Archive - Oct 22, 2013
WINONA â€“ The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles started the 2013-14 basketball season against Winona Christian and Indianola Academy Monday on the campus of Winona Christian School.
BY WILL NATIONS
Lafayette Wales rushed for 238 yards and five touchdowns in Canton Academyâ€™s second district win over Oak Hill, 49-14, in a MAIS District 2-AA contest in Canton.
Wales averaged nine yards per carry as the Panther offense rushed for 391 yards on the ground. Senior Kraft McLean rushed 11 times for 98 yards and scored the two other Canton rushing touchdowns.
Canton (6-3; 2-2 District 2-AA) led Oak Hill by halftime, 28-6. The Panthers did not slow down in the second-half scoring 21 points en route to a 49-14 win.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
It wonâ€™t be long before the break ends for 62-year-old and former International Business Machines (IBM) employee John Colbert. Once it does, the occasionally jagged and confused waves of the Mississippi River will welcome his â€” and his seasoned kayakâ€™s â€” return.
A Starkville native, transcontinental voyager and Mississippi State University graduate, Colbert hails in the realm of science and engineering. Proof positive that his 31 years spent designing new components for mainframe computers and supercomputers was no inadvertence.
Clay County has been awarded funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
Clay County has been chosen to receive $14,004 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Clay County.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
In three months time, expect to see a freshly constructed District 5 voting precinct in place of the decrepit building on Brame Avenue.
The aforementioned building that occupies the soon-to-be-renovated space has long since lost its aesthetic value since abandonment, but certainly once served a purpose. On one side rests the remnants of the old Trailway Bus Station; on the other side an old convenience store.
In its current condition, the building has, essentially, become little more than an eyesore to passers-by.
BY MARY GARRISON
The Yokohama Tire Company manufacturing plant project brings a number of new things to the community, not the least of which is an increase in interest for new business, according to West Point Planning Commission Chairman Pete Oâ€™Shea.