Archive - 2013
CENTREVILLE â€” The Centreville Tigers (10-1; 4-0 District 6-AA) used an early first quarter lead to outlast Oak Hill in the second-half, 59-34, for a MAIS Class-AA first-round playoff win on the campus of Centreville Academy.
Oak Hill entered halftime trailing Centreville, 30-6. The Tigers jumped out to a 23-0 first quarter lead and would score again in the second-quarter to extend their lead over Oak Hill before halftime.
COLUMBUS â€” Senior Aeris Williams and junior Quincy Starks combined for eight touchdowns and 374 rushing yards, and West Point (6-4; 4-2 District 1-5A) ran away from Golden Triangle rival New Hope (4-6; 2-4 District 1-5A), 76-50, in a MHSAA District 1-5A game on the campus of New Hope High School.
The Green Wave clinched a berth into the playoffs with the victory and can enter the MHSAA Class-5A postseason as either the No. 2 or No. 3 seed out of District 1-5A.
By Will Nations
BY WILL NATIONS
CALHOUN CITY â€” Hebron Christian (7-3; 4-0 District 7-A) clinched its first eight-man district title and postseason berth with a thrilling win against rival Calhoun Academy, 20-14, in a MAIS District 7-A contest Friday at Billy D. Cook Field on the campus of Calhoun Academy.
In the last minute of the game, Channing Tapley took a shotgun snap and weaved through three Calhoun defenders en route to a 31-yard carry and a third-and-27 conversion to seal the 20-14 Hebron victory â€“ the Eagles fifth consecutive win.
Bennie C. Gunn age 75, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services are Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Pisgah Tibbee M.B. Church with Rev. Al Lathan Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Tibbee Community Cemetery.
Visitation is Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, from 3 - 6 p.m. at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Jimmy Anderson passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital.
Funeral services are today, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. from Brooksville Baptist Church of Brooksville. Burial will follow in Brooksville Cemetery.
Visitation is today from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Brooksville Baptist Church.
Complete arrangements are forthcoming from Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
A calm Halloween night? It might, at first, sound unbelievable, but Thursday night was just that.
The general consensus among law enforcement entities is the lack of mayhem that might generally be associated with Halloween night can easily be attributed to the inclement weather Thursday evening.
â€śIt went smooth,â€ť said West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. â€śThere weren't a whole lot of issues.â€ť
Brinkley said there was one incident which stood out, but ultimately ended in an undisrupted All Hallows Eve night.
By Donna Summerall
It doesnâ€™t matter if you can run like a deer or just want to jog or walk, runners and walkers alike can exercise for a great cause during the 5K Reindeer Run, Jingle Bell Jog, 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at Sally Kate Winters Park.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Cases go cold, but the file stays open.
West Point Police Department Chief of Investigations Albert Lee recalls an armed robbery case which took place in May.
According to an incident report provided by Lee, officers were dispatched to the North Mississippi Medical Center during the evening of May 26 in reference to a possible armed robbery.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
As time invariably pushes forward â€“ dragging along technological progression and new cultural trends behind it â€“ the possibilities for distractions while driving become more pronounced.
In response, the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is pushing forward with its â€śPay Attention or Pay a Fineâ€ť campaign, which aims to curb the number of auto accidents which so often plague the highways.
West Point Police Department is investigating a suspected murder on Lone Oak Drive in West Point.
According to WPPD statement, at about 5 a.m., officers responded to a residence at 2633 Lone Oak Drive in reference to a body found in the home. Officers arrived to find Randy Kelly, 41, of West Point in bed with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene.
See Friday's edition of Daily Times Leader for further details.