November 3rd, 2012
Ackerman native Tommy Coleman may be a familiar face to many in Clay County, having served 28 years as a Mississippi state trooper in this area shortly after moving to West Point in 1982.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (6-6; 2-3) had a tough loss on Friday night to the No. 4 ranked team in AA ball at North Delta Academy.
North Delta defeated the Raiders 42-14.
The Raiders two scores came after halftime, where they trailed 42-0 after two quarters of play.
The Raiders had end a remarkable turn-around season after losing all of their games in 2011. This was the most wins by Oak Hill since 2006 and the first playoff appearance since 2009, this all coming under new head coach Daniel Merchant.
Read more about Oak Hill's final game in Sunday's Daily Times Leader.
The West Point Green Wave (9-2;7-0) got a chance to rest some key players before next week's opening round of the 5A playoffs.
The back-ups played solid ball, and the visiting West Point team took down their final division opponent 38-7 at New Hope.
West Point finishes the season undefeated in the district.
Scoring early and dominating the entire game on defense, West Point scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and led 25-0 at the half.
Two late touchdowns by some up and coming players led to the final score.
The life of a kicker can be a lonely assignment, many times working by yourself to perfect your craft. Sometimes people do not even know your name or that you are a part of the team.
West Point fire officials responded not once but twice Wednesday to 813 Fifth Street where the home of Ferdinand Sykes caught fire early that morning and again that same afternoon.
It was around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning when West Point firemen first responded to a fire at the home and stayed on scene for over an hour trying to completely extinguish the flames. The home, which has now been condemned, was filled from door to door with clothing and other items that officials had to climb over and around to reach parts of the home that was on fire.
Though Oak Hillâ€™s football team begins the MAIS AA playoff Friday, the Oak Hill Raiders and Oak Hill Lady Raiders basketball teams are making the final preparations to start their season next week. The Oak Hill Raiders had a somewhat disappointing finish to last yearâ€™s season finishing in the lower half of their district, while the Lady Raiders hope to continue their success from last season when Oak Hill made it into the All-Around State Tournament before losing out to Simpson Academy. Both teams are hoping that they can both be successful and have a winning season ahead of them this year.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors and Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a three-year contract Wednesday to enter a cooperative regional development entity consisting of Clay and Lowndes counties.
County representatives passed the interim agreement, which was amended last week, with full board support, while the six aldermen in attendance also unanimously supported the contract. Only Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins was absent from the meeting.
The hundreds that were gathered to watch the debut of the Prairie Belt PowerSite at the Civic on Tuesday night were treated to the debut of the site's movie that is now available for the world to see on the Columbus/Lowndes Development LINK's website.
Click the link below and it will take you there. Put yourself in the shoes of an international industry when you're watching the video for the first time. Many will be viewing it in several different languages.
Some of the West Point Green Wave players, cheerleaders, drum line and head coach Chris Chambless took time out of their morning to visit the ICS Head Start Center in West Point to promote Head Start and help the kids celebrate Spirit Day.
Seen here is Ed Brown, a Green Wave football player shaking hands with kids from the school.
Some big and powerful people filled the Civic Center on Tuesday night for the much-anticipated unveiling of the Prairie Belt PowerSite that economic developers hope one day will house a billion dollar industry and provide hundreds of jobs to people in this region.
Heidi Smith with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Steve Wallace with the Tombigbee River Valley Management Association and Jim Parker with the Mississippi Development Authority all spoke to the crowd that exceeded 300 people from the community and surrounding area.