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Troy D. Criddle

September 23, 2011

Troy D. Criddle

Troy D. Criddle Sr., age 92, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point. Troy Dempsey Criddle Sr. was born Jan. 27, 1919, in Chickasaw County, to the late Dollie Staggs and Ell Criddle. Mr. Criddle was a retired burner at B & W for 30 years and a member of West End Baptist Church. He was a member of the V.F.W. and a Veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during WWII. Troy Dempsey. Criddle, Sr. married Dola Francis Thompson on May 13, 1943, in Houston.

James “Curry” Crowson

September 23, 2011

James “Curry” Crowson

James “Curry” Crowson, age 89, passed away Sunday Sept. 18, 2011, at Oktibbeha County Hospital.
James Crowson was born July 6, 1922, in Eupora, to the late Arnold Crowson and Monnie Kyle. He attended Hebron Baptist Church and was retired from the State Highway Department. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served in WWII.

Ruby L. Spight-Davidson

September 23, 2011

Ruby L. Spight-Davidson

Ruby L. Spight-Davidson, age 77, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Funeral services are Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Faith Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ben Yerber officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is today, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Randy Walls

September 23, 2011

Randy Walls

Randy Walls, age 61, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Gainesville, Fla.
Randy Walls was born Dec. 8, 1949, in Monroe County to Mildred Cooper and Elmon A. Walls. He graduated from Mississippi State University with two degrees in Psychology and a degree in Industrial Engineering. He retired from Infinite Energy in Gainesville, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 24, 2011, at First Baptist Church in West Point with Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating.

West Point looks to bounce back in district play

September 23, 2011

Coming off another tough loss to regional rivals Noxubee County last week, West Point will get a chance to prove they still have some fight left when they open district play tonight at Lake Cormorant.
West Point were undefeated against district foes in 2010.
In Macon, the Green Wave, who twice before on the night converted on a fourth-down situations, failed to pick up a first down when DeQuinten Spraggins pass was incomplete to Tez Lane.

Hebron stops rally, tops OH 5-3

September 23, 2011

Down by a pair of runs to potentially tie the ball game, Oak Hill Academy failed to capitalize with the bases loaded and two outs Wednesday afternoon as Hebron Christian was able to hold on to a 5-3 victory.
It was the final regular season game before the postseason for the Lady Eagles who had played their second game in two days and were coming off a tough district loss the night before to Winona. The Lady Raiders, who had won four in a row coming in, had their win streak snapped before senior day on Thursday.

Rested Eagles hungry for another win

September 23, 2011

After another two-week layoff on the gridiron, the Hebron Eagles will take the field tonight looking to continue their two game winning streak when they travel to Pearl to take on Class A-4 Park Place.
In their last contest, the Eagles came from behind to pull out a 36-16 victory over Clinton Christian thanks to a three touchdown performance by Taylor Coggins. Head coach Tri Nason said the layoff gave a chance for the Eagles to catch a breather.

Oak Hill have another test at Canton

September 23, 2011

Oak Hill Academy is still searching for their first win on the year.
But as the weeks continue, the opponents won’t get any easier, including Canton Academy.
The 2-3 Panthers have had an inconsistent season. After starting 0-2, they got their first victory over Hillcrest and went toe-to-toe with Winston Academy, arguably the toughest team in the district.
“They gave Winston a run for their money,” Raiders head coach Benjie Merchant said. “Athlete wise they’re like Manchester and they play hard.”

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