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March 4th, 2013

West Point takes on SHS on the diamond

March 4, 2013

After a 4-0 win over the Lafayette County Commodores last Thursday, the Diamond Wave will now turn their attention to arch-rival Starkville High School.
Along with the win over Lafayette in the Potontoc tournament, West Point has recorded a victory over Ripley 5-2 and fell on a walk-off hit to New Albany 5-4. The Wave currently sit with a 2-1 record on the season.
Starkville will enter the contest with six games under their belt. The Yellow Jackets currently are holding a 4-2 recorded with wins over Leake Central, Greenville-Weston, Louisville, and Ethel.

OHA defeats Victory Christian in season opener

March 4, 2013

By Will Nations
Daily Times Leader

Oak Hill Academy played host to Victory Christian of Columbus Thursday in the season and home-opener for head coach Marion Bratton and his Diamond Raiders at Bill Ayces Field in West Point.
It was a cold and windy evening, but Adam Tumey was red hot for Oak Hill in his first appearance on the mound for the 2013 season.
Tumey struck out 9 batters, gave up 2 hits, and walked only 4 in four complete innings. With that pitching performance, the Raiders took their first win of the season over Victory 6-1.

Pauline Drane

March 4, 2013

Funeral services for Pauline Drane, who passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013, were Saturday, March 2, 2013, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Robbie Robinson, Ralph Weems, Danny Rainey, Phil McClellan, Bubba Atkins, Hamilton Dickey and Jim Helveston.
Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Evie Ophelia McDougal Watson

March 4, 2013

Evie Watson, age 104, passed away at her home Monday, March 4, 2013.
Mrs. Watson was born February 28, 1909, to the late Hattie Ophelia Murphy McDougal and Edward Monroe McDougal in Cedar Bluff. She was a homemaker and member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. She married Oscar Lee Watson July 3, 1926, and were united for 66 years until his death July 17, 1992.
Funeral services are Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Samuel Burns officiating, assisted by Bro. Todd Chesser. Burial will follow in Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian
Cemetery.

Inez Naugle Caradine

March 4, 2013

Inez Naugle Caradine, age 81, went on to be with the Lord Monday, March 4, 2013 at her home in the Caradine community.

Kansas City, Toronto might just complete the list

March 4, 2013

I have not been watching Major League Baseball as long as some folks who are around.
That is when you put it into perspective.
I’ve been watching it die-hard since the 1990s, and that seems like a long time to me.
However, there are those who around who remember the Braves when they were in Milwaukee, and there are those who remember a respectable Mets franchise; well maybe we won’t go that far.
The point is that during my life, and during my baseball fandom, there are teams that I have never seen in October.

Scene from the EMCC art display

March 4, 2013

Jose Arellano and daughter Ruby Arellano look over the local art at the EMCC art display.

One-hit wonders wow West Point

March 4, 2013

County moves forward in Powersite project

March 4, 2013

With no opposition heard, the Clay County Board of Supervisors moved forward Monday with the next phase of its economic development project through which the county hopes hundreds of jobs will land in Clay County.
Last month the board heard from Gordon Flowers, Chairman of the Golden Triangle Development LINK, who requested that the board ready themselves to issue bonds in the event that a major industry decided to locate to Clay County.

Friday Night Jams starts spring slate this week

March 4, 2013

Hosted by the West Point/Clay County Arts Council, Friday Night Jams will start this Friday night, March 8th. The jam session will be from 7-9:30pm at the Parks and Recreation Building in Marshall Park.
Friday Night Jams are open to everyone, but keep in mind this is an informal playing event with no preset program or tune list. And the sessions will be family-friendly events, where no smoking or alcohol is allowed, but people are welcome to bring refreshments to share.

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