March 7th, 2011
By Bryan Davis
The West Point Green Wave baseball team is ready to hit the field.
Unfortunately for the Diamond Wave, a line of storms swept through the state on Friday, keeping the team from playing the three games they were slated to play in the Hatley Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Today, the team gets a chance to hit the home field, taking on the Yellowjackets of Starkville High School. It will be a non-district game.
â€śThey are always competitive,â€ť said West Point head coach Buddy Wyers of Starkville. â€śThey always have had good teams down through the years.â€ť
Hodnett, Pollard engagement
Raymon and Teresa Hodnett of West Point, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Hodnett, to Joseph Pollard, son of Joe and Penny Pollard of Macon.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jean Malone of West Point and the late Pete Malone and J.T. and Leora Hodnett of Cedar Bluff.
She is a 2009 graduate of Oak Hill Academy, and is currently enrolled in the Practical Nursing Program at East Mississippi Community College. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Anchor Club.
Temple, Mobley engagement
Ms. Shirley Temple and Mr. Lionel Bennett of Clay County, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Yashima Temple, to Robert Mobley, son of Mrs. Lennie King of Clay County and the late Mr. Robert Mobley.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ms. Katie Temple of West Point and the late Mr. Frankie Temple and Dr. and Mrs. John W. Bennett of West Point.
She received her high school equivalency diploma in 2001.
On Monday, the Clay County Democratic Party Executive Committee will know for certain which candidates hoping to run for office in Clay County will be placed on the ballot.
Pat Cannon, chair of the DPEC, said almost everyone is â€śOK,â€ť but still needs information from a couple of candidate, including Harold Lathon, who qualified to run for chancery clerk.
West Point and Clay County has always had an abundance of farmers, whether they're raising cattle, managing timber, raising swine or growing fruits and vegetables. Many livestock and timber farmers in the area are able to make great profits off of what they grow, but some fruit and vegetable farmers are having a tougher time selling their organic crops, despite the fact that many people prefer those crops to the frozen fruits and veggies sold at local store.
Time and time again, the West Point and Clay County community has poured out their love and support for a man who strives to put the well-being of people in Clay County at the top of his list of services he provides as sheriff of Clay County: Mr. Laddie Huffman.
Huffman's strong belief in helping people in the community as sheriff and caring about their needs are just some of the reasons he's been reelected for the office of sheriff more than any other sheriff in the county and is why he's served as Clay County sheriff for 20 years.
On Monday night, the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-3) could not buy a hit in a 14-0 loss to Starkville Academy. Thursday night was a different story, however.
The Diamond Raiders were back at home for a contest against Macon Central, and though the Vikings roughed up Oak Hill starter Chance Livingston early, it was the Oak Hill offense that battled back for a 20-9 victory after six innings.
Livingston gave up two quick runs in the top of the first inning. A two-run double followed a single and a walk, but the young hurler got out of the jam with no further damage.
Robert David Hemphill
Robert David Hemphill, age 55, passed away, Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Robert David Hemphill was born Dec. 1, 1955, in West Point, Miss., to Arthur Robert Hemphill and the late Mary Ruth Bedford Hemphill. He was a truck driver and a member of First Baptist Church. Robert David Hemphill married Tobie Brown Hemphill June 24, 1976, in West Point, Miss.
Irene Vernon O'Brian Griffin
Irene Vernon O'Brian Griffin, age 80, passed away, Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital of East, Memphis.
Nine people filled out their qualifying paperwork Tuesday on the final day of qualifying for Clay County offices, including a current West Point Selectman and a former mayoral candidate. Tuesday's rush brought the total number of people qualifying in Clay County to 42.
Three more candidates, Suzette White, Melissa Bobo Calvert and Harold Lathon, qualified Tuesday to run for chancery clerk. Others who qualified Tuesday are Clay County residents Chad McComic and current Ward 3 Selectman Charles Collins, both of whom qualified to run for supervisor, district 4.