January 9th, 2013
Finally returning home after a month-long stint away, the Green Wave welcomed the team that started their road trip - the Louisville Wildcats. On Friday December 14, West Point outlasted the Wildcats in the second half and defeated Louisville soundly 73-55.
On Tuesday night, in a rematch that was similar to the last contest between West Point and Louisville, the Green Wave started the first quarter sluggish but were soon to answer Louisville ending the quarter ahead 21-13 and never looking back. West Pointâ€™s second half effort closed out the game as the Wave won dominantly 78-49.
The Lady Wave finally returned to West Point after almost a full month on the road starting back on December 14. It was a rematch Tuesday between West Point and the Louisville Lady Wildcats, a game that the Lady Wave hoped to be more competitive in this time around. The last meeting between these two teams was a Lady Wildcat routing of West Point 72-33 back on December 14 in Louisville.
Like always, this week has been one of highs and lows for the world of sports.
Highest on the list in Mississippi would be Ole Miss, which is coming off a Compass Bowl victory in head coach Hugh Freezeâ€™s first season with the Rebels.
At the very top of the national list is Alabama, which reclaimed its rightful spot atop national polls after demolishing Notre Dame in the BCS Title game on Monday night.
The Oak Hill Raiders fell over the weekend to the MAIS top-ranked Marshall Academy. The Raiders fought hard throughout the game but could not stay with a sharp shooting Marshall, falling to the Patriots 70-36.
Though the loss to Marshall could be disheartening, Oak Hill understands there are more important tasks ahead. The Raiders will make the two hour journey to face Canton Academy Friday night in district 2-AA play. This meeting will be the first for Oak Hill and Canton on the season.
Head Coach Stan Hughey and his Lady Raiders kicked off the New Years with a great victory in Holly Springs against a tough Marshall Academy Saturday. The Oak Hill girls were successful in their attempt to grasp a win in the rematch against Marshall 57-38.
Waiting two long years for an answer would probably qualify as an act that goes well beyond patience, but the patience the city of West Point has had with Comcast Cable and Internet Services has reached its max.
Now the city is on the brink of taking permanent action against the company.
With Christmas and the New Yearâ€™s holidays behind, the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance is already busy with its plans for 2013.
This should prove to be a banner year for the town, as the new One Percent tax revenue funds are to be deposited into the bank this month and reinvested throughout the community.
On Monday afternoon, two new billboards went up on each end of town on U.S. Highway 45 Alternate. One faces north on the four lane a little over three miles outside of town going toward Tupelo.
The other is near the turnoff for U.S. Highway 82, facing south.
The Palestine United Methodist Church Christmas Tree was lit brighter than ever in 2012, with many Clay County citizens dedicating a lit ornament to lost loved ones. The following is a list of those who gave and those who received the dedication.
Catherine Rape, Noel Rape and Estell Huffman had lights given by Missy Norwood.
Charsie Walker, Charlie Coggins, Mattie Pearl Coggins, Diane Gill, John Paul Gill and Crystal Ann Mathis had lights given by Lowell Walker.
Mr./Mrs. Mac Pate and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Brock had lights given by Mr./Mrs. Gary Brock.
Sugar is a female terrier mix, approximately 10 -12 weeks old. She has had her puppy shots, been wormed and is scheduled to be spayed later this month. Sugar is a playful bundle of energy and loves interacting with people. If you would like to make Sugar or any of the puppies and dogs at the West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter, a member of your family, come by Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - noon or call 524-4430. Photo by Donna Summerall
Jean White Terrell, age 88, of Columbus, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012, at Gallatin Health Care in Gallatin, Tenn.
Funeral services were Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Anne Russell Bradley officiating. The interment followed at Friendship Cemetery.