November 7th, 2012
Hebron Christian School located in small Pheba, Mississippi, in the west part of Clay County made some serious noise in the eight man football ranks this season.
Alabama has almost been dominated the whole game against a number five ranked LSU who possibly has played their best game all season. Yet facing a 17-14 deficit, a glimmer of hope was given to the Crimson Tide. LSUâ€™s Drew Allemanâ€™s missed field goal with less than 2 minutes to go in the game allowed Alabamaâ€™s Heisman Trophy hopeful A.J. McCarron to lead a drive which will forever go down in Crimson Tide lore. McCarron took about three plays before he found true freshman T.J. Yeldon on a screen pass allowing Yeldon to scamper into the end zone from 28 yards out.
In the first round of MAIS AA Playoffs, the Oak Hill Raiders traveled to North Delta School located outside of Batesville, Mississippi. The Raiders, a AA playoff wildcard, found a very strong opponent in the Green Wave. Unfortunately, Oak Hill was on the wrong side of a 42-14 score, losing to North Delta and being knocked out of the MAIS AA playoffs.
West Point played solid defense and went by a weaker New Hope in the last game of the regular season and district play. After the 38-7 win Friday, the Green Wave have had seven strong wins in a row, including the district clinching win over Oxford.
West Pointâ€™s Head Coach Chambless was happy to see this past week to go by, knowing that his Green Wave could have lost focus playing the lesser New Hope. Also the margin of victory allowed for West Point to play younger players and rest many of their starters.
Tuesday morning was busy for voters in Clay County. Clear skies made for a good early turnout.
Coming in the door to his precinct in the early-morning hours was John Jackson, a Civil Rights Icon in Clay County who led initiatives in the 1960s to integrate the local school system and secure equal voting rights for African Americans.
Now at 89, Jackson seems dismayed at the state of politics and the rise of division in America.
On Tuesday morning, Jackson spoke with Daily Times Leader correspondent Darlene Cox about the state of the union.
Poll workers are reporting steady lines of voters here in West Point today. At noon, just one set of workers at the Henry Harris Building, a voting precinct in West Point were reporting that nearly 300 voters had signed in a voted today so far.
In the picture, Kelley Nevels (left) and Britany Terry let voters know they are in the right place at the Henry Harris Building on Court Street.
Just so the voters of Clay County know, absolutely no Voter ID is required to vote in the election today.
There has been some apparent confusion around the state regarding Voter ID and whether it is necessary for voters to present a form of identification at the polls on November 6, 2012.
There is no law requiring such a presentation.
If you are a registered and eligible voter do not let the lack of an ID hinder you from exercising your right to vote today.
â€śChallenging, good, interesting and also rewarding.â€ť
These are just some of the adjectives Sandra Davenport, who has served as District 3 Clay County School Board member for two terms, used to describe her time as representative of West Clay Elementary School.
And now, with confidence in her educational arena background and community support, Davenport is aiming once again for another term to serve parents and students of the Clay County School District.
After a two-hour bus ride to Batesville, Mississippi, the Raiders knew it would be an all or nothing battle ahead of them against the MAIS AA #4 North Delta Green Wave. Oak Hill hoped to play the role of giant killers on Friday night in the first-round playoff clash.
Score early, score late and dominate all four quarters on defense is one way to get the job done in football.
The West Point Green Wave (9-2; 7-0) employed that strategy on Friday night, defeating the New Hope Trojans 38-7.
This concluded the Green Wave 2012 regular season, one that boasts nine strong wins, seven of which were division victories, including a district clincher last week against Oxford.
West Point finds itself in what has become the norm for the Green Wave program over the past few seasons. The team will enter into the first round of the playoffs next week at home.