October 27th, 2014
HOLLY SPRINGS â€“ Sarah Dill has come out in the preseason openers with explosive offense.
Dill, an Oak Hill junior, has scored 45 combined points in the Lady Raidersâ€™ pair of wins on Tuesday and Thursday at Marshall Academy in Holly Springs.
â€śSarah has just come out on fire in her first two preseason games,â€ť Oak Hill Head Coach Brian Middleton said.
Dill reached double figures with 17 points in Oak Hillâ€™s 61-40 win against Tunica Academy Tuesday. Sophomore Tanner Grubbs had eight points.
MADDEN â€“ The Oak Hill Raiders were within striking distance of the Leake Rebels.
Trailing by two scores, Oak Hill was unable to close the gap as it fumbled at the 5-yard line during a long pass play with two minutes remaining in the game. It was recovered by the Rebels.
After the costly turnover, Leake (5-5; 4-1 District 2-AA) held on to a 42-28 win over the Raiders in a District 2-AA game Friday at Leake Academy in Madden.
BY WILL NATIONS
SALTILLO â€“ One opposing defender stood between West Point running back Kadarius Forside five yards away from the goal line in the Green Waveâ€™s opening offensive drive. The senior either could make an agile move around the Saltillo defender or lower his shoulder pads and make contact. He chose the latter.
Clemmie Jermaine Guines
Clemmie Jermaine Guines, age 33, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center â€“ West Point.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Civic Center. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation was 5 â€“ 7 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Randy K. Henry
Randy K. Henry, age 57, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at his home in Amory.
Randy was born April 20, 1957, in West Point, the son of Burl and Betty Logan Henry. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Amory. He owned and operated Cole Insurance Company in Amory for over 20 years. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. He was a 1st Lieutentant in the United States Army, having served in Germany.
Juanita Dew Ramsey
Juanita Dew Ramsey, age 92, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at West Point Community Living Center in West Point.
Gladys Fenton-Reives, 65, of West Point, died Oct. 20, 2014, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
Services are 3 p.m. today at Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at House of Freedom Ministries in Starkville. Burial will follow Tibbee Community Cemetery in West Point.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
By Donna Summerall
First Baptist Church Early Childhood Ministries (FBCECM) is sponsoring the 12th annual fall festival from 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at First Baptist Church in West Point. This year's theme is â€śWild About God.â€ť FBCECM holds the yearly event on the last Wednesday of October.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Halloween is Friday, and local officials urge residents to enjoy the tricks and treats while also having a safe holiday.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said there will be extra deputies on patrol Halloween night, both due to the holiday and because of the football games occurring in the area. He said the Clay County Sheriff's Department would coordinate with the Mississippi Highway Patrol to handle the influx of traffic going through the county.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors announced that the county was approved for a $426,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) at its meeting Thursday. The grant will be used to construct a well for Siloam Water Association.
The new well will benefit more than 500 Siloam customers in west Clay County on Highway 46 near Pheba. The supervisors originally applied for the grant in May.