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August 12th, 2010

Eagles to play jamboree tonight

August 12, 2010

Note: Yesterday’s edition of the Daily Times Leader put Hebron playing its jamboree on Friday. It will be played this evening at Strider in Charleston at 5 p.m. We apologize for the error.
The Hebron Christian Eagles will be making their journey to Strider Academy tonight.
The jamboree will include four teams, and the Eagles will get to go one-on-one with two of them.
There will be a 5 p.m. match with Strider, followed by a 7 p.m. game against Bayou Academy.
“We finally get to bang on somebody else instead of each other,” said Hebron head coach Greg Watkins on Wednesday.

August 11th

Veto upheld at city board meeting; Shelter decision delayed

August 11, 2010

Two major actions highlighted Tuesday night's meeting of West Point's Mayor and Selectmen.
Near the end of the two-hour meeting, the board went into executive session to discuss personnel matters, where the board majority attempted to overturn a veto by Mayor Scott Ross that reinstated Electric Department Superintendent Dwight Prisock and City Administrator Randy Jones.
Prisock and Jones were fired by the board at its regular July meeting, by a vote of 3-2 with selectmen Homer Cannon, Jasper Pittman and Charles Collins voting for the duo's dismissals.

Oak Hill defeats Lady Eagles 8-3 at Hebron Christian

August 11, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Early mistakes proved to be costly and decisive in Monday night’s cross-county rivalry between the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles and the Lady Raiders of Oak Hill Academy.
The Lady Raiders made the trip out to Hebron, but the short drive did not have any lasting affects, as they downed the Lady Eagles 8-3 in the end.
In the first inning, it looked like Hebron starter Beverly Blake was going to escape trouble. Two Lady Raiders were on, but there were two outs in the inning.

August 9th

Golson, Pumphrey Wedding

August 9, 2010

Golson, Pumphrey Wedding

Lacie Jane Golson and William Wyatt Pumphrey, both of West Point, were joined together in marriage May 22, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Hope Baptist Church, Cedar Bluff. Dr. James Towery officiated the ceremony.
Parents of the bride are, Tim and Carolyn Golson of West Point. Parents of the groom are, Ray and Sherri Pumphrey of West Point.
Grandparents of the bride are Kenneth and Jane Byrd, Jane Golson and the late Pat Golson. Grandparents of the groom are, Bill and Earline Simmons, and the late Curtis and Virginia Pumphrey.

Minnie McCool Duke

August 9, 2010

Minnie McCool Duke

Minnie McCool Duke, age 91, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center, West Point. Minnie Lou Duke was born May 12, 1919, in Gordo, Ala., to the late Lottie Jones McCool and William McCool. Mrs. Duke was a Seamstress for Knickerbocker Manufacturing Company for 12 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Duke came to West Point, in 1925 from Lowndes County. She was married to Herman Perry Duke, Sr. on Dec. 9, 1939, in Columbus. He preceded her in death Feb. 11, 1981.

August 7th

Lady Raiders leave their game face in West Point

August 7, 2010

It looked like it was going to be a long night. First there were weather delays; then the junior varsity game was scrapped. When Carroll Academy’s Lady Rebels and Oak Hill’s Lady Raiders finally took the field Thursday night in Oak Hill’s first district game, the two teams fought tit for tat for the first two innings.

Lady Eagles fly past Marshall 6-1

August 7, 2010

Rain came as a sweet relief to most in the Clay County area on Thursday evening. While it poured in West Point, the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles were still able to get their home game in against Marshall in Pheba.
It was a tough night for the Lady Patriots, who came all the way from Holly Springs just to fall to the Lady Eagles 6-1.
Every person in the Hebron starting lineup got a hit on the night, amounting to 13 total the Lady Eagles. Marshall was held to just three on the evening.

Offense clicks on all cylinders for Raiders

August 7, 2010

It was 11 on 11 Friday night. Oak Hill wore the solid dark red jerseys, and Immanuel sported the white and red.
It was the first time since last November that Oak Hill has had the opportunity to stack up against another school’s offense and defense.
Sure there was no kicking or punting, and the coaches were right there on the field with the team, but nobody was holding back in the year’s first scrimmage.

Obituaries

August 7, 2010

Minnie McCool Duke
Minnie McCool Duke, age 91, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center, West Point. Minnie Lou Duke was born May 12, 1919, in Gordo, Ala., to the late Lottie Jones McCool and William McCool. Mrs. Duke was a Seamstress for Knickerbocker Manufacturing Company for 12 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Duke came to West Point, in 1925 from Lowndes County. She was married to Herman Perry Duke, Sr. on Dec. 9, 1939, in Columbus. He preceded her in death Feb. 11, 1981.

Alliance welcomed at CAFB meeting

August 7, 2010

The Columbus Air Force Base may do its day-to-day operations in Lowndes County, but Clay and Oktibbeha counties both play large factor in the base’s operations, and they receive a large portion of the economic output from the outpost. On Friday, the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance members were special guests at the Base Community Council’s quarterly meeting at the base.
BCC President Kevin Stafford introduced the Growth Alliance, applauding them on their efforts to support the men and women at Columbus Air Force Base.

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