June 22nd, 2011
The unsuspecting rain this week throughout the region put Oak Hillâ€™s summer softball games on hold, but as head coach Marion Bratton explained, it wasnâ€™t the first obstacle they needed to overcome.
The Lady Raiders were all set to play in a league with surrounding teams at the sports complex in Starkville, but after teams pulled out and decided to play close to home, Oak Hill did the same. Working with a few area teams, the group decided to do a home and home series.
A 4-County lineman is recovering in a Jackson area hospital after an electrical accident Wednesday.
The lineman was injured while working in Clay County Wednesday morning and was taken to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was later transported to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Brandon for observation. He is alert and conscious and was taken to the burn center as a precaution.
4-County CEO/General Manager Joe Cade said the cooperativeâ€™s focus is on the injured lineman.
Griffith Robert Jones
Griffith Robert Jones peacefully passed away at home in his sleep Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
Funeral services are Saturday, June 25, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection of Starkville. Interment will follow the service in the Columbarium Niche at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.
Visitation is Friday, June 24, 2011, between 5-7 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home.
You may go online and sign the guest register at: www.welchfuneralhomesinc.com.
Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
After being on the run from police for four days, 24-year-old Amonty Young turned himself in around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to the Clay County Sheriff's Department, according to chief deputy Eddie Scott.
Young's escape from the Clay County jail's exercise yard on June 17 was his second time in about two years that he had escaped from confinement at the jail. Young was able to escape on Friday by disassembling part of interior gate fencing that was covered with razor wire and climbing over the exterior gate.
Several of the state's top amateur players will once again tackle Old Waverly Golf Course Wednesday eying a spot in the Southern Golf Association Southern Amateur championship next month in Palm Harbor, Florida.
The 24-man field has players from all-across the region including Texas, Alabama and Georgia. The top three leaders after the one day event will qualify for the championship.
A.K. Tribble, age 89, of West Point, died Friday June 17, 2011, at West Point Community Living Center.
A.K. Tribble was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Cedar Bluff, to the late Leona Williams and A. K. Tribble Sr. He served in the USMC 6th Marine Division and was a veteran of WWII. He was a business man and former owner of West Point Flower Shop. Mr. Tribble was a member of First Presbyterian Church, EPC and a Mason, Masonic Lodge # 40.
Preparations are underway here in West Point as the town gets ready to host a 2011 Dizzy Dean state softball tournament in July.
The eight-team field, representing Fulton, Bruce, Mathison, Louisville, Aberdeen, Eupora and Saltillo, starts July at the Jesse W. Harmon Sports Complex. The winner will advance to the 2011 World Series held at Green Book Park in Southaven.
Preparations are underway for all the necessities needed to host a tournament of this size including field preparation, event staffing for concessions and tickets and umpires.
Friends and family packed the West Point High School gymnasium Friday afternoon as over 300 cheerleaders performed various dance routines and cheers at the West Point Junior Cheerleaders summer day camp.
In all roughly 320 girls from grades K-3 to 6 worked one-on-one with several of the junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders throughout the week all in preparation to perform in front of a large crowd.
It was obvious how hard they worked judging by the enormous round of
Parker Selected for Governor's School
Zane Parker III, has been selected to participate in the 2011 session of the Mississippi's Governor's School. The Governor's School is a residential honors program established in 1981 by Governor William F. Winter at Mississippi University for Women. The Governor's School is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a limited number of high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies and who show high intellectual, creative and leadership potential.
Braxtynn Rain Pruitt
Marlon and Laquante Pruitt of West Point, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Baxtynn Rain Pruitt, April 22, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point. Time of birth was 8:57 a.m., she weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Sanders and Ms. Dorothy Harris.
Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Wilderdean Pruitt and the late George Pruitt.
Great-grandparent is Shead Trimuel.
Welcoming home Braxtynn Rain is Cameron age 9.
The mother is the former Laquante Sanders.