October 28th, 2014
BY DONNA SUMMERALL
West Point American Legion Posts 38 and 212 hosted a luncheon Saturday at the American Legion Post 38 on Westbrook Street in West Point. Veterans and their spouses were invited to share hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and memories of their service.
â€śWe welcome all vets, regardless of whether they served during war or peacetime,â€ť Bill Gibson, post 38 commander, said. â€śAnyone who served their country with honor is one of us.â€ť
HOLLY SPRINGS â€“ Prior to the Oak Hill Lady Raiders' game against Marshall Academy, the gym's public address announcer stated the preseason tournament's finale consisted of two undefeated teams. The announcement was a talking point for Head Coach Brian Middleton to his Lady Raiders in the locker room before they took the floor.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The West Point/Clay County Arts Council (WPCCAC) hosted its first fundraiser in the new Louise Campbell Center for the Arts Saturday evening, an event that brought out the community's finest ghouls and goblins.
The Black and Orange Halloween Gala kicked off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and was a night of music, dancing and costumes. WPCCAC Secretary Kathy Dyess said the event was hosted in order to raise funds for office equipment, kitchen supplies and workshop supplies for the new arts center.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The week is Mississippi's Severe Weather Awareness Week, and each day will focus on different aspect of severe weather. Monday focused on thunderstorms, today focuses on flooding, and tomorrow will emphasize tornado safety.
A statewide tornado drill will be conducted tomorrow at 9:15 a.m., and local officials urge residents to participate in the drill with the goal of helping everyone learn life-saving rules.
HOLLY SPRINGS â€“ Sarah Dill has come out in the preseason openers with explosive offense.
Dill, an Oak Hill junior, has scored 45 combined points in the Lady Raidersâ€™ pair of wins on Tuesday and Thursday at Marshall Academy in Holly Springs.
â€śSarah has just come out on fire in her first two preseason games,â€ť Oak Hill Head Coach Brian Middleton said.
Dill reached double figures with 17 points in Oak Hillâ€™s 61-40 win against Tunica Academy Tuesday. Sophomore Tanner Grubbs had eight points.
MADDEN â€“ The Oak Hill Raiders were within striking distance of the Leake Rebels.
Trailing by two scores, Oak Hill was unable to close the gap as it fumbled at the 5-yard line during a long pass play with two minutes remaining in the game. It was recovered by the Rebels.
After the costly turnover, Leake (5-5; 4-1 District 2-AA) held on to a 42-28 win over the Raiders in a District 2-AA game Friday at Leake Academy in Madden.
BY WILL NATIONS
SALTILLO â€“ One opposing defender stood between West Point running back Kadarius Forside five yards away from the goal line in the Green Waveâ€™s opening offensive drive. The senior either could make an agile move around the Saltillo defender or lower his shoulder pads and make contact. He chose the latter.
Clemmie Jermaine Guines
Clemmie Jermaine Guines, age 33, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center â€“ West Point.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Civic Center. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation was 5 â€“ 7 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Randy K. Henry
Randy K. Henry, age 57, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at his home in Amory.
Randy was born April 20, 1957, in West Point, the son of Burl and Betty Logan Henry. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Amory. He owned and operated Cole Insurance Company in Amory for over 20 years. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. He was a 1st Lieutentant in the United States Army, having served in Germany.
Juanita Dew Ramsey
Juanita Dew Ramsey, age 92, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at West Point Community Living Center in West Point.