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August 27th, 2011

Home sweet home, WPHS unveils new floor for 2011

August 27, 2011

West Point Green Wave boy’s basketball coach Brad Cox gave the Daily Times Leader a sneak peak at the new floor that was recently completed inside the West Point High School Gymnasium.

The floor, which was built when the new gymnasium was constructed over a decade ago required it’s annual upgrade which is standard for hardwood floors that go through the wear and tear of basketball games and PE classes.

Over the years, layers of varnish buildup begins to make the flooring too dark and starts to change certain colors on the floor, like white to yellow.

Winston rattles the Raiders, 41-6

August 27, 2011

LOUISVILLE - After coming off a tough loss in week one, the Oak Hill Raiders had an even tougher opponent in week two.

Winston Academy had nearly 400 yards of total offense Friday as they rolled to a 41-6 win over the Raiders (0-2)in district action. It was the second straight week the Patriots (2-0) have scored at least 40 points.

"We still got to improve our tackling," Raiders head coach Benjie Merchant said after the game. "We ran the ball a little better, but Winston's a great team. We knew it was going to be tough from the get go and it was."

August 26th

Gardner dissmissed from Miss. State basketball team

August 26, 2011

Mississippi State head basketball coach Rick Stansbury has dismissed freshman D.J. Gardner permanently from the squad.

A release by the school states Gardner was kicked off because of "repeated actions deemed detrimental to the team."

6-foot-7 guard from Okolona was set to red shirt this season and apparently did not like that decision and posted his opinions about it on his Twitter account which has since been deleted.

Evelyn J. Andrews

August 26, 2011

Evelyn J. Andrews

Evelyn J. Andrews, age 89, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at her home in West Point.

August 25th

OH hopes to rebound on the road

August 25, 2011

Oak Hill head football coach Benjie Merchant said the Raiders will have to be mistake free in order to have a chance to defeat Winston tonight. It’s the first district battle for both teams slated for 7 p.m. in Lousiville.
The Raiders have had a productive week on the practice field, correcting some issues that cost them an 18-7 loss to Newton County in the season opener.
“It’s a slow progress,” Merchant said. “In the weight room and just trying to get better all the way around.”

Angela Louise Terrell

August 25, 2011

Angela Louise Terrell

Angela Louise Terrell, age 41, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.
Funeral services are Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul M.B. Church, with Pastor Eddie Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

August 24th

Charles E. Carroll Jr.

August 24, 2011

Charles E. Carroll Jr.

Charles E. Carroll Jr., age 85, passed away, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at the State Veterans Nursing Home in Oxford. Charles Ernest Carroll Jr., was born Dec. 21, 1925, in Houston, Miss., to the late Lola Olivia Meredith and Charles Ernest Carroll Sr. Mr. Carroll was a Bookkeeper/Salesman for Cummins Company for 25 years. He was a Methodist. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during WW II. Charles E. Carroll married Romer Stafford Carroll on July 10, 1943, in West Point.

August 23rd

Frances Ann Cooper Miles

August 23, 2011

Frances Ann Cooper Miles

Frances Ann Cooper Miles, age 63, wife of Dr. Charles Miles, mother of Stephen and Cooper Miles, passed away Aug. 20, 2011, at her residence in West Point.
She was born Nov. 5, 1947, in Jackson, the youngest of five children, to Owen and Elizabeth Thompson Cooper. She grew up in Yazoo City, where she graduated from high school. She received her BA from Mississippi State University.

Melinda Washington Barton

August 23, 2011

Melinda Washington Barton

Melinda Washington Barton, age 95, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at her home.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Pheba Church, with Dr. Willie B. Lairy officiating. Burial will follow in First Baptist Pheba 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.

August 22nd

Bennett finishes second at AAU Olympic trials

August 22, 2011

West Point Dontavious Bennett is playing the waiting game on whether he made the AAU United States Junior Olympic team.

Bennett competed in the AAU JR OLYMPICS in New Orleans on the 29th of July and finished in second place.

Bennett says it’s been a lot of sweating and a lot of tears these last couple of months but he has no regrets. He says he realize he’s not gifted or lucky he’s just blessed! He thanks God for his athletic abilities.

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