September 7th, 2011
BIRMINGHAM - The Southeastern Conference voted unanimously Tuesday to accept Texas A&M to join as a new member, but the process has been delayed because of the threat of legal action.
SEC presidentâs are seeking assurance that no BIG 12 school will sue the league for contractual interference over Texas A&M. Reports have surfaced that Baylor has yet to agree to the terms.
Thomas Lee Carpenter
Tom Carpenter, 73, passed away, Monday, September 5, 2011, at his residence near Starkville.
Thomas Lee Carpenter was born June 30, 1938, in Webster County to the late Martha Myrtle Dunn and Charles Benford
Carpenter. Mr. Tom was a Bridge Builder; he retired and as a Superintendent. He also owned and operated Ideal
Concrete Company. He was a member of Artesia Baptist Church and was a Member of the Adelphian Lodge #174 F.& A.
M. in Eupora. He was also a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. Tom Carpenter married Bertha Mae Palmer Carpenter
MERIDIAN - Will Corben-Rogers ran for two touchdowns and threw for another Friday night, leading the Hebron Eagles to their first win on the season, 48-8 over Calvary Christian (0-3).
First year head coach Tri Nason described the victory as a complete turn around from week one.
âIâm glad the first win is out of the way, now that we know what weâre doing does work,â he said.
INDIANOLA - Oak Hillâs struggles continue on the gridiron this season after the Raiders were handed their third consecutive loss Friday night, 39-14 at the hands of Indianola Academy.
Offensive miscues and fumbles led to numerous turnovers in the game as the Raiders trailed 25-0 after the first quarter.
âWe came out flat,â head coach Benjie Merchant said. âWe came off the bus and werenât ready to play.â Complete stats werenât available as of press time.
Thirteen days between games may seem like an eternity for any football team, but for Hebron, it gives them plenty of time to rest, refocus and maybe even install a new offense. A few more plays here and there.
âWe have been putting a lot more of a variety of plays on offense,â first year head Tri Nason said. âWeâre going to be doing a little more passing this week.â
Nason said that QB Will-Corben Rogers, who was 3-of-5 passing for 39-yards in week oneâs loss to Strider, made some big leaps and is feeling a little more comfortable running the new passing plays.
Oak Hill Academy isnât off to the best of starts in 2011. The Raiders are 0-2 and have scored just two touchdowns this season.
Head coach Benjie Merchant knows itâs going to be a tough first season early on, but the question is how long will it be before they can turn things around.
âWeâre just not ready to play in that caliber of a game yet,â Merchant said in reference to last weekâs 41-6 loss to Winston Academy.
West Point is no doubt excited about tonight.
After a week long-plus layoff, the Green Wave hope to bounce back on the road and get a victory over Columbus.
The last time the two teams met it was the Green Wave riding a 24-6 victory back in 2009, the first of 14 consecutive wins for West Point on their way to the first of back-to-back 5A state titles.
Hopefully history will repeat itself.
Head coach Chris Chambless is just ready to get back out on the field.
SOOBA - What a way to make a debut.
Former West Point standout Justin Cox made a good first impression Thursday night swiping three interceptions, including a game saver with seconds remaining, to help East Mississippi topple Mississippi Gulf Coast 34-30 in the season-opener for both teams.
It was a special night for the Lions who were unveiling the new $4.7 million, 5,000-seat Sullivan-Windham Field.
But for Cox it was definitely memorable. He finished with three of the Lions four picks on defense in a game that lived up to the hype.
Rubert L. Staten
Rubert L. Staten, age 78, passed away, Aug. 31, 2011, at the Regency Hospital in Jackson.
Rubert Lawson Staten was born June 30, 1933, in the Una community of Clay County to the late Myrtle Lawson Staten and Dilworth Staten. He began working at Bryan Foods, then later with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture as a Meat Inspector for 35 years until retiring in 1995. Mr. Staten was a member of Griffith Christian Church. He was a Veteran of U. S. Army having served during the Korean War. Rubert Lawson Staten was married to Frances Ivy Staten
Patricia Ann Rambus-Randle
Patricia Ann Rambus Randle, age 51, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services are Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Pleasant Grove Poole's M.B. Church, with the Rev. James A. Richardson Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Poole's Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is today from 3 â 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.