February 26th, 2013
West Point High School continues with the week long Anti-Bullying Campaign. Tuesday students wore silly miss matched socks to remind them to respect each otherâ€™s differences. Students and teachers were happy to show off their silly socks. Pictured are (from left) Abby Scott, Maggie Redmond, Maghan Flanders, Angela Reives, Tosha Moore, Michael Bilbo, Jaliya Moore Angelica Colbert, and teachers Mr. Fentress Ms. Barakat and Ms. Kees. Photo by Donna Summerall
West Point High School student Antonio Dent was chosen by Principal Mario Willis to be wearing the most ridiculous looking socks in school during the Anti-Bullying campaign. Photo by Donna Summerall
John Wesley Williamson was selected as the local winner of the Wendyâ€™s Heisman award for Oak Hill Academy. He was also a state finalist. There were only 20 state finalists, 10 girls and 10 boys. He recently attended the Wendyâ€™s Heisman Awards luncheon in Jackson where he received a medal and trophy. The guest speaker was former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. John Wesley is the son of Wes and Michelle Williamson. He plans to attend Mississippi State University in the fall and major in business law. Submitted Photo
Oak Hill Academyâ€™s Sarah Dill and Shay Atkins were named to the 2013 MAIS AA State Tournament All-Tournament team after their outstanding performances at the state tourney in Canton last week. Submitted Photo
After six Saturdays of basketball games and many practices, the West End Baptist Church concluded their Upward Basketball season with a banquet honoring the hard work and dedication of the players, coaches, and program organizers, Monday, February 26.
The banquet, held on the campus of Mary Holmes College, was full of excited children and great fellowship amongst everyone in the gymnasium. Following a great meal, former Mississippi State University Womenâ€™s Basketball head coach Sharon Fanning Otis took to the podium to deliver her words of wisdom.
Grocery shopping these days is turning out to be a really dreadful task for many local consumers all because of one very evident thing â€“ a rise in food prices.
While shopping Tuesday afternoon in Walmart, Clay County resident Souzen Steelhammer said she, like so many others, is having to reconsider the way meals are cooked at home and is having to bypass certain foods that just donâ€™t meet the budget.
Despite his plea, Clay County resident Alphonzo C. Garth will not get to stand trial again for his possession of cocaine charge unless a higher court of Mississippi rules in his favor.
During the January term of Clay County Circuit Court Garth stood trial for the charge, and after a 30-minute deliberation by the jury Garth was found guilty of possessing over 30 grams of cocaine the night of Oct. 6, 2011. One day after the jury weighed the evidence and found him guilty the court sentenced Garth to 25 years in prison followed by five years of post release supervision.
Clay County residents living in the Northgate Subdivision and the Southgate Subdivision are now under a boil water notice, which was issued Monday evening by the Mississippi Department of Health.
The city of West Point notified the Department of Health that there was a loss of pressure caused by a break in the water line. According to MDH, a water system that loses pressure can become contaminated, and only when waters tests show a positive reading for contamination is the water safe to drink again.
Bobbie Jean Jones Arney, afe 74, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013. at her home, in Cedar Bluff.
It was a rematch of the AA North State Tournament semi-final as the Oak Hill Lady Raiders met up with Prairie View Academy again this past Saturday. In the previous meeting, the Lady Raiders used a second half rally to overcome a 12-point deficit to defeat the Lady Spartans 55-50.