January 29th, 2015
New England vs. Seattle
2/1 6:30 (ET)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
BY WILL NATIONS
In both teamsâ MAIS District 2-AA finale, an extra period was needed to decide a winner.
Leake Academy junior Marlee Tubbyâs two free throws in overtime secured an escape for the Rebelettes with a 64-62 win over the Oak Hill Lady Raiders Tuesday night at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
BY WILL NATIONS
Any gift six Oak Hill Academy seniors received prior to Senior Nightâs tip-off did not match the gift they gave themselves.
The Oak Hill Raiders (14-7; 8-2 District 2-AA) used a fourth-quarter, 20-6 run to upset the Leake Rebels, 59-52, in both teamâs District 2-AA finale Tuesday night at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. The Raidersâ victory earned the team a No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the district tournament, which starts Tuesday at Canton Academy.
BY DONNA SUMMERALL
The congregation of Northsde Christian Church in West Point saw a need in the community for an adult Sunday School that would reach across denominational lines and take place during the week. Church member Margaret Shelton was one of the people who made âTuesday Morning Sunday Schoolâ a reality.
âWe first started meeting at the original church across the street from where Northside Church is now,â Shelton said. âIt was just a body of believers from here in West Point who wanted to dig a little deeper into the word together.â
BY JOSH PRESLEY
East Mississippi Community College will host its eighth annual Scholarâs Olympiad Friday at the Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew, and two West Point schools will participate in the competition.
During the Olympiad, high school juniors and seniors from EMCCâs district will compete in academic, artistic and technical areas. The first-place student in each category will receive a $2,000 scholarship, with $1,000 for second place and $300 for third place. The school whose students give the best performance will also receive the overall school award.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers (GTCS) are looking to get the word out that citizens have the option to report criminal activity while remaining anonymous and possibly receiving an award.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said GTCS was formed in 1991 and serves Clay, Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Monroe and Noxubee counties. He said Crime Stoppers provided a valuable tool to law enforcement.
âIt has definitely helped us solve some cases,â Scott said. âWe donât necessarily get calls every day, but the ones we do get usually have substantial information.â
Milford R. Forrest, age 81, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Mr. Milford was born Feb. 2, 1933, in Tangipahoa Parish, La., the son of the late Herman Edward and Clyde C. Strickland Forrest. In the early years, Mr. Milford worked alongside his father as a dairyman. He later worked for Bryan Foods in West Point for 17 years, where he was a sanitation supervisor. He was an United States Air Force Veteran, where he served as a Drill Instructor. He was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point. Mr.
Funeral services for Alvanell Kennedy Jeter Christopher (lovingly called âMamaneeâ by her family) were Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, a graveside service followed at Greenwood Cemetery.
âMamanee,â was 96 years old, died at her Broad Street home Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents: James Preston and Emma Lou Kennedy; her husband, Marvin Homer Jeter, Sr.; her sister, Thelma Kennedy; and her son, James Carey Jeter.
She is survived by her son, Marvin Homer Jeter, Jr. and his wife Betty, of Jackson; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Kimberly Marie Kelsey Haughton, age 51, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at her residence in West Point. Kim was born November 6, 1963, in West Point, the daughter of Robert William Kelsey, Jr. and Hilda Elliott Magers. Kim worked for many years as a secretary at Bryan Foods, Reliable Security, and as a teller at BancorpSouth. She was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point. She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Elliott, Sr.; paternal grandmother: Emily Jane Kelsey; and paternal grandfather: Robert William Kelsey, Sr.
With the 89th annual West Point Clay County Growth Alliance banquet scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. tomorrow, this yearâs Hall of Fame inductees have been announced.
The three 2015 inductees âÂ Jackie Edwards, Bettye Jean Watson Swift and the late Jack King âÂ were each longtime residents of West Point and recognized for service to the community.