November 9th, 2010
By Bryan Davis
The West Point Green Wave (10-1; 7-0) are riding high going into the first week of the playoffs. The Provine Rams (5-6; 4-3) are riding pretty high themselves.
Winners of four of their last five, the Rams overcame a slow start to the 2010 season to secure a playoff spot after a four-game winning streak in the district catapulted the Rams into the playoffs.
They did fall in last weekâ€™s league game against 11-0 Ridgland team, but that was the first loss for the Rams since October 1 at Pear.
Ollie Randolph "Ronnie" Hall
Ollie Randolph "Ronnie" Hall, age 70, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at his home in Cedar Bluff.
Ollie Randolph "Ronnie" Hall was born April 4, 1940, in Aberdeen, to the late Ruth Arnell Robertson Hall Williams and Ollie Brewer "Bill" Hall. He was predeceased by his step-father John Alex Williams. Mr. Hall was a welding specialist for the Babcock & Wilcox Company for 30 years and was a Baptist. Ollie Randolph Hall married Minnie Lou Edwards Hall on April 30, 1960, in West Point.
Mary Gayle Hill Wylie
Mary Gayle Hill Wylie, age 51, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at her sister's residence in Cedar Bluff.
Mrs. Wylie was born Oct. 9, 1959, in Ripley, to Gilbert "Duke" and Mary Ruth Williams Hill. She was a member of Dumas Baptist Church. She owned her own lawn service and was the manager over the Garden Center at Wal-Mart. Prior to that and during her college years at Mississippi State, she worked for Pretty Pots and Montgomery Flower Shop in West Point, Boyd's Flowers in Tupelo and Mary Bells in Greenwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Allen Burgess
Coy Jean Farley and Brad Allen Burgess were united in marriage at three oâ€™clock in the afternoon on June 26, 2010, at Maben Methodist Church. Officiating ministers were Rev. Scarlet Shepperd and Rev. Raleigh Richter.
â€śTippy" Stephens, age 75, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. "Tippy" Stephens was born June 10, 1935, in Ashland, Clay County Ala., to the late Myrthur Lydia Riddle and Cecil Marvin Jenkins. She worked in computer programing and was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Stephens came to West Point in 1968, from Birmingham, Ala., where she lived for thirteen years. Sarah Jeanette "Tippy" Stephens married Dr. Joe K. Stephens on April 4, 1968, in Amory.
Hugh Milton Moore
Hugh Milton Moore, age 82, passed away, Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at his home, in the Palestine Community.
Hugh Milton Moore was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Montpelier to the late Maggie Lou Pate Moore and Charles Andrew Moore. Hugh M. Moore worked in management for Babcock & Wilcox Company for 38 years and was also a lifelong farmer. Hugh M. Moore married Ruth Alice Madison Moore on Oct. 5, 1951, in Prairie.
The family of mayor Scott Ross and city officials lashed out at a report published Thursday, which contained allegations that were â€śCompletely and utterly false,â€ť according to a statement released by Brian Kelley, who serves as the mayor's attorney.
The article, published in the Columbus Packet, a weekly newspaper that serves the Golden Triangle area, stated that Ross is currently receiving treatment in the Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hattiesburg, a claim denied vehemently by Kelly and others connected to Ross.
By Bryan Davis
The Hernando Tigers (7-5; 4-3) had to beat the West Point Green Wave (10-1; 7-0) on Friday night, in order to get into the playoffs. The Tigers felt good going into the half, trailing 7-0 to the red hot Wave, but hopes of a comeback were crushed by a stellar effort from LaKenderic Thomas in the second half.
West Point finished the night on top 21-14, sending Hernando home with its third district loss.
â€śTheyâ€™re a good football team,â€ť said West Point head coach Chris Chambless. â€śWe knew they were going to give us their A-game and their best shot tonight.â€ť
By Bryan Davis
LaKenderic Thomas sure knows how to put the cap on a good season. The senior running back for the West Point Green Wave had a terrific night on the ground, accounting for 262 rushing yards on 26 carries.
Three of those 26 carries made it into the end zone for touchdowns, as he helped lead the Green Wave to a perfect district record in 2010.
â€śHeâ€™s a machine,â€ť Chambless said. â€śHe runs the ball extremely hard, and he has a great attitude. He keeps everybody pumped up and ready to go.â€ť
Charlie Mae Carter
Charlie Mae Carter, age 62, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Hermon M.B. Church, with the Rev. George Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Stronghill Stockholder's Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 5 â€“ 7 p.m. at Stronghill M.B. Church.