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January 26th

Shirley Lynn Pollan

January 26, 2011

Shirley Lynn Pollan

Shirley Lynn Pollan, age 58, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, after an extended illness in West Point.
Shirley Lynn Gatlin Pollan was born Nov. 24, 1952, in Eupora, Miss., to the late Adney Sibley and Thurman Gatlin. Her grandparents, Wiley and Iva Sibley of Eupora, Miss., also predeceased her. Shirley Pollan was a bank teller working for Renasant, Peoples Place and Clay County Bank & Trust for 32 years. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Eupora, Miss.

January 25th

Down 14, Oak Hill rallies past Hebron girls 49-32

January 25, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Monday night was a battle between two district winners. Some of the best girls in single-A ball took to the court against some of the best in AAA hoops, and both teams were from right here in Clay County.
The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles (22-3; 10-0) and the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders (19-6; 6-0) both wrapped up their respective districts this weekend, with the two teams going undefeated in league play.

Bryan’s buzzer tip shot caps rally over Hebron

January 25, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last Friday night, Zach Bryan’s technical foul late in Oak Hill’s last district game at Manchester, might have been the difference in his team’s three-point loss to the Mavericks. On Monday night, the senior took a shot at redemption, tipping in the winning two-point shot at the buzzer for a 47-46 Raider win over the Hebron Christian Eagles.
As a team, Oak Hill struggled the final three quarters of the game to redeem themselves from a start that was nothing short of dismal against the visiting Eagles.

Betty Jo Redwine

January 25, 2011

Betty Jo Redwine

Betty Jo Redwine, age 74, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Mrs. Redwine was born Dec. 4, 1936, to the late Johnnie C. Thompson and Giffie Lou Little in Tishomingo County. Mrs. Redwine was a former employee of the B&W Credit Union where she was the Assistant Manager. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and was very active in the church activities.

Mae White

January 25, 2011

Mae White

Mae White, 87, passed away, Monday, January 24, 2011 at the Cleveland Personal Care, Cleveland.
She was born September 23, 1924 in Millport, Lamar County to the late Gerzie Mae Miller and Clarence Valcus Billingsley Mrs. White was a West Point School System Bus Driver & School Lunch for 18 years. She was of the Baptist Faith.
Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Payton Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden West Point, Mississippi. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

James A. Clardy

January 25, 2011

James A. Clardy

James A. Clardy, 82, passed away, January 24, 2011, at his home near West Point.
James A. Clardy was born February 2, 1928, in Choctaw County, Mississippi, to the late Katie Lou Allen and Lonnie L. Clardy. Mr. Clardy was a Welder at Babcock & Wilcox Company in West Point for 31 years. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Mission and the West Point Masonic Lodge #40 F & AM.
Funeral services will be January 26, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jim Sallee

January 24th

Lady Raiders fall at Starkville

January 24, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
On Friday night, the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders finished off Manchester Academy for the second time this season to complete a perfect 6-0 record in district play this season. Starting on Saturday, the girls began a string of non-district games they are hoping will get them ready for the upcoming district tournament at Winston Academy.
The first of these non-league games resulted in a 55-45 loss to the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers. Starkville has accounted for two of Oak Hill’s seven losses this season.

West Point girls travel to New Hope

January 24, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Last Friday night, the West Point Lady Green Wave (14-3; 1-1) basketball team hit their first real snag of the 2010-2011 season.
After winning 13 games in a row, the girls took a tough loss to the Lady Chargers of Oxford High School in the team’s second district game of the season.
Tonight, the Lady Wave will try to get things back on track in another important district game, on the road, against the Lady Trojans of New Hope High School.

Trojans welcome Green Wave in Tuesday district match-up

January 24, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave boys hoops team (9-8; 2-0) has to feel good going into the final four district games of the season.
After falling in three consecutive games, with the defense giving up a ton of points, the West Point squad shocked the Oxford Chargers on Friday night with a dominating win.
Tonight, the Green Wave will try to improve on a 2-0 district record, when they travel to New Hope to take on the Trojans, who are hovering right around the .500 mark themselves.

Volunteers take down Raiders 63-44

January 24, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (9-13; 3-3) finished up the district play on Friday night with a hard-fought performance against Manchester that resulted in an unfortunate loss for the Raiders. On Saturday, Oak Hill’s boys returned to the court against Starkville, falling again in the non-district game, 63-44.
The Raiders have guaranteed themselves the No. 2 seed at the district tournament, which will be at Winston. With the Starkville game and three home matches this week, the boys should have plenty of live-action under their belts before the tourney.

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