November 8th, 2012
With only a day to practice, the Oak Hill High School Boys Basketball team had little time to prepare for their first game of the season. Well, prepare they did.
The Raiders used their athleticism and effort to steam-roll Lamar in a 75-29 romping. J.J. Bridges buried a three to Oak Hill on the scoreboard first, and from then on it was all red and white. Despite missing key players due to injuries, the Raiders utilized everyone in the rotation to give fans an impressive preview of the young team.
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders started their regular season off on the right foot with a win over Lamar School in their home debut. Coach Stan Hugheyâ€™s senior-laden squad took a 3-2 lead with Rachel Herndonâ€™s first three-pointer of the night and never looked back, holding the lead for the remainder of the contest.
Amy Watts, 43, of Riverchase Drive in West Point has been taken into custody by the Columbus Police Department on a charge of felony embezzlement, according to a Columbus Police Department press release.
Watts is accused of taking an undetermined amount of cash from Title Cash located at 2012 Highway 45 North in Columbus.
Watts is still in the custody of the CPD and bond amount has not been released at this time.
Hebron Christian School located in small Pheba, Mississippi, in the west part of Clay County made some serious noise in the eight man football ranks this season.
Alabama has almost been dominated the whole game against a number five ranked LSU who possibly has played their best game all season. Yet facing a 17-14 deficit, a glimmer of hope was given to the Crimson Tide. LSUâ€™s Drew Allemanâ€™s missed field goal with less than 2 minutes to go in the game allowed Alabamaâ€™s Heisman Trophy hopeful A.J. McCarron to lead a drive which will forever go down in Crimson Tide lore. McCarron took about three plays before he found true freshman T.J. Yeldon on a screen pass allowing Yeldon to scamper into the end zone from 28 yards out.
In the first round of MAIS AA Playoffs, the Oak Hill Raiders traveled to North Delta School located outside of Batesville, Mississippi. The Raiders, a AA playoff wildcard, found a very strong opponent in the Green Wave. Unfortunately, Oak Hill was on the wrong side of a 42-14 score, losing to North Delta and being knocked out of the MAIS AA playoffs.
West Point played solid defense and went by a weaker New Hope in the last game of the regular season and district play. After the 38-7 win Friday, the Green Wave have had seven strong wins in a row, including the district clinching win over Oxford.
West Pointâ€™s Head Coach Chambless was happy to see this past week to go by, knowing that his Green Wave could have lost focus playing the lesser New Hope. Also the margin of victory allowed for West Point to play younger players and rest many of their starters.
Tuesday morning was busy for voters in Clay County. Clear skies made for a good early turnout.
Coming in the door to his precinct in the early-morning hours was John Jackson, a Civil Rights Icon in Clay County who led initiatives in the 1960s to integrate the local school system and secure equal voting rights for African Americans.
Now at 89, Jackson seems dismayed at the state of politics and the rise of division in America.
On Tuesday morning, Jackson spoke with Daily Times Leader correspondent Darlene Cox about the state of the union.
Poll workers are reporting steady lines of voters here in West Point today. At noon, just one set of workers at the Henry Harris Building, a voting precinct in West Point were reporting that nearly 300 voters had signed in a voted today so far.
In the picture, Kelley Nevels (left) and Britany Terry let voters know they are in the right place at the Henry Harris Building on Court Street.
Just so the voters of Clay County know, absolutely no Voter ID is required to vote in the election today.
There has been some apparent confusion around the state regarding Voter ID and whether it is necessary for voters to present a form of identification at the polls on November 6, 2012.
There is no law requiring such a presentation.
If you are a registered and eligible voter do not let the lack of an ID hinder you from exercising your right to vote today.