Archive - 2012
It was heartbreaking to hear of the school shooting in Connecticut that took the lives of 26 people, 20 of whom were children. Adam Lanza is the person who decided that killing these innocent people and then himself was a good idea. All these parents put their children on a school bus or dropped them off at a place they considered safe. School. I take my own girls to West Point High every morning and fully expect to pick them up.
Head Coach Brad Cox and his Green Wave basketball team traveled to Louisville to take on a very challenging Wildcat club.
In a tight affair, West Point had a difficult time finding a definitive lead until the end of the third quarter. The Green Waveâ€™s depth proved to be the key factor to their success as West Point closed out the game with a bang and a 73-55 victory.
â€śWe knew it would be an all four-quarter type game,â€ť commented Coach Cox after a strong road win, â€śit was a real physical game, and it is just great to beat Louisville here at their gym.â€ť
The Lady Wave were on the road again Friday night, this time West Point headed south to take on the Louisville Lady Wildcats.
Head Coach Kendall Pickens and his Lady Wave gave a good team effort to start the game, but fell victim to a stingy Louisville defense allowing the Lady Wildcats to romp over West Point 72-33.
Hebron Christian made the road trip to Columbus in hopes of bouncing back from a loss to Washington School on Tuesday and to complete the season sweep on Victory Christian, a team they defeated handily earlier in November.
In a Thursday night game where both teams were on fire from behind the three point arc and the floor, the Eagles found themselves behind the eight ball heading into the fourth quarter. A scrappy comeback though saw Hebron fight back into contention, but run out of time as Victory went on to win 69-65.
The Lady Eagles of Hebron made the short journey over to Columbus to face Victory Christian. Back in November, the Lady Eagles hosted Victory in Pheba and were defeated on a buzzer-beating three pointer, 39-38. This time around it was major foul trouble which hampered Hebron Christian as Victory Christian pulled away in the fourth quarter, winning 53-43.
â€śI thought we played well enough to win tonight,â€ť said Head Coach William Cotton, â€śit is just hard to win on an opponentâ€™s court sometimes.â€ť
Pure shock and disbelief can just about sum up the way most of the nation was feeling Friday when they learned of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that left two dozen students and staff dead.
No one could quite understand what coaxed the alleged gunman, Adam Lanza, to pick up two loaded guns, walk into the school and open fire on students no older than six years.
In 2012, the United Health Foundation ranked Mississippi 49th in the nation in its quality of health care delivery to its citizens.
Those who are provided health care services by Northeast Mississippi Health Services, however, know that the care that is being provided is some of the best in the nation.
Recently, NMHS was the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, one that is given to corporations each year that span a variety of fields.
If youâ€™ve ever taken a stroll around Central Park in New York City youâ€™ve more than likely seen several people sitting out on the lawn tuning out the activities around them as they type away on their laptops. Theyâ€™re laying back browsing the web, checking the latest Facebook statuses or even working away from the office, enjoying the convenience of the Internet without any tangly wires in the way thanks to NYCâ€™s free wireless Internet service in the park.
Now West Point city officials want to give residents and visitors the same sort of experience.
Tentatively planning a grand opening in March, the newly renovated West Point Community Living Center will be a showplace.
A new transitional care unit and therapy gym will be open for those needing rehabilitative therapy.
It is centered on the design to help people return to work or home after debilitating falls and illnesses. It will be available to those in any age group who need some assistance and therapy before returning home.
The 2000 plus square foot addition of therapy gym space will contain strengthening equipment such as a treadmill, weight machines and recumbent bikes.
This month 429 Clay County families are going to be fed thanks to the Project Homestead Food Pantry.
Thatâ€™s roughly 850 family members who are receiving food they would not normally be able to obtain because of the volunteer efforts of those associated with the local food pantry.
Donna Cliett, who has 25 years of experience with the Mississippi State Extension Service and leads the charge at Clay Countyâ€™s food pantry spoke to the West Point Rotary Club on Thursday about the ever-growing need for food and volunteers at the pantry.