Archive - 2014
Walter Leslie Goode, age 73 of West Point, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at his residence.
A Memorial Service was held Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Cairo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in Cedar Bluff, with Rev. Dr. Robert T. Wilbur officiating. Speakers were Joel Coleman and Jason Stewart.
Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus will be directing.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The intersection of North Eshman Avenue and Hazelwood Road is currently a 2-way stop, but after Mondayâ€™s Clay County Board of Supervisors meeting, it will soon become a 4-way stop.
District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton said he expected the 4-way intersection to be implemented by the second week in October.
â€śWith all the work theyâ€™re doing out there for the Yokohama project, thereâ€™s been an increase in traffic on Hazelwood Road,â€ť Horton said. â€śWeâ€™ve got to put a 4-way stop there.â€ť
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt its budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year after a budget hearing Monday.
The total projected revenue for the upcoming year was $8,972,512, and projected expenses totaled $12,304,071. The difference will be covered by grants and state aid funds.
Clay County Chancery Clerk Amy Berry said the total amount of expenditures decreased by more than $1.5 million from last yearâ€™s budget.
BY WILL NATIONS
Tyler Logan always looks to make an impact on the football field. As a starting defensive player for the West Point Green Wave, the senior understands the magnitude of Friday nights, and the actions it takes to win a football game.
But it is Logan's actions off the field that are worth noting and even more poignant for his family and the community.
COLUMBUS â€“ After a sloppy first half, West Point rose to the top against the Columbus Falcons in the final two quarters Friday in Columbus.
Senior Demontae Rush carried for two touchdowns in the second half, and senior Dason Thomas passed for two touchdowns in the Green Waveâ€™s 35-7 win over the Falcons (0-3).
Oak Hill Coach Chris Craven talks with his offensive line unit during a MAIS District 2-AA game against the Winston Patriots Friday at Winston Academy in Louisville.
LOUISVILLE â€“ The Oak Hill Raiders slushed through a downpour to claim a 14-0 win over the Winston Patriots Friday at Winston Academy in Louisville. Senior Riley Pierce connected with sophomore Ken Dill twice on a 5-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and a 60-yard touchdown pass in the third.
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BY WILL NATIONS
PHEBA â€“ When Hebron Christian junior quarterback Channing Tapley surveys the field inside the pocket, he is confident that he will find one of his receivers in an open position. Tapley, who possesses a strong arm, has to find the right timing and needs crisp routes for success.
Junior Landon Hill, a 6-foot-4 wide receiver, provides that big target and those crisp routes.
Tapley, No. 22, and Hill, No. 2, are a prolific combination in the Eaglesâ€™ passing attack. â€śDeuces Wildâ€ť was unleashed on Friday night.
Tommie D. Moseley, age 72, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at his home in Pheba.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Johnson Creek M.B. Church, with Dr. Bruce H. Guyton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services was in charge of arrangements.
Virge Cousins Sr. age 78, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. at Community Hospice.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Lower Prairie Creek M.B. Church in Mantee, with Rev. Eugene Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Cousins Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 â€“ 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
By Donna Summerall
Penny Elliot took advantage of the clearing skies Friday afternoon to teach her fourth - grade class a lesson in solar energy. The students made ovens from cereal boxes, aluminum foil and plastic wrap, took them outside to see if the sun would heat graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. Elliott has been conducting the experiment for more than six years at Central School with her sixth â€“ grade classes. This is her first year to teach fourth grade at South Side Elementary.