November 15th, 2012
The West Point Athletic Department has officially dedicated West Pointâ€™s Football Playoffs to the late Rachel Free.
Mrs. Free passed away last Thursday, November 8, before the Waveâ€™s opening round game against the Canton Tigers. Mrs. Free worked for the West Point School District for forty years and was an avid Green Wave fan throughout her career in West Point.
â€śWe know she is still watching the Green Wave in the best seat in the house from above,â€ť said Head Coach Chris Chambless on the passing of Mrs. Free.
Quick-N-Easy, located on Brame Ave. in West Point, is at risk of going out of business if the Clay County Circuit Court decides to execute its order of default judgement to Roshunda Duncan, who sued the store in 2008 after being injured there the year before.
In her 2008 complaint, Duncan alleges that Quick-N-Easy employee Mohmed Algafaz approached her and began pulling on her, and in her attempt to get him to stop Algafaz allegedly cut Duncanâ€™s wrist with a box cutter.
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders started their regular season off on the right foot with a win over Lamar School in their home debut. Coach Stan Hugheyâ€™s senior-laden squad took a 3-2 lead with Rachel Herndonâ€™s first three-pointer of the night and never looked back, holding the lead for the remainder of the contest.
With only a day to practice, the Oak Hill High School Boys Basketball team had little time to prepare for their first game of the season. Well, prepare they did. The Raiders used their athleticism and effort to steam-roll Lamar in a 75-29 romping. J.J. Bridges buried a three to Oak Hill on the scoreboard first, and from then on it was all red and white. Despite missing key players due to injuries, the Raiders utilized everyone in the rotation to give fans an impressive preview of the young team.
Everyone remembers their high school football days. How they went to the pep rallies, putting on their pads, and getting ready for that nightâ€™s game, hitting someone harder than you ever thought you would, and winning ball games and feeling like champions of the world. Many times these memories become tall tales or folklore of yesteryears. Yet there is an occasion where a memory becomes a nightmare. A nightmare that can hurt a person deep, deep in their soul and keep them up late at night if the memory passes through their mind...
In Friday night hoops action, the Lady Eagles were in a big game against Immanuel that came down to the final seconds. Hebron overcame a fourteen point deficit in the fourth quarter and clinched the game when Brooke Ferguson hit the go ahead basket with only four seconds left in the game. Point leaders of the Immanuel game for Hebron Christian were Victoria Ferguson with 16 points and Rebekah Falkner with 14 points.
After Fridayâ€™s win against Immanuel, Coach William Cotton and his Lady Eagles made the first road trip of the season to Starkville Christian.
Hebron Christian hosted Immanuel of Columbus this past Friday. The game was led at halftime by the Eagles, but multiple turnovers by Hebron saw Immanuel take over the game and go on to win 61-41. The scoring column was led by Will Corbin Rogers with 21 points.
Why arenâ€™t our fifth and sixth graders passing?
Itâ€™s a question state educational leaders hope they have found the answer to at Central School, which has been under a full-scale assessment over the last few weeks in an attempt to assist the school in reaching higher levels of academic achievement.
From Staff Reports
Daily Times Leader
Many times on Veteransâ€™ Day, there is no shortage of recognition for soldiers who fought in the two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and even the first Gulf War.
For this Veteransâ€™ Day, West Point has had the privilege to honor soldiers who have sacrificed over the last decade, even in the last year.
On Friday, West Point honored the men and women of the 223rd as Veterans of the Year.
Some days the lobby of the Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department may have only one or two individuals waiting patiently to speak to a deputy or to visit an inmate. Other times the lobby may be packed full.
And thatâ€™s the primary reason Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott decided to establish a new public entrance to the Clay County Detention Center, now located on the west side of the Sheriffâ€™s Department instead of the front.