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August 27th, 2012

Disciplined Raiders outlast rival Winston 27-21

August 27, 2012

By Tucker Colburn
Daily Times Leader

The players and fans of Oak Hill Academy could not have asked for more perfect conditions during Friday’s game against Winston Academy. An almost cloudless sky, 88 degrees and no wind. The stands were a sea of red as the Oak Hill fans wore their Raiders t-shirts with “We Believe” emblazoned on the back.

August 23rd

Martha McHaney Buford

August 23, 2012

Martha McHaney Buford

Martha McHaney Buford, age 65, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Friday Aug. 10, 2012.
Martha McHaney Buford was born July 18, 1947, in West Point, to Robert and Martha McHaney who preceded her in death along with her brother, Robert McHaney, Jr. Mrs. Buford graduated from West Point High School, Class of 1965, and MUW.
She was blessed with grace, beauty and strength. She was a retired school teacher and was employed by M&B Trading Co. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

August 18th

West Point narrowly misses victory over South Panola

August 19, 2012

Anyone who drove the two-plus hour drive to Batesville on Saturday night, listened to the West Point vs. South Panola game on the radio or watched the stream on the internet, got their money's worth.
The 12-10 win by the Tigers over West Point will be one talked about for a long time.
"I knew what these guys were going up against tonight," West Point head coach Chris Chambless said of his team after the game. "South Panola's defensive line is one of the best in the state."

Eagles start season with 20-6 win over Strider

August 18, 2012

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader

Austin Foster scored the first of three touchdowns for the Hebron Christian Eagles on Friday night, making it a victorious opening week for the 2012 footballs season. Hebron dropped Strider Academy 20-6.
“The team played very well tonight and I am very proud of them,” said Hebron head coach David Foster after the game. “It was extremely hot out tonight and these guys just kept playing. We had few mistakes in first half because we should have been up by two touchdowns at halftime.”

Merchant records first win as a head coach

August 18, 2012

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader

The last time the Oak Hill Academy Raiders won in their opening week was in 2006, a 19-0 win over Lamar.
Six years and a number of head coaches later, and the Raiders 1-0 once again.
More important to the Raiders, Friday night’s 13-6 non-conference win over Newton County Academy put them back in the win column for the first time since 2010. The Raiders did not win a game in 2011.
For head coach Daniel Merchant, this makes him 1-0 as a skipper.

Two interceptions key in Oak Hill’s 13-6 win over NCA

August 18, 2012

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader

The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (1-0) put on a display of good old fashioned football fundamentals on Friday night.
Hitting harder and running better than ever, the Raider defense and special teams kept the Newton County Academy Generals penned back for most of the night in a 13-6 week-one win over NCA.
“This team deserves it,” Merchant said. “They have worked hard everyday in practice.”

City discusses Zuber Park enhancements

August 18, 2012

By Sheena Baker
Daily Times Leader

Take a ride down Highway 45 Alternate South, look to your left and you’ll find one of West Point’s city parks lacking the enhancements it needs to attract more patrons for recreational activities.
The very look of Zuber Park and it’s lack of colorful playground equipment has been the topic of discussion around West Point for quite some time, and Tuesday night the issue came before the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen once again.

Prairie Arts Festival drawing near again

August 18, 2012

With the Prairie Arts Festival just two weeks away the volunteers that help make this event the success it is are hard at work.
The Prairie Arts Festival committee has been meeting every week working on the details and getting ready for approximately 300 vendors that will descend on West Point Labor Day weekend.

Business owner proposes two-hour parking on Main

August 18, 2012

By Sheena Baker
Daily Times Leader

It seems that over the last 12 months or so, at least four new businesses have opened up along East Main Street, making the demand for parking on Main Street much higher than it was two or three years ago.
With more businesses downtown comes more customers, and with limited parking on Main Street, where are customers to go?

August 11th

Legion Team Honored in 2002, Dissolved in 2006 (Part 5)

August 11, 2012

The 2002 Bryan Packers got together one last time as a team. 
In October of that year, the Packers were invited as guests of the American Legion to watch the first two games of the Major League World Series at International Field of Anaheim in California. 
Charlie Sheen, Danny Devito, Denise Richards and Kobe Bryant were also in the stands in Anaheim.

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