January 30th, 2013
Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad is back on track. After pulling off their fourth straight win Tuesday night, this time a 65-49 contest over Lamar in Meridian, the Lady Raiders look primed and ready for a run at the district and state title. Oak Hill used a high scoring first half to pull away early from the fifth-ranked Raiderettes and hold them at bay despite a 24-point performance from Olivia Mabry. The Lady Raiders stuck with their identity of balanced scoring, which is almost always a winning recipe for this team.
It can be difficult to get a win on the road. That statement is even more true in district 2 5-A boys competition as only one team has been able to pick up a win outside of their home gym.
The Green Wave entered into hostile territory Tuesday night to take on district-rival New Hope. In the previous meeting, West Point was able use a thrilling comeback to defeat the Trojans 67-63 at home.
Tickets are still available for the 87th Annual Banquet, hosted by the Growth Alliance that will take place tonight and will feature a night of awards, recognition of community leaders, West Point Hall of Fame inductions and the keynote speaker, Roger Pryor.
Pryor is a native of West Point and graduated from West Point High School.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
When you hear a weather siren you know itâ€™s time to pay attention and prepare to take cover. But out in some parts of Clay County residents donâ€™t always hear the cityâ€™s weather sirens, and when natural disasters hit close to their homes they only have a few minutes to retreat to safety.
Thatâ€™s why for five long years Clay County Emergency Management officials have been trying diligently to provide county residents with weather sirens that will warn people when a tornado, thunderstorm or other weather-related disaster is headed their way.
Just like many people, Clay County School Superintendent Mae Brewer was sitting at home this weekend watching the news on television when all of a sudden the news anchor started talking about a proposal to abolish the Clay County School District.
Joey DeLaine Langford age 44, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center West Point.
Joey DeLaine Langford was born June 26, 1968, in West Point, to Etta Louise Taylor Whitehead and the late Marvin DeLain Langford. Joey Langford was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Funeral services are Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church with the Bro. Ben Yarber officiating, assisted by Bro. John Sevier. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery of Cairo.Â
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Bessie Green age 94, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home.
Funeral services are Friday, February 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Hermon M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is Thursday, January 31, 2013, from 4 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
With Spring Training just weeks away, I canâ€™t be picked on too much for writing a baseball column.
Some might raise issue since we havenâ€™t gotten the Super Bowl played, but since there are no southern teams involved in that game, Iâ€™ll take the liberty of skipping ahead to the diamond.
I donâ€™t know how much our Clay County readers have been paying attention to the offseason, but some pretty special things have happened to one of our southern baseball teams.
That would be the Atlanta Braves.
Southen Ionics introduced several new employees to the West Point Corporate Office over the past weeks.
Diana Lowrimore moved to West Point at an early age; was home schooled and continued her education and received an Associates Degree in Electronic Technology from EMCC. She enjoys playing the piano and singing at her church. She and her husband Drew, make their home in West Point. She was previously employed with SiTel of Starkville. She is now Purchasing Coordinator for Southern Ionics.
The Menâ€™s Fifth Sunday Bible Class honored the late Norman Armstrong at the Bryan Public Library Friday afternoon. Men from the First Christian, First Presbyterian, First Methodist and First Episcopal Churches meet together on the fifth Sunday to study Godâ€™s word. The group began over 60 years ago. They have formed a benevolent society of which Armstrong was the treasurer. He was diligent in being a good steward and making sure that the gift was going to someone who was truly suffering a hardship. He is deeply mourned and missed by the West Point Community.