Archive - 2013
Oak Hill Academy Counselor Francis Dawkins says that when the state backed off raising the number of credits required for graduation in English, Math, Science and Social Studies, OHA did no such thing.
In fact, the West Point academy raised its standards to above the national average for credits required for graduation.
â€śStudents need that in order to be successful in college,â€ť Dawkins said on Thursday morning. â€śThey need to be pushed because thatâ€™s whatâ€™s going to happen in college.â€ť
Deluded though I am, I fancy myself a master at concealing my imperfections to achieve the illusion that Iâ€™ve got my act together. Ha. Like people donâ€™t know I draw on my eyebrows every morning before I go out to pick up the paper.
Sometimes my efforts at innocent subterfuge come back to bite me. I had a leak in my refrigerator which caused an angry dark stain on my hardwood floor about five inches long and two inches wide. I called Mr. Fixit guy and he came out and â€śfixed it.â€ť To hide the stain I bought an attractive rug runner and placed it over the imperfection. Problem solved, sort of.
Pfc. Antonio R. Fenton graduated AIT. December 18, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. The Applied Industrial Technology training in Human Resources has prepared Fenton to continue his career path in the United States Army. He is a 2008 graduate of West Point High School and holds an Associates Degree in Business from Rust College. He is the son of Jim Fenton of West Point and the grandson of Janie Fenton of West Point and the late John Fenton. Submitted Photo
Fifth Street Junior Highâ€™s Students of the Month of December are Jordan Perry-Barracudas, Alvin Carter-Dolphins, Kennie Hicks-Earthquakes, Brianna Nolden-Tsunamis and Tinsley Banks-Sharks. Submitted Photo
After an 81-35 loss in district against Oxford on Friday night, the West Point Lady Wave used the past couple of days for reflection and cleaning up mistakes. On Sunday afternoon, head coach Kendall Pickens and the Lady Wave attended the Mississippi State-Ole Miss womenâ€™s basketball game and took in the collegiate action taking away valuable lessons to apply to their individual and team play.
Tuesday night West Point played absolutely great and gave the New Hope Lady Trojans everything and more.
Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad is back on track. After pulling off their fourth straight win Tuesday night, this time a 65-49 contest over Lamar in Meridian, the Lady Raiders look primed and ready for a run at the district and state title. Oak Hill used a high scoring first half to pull away early from the fifth-ranked Raiderettes and hold them at bay despite a 24-point performance from Olivia Mabry. The Lady Raiders stuck with their identity of balanced scoring, which is almost always a winning recipe for this team.
It can be difficult to get a win on the road. That statement is even more true in district 2 5-A boys competition as only one team has been able to pick up a win outside of their home gym.
The Green Wave entered into hostile territory Tuesday night to take on district-rival New Hope. In the previous meeting, West Point was able use a thrilling comeback to defeat the Trojans 67-63 at home.
Tickets are still available for the 87th Annual Banquet, hosted by the Growth Alliance that will take place tonight and will feature a night of awards, recognition of community leaders, West Point Hall of Fame inductions and the keynote speaker, Roger Pryor.
Pryor is a native of West Point and graduated from West Point High School.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
When you hear a weather siren you know itâ€™s time to pay attention and prepare to take cover. But out in some parts of Clay County residents donâ€™t always hear the cityâ€™s weather sirens, and when natural disasters hit close to their homes they only have a few minutes to retreat to safety.
Thatâ€™s why for five long years Clay County Emergency Management officials have been trying diligently to provide county residents with weather sirens that will warn people when a tornado, thunderstorm or other weather-related disaster is headed their way.
Just like many people, Clay County School Superintendent Mae Brewer was sitting at home this weekend watching the news on television when all of a sudden the news anchor started talking about a proposal to abolish the Clay County School District.