August 4th, 2011
Oak Hill has been in fall practice a little over a week and head coach Benjie Merchant has already seen some growth with his new team.
"We're progressing, it's slow but we're getting there," he said. "We're having to change the mentality a little bit and get them used to the heat and get them used to hitting and tackling. That would be our short fall right now, so we've been hitting that hard in practice."
James Earl Macon
James Earl Macon, age 61, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services are Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Carter's Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. Foote officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel from 3 â€“ 6 p.m.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Meredith Perry Blanks
Meredith Perry Blanks, age 85, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Funeral services are Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Family hour is Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, from 5 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
West Point knows coming into the 2011 season they are the best in 5A.
After all, theyâ€™ve won the last two state championships. So how do they stay motivated to win another?
Head coach Chris Chambless says his guys knows what is expected of them.
â€śItâ€™s one thing I can never complain about them and thatâ€™s their work ethic,â€ť he said. â€śThey know there is no room for laziness and know that itâ€™s a privilege to play. They work hard everyday and know there is a sacrifice to it. If theyâ€™re going to step on the field, theyâ€™re going to give it 100 percent.â€ť
BRUCE - There is no stopping the Lady Raiders. Oak Hill pounded out 12 hit's Tuesday night on their way to a season-best 19-5 win over Calhoun Academy. It was the third straight win to start the season
Sophomore Maegen Ellis kept opposing hitters off balance all night throwing a no-hitter while striking out seven and giving up just one walk.
"She threw great game overall," head coach Marion Bratton said. "She started off a little bit rough in the first inning, she just couldn't find the plate."
10:15: With a late surge, Paige Dendy Lamkin looks like she's going to force runoff with Linda Hannah in Tax Assessor race. Eddie Scott is the new sheriff of Clay County, and Amy Berry will be the new Chancery Clerk.
11 of 14 precincts in...Eddie Scott pulling away in sheriff's race, leading Edward Houston by 700 votes. Amy Berry cruising to victory in chancery clerk race, Linda Hannah doing same in Tax Assessor race. District 4 Supervisor Sheldon Deanes has defeated Charles Collins. Justice Court Judge Thomas Hampton and Joe Taggart seem to be on the way to victory.
Last Spring, Hebron Christian School was preparing for an 11-man football season.
Now the Eagles will be forced to drop down and play eight-man. With just 11 players on the roster, Hebron made the call last Thursday and informed MAIS officials they were playing 8-man this fall, something they haven't done in years.
Head coach Tri Nason, said enrollment is not an issue.
"We just don't have the manpower, " he said. "We have the guys in school to play, they are just not playing."
Charles H. Ballard
Charles H. Ballard, age 68, passed away, July 30, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point.
Charles H. Ballard was born Sept. 1, 1942, in Sturgis, Miss., to the late Fannie Mae and Lester Ballard.
He was a member of East End Baptist Church in Columbus, Miss., and a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He married Alice Faye Hodge Jan. 24, 1969, at the family home in Sturgis, Miss. He worked for Purolator and more recently, nine years for Columbus Brick.
Mamie Allen didn't have the stuff she displayed in Oak Hill's season opening win over Heritage Academy last Friday, but then again, she really didn't need it.
Oak Hill rallied for three runs in the third inning Monday night to pick up their second consecutive win over an MAIS Class AAA school after defeating Starkville (1-3) Academy 4-1.
"It was an ugly win," head coach Marion Bratton said. "But we made some plays when we had to. Our selection on some of our choices for outs wasn't quite what we practiced."
Alonso, Gerhart Engagement
Tony and Leah Alonso of West Point, Miss., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katherine Blair Alonso, to Robert Stuart Gerhart III, son of Stuart and Nan Gerhart of Millport, Ala.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Milford and Johanna Forrest of West Point, Marvin and Mary Jones of Aberdeen, Miss., and Hector Alonso of San Jose, Calif.
She is a 2009 graduate of West Point High School and attended East Mississippi Community College.