Archive - 2013
Shirley A. Featherston, 79, of Brooksville, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Hospice.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Brooksville Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Bro. Ben Yarber and Bro. Jerome Key officiated. Interment followed in Brooksville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to NMMC-Hospice Inpatient, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon is in charge of arrangements.
By Will Nations
PHEBA â Rebekah Falkner led the Lady Eagles with 17 points and Hebron Christian (2-0) picked up a win over the Calhoun Lady Cougars, 65-35, in a MAIS basketball game Tuesday on the campus of Hebron Christian School.
Holly Hudson tallied 14 points, Alaina Hill scored 12 points and Subrina Oswalt knocked down 10 points in Hebronâs fifth consecutive win since the second preseason game against Washington School at the Winona Christian Preseason Tournament.
Regan Hubbard led Calhoun with 14 points.
By Donna Summerall
The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club launched one of its new implementations with naming Fifth Street Junior High instructor Pamela Bush Anderson as Civitan âTeacher of the Quarter.; Civitan and former teacher Bettye Swift presented Anderson with a plaque and a gift card to show the Civitanâs appreciation for educators and all they do in instructing young people.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Itâs the buzz of the town: right? Will the cityâs selectmen pass a smoke-free ordinance as surrounding cities have? Well, Stephanie Collier, Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition representative, isnât twiddling her thumbs waiting around for a response.
By WILL NATIONS
Sophomore Sarah Dill scored a game-high 17 points and the Oak Hill Lady Raiders (3-2) defeated Carroll Academy in a MAIS non-district basketball game Monday on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
Maegan Ellis added 13 points, and Tanner Grubbs scored 11 points off the bench in the second-quarter alone during the Lady Raiders win following a 60-57 heartbreaking non-district loss to rival Starkville Academy on Thursday.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Small, local businesses are vital to fueling and promoting local economic development and certainty. American Express (AE), since 2010, has coined the Saturday following Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday (SBS), which serves to advertise and promote local businesses. And on Nov. 30 this year, the goal is to have as many individuals âshop smallâ in their communities.
The opportunity to emphasize self-sufficiency, said Ron Aldridge, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), simply could not go untapped.
BY MARY GARRISON
The city of West Point is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the year: the annual Christmas parade. This yearâs event is set to take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 in downtown West Point. However, the parade isnât the only activity residents will have to look forward to that day.
Head Start, Pre-K and Kindergarten students in Clay County are soon to be busy making ornaments for the cityâs Christmas tree, and that morning they will gather in Sally Kate Winters Park to help hang them from its branches.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
District 5 Clay County residents can expect to see construction workers conducting a resurfacing project in the near future.
According to a notice provided by the Clay County Board of Supervisors, the deadline for bidding on the revamping is anticipated to cease 9 a.m. Dec. 19. Following the declaration of a lowest bidder, the work will commence.
District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee said he wanted to resurface both Pine Bluff Road and the northern portion of Colony Road, each of which have long since been in need of some level of reparation.
BY WILL NATIONS
The West Point Green Wave allowed 33 unanswered points after the first quarter and could not spark a comeback in the final quarter of action, falling in the opening round of the MHSAA Class-5A playoffs to the Pearl Pirates, 33-20, Friday at Ray Rogers Stadium in Pearl.
Pearl (11-2; 6-1 District 2-5A) secured a spot in the second-round of the Class-5A playoffs and will face the undefeated Oxford Chargers Friday in Oxford.