January 30th, 2013
Fifth Street Junior Highâ€™s Students of the Month of December are Jordan Perry-Barracudas, Alvin Carter-Dolphins, Kennie Hicks-Earthquakes, Brianna Nolden-Tsunamis and Tinsley Banks-Sharks. Submitted Photo
After an 81-35 loss in district against Oxford on Friday night, the West Point Lady Wave used the past couple of days for reflection and cleaning up mistakes. On Sunday afternoon, head coach Kendall Pickens and the Lady Wave attended the Mississippi State-Ole Miss womenâ€™s basketball game and took in the collegiate action taking away valuable lessons to apply to their individual and team play.
Tuesday night West Point played absolutely great and gave the New Hope Lady Trojans everything and more.
Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad is back on track. After pulling off their fourth straight win Tuesday night, this time a 65-49 contest over Lamar in Meridian, the Lady Raiders look primed and ready for a run at the district and state title. Oak Hill used a high scoring first half to pull away early from the fifth-ranked Raiderettes and hold them at bay despite a 24-point performance from Olivia Mabry. The Lady Raiders stuck with their identity of balanced scoring, which is almost always a winning recipe for this team.
It can be difficult to get a win on the road. That statement is even more true in district 2 5-A boys competition as only one team has been able to pick up a win outside of their home gym.
The Green Wave entered into hostile territory Tuesday night to take on district-rival New Hope. In the previous meeting, West Point was able use a thrilling comeback to defeat the Trojans 67-63 at home.
Tickets are still available for the 87th Annual Banquet, hosted by the Growth Alliance that will take place tonight and will feature a night of awards, recognition of community leaders, West Point Hall of Fame inductions and the keynote speaker, Roger Pryor.
Pryor is a native of West Point and graduated from West Point High School.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
When you hear a weather siren you know itâ€™s time to pay attention and prepare to take cover. But out in some parts of Clay County residents donâ€™t always hear the cityâ€™s weather sirens, and when natural disasters hit close to their homes they only have a few minutes to retreat to safety.
Thatâ€™s why for five long years Clay County Emergency Management officials have been trying diligently to provide county residents with weather sirens that will warn people when a tornado, thunderstorm or other weather-related disaster is headed their way.
Just like many people, Clay County School Superintendent Mae Brewer was sitting at home this weekend watching the news on television when all of a sudden the news anchor started talking about a proposal to abolish the Clay County School District.
Joey DeLaine Langford age 44, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center West Point.
Joey DeLaine Langford was born June 26, 1968, in West Point, to Etta Louise Taylor Whitehead and the late Marvin DeLain Langford. Joey Langford was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Funeral services are Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church with the Bro. Ben Yarber officiating, assisted by Bro. John Sevier. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery of Cairo.Â
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Bessie Green age 94, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home.
Funeral services are Friday, February 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Hermon M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is Thursday, January 31, 2013, from 4 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
With Spring Training just weeks away, I canâ€™t be picked on too much for writing a baseball column.
Some might raise issue since we havenâ€™t gotten the Super Bowl played, but since there are no southern teams involved in that game, Iâ€™ll take the liberty of skipping ahead to the diamond.
I donâ€™t know how much our Clay County readers have been paying attention to the offseason, but some pretty special things have happened to one of our southern baseball teams.
That would be the Atlanta Braves.