Archive - Jan 2013
After a thrilling victory against district-rival New Hope 67-63 Friday night, the Green Wave went on the road to face-off against long-time rival Starkville.
In the previous meeting between the Green Wave and Yellow Jackets on November 30, West Point was the victor after an edgy contest between two great foes 61-57. The win was the first over Starkville in ten years or more.
The Lady Wave entered the Beehive Saturday night at Starkville High following a district loss to New Hope on Friday night January 18. Though losing the night before, West Point looked ready to compete well facing their arch-rival the Lady Jackets.
With the regular season coming to a close, Brian Middleton is looking for his varsity squad to finish out strong. After winning two straight district games on Tuesday against Winston and a tough 54-52 win against Manchester in Yazoo City, the Raiders failed to bring the same energy and focus on Saturday against regional rival Starkville Academy, falling 56-37 in the contest
To cap off one of the last few weeks of the regular season, the Oak Hill Lady Raiders split a pair of games in two weekend contests, blowing the doors off of Manchester Academy Friday night before taking a 57-25 beating from top-ranked Starkville Academy Saturday evening.
The students of Central School in Amy Hazzardâ€™s fifth grade math classes made a project of collecting 100 cans for the 100th day of school. The non-perishable items will go to Project Homesteadâ€™s Food Pantry. It was a great way to use real-world math skills and benefit our community. Pictured are, kneeling (from left) Kailey Moore, Kitty Elliott, Hannah Klutts, Simone Cahoune, Kametra Gandy. Back row (from left) Jamarquez Darden, Marques Gardner, Deontae Brooks, Jylon Bluett, Krystian Bennett, Gray Berry and Tyler Smith. Photo by Donna Summerall
Central Stage was on fire with local talent during Mondayâ€™s tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Above, audience members stand during a performance by the Angels in Motion Mime Team from Greenwood M.B. Church. Photo by Bryan Davis
Johnny Amos Mathews, age 64, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Johnny Amos Mathews was born September 10, 1948, in West Point, to the late Beatrus and Lula Mathews.
Funeral Services are Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Mt Pisgah Waverly Missionary Baptist Church in West Point, with Rev. Darren Harris officiating.Â Burial will follow at Union Star Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, Eddie Clyde Mathews of Park Forest, Ill., and two sisters, Mandy Lee of Dixmoor, Ill., and Vivian M. Presley of Clarksdale.
Charlotte Wimberley Young age 82, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013, at Waverly Care Home in West Point.
Charlotte Wimberley Young was born March 15, 1930, in Houston, to the late Ethel Alford and Willie Kenneth Wimberley. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper.Â Mrs. Young was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Charlotte Wimberley Young married Caradine Westbrook Young March 6, 1949, at First United Methodist Church.
Itâ€™s been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the nationâ€™s most famous speech of peace and justice, but if Dr. King was alive today could he look around proudly and say that his dream of peace, unity and justice has truly been fulfilled?
Well, not exactly, said Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays, pastor of Poplar Springs CME Church, who said even though King would be delighted to see some broken down racial barriers today and signs of unification things just arenâ€™t quite where King dreamed of them to be.
Yvonne R.â€™Lucyâ€™ Blankenship age 84 ,passed away Sunday January 20, 2013 at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. Lucy Blankenship was born July 25, 1928, in Clay County to the late Elma Thornton and A. P. Ray. She retired from Knickerbocker and Big Yank clothing factory. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was a member of the Tibbee Volunteer Fire Dept. for 20 years.