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Barrett twins surprised by Santa

December 11, 2012

Santa was on hand at the Mansfield’s home, and twins Bronwynne and Betsy Gray Barrett of Starkville paid him a visit. Photo Submitted by Kristen Stevens

“Understanding grief under painful circumstances”

December 11, 2012

Every memory of the child who has died must be summoned up with all its feelings and reworked with the new and painful knowledge that your child is gone. This I can tell you after loosing our son was the most painful aspects of grieving. We love the dead differently from how we love the living. As we live with the reality of our loss of a son or daughter, your love must recognize the changed reality and change itself. You will never stop loving your child who has died. Remembering and bringing up feelings and memories is how I accomplished this painful task.

Is greatness still within us?

December 11, 2012

After the airing of the Heisman Trophy Presentation, ESPN showed a 30 for 30 film that documented the unfortunately short career of Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson. The film, “You Don’t Know Bo”, was somewhat of a folktale telling the amazing feats Bo Jackson was said to have done and actually accomplished. I had the privilege to watch this documentary and thought it asked me a question, “Is greatness still within us?”

Lady Raiders win a pair over the weekend

December 11, 2012

Oak Hill had a weekend to remember in sweeps over Winston Academy and North Delta in two consecutive days. Stan Hughey’s Lady Raiders advanced to 2-0 in the district after the Friday night 60-37 victory against the Lady Patriots in which three Oak Hill players scored in double figures: Maegen Eliis and Anna Ready with 13 each, and Rachel Hendon with 12 to go along with 10 rebounds. Shay Atkins came close to another double-double with nine points and 10 boards. Sarah Dill scored seven off the bench.

Raiders back on track after winning two weekend games

December 11, 2012

The Oak Hill Raiders are back to their winning ways following three straight victories, two of

Stolen vehicle recovered, investigation underway

December 11, 2012

West Point police were able to recover a vehicle Monday that was reported stolen earlier that morning from Windale Apartments, and now police are seeking the individual are individuals responsible for taking the car.
The vehicle, a tan 2005 Nissan Altima, was reported stolen shortly after 6 a.m. Monday morning, said Acting Chief Investigation Albert Lee, who said calls from concerned citizens led to police finding the vehicle on Mayhew Street across from Zuber Park.
Once police arrived on Mayhew Street they saw that the vehicle was not occupied and noticed significant damage to the car.

Palestine church offers hope by way of the gift of light

December 11, 2012

A few feet away from the Christmas tree at Palestine United Methodist Church, the ground is still loose and a little soft just after a good rain.
The circle-shaped pile of dirt was once the site of the old and much bigger tree that was planted by Hugh Moore many years ago.
“I told him that tree was going to get too big, and it got too big,” said Tuney Moore, Hugh’s widow who has belonged to the Palestine Methodist congregation for over half a century.

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