November 12th, 2012
The MHSAA 5-A playoffs kicked-off this past Friday, and the Green Wave played host to the Canton Tigers. West Point out classed the Tigers and won the game, 38-0.
William Neill Bogan Jr., age 87, passed away, o Thursday, November 8, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point.
William Neill Bogan Jr., was born December 31, 1924, in West Point, to the late Catherine Fenton Bogan and William Neill Bogan Sr. He was an Engineer in Telecommunications for 30 years and was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. A Veteran of the 283rd Combat Engineer Battalion having served during WWII. William Neill Bogan, Jr. married Sally Crawford Bogan in 2001.
Funeral services for Rachel Free are Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at noon from St. Paul M.B. Church, with Dr. Willie B. Lairy officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Ellen Frances Duke Sugg
Ellen Frances Duke Sugg peacefully left the bounds of this earth Friday, November 9, 2012.
She was the daughter of the late Minnie Bunkley Duke and Richard Pinson Duke, from whom she learned the deep values of family, church, and graciousness.
A lifelong resident of West Point, she was born October 5, 1912, where she lived most of her life in her family home on Main Street. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Ralph Sugg; sister, Suzanne Duke Calvert; and one grandson, William Thomas Person.
Christmas Open House is taking place on Sunday, November 11 from 1-4 p.m. at participating locations in West Point.
Check out the list of merchants in the Daily Times Leader Friday edition, and head on down to do some early Christmas shopping.
In the picture, Jayn Duncan and Shirley Miller, from Flowers by Shirley decorate a Christmas tree in their Truman Creek Road store, which will be open from 1-4.
The number of veterans returning home from war and looking to settle into a state of normalcy is increasing by the year, and the numbers are only going to get higher as contingency plans for troop withdrawal in the Middle East continue to take shape.
Major General Reuben Jones, a West Point native and soon to be retired Army veteran told a large crowd at the cityâ€™s Veteranâ€™s Day Program on Friday that small communities were key to supporting these returning veterans.
West Point started their journey to Jackson against the number four seeded Canton Tigers from Region 2 5-A.
The Tigers put their best effort forward, but that effort was no match for a dominant Green Wave team. West Point led throughout the game after Tez Laneâ€™s first touchdown run from 34 yards out in the first quarter. Following that there was no looking back, as the Wave went on to crush their first round foe with the final score of 38-0.
It wasnâ€™t pretty, but Brian Middletonâ€™s young Raiders got the win.
In a sloppy defensive Thursday night battle, Oak Hill brushed off their shoulders and surmounted their errors to reach a 2-0 mark to start the new hoops season.
In a low scoring 48-40 victory, Oak Hill was the beneficiary of double digit performances by J.J. Bridges and John Wesley Williamson. Bridges and Williamson scored 15 and 10 points, respectively, while grabbing five rebounds a piece.
Oak Hill solidified themselves as a team to beat this year in the MAIS Class AA after defending their home court against Kirk in a gritty 62-53 win Thursday night. The balanced Lady Raiders overcame foul trouble and an early deficit to knock off a pre-season top five team for the second time in their first four games. Coach Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad stuck with their identity of fast paced offense and full court pressure to build a comfortable lead midway through the game, but when the game got tight, Oak Hill adjusted and responded to Kirkâ€™s rally by rebounding exceptionally well.