September 20th, 2010
By Bryan Davis
Last week, the West Point Junior High football seventh grade team fought Noxubee County in a gritty game of defense. That game ended in a 0-0 tie.
This week, the seventh grade team was at it again, and the Thursday night home battle against Columbus turned out to be another tie ball game, ending in an 8-8 tie.
West Point fullback Dameon Lee provided the only scoring for the Green Wave in the game, beating the Falcon defenders to the end zone for a five yard touchdown rush.
By Bryan Davis
Year number two of the series between the Oak Hill Academy Raiders and Hebron Christian Eagles football teams was completed on Friday night.
The crowds were ever present on the home and visitor sides, as fans from across the county came out to watch the two close communities battle it out in the building Clay County rivalry.
Last year, Hebron traveled to Oak Hill, and they were defeated 14-0. This year, they were hosting, and they wanted a little revenge.
Last Friday night, the Benton Academy Raiders (1-3) came to Phebe to take on the Eagles of Hebron Christian School (1-4), and they scored 46 points off the Eagle defense and special teams.
Two nights ago, a different set of Raiders came to Hebron, but they brought the same results.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (1-4) brought their best play of the season to the Eaglesâ€™ field, and they defeated Hebron 46-12.
By Bryan Davis
Last season, the Hebron Christian Eagles (1-3) and the Oak Hill Academy Raiders (0-4) started, what everyone hopes to be, a long-lasting rival series in Clay County.
Hebron traveled to Oak Hill in 2009, and they were sent away with a 14-0 loss.
This year, the Eagles will be hosting the Raiders, in a rematch, to see who wins the Clay County title in 2010.
Neither the Eagles nor the Raiders have a had a lot going for them in the first four weeks of the regular season.
The Eagles dropped their first two games, getting out-scored 79-6.
By Bryan Davis
Last Friday night, the West Point Green Wave (2-1) were shocked in the second half of their contest against the visiting Starkville Yellowjackets.
The defeat not only put a blemish on the Waveâ€™s 2010 regular season record, but it also marked the end of a 16 game winning streak.
Last season, the Green Wave opened with a loss to the Shannon Red Raiders.
After that, the team went on a tear across the state, winning its next 14 ball games, including a state title victory.
Sammie D. Pruett
Sammie D. Pruett, age 90, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at the Mobile Infirmary Hospital in Mobile, Ala.
Sammie D. Pruett was born April 27, 1920, in Monroe County, to the late Donie Little andJames Daniel Pruett. He worked 22 years at Cash & Carry Cleaners and retired in 1984, from Babcock and Wilcox Company in West Point as a machine operator. He was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon for many years. Mr. Pruett was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, where he served in the South Pacific.
Mary Pauline Langford Jarrell
Mary Pauline Langford Jarrell, age 57, passed away Friday, July 23, 2010, at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Mary Pauline Langford Jarrell was born July 26, 1953, in Clay County to the late Eunice Gay Hudson and William Thomas Langford. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Her husband Robert Jarrell predeceased her.
Funeral services are today, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at 2 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Mike Fondren officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Bluff Cemetery near Mantee.
Harold Davenport, age 51, passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at his residence.
Funeral services are Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Hopewell M.B. Church in Cedar Bluff. The Rev. Dossie Gates will officiate and burial will follow in Hopewell M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
John Edward Lambeth
John Edward Lambeth, yacht captain and award-winning journalist, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at his home in Gulfport. He was 62.
Jessie Albert McCoy
Jessie Albert McCoy, age 64, died Sept. 14, 2010, at the Carrington Nursing Center in Starkville.
Mr. McCoy was born in Starkville Sept. 14, 1946, to Dennis Howe McCoy and Audrey Estelle (Wilson) McCoy. He was a 1965 graduate of Starkville High School and a member of Meadowview Baptist Church. He served in the Mississippi National Guard. Mr. McCoy was a truck driver for Bryan Foods for many years. He enjoyed collecting coins, Coca Cola and John Deere items.