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November 19th

Student-athlete and honorable citizen, Ed Brown

November 19, 2012

Many people have seen Ed Brown playing on Friday night in the green and white, others have spotted him at church, and many know Ed from his involvement in the classroom. Yet where ever you see Ed Brown, everyone that has encountered him sees he has special abilities.
On the field, Ed is playing his final season for West Point and starting at defensive end. He is impressive to watch; he finds himself in the opponents’ backfield constantly and stirs up trouble for offenses. Brown collected 4 sacks this past Friday night against Ridgeland in the second round playoff game.

Food Pantry needs volunteers for holidays and beyond

November 19, 2012

County Extension Director Donna Cliett spends many of her waking hours putting food packages together at the West Point Food Pantry inside the old Mary Holmes College gymnasium.
The food assortments are put together by volunteers and are provided monthly to 439 Clay County families who are in need. That’s almost 800 people total.
This holiday season the Food Pantry is not just in need of food and donations to keep local families fed, but the institution that has been around for over 15 years needs volunteer labor.

Conner brings 16 years of experience to Kroger

November 19, 2012

Labaris “LB” Conner is a testament that patience does pay off.
Sitting in his office at West Point’s Kroger grocery store on Monday, Conner recalled how in 1996 he was given a shot at bagging groceries at his local Kroger in Columbus. Today he’s the head man in charge in West Point’s store, and besides trying to get the local store into the black budget-wise, Conner has an opportunity to give local teenagers the same shot at a career he got 16 years ago.
“I could have 20 people here,” Conner said. “I may get three out of those 20, but if I can reach those three, my job is done.”

Mary Rose Lyon

November 19, 2012

Mary Rose Lyon

Mary Rose Lyon, age 88, passed away, Saturday, November 17, 2012. at North Mississippi Medical Center, West Point.
Mary Rose Lyon was born July 21, 1924. in Cedar Bluff, to the late Cora Lee Davis Lyon and George Wilbur Lyon. Mary Rose Lyon was a Corporate Secretary for Mitchell Automotive from September 10, 1946, until July, 2010. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

R.L. Walker

November 19, 2012

R.L. Walker

R.L. Walker, age 63, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. from Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church, with the Rev. Al Lathan Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Gospel Temple Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

November 16th

Residents Address Petition To Close Access To Westwood 2

November 17, 2012

Residents of Westwood 2 may soon have only one way to access their homes if a petition to block access from Westwood 1 to Westwood 2 is approved by West Point city officials.

Multiple people involved in crash, one injured

November 17, 2012

When you hear of an 18-wheeler colliding near the highway with a van full of passengers, the thing that usually comes to mind is a horrific scene of severely injured victims, some of whom could have unfortunately been killed.
But thankfully this wasn’t the case Friday morning when emergency officials responded to the scene of an accident involving two 18-wheeler trucks and a Community Counseling van carrying at least six passengers.

Wave keep their eyes on the prize, run over Ridgeland 56-21

November 17, 2012

It was the second round of the 5-A playoffs Friday night, and a step closer for eight teams in Mississippi to make it to Jackson. West Point and Ridgeland laid it all on the line to get to the North State title game on the field at Hamblin Stadium on the campus of West Point High School.
The Green Wave from the beginning had full control of the game on both sides of the ball. West Point was hitting on all cylinders and went on to victory beating the Ridgeland Titans, 56-21.

Lady Wave pick up first win

November 17, 2012

After losing Tuesday night to Hamilton, West Point’s Lady Wave returned to the court to take on the Amory Lady Panthers Thursday night. In a game that West Point led in every quarter, the Lady Wave showed improved ability going on to win 54-38.
Coach Kendall Pickens understands that this was an important first win for his team and knows that it can be difficult to get that first win sometimes.
“We just tried to keep our tempo,” said Coach Pickens after the victory, “and we just had to do the little things so we could get the win.”

Green Wave unable to get by Amory in Thursday night battle

November 17, 2012

It was a very close one and it could have been any possession that could have decided the game between West Point and Amory. A last second A.J. Jones’ half-court shot rimmed out and saw the Wave fall to the Panthers 58-56.
“Everybody is going to look at the last shot,” commented Coach Brad Cox about the loss, “but honestly any possession of this game could have made the difference tonight.”

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