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May 8th, 2013


May 8, 2013

The Oak Hill Netters are currently battling at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) AA Classification State Tennis Finals at the Ridgeland Tennis Center in Ridgeland.

The Oak Hill Tennis team and head coach Brian Middleton took a clean sweep in the morning semi-finals as Anna Ready and Jessi Cole advanced in their respective girls’ singles brackets and David McElwaine and John Willis Stevens punched their tickets to the finals as well. The Raider tennis team on dropped one set in the four semi-final matches.

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Coker continues to fight the good fight

May 8, 2013

There are few words in the English language that can cause as much horror and dread than the diagnosis of cancer.

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Ready to go

May 7, 2013

Oak Hill’s Anna Ready will compete along with five other Raider tennis players at the state tournament in Ridgeland today. Read for updates or follow Will Nations on Twitter @ NationsSports File Photo

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Franks announced as Hebron’s head coach

May 7, 2013

Bruce Franks looks a lot like Hall of Fame NBA coach Phil Jackson in the face.
His success on the court has been comparable as well.

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Good form

May 7, 2013

Collins Trolilo shows good form on the field for the Phillies.

Wards 1 and 2 welcome new selectmen, Wards 3 and 5 could head to runoff

May 7, 2013

West Point citizens already knew they were going to have a new mayor and a new Ward 1 selectmen after Tuesday night.
Scott Ross (mayor) and Rod Bobo (Ward 1) decided not to run in the 2013 municipal elections, paving the way for Harmon Robbie Robinson to become Mayor and Linda Hannah to take over the post in Ward 1.
Ward 2's incumbent Homer Cannon has been defeated by William Binder.

The official results are below:

Ward 1
Linda Hannah 425
William Young 159

Ward 2
William Binder 353
Homer Cannon 247

Ward 3
Jimmy Clark 382
Charles Collins 235
Ken Poole 222

Ward 4

McBrayer: It is still going to be a challenge

May 7, 2013

Initial election results on Tuesday night indicate that Keith McBrayer will keep his Ward 4 post, and it is a landslide victory.
With a little over 700 total absentee votes to be counted, McBrayer has already secured 93 percent of the vote in his ward against opponent A.C. House Jr.
McBrayer leads 733-50.
"That's great," McBrayer said from the Civic on Tuesday night after ballots had been counted, noting that this was the largest margin of victory for him to date.

Beverly Jean Morton

May 7, 2013

Beverly Jean Morton age 62, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul M.B. Church with the Rev. Eddie Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Robinson: I'm grateful to the city of West Point

May 7, 2013

Harmon "Robbie" Robinson will be West Point's next mayor.
Results are unofficial, but the initial results indicate that Robinson is West Point mayor elect.
Electronic votes tallied show Robinson leading Darlene Cox 2,773 to 303 with just over 700 absentee ballots to be counted.
"First of all, I am so grateful to the city of West Point," Robinson said. "I think that our city is ready to move forward in a positive way."
Shortly before 9:30 p.m., Cox contacted the Daily Times Leader, congratulating Robinson on the win.

"Just getting started": Cox congratulates Robbie Robinson on apparent mayoral victory

May 7, 2013

With the electronic votes counted in the West Point mayoral race, it appears that Harmon "Robbie" Robinson will be the town's next mayor.
Just before 9:30 p.m., Robinson's lone opponent, Darlene Cox spoke with the Daily Times Leader, expressing her congratulations to Robinson on the win.
The first results coming through have Robinson winning with 2,773 votes to Cox's 303.
"I just want to congratulate Robbie," Cox said by phone on Tuesday night. "I am want to work with him."
Cox, who has spearheaded several community projects in the past says that this year is still early.

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