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November 7th, 2011

Robert Allen Spencer

November 7, 2011

Robert Allen Spencer

Robert Allen Spencer, age 58, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Robert Allen Spencer was born Oct. 1, 1953, in West Point, to the late Katie Irene Strickland and Nickolas N. Spencer. He was a grocery and produce manager. Mr. Spencer was of the Baptist faith.

Voncile Anderson ‘Bonnie’ McNeece

November 7, 2011

Voncile Anderson ‘Bonnie’ McNeece

Voncile Anderson ‘Bonnie’ McNeece, age 91, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Voncile Anderson ‘Bonnie’ McNeece was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Fayette, Ala., to the late C.A. and Mary Monasco Anderson. She was a member of Calvery Baptist Church in West Point.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Robinson Chapel with Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial followed in Masonic Cemetery in Amory.

November 5th

West Point drops a pair of games at West Point Classic

November 5, 2011

West Point hit the hardwood for the first time this season, unfortunately both the girls and boys teams lost to Starkville in the West Point Classic.

The girls fell 57-48 before the boys were downed 81-56.

A complete recap of the girls game will be in Sunday's edition of the Daily Times Leader. The boys will be featured in Tuesday's edition.

November 4th

Moving on - West Point takes down Trojans 56-20

November 4, 2011

The West Point Green Wave moved one week closer to Jackson Friday night with a convincing 56-20 over New Hope in district play.

The victory paces them at 6-1 and a second place finish in the district which means a first round matchup with Neshoba Central next Friday at home at 7 p.m.

For the complete story, pick up Sunday's edition of the Daily Times Leader.

November 3rd

Hebron falls to Starkville Academy 61-25

November 3, 2011

COLUMBUS - Hebron Christian falls to 2-3 after Thursday night's loss to Starkville Academy 61-25.

Down 41-11 at the half, the Lady Eagles were held to just two points before finally getting back in the ball game in the fourth.

The Lady Eagles went on a 9-4 run with seven points by Tori Nichols to cut the deficit to 30 with 4:30 left to play.

The Lady Vols held on for the win and gave up just three points down the stretch.

Hebron hosts Grace Christian next Monday.

Protect this house - West Point (5-1) hosts New Hope in regular season finale

November 3, 2011

As far as West Point High School’s football season finale goes, head coach Chris Chambless has had a simple message for his football team this week:

“It’s time to finish what we’ve started.”

And what the Green Wave have started has led to an opportunity at a third straight division championship.

Tonight, that’s exactly what West Point will be aiming for when they host New Hope in the final regular season game of the 2011.

Pay attention to www.dailytimesleader.com late tonight to see how the playoff seeding has unfolded.

Lady Raiders fall to JA in Canton tourney

November 3, 2011

CANTON - Oak Hill Academy were out-muscled and at times struggled defensively as they dropped their first game of the 2011-12 season Wednesday afternoon, 47-39 to the reigning MAIS Class AAA champions Jackson Academy.

"We just didn't play well enough to win," head coach Stan Hughey said. "It's a tough loss, I thought we really had a chance to play with them."

November 2nd

Mary Thornton Webber

November 2, 2011

Mary Thornton Webber

Mary Thornton Webber, age 94, passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at her son’s home in West Point.
Mary Agnes Webber was born May 11, 1917, in the Cairo Community to the late Elizabeth Lloyd and Robert L. Thornton. Mrs. Webber was a homemaker and a member of Palestine United Methodist Church. She married Emmett Benjamin Webber, July 30, 1941, in Houston. He preceded her in death Nov. 7, 1997.

November 1st

Lady Eagles drop a close one to Heritage, 54-44

November 1, 2011

COLUMBUS - Despite a 25-point performance from Tori Nichols, Heritage Academy pulled out a nail biter Tuesday night, clipping the Lady Eagles 54-44.

Down by six points after the opening quarter Hebron (2-2) scored seven points in the last two minutes to take a 21-19 lead before Rachel Hollivay's put back on a rebound tied it at 21 at the buzzer for Heritage.

Raiders reloaded in 2011

November 1, 2011

Oak Hill Academy’s boys basketball coach Brain Middleton is getting a little nervous.

With still about a week left to go before their season opener against Lamar, Middleton is hoping to get off to a better start in 2011.

“We’re working extremely hard,” he said. “We’ve had three very good days of practice and looking forward to getting back into the gym.”

Entering his seventh season, Middleton has his largest squad with 12 players suiting up, a mixture of experience and youth that hope to repeat as division champions, their first title since 1987.

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