August 15th, 2014
BY WILL NATIONS
Oak Hill Head Coach Tony Stanford uses the adage that defense wins championships.
The first-year head coach for the Raiders has seen promise from his defensive unit during the first three weeks of the preseason and is hoping it carries over into the regular season.
West Point Green Wave fans will get their first look at this seasonâs edition of the team with a Saturday afternoon scrimmage.
West Point faces defending Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class-3A state champion Louisville Wildcats at 3 p.m. at Scott Field in Starkville. The scrimmage is a part of the New Hope High School fall jamboree, which boasts six different match-ups, beginning with a scrimmage between Philadelphia and Aberdeen at 9 a.m.
Last year, Louisville stunned West Point with a 35-14 victory in the two-quarter scrimmage.
BY MARY GARRISON
Four years ago, the Golden Triangle community got a lifeline in the way of resident support through Celebrate Recovery, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing a community in which participants struggling with a number of lifeâs ails may find strength and safety. Itâs a mission about which Jean Bryan, ministry leader, feels particularly passionate.
By Donna Summerall
The Pilot Club of West Point held a dessert/white elephant auction after the conclusion of the business meeting Tuesday night in the dining room of the Henry Clay Retirement Center in West Point.
âThis is always a fun way to raise a little money in â house,â Sandra Cox, member of the fundraising committee, said. âPeople bring either a dessert or a decorative or household item for the members to bid on. Sometimes the bidding gets a little heated, but everyone laughs a lot and has a good time.â
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Investigators with the West Point Police Department are looking for any information regarding three burglaries which took place throughout the last week in July.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
City and county officials are looking to bring a new weather and emergency notification system to residents in the community. The Code Red system is a mass information system designed to enable local government officials to record, send and track personalized messages to residents within minutes.
Clay County Emergency Management Director Kerrie Gentry-Blissard said officials in the county wanted to institute a new notification system, and looked at three different vendors: Code Red, CivicReady and Everbridge Unified Critial Communication Suite.
Sarah Earline Roberts, age 70, passed away Aug. 12, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Raymond Quinn, age 61, passed away, Aug. 9, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Siloam M.B. Church, with Dr. Henry L. Brownlee officiating. Burial will follow in Siloam M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Thursday, August 14, 2014, from 3 â 6 p.m. at Carterâs Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâs Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Lawrence Henry âLarryâ Foy, age 58, greeted the Lord Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo after an extended illness.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The West Point Board of Selectmen voted to levy $5,868,600 in ad valorem taxes for the West Point School District at its meeting Tuesday night. The amount will be for general district purposes, along with $322,889 for debt services.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the board will convene later in the month to set the millage rate to acquire the ad valorem tax. The schoolâs request was down from $5,827,000 last year, according to Robinson.