January 11th, 2011
By Bryan Davis
This weekâ€™s winter storm caused many schools and businesses to close around the state. Athletic events were no exception to this either, as most of the early-week activities on the area schoolsâ€™ schedules have either been postponed or canceled.
Tuesday is perhaps the busiest night of the week for all schools when it comes to sports.
Lem H. Seawright
Lem H. Seawright, age 97, passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at his home near Maben.
Mr. Seawright was a retired farmer.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. from Double Springs Baptist Church. Services will be conducted by Rev. Roy Myers. Burial will be in the Double Springs Methodist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, from 5-7 p.m at Welch Funeral Home in Maben.
Paul A. Bramlett
Paul A. Bramlett, 51, passed away, Friday, January 7, 2011 Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT,
Columbus. Paul Anthony Bramlett was born on August 28, 1959 in Tupleo, Mississippi to Marian Eugene Vlcek and
Prentiss Eugene Bramlett. Mr. Bramlett was a Carpenter helper for Henson Construction and with his father, Prentiss E. Bramlett. He was of the Baptist Faith.
Funeral services will be Sunday. January 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. James
Due to the recent winter storm, Circut Court will not be held on Monday. Also, the Clay County Courthouse will be closed on Monday.
West Point schools will be closed on Monday, and there will be no West Point School Board meeting on Monday night.
On Friday night, the Seal the Deal team and the Macon team had a final showdown to see who would win the adult basketball league for the city.
Seal the Deal fell behind early, but they rallied, as they have all season, and finally overtook Macon in a 62-56 victory.
By Bryan Davis
The AA Carroll Academy Lady Raiders could not do anything with Tori Nichols on Thursday night. The Hebron Christian senior put up 25 points against the Lady Rebel defense, en route to a 58-33 win over Carroll.
Carroll was the second AA team that Hebron (17-2; 4-0) had knocked off this week, as they defeated Winston easily on Tuesday.
Hebron has a way of jumping out to a large lead and cruising in the later quarters. They did just that in this road game.
By Bryan Davis
The Green Wave had been in the situation before.
The game was tied, with less than 10 seconds to go. A foul was called on the opposing team, and West Point went to the line for two shots.
Thatâ€™s the way it was against Houston a few weeks ago, and the Green Wave made both shots to win the game.
The situation repeated itself on Thursday night, against Bruce High School, at the Vardaman Tournament.
This time, it was Cortez Malone who was fouled, and he would go to the line for the crucial shot.
By Bryan Davis
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders went into Fridayâ€™s contest against Indianola with a 1-1 record against the Colonels in 2010-2011. Looking to get their second win against the Delta team, Oak Hill could not get over the hump and take the lead, as they fell 59-55 in the Friday opener at the Kirk Academy Tournament.
The Colonels jumped on top for 16 points in the opening quarter of the game, holding Oak Hill to 14 points. Down by only two, the Raiders hung in there throughout the first half.
Willie Rogers Mills
Willie Rogers Mills, age 77, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at his home in Bellfountaine, Miss.
Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Double Springs M.B. Church in Bellfountaine, Miss. Family Hour is from 11 a.m - noon at Carter Funeral Home. The body will lie in state for visitation from 11:30 a.m. till the hour of the service at the church. Burial will follow in Double Springs M.B, Church Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home of West Point, Miss. is in charge of arrangements
Iva Louise Johnson-Minor
Iva Louise Johnson Minor, age 89, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at OCH Regional Hospital.
Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at 1 p.m. from First Baptist Pheba M.B. Church, with the Dr. Willie B. Lairy officiating. Burial will follow in Pheba Community Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.