November 5th, 2010
Sally Kate Winters Family Services, a United Way agency, is having its annual holiday t-shirt fundraiser to help raise money in support of the social and family services it offers to the community.
This yearâ€™s t-shirt theme is Believe in the Magic, and the shirts, designed by board member Scott Reed, features one of Santaâ€™s own little helpers all dressed up and ready for the holidays.
Though the results of Tuesdayâ€™s elections may not be official until Nov. 9, it appears that there will be a run-off between Lee Coleman and Nebra Porter, candidates for the position of Circuit Court Judge-Place 3 for District 16.
The total number of votes from the unofficial results for Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee Counties, the counties that the new judge will represent, is 36,696 without write-ins. Coleman received a total of 14,456 votes while Porter received 11,748. Since neither candidate received 50 percent of the total votes plus one, there will be a run-off.
Several programs through Community Counseling in the Golden Triangle were taken away due to recent cuts in funding, and dozens who needed those services are now having to fend for themselves or find help elsewhere.
Lori Latham, Oktibbeha County Administrator for Community Counseling, said the Skills Workshop Program for the Developmentally Delayed, which taught individuals life skills, officially shut down Friday because the $85,000 annual funds for the program ran out. Latham said she won't know when more funds will become available to start the program back up again.
A tight three-way race for the newly-created Place 3 Circuit Court seat culminated on Tuesday night, with local attorneys Lee Coleman and Nebra Porter appearing to be destined for a runoff.
The seat covers the 4-county area of Lowndes, Clay, Noxubee and Oktibbeha, and the three candidates â€“ Coleman, Porter, and local attorney Bob Marshall â€“ were in a dead heat for most of the night, though Coleman used big showings in Lowndes and Oktibbeha to win the popular vote, though he didn't earn the required 50+ percent needed to win outright.
Due to a major electrical problem with the printing press, today's print edition of the Daily Times Leader had to be printed at a different location than usual. This means there will be a delivery delay for the newspaper.
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By Bryan Davis
Four years ago, Leroy Gregg was asked to take over the reigns as head coach of the Oak Hill Academy Raiders. For the last three seasons, the 35-year veteran coach has been at the helm of the Raider program, but after Friday nightâ€™s season-ending loss to Winston, Gregg announced that he will not return for a fourth season.
â€śThe first week in October, I went to the doctor so I could get some medicine refilled,â€ť Gregg said. â€śI found out that Iâ€™ve sort of let my health slip a little bit. I had some disturbing blood pressure and cholesterol numbers.â€ť
By Bryan Davis
The West Point Green Wave (9-1; 6-0) football team can smell repeat. If they win on the road, at Hernando, this Friday night, they will have repeated one more aspect from the 2009 season.
Last Friday nightâ€™s victory over the Clarksdale Wildcats gave the Green Wave the Region I crown. A win at Hernando will give the Green Wave the exact same regular season record as last year.
West Point will be facing a very good Tigers team, which comes into the game with an overall 7-4 record and a 4-2 district mark.
By Bryan Davis
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders (1-0) got to shake off the rust on Monday night, playing the first in a series of three games at the Indianola Tournament.
Surviving some first game jitters in the opening half, the Lady Raiders rallied past Marvel Academy 35-25.
â€śWe were too hyped up early,â€ť said Oak Hill head coach Stan Hughey. â€śWe got to missing shots and lost a little confidence.â€ť
The Lady Raiders were shutout completely in the first quarter, leaving the opening period down 4-0 to Marvel.
Mattie Lou Jones
Mattie Lou Jones, age 63, passed away Tuesday. Oct. 26, 2010.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services are in charge of arrangements.
By Bryan Davis
At this moment, the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders basketball season is already underway. The start of what should be an exciting season got started on Monday afternoon, as the girls traveled to Indianola Academy for a pre-season tournament.
Today, the Lady Raiders will take on Strider Academy, and they will finish up the tourney on Saturday, against North Delta.
This weekâ€™s action is the prelude to what should be an exciting season for the Lady Raiders, who will be traveling to Lamar next Tuesday.