January 4th, 2011
From Staff Reports
With gas prices soaring, Christmas just past and an already bad economic environment, some luxuries are going to have to go.
The West Point Parks and Recreation wants to give every child and parent who wants to participate in youth sports a chance to do so, and this week they are doing that by extending the deadline to pay for youth basketball sign-up.
â€śWeâ€™re extending our basketball deadline date to accommodate people in these tough economic times,â€ť said Parks Director James Crowely on Wednesday.
By Bryan Davis
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders are less than a week out from playing their first district game of 2011. Already with a 3-0 record in district play, the Lady Raiders will be looking to shake off any rust that accumulated during the break, this week, at the Kirk Academy Tournament in Grenada.
â€śWeâ€™re trying to look at this tourney as a way to get back going,â€ť said Oak Hill head coach Stan Hughey on Tuesday.
David Michael â€śMikeâ€ť Johns
Ethel Kennedy-Price, age 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point, Miss.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at New St. Peter M.B. Church in West Point, Miss., at 10 a.m. with Pastor Judias Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Whites M.B. Church Cemetery in West Point, Miss.
Visitation is Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel from 2 â€“ 5 p.m.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Russell Carl Bird
Russell Carl Bird Sr., age 70, of West Point, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Waverly Care Home in West Point, Miss
He was born on July 24, 1940, to the late William H. Bird and Irma Berry Bird. Mr. Bird was a retired Receiving Clerk at Bryan Brothers Foods and Animal Control Officer for West Point. He was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Robert E. Hemphill
Robert E. Hemphill, age 88, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, North Mississippi Medical Center, West Point. Robert E. Hemphill was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Columbus, Miss., to the late Florence Marie Stafford and Samuel Nathan Hemphill. He was a Textile Mill Operator for Fruit of the Loom for 58 years. Mr. Hemphill was a member of Garden Baptist Church in Aliceville, Ala., where he was still an active Deacon. Robert E. Hemphill married Maggie Reed Hemphill on Oct. 11, 1941, in Fayette, Ala., she preceded him in death Mar. 27, 1995.
By Bryan Davis
The Hebron Christian Lady The Oak Hill Academy Raiders are going to be back on the court this week for the first time since the holiday break. They will be showcasing their talents down at the Kirk Academy Tournament on Thursday, hoping to play both Friday and Saturday as well.
Head coach Brian Middleton says that his team has battled multiple illnesses over the holidays, but heâ€™s hoping the extended rest will transmit into a refreshed Raider club come Thursday.
â€śWeâ€™re really looking forward to the second part of the season,â€ť said Middleton on Monday.
By Bryan Davis
Thanks to a good showing at the Immanuel Christian Tournament last week, the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles will not have to re-enter the basketball season on a two-game losing streak.
The Lady Eagles had been defeated by Leake and Oak Hill, consecutively, to end the portion of the season prior to Christmas, but they returned for two games in last weekâ€™s tourney and got two wins.
They will take that momentum into tonightâ€™s match against Winston Academy.
By Bryan Davis
On Saturday, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-4) finished off a fine season by capturing a 52-14 victory over Michigan in the Progressive Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.
Helping to put the icing on the cake was former West Point standout Michael Carr. Carrâ€™s 31-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter of the blowout might have gotten lost in the other six MSU scored on the day, but the score was more than just six points to the freshman.
It was Carrâ€™s first career college touchdown.
December 31st, 2010
Ruby Steele Henley
Ruby Steele Henley, age 97, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at the Community Hospice-Darlington Oaks, in Verona, Miss.
Ruby Steele Henley was born Dec. 23, 1913 in Chickasaw County, Miss. to the late Ollie Carter Pate and Raymond L. Steele. Mrs. Henley was a seamstress for Knickerbocker Manufacturing Company for 30 years. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.