October 4th, 2010
By Bryan Davis
For most of Hebron Christianâ€™s Lady Eagles, Saturdayâ€™s visit to Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland was their first. At least it was their first in uniform.
Hebron made its first appearance ever in the softball state tournament on Saturday, and much like their trip to North State last week, they distinguished themselves immediately with a 4-2 win over Hiedelberg.
The Lady Eagles would fall in their next match, a 12-2 defeat at the hands of Silva Bay, but they would rally to stay in the tournament with a 5-4 win over Union Christian.
By Bryan Davis
Itâ€™s every kidâ€™s dream. Itâ€™s the last inning, the bases are loaded and there are two strikes with two outs. Itâ€™s all up to one batter.
Lauren Hitt lived that dream on Saturday night. A hot hitter of late, Hitt came to the plate with Oak Hill facing elimination from the state tournament in Ridgeland.
The Lady Raiders were down 10-6, and it was their last at-bat. There were two outs and time was running out in the game.
Watson celebrates 94th birthday
Charlottie Saul Watson turned 94 Sept. 28. She was born in the Cairo Community of Cedar Bluff, Sept. 28, 1916. Watson was the wife of the late Nelson Watson. She has been a member of Gospel Temple M.B. Church for 60 years. She thanks God she has lived to see 94. Her children, Isabell, Ezell, Thelma Lee, and all her relatives and friends hope she had a happy birthday.
Dr. and Mrs. George Davis Lyon Jr., of Starkville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Elizabeth Lyon of Brandon, to Daniel Ryan Killingsworth of Ridgeland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Killingsworth of Elburn, Ill., formerly of West Point.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mona Manning Lyon of Clarksdale, and the late George Davis Lyon, Sr., and also the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carlton Frazier of Clinton.
Jefferson, Fisher engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Jefferson Sr. of West Point are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shakeria Onesia Jefferson to De`vekio Dantez Fisher, son of Ms. Linda Fisher of Columbus.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Nathaniel and Leona Jefferson and the late Fred and Nettie Davidson.
The Hebron Christian Eagles (1-5; 0-1) were hoping that last week's bye would better prepare them for their first conference match, at Central Holmes (3-4; 1-1).
The last time Hebron took the field, two weeks ago, they were defeated 46-12 by the Oak Hill Raiders.
That made it back-to-back home losses for Hebron. In both weeks, they gave up 46 points, the other to Benton.
Central Holmes got on the board in the first quarter on a scoring drive, capped off by a 26 yard touchdown run by Corvell Dixon.
By Bryan Davis
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-5; 1-0) had three turnovers in Friday nightâ€™s non-league home game against the Raiders of Lamar (4-2), but those mistakes did not factor much in what would eventually be a 56-14 beating of Oak Hill.
Lamar was already up 28-0 when Conner Bairdâ€™s second quarter pass was tipped and intercepted for the home Raidersâ€™ first give away of the game. Oak Hillâ€™s mistakes centered around their tackling game.
By Bryan Davis
Oak Hill may be 0-5 in non-league action this year, but where it counts, they are sitting with a 1-0 record, one win from a playoff spot.
As bad as Friday nightâ€™s 56-21 beating by Larmar was, the Raiders could be in a good place by next Friday, when they travel to take on Manchester Academy (0-5)
Lucille Coggins Cliett
Lucille Coggins Cliett, age 77, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Lucille Coggins Cliett was born July 6, 1933, in Clay County to the late Mattie Freshour and Charlie Coggins. Mrs. Cliett was a homemaker and had worked as a caregiver at Dugan Memorial Home. She was a member of West Point Church of God. Lucille Coggins Cliett married Spurgeon Andrew Cliett Jr. on May 1, 1952, in West Point, he predeceased her on Dec. 10, 2008 .
Katie Lue Curry
Katie Lue Curry, age 80, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle.
Funeral services are Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Hermon M.B. Church with the Rev. Tim Brinkley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.