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October 6th, 2011

Wave get set to tackle Wildcats

October 6, 2011

If West Point hopes to repeat as division and 5A state champions this season, the road to Jackson goes through Clarksdale.

Two of three undefeated divisional teams square off in a game that could affect the outcome of their respective seasons. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. in Clarksdale.

The Green Wave are coming off back-to-back victories for the first time this season and head coach Chris Chambless said the morale around the locker room is becoming a little familiar.

Hebron looks to end two-game skid back at home

October 6, 2011

With all the distractions off the field this week at Hebron Christian School, one might think the Eagles would lose focus with it being homecoming.

Not a chance, because after two straight losses by a combined four points, the Eagles are looking to end that skid and close out the season with a pair of home victories.

Eagles head football coach Tri Nason, hopes his players can stay focused in practice and take care of business on the football field tonight against Flint Hill (Ala.).

Raiders face off with Heritage for HC

October 6, 2011

Oak Hill Academy showed much improvement in the second half of last week’s loss to Leake that they plan to keep up the momentum when they host Golden Triangle rival Heritage Academy.

“They played hard, we got a lot out of them” head coach Benjie Merchant said. “They went to the bell and played a good team in Leake. We battled to the end there.”

The Raiders finally ended their scoring drought with the first touchdown since week three.

Merchant said the boys have had a pretty good practice this week.

Nationally ranked Lions and Tigers go head to head Saturday

October 6, 2011

East Mississippi head football coach Buddy Stephens says he isn’t surprised with how his Lions have started the 2011 football season.
After all, they’re ranked No. 3 in the country, undefeated at 5-0 and have one of the most explosive offenses in the nation.

Their opponents this week, Northeast Mississippi, were relatively quiet despite winning four in a row until they defeated then No. 10 Northwest on the road 34-28. One team will be undefeated no longer. Tigers head coach Ricky Smither says he’s a little stunned with how his team has quickly turned some heads this season.

October 5th

West Point wishes troops well as 223rd departs

October 5, 2011

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Hundreds of American flags waved in the early morning sun, and police sirens blared announcing the departure of several local heroes.
With that, West Point’s 223rd Engineering Battalion, loaded in four charter buses, turned right onto Main Street and began to head toward the city limits, on their way to a brief stop in Texas before making the trip to Afghanistan to do their part in Operation: Enduring Freedom.

Though local chapter is gone, Red Cross service is available

October 5, 2011

By Sheena Baker
Daily Times Leader
Reassurance that disaster victims in West Point and Clay County will still have the services of the American Red Cross came Monday to the Clay County Board of Supervisors by Pattie Tucker, director of the Northeast Mississippi Red Cross chapter.
Consolidation of the Golden Triangle branches of Red Cross occurred this past summer in an effort to sustain Mississippi’s Red Cross centers, and merging branches isn’t just happening in the Golden Triangle.

County schools begin redistricting process

October 5, 2011

The Clay County School District started the process of redistricting on Tuesday night, a task the county schhol board faces once every 10 years.

Circuit Court opens

October 5, 2011

By Sheena Baker
Daily Times Leader
During the first few days of the October term of Clay County Circuit Court, several sentences were issued and several revocations were made due to violations of post release supervision or supervised probation. The following are orders issued Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 in Clay County Circuit Court:

Wakeelah Walker

October 5, 2011

Wakeelah Walker

Wakeelah Walker, age 30, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at her home.
Funeral services are Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. from Union Star M.B. Church, with the Rev. James Alvin Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Union Star Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Nab James Davis Gladney

October 5, 2011

Nab James Davis Gladney

Nab James Davis Gladney, age 83, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services are today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at noon from Johnson Creek M.B. Church, with the Bishop Lawrence White officiating.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

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