September 21st, 2012
Pierce Williams III
Pierce Williams III, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services are Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul M.B. Church, with the Rev. Eddie Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. from Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
No one who was present at Hamblin Stadium on Friday night could say that both West Point High School and Noxubee County High School didnâ€™t play their hearts out down on McCallister Field.
Both teams came out and played their games. The Noxubee defense was impenetrable most of the night, and it certainly was when it really counted. West Point was not allowed a single point, and with the exception of the lone touchdown of the game, the Green Wave defense played virtually flawlessly, as well.
The action words for Friday nightâ€™s game were â€śgritâ€ť and â€śdetermination.â€ť
The residents of Pheba and the many fans surrounding Hebron Christian High School have been aglow in light of their teamâ€™s remarkable season thus far.
The Hebron Eagles are absolutely dominating their opponents on a weekly basis, at home and away, and in return they have a perfect 5-0 record about which to boast.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (3-2; 1-1) had 277 total offensive yards on Friday night agains the Winona Christian Stars.
After winning their first two games, the Raiders suffered back-to-back losses, including a district game last Friday against Manchester. Oak Hill had lost the focus and discipline it had the first two games against Newton County and Winston.
That was not the case on Friday night. Oak Hill won handily 21-6 against the Stars.
Friday night saw an incredibly hard-fought loss for West Point. In what was an almost entirely defensive game against Noxubee County, West Point struggled for every inch of the field gain on offense and dug in deep to keep as much of the field as possible on defense.
Hebron Christian hosted Mt. Salus from Clinton, Mississippi, in this week five high school football game. The Eagles held Homecoming festivities Friday night and crowned Miss Tapley as their queen.
After the pregame crowning, the Eagles took to the field where all aspects of their game were hitting on all cylinders. Both offensively and defensively, Hebron entertained their fans and gave them something to go home happy about. Hebron defeated Mt. Salus 36-8 bringing their record on the season to 5-0.
â€śWe want jobs! We want jobs!â€ť
This unanimous chant can almost be heard loudly around West Point and Clay County by residents who are ready to see their town bustling again with hundreds of new jobs, hanging on to hope that someday soon their prayers of abundant job opportunities will become reality.
And with Saturday's passing of the proposed one percent tax increase on restaurants and hotels, there's even more pressure placed on the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance and the Columbus/Lowndes Development LINK to bring new, steady jobs to West Point and Clay County.
This week is critical for both the West Point High Green Wave and the Oak Hill Academy Raiders as both teams go on the road tonight. Each school is looking to build, to add wins to the books, and as shown so far, West Point and Oak Hill can get it done.
With a short trip down Highway 82, West Point will be looking to move forward on the momentum they gained against Columbus last week, and Starkville High School will be waiting for them, coming off of a win against Tupelo High.
A local man wanted by police for his involvement in an August altercation in Town Creek Apartments has been taken into custody and is being held at the Clay County Detention Center.
33-year-old Lantra Haughton of West Point was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with aggravated assault, which occurred around Aug. 3, 2012 in Town Creek. Haughton's case is just one of three reported criminal incidents that took place in Town Creek around the same time, but Haughton was only wanted in connection to one of the incidents.
By Will Nations
Daily Times Leader
The second week of Hebron Christian Schoolâ€™s football season took them out of Clay County to Coleman Robertson Field in Columbus, Mississippi facing host Victory Christian Academy.
The Hebron Eagles entered this Friday night face-off after defeating their week one opponent, Strider Academy, while Victory Christian Academy entered the game after a loss to the hands of Clinton Christian Academy. The game was never in doubt after the first quarter as Hebron cruised to a 48-20 win over Victory Christian.