November 23rd, 2012
Once again it was Starkvilleâ€™s Gabe Myles who handed the Wave their final loss of the season. This time it took an overtime period to decide the team that got to travel to Jackson. Myles threw the overtime touchdown and ran in the winning two-point conversion to lead the Jackets past West Point for a second time in a row in postseason play.
Toy Beatrice Marshall
Toy Beatrice Marshall, age 86, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are today, Friday, November 23, 2012, at noon, from St. Paul M.B. Church, with the Rev. Eddie Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is today, one hour prior to service time at St. Paul M.B. Church.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
William Neill Bogan, Jr.
William Neill Bogan, Jr., age 87, died Thursday, November 8, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point. Funeral services are Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.
Visitation is 12:30 - 1 p.m. at the church.
Placement will follow within the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation Columbarium.
Memorials may be made to Church of the Incarnation, P. O. Box 316, West Point, MS 39773.
William Thomas Jennings
William Thomas Jennings, age 87, of Newnan, Georgia, passed away, Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Heritage Healthcare of Griffin, Georgia.
Mr. Jennings was born in Jackson, and was the adopted son of the late Jesse and Cora (Myers) Jennings. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Ann Davis.
Out-of-state vendors coming into Clay County to sell goods or to do work on properties may soon have to present a transit vendor license before offering their products to county residents or face a fine imposed by the Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
Doris Williams has been making women beautiful for 50 years and wants West Point to celebrate this milestone with her. She is having an Open House, Sunday, November 25, from 2 â€“ 5 p.m. at Lady Doris Salon of Beauty, 110 E. Main St. in the downtown district of West Point.
Williams graduated in 1962, from Jetty's Beauty School, historically located on Fifth St. She spent her formative years perfecting her craft under the loving and skillful guidance of the late Corine King at Madame King's Hair Fashions of Chicago, Illinois. King was the beloved cousin of Williams.
It was a hard fought affair the last time Starkville and West Point met in the playoffs.
A fourth quarter drive led by Starkville Quarterback Gabe Myles put out the then two-time defending 5A champions in West Point 20-14.
Last year was not the Waveâ€™s year in the West Point-Starkville rivalry as the Yellow Jackets doubled up on the Green Wave. But in 2012, West Point won the regular season game in Starkville 47-22, and hopes to find redemption this year in the North Half Championship.
The Lady Wave could not get much done Monday night against Kemper County as the Lady Wildcats ran rampant in the West Point gym. West Point was on the wrong side of a twenty point deficit and fell to the Lady Wildcats 53-33.
Juan Davis nailed a clutch corner three at the 3:15 minute mark of the fourth quarter with the game tied 49-49. Davisâ€™s shot sparked a 10-2 scoring stretch allowing the Green Wave to beat Kemper County 63-56 on Monday night.
Oak Hill Academy was unable to keep their undefeated season alive against Starkville Academy in a 39-52 loss against the Volunteers. The Raiders were plagued by bad shooting and many careless turnovers that resulted in easy layups for Starkville. While Oak Hill was resilient in their comeback efforts, the deficit they had fallen into earlier in the game proved to be insurmountable.