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March 10th, 2011

2011 Clay County Races

March 10, 2011

Sheriff
Eddie Scott
Edward N. Houston, Jr.

Tax Assessor
Becky Coe
Linda F. Hannah
Paige Dendy Lamkin
Deborah Myers

Chancery Clerk
Amy Berry
Suzette White
Melissa Bobo Calvert

Circuit Clerk
Robert D. "Bob" Harrell, Jr.

Coroner
Alvin Carter, Jr.

County Attorney
Angela Turner Lairy

Supervisor, District 1
Lynn Horton

Supervisor, District 2
Phillip Collins
Luke Lummus (i)

Supervisor, District 3
R.B. Davis (i)
William Lee Pollard
Larry Smith
Paxton Austin
Richard Deanes, Jr.

Supervisor, District 4
Shelton Deanes (i)
Willie E. Pierce

March 9th

Oak Hill’s youth a solid foundation

March 9, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Oak Hill Academy head baseball coach Marion Bratton knows that he has a good group of kids on his roster. He also knows that the 2011 team is very young still.
Armed with one senior and one junior, the Raiders are in the middle of a common cycle in high school sports. This year’s group is the foundation, and a solid one at that, for what Bratton believes are great things to come in the next couple of years.

Essie B. Mattix

March 9, 2011

Essie B. Mattix

Essie B, Mattix, age 77, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.
Funeral services are Friday, March 11, 2011, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul M.B. Church, the Rev. Hosea Hines, Rcv, Tommy Cox and the Rev. Eddie Longstreet will deliver words of comfort, Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Visitation is Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

March 8th

West Point girls survive Noxapater

March 8, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point High School fast-pitch softball team survived some early mistakes on Monday night against Noxapater’s softball girls. The game turned into a slugfest after the fourth inning, but it was the Lady Wave who came out on top 15-13 in the win.
“We had a lot of adversity early,” said head coach Brian Sellars. “We fought through the adversity well. We kept our heads up and stayed positive.”
Abby Turner got the start for West Point, and she struck out 10 batters in seven innings, including three in the first.

Annie Ruth Phelps

March 8, 2011

Annie Ruth Phelps

Annie Ruth Phelps, age 95, passed away, Monday, March 7, 2011, at the Shearer Richardson Memorial Home, in Okolona, Miss.
Mrs. Phelps was born Nov. 25, 1915, in Woodland, Miss., to the late Dollie Staggs Criddle and Ell Criddle. She was a homemaker and a member of Arbor Grove Baptist Church. Annie Ruth Criddle Phelps married George Emerson Phelps Nov. 25, 1935, in Chickasaw County. He predeceased her May 28, 2004.

March 7th

Diamond Wave welcome Starkville

March 7, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
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.
“They are always competitive,” said West Point head coach Buddy Wyers of Starkville. “They always have had good teams down through the years.”

Hodnett, Pollard engagement

March 7, 2011

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

March 7, 2011

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.

March 6th

Candidates for county offices to be certified Monday

March 6, 2011

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 “OK,” but still needs information from a couple of candidate, including Harold Lathon, who qualified to run for chancery clerk.

Locals Hope To Bring New Farmers' Market to Town

March 6, 2011

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.

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