looked better than we did Saturday.â€ť
Paige Dendy Lamkin, with 73 percent of the vote, is the new Clay County Tax Assessor. All three supervisors up for re-election (District 3 RB Davis, D4 Sheldon Deanes and D5 Floyd McKee) are winning easily.
The personhood amendment has been defeated by voters of Miss, but Voter ID looks like it's on its way to passing.
UPDATED: Phil Bryant (R) is the new governor of Mississippi after defeating Democrat Johnny DuPree.
Tate Reeves has won the race to be the next LT. Governor.
Walk into the JROTC building on West Point High Schoolâ€™s campus and youâ€™ll find several trophies collected over the years. Now they can add a few more after bringing home first and fourth place in Ocean Springs last weekend.
Itâ€™s the third such competition for MSgt. Edwin Hurst and his team this year. A few weeks ago in Terry, they had two first place finishes and one second. Hurst emphasized the hard thatâ€™s put into it every week.
For the complete story, read Wednesday's edition of the DTL.
The nominees for the 2011 Conerly Trophy were announced today by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Below are the nominees from each of the 4-yard college football programs in the state.
Alcorn State : Terrence Lewis, Jr. WR- Fort Meyers, FL Starting punt returner and wide receiver who garnered 23 catches, 388 yards, and 5 touchdowns this season, thus far.
Belhaven: Justin Gaines, Jr., Running back - Montrose, MS, - leads the team with 923 yards and 12 touchdowns.
It didnâ€™t matter who was on the floor for Hebron Monday night, the result probably would have been the same.
A 45-point second half performance by the Eagles (1-0) catapulted them to a 65-36 season-opening victory over Grace Christian in front of their home fans.
Despite getting into early foul trouble with two starters, the Eagles finally got into a rhythm after the half.
Floyd Perry, age 57, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services are Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Union Star M.B. Church, with the Rev. Billie Joe Clay officiating. Burial will follow in Union Star M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 2 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
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