BY WILL NATIONS
YAZOO CITY â On the road and on the ropes, the Oak Hill Lady Raiders did not lose their composure.
In its second District 2-AA game, Oak Hill surrendered a 12-point, fourth-quarter lead but scored the gameâs final three points at the free-throw line â thanks to two freshmen â for a 57-55 win over the Manchester Lady Mavericks Saturday afternoon at Manchester Academy. The win was the first district victory for Oak Hill after falling to Leake Academy last Tuesday in Madden.
BY WILL NATIONS
YAZOO CITY â The Oak Hill Raiders were looking for a rebound after a sequence of tough performances. The stretch ended with their first district win, and a team that found relief.
Three scorers reached double figures as Oak Hill ended a three-game losing skid and dispatched the Manchester Mavericks (5-7; 1-3 District 2-AA), 61-42, in a MAIS District 2-AA game Saturday at Manchester Academy.
Leona Elizabeth (Topsy) Shirley Wells was born in Monroe County, May 31, 1917. She died at the age of 97, Dec. 14, 2014.
At the age of two, her family moved to Clay County. Her father, Milford Bard Shirley, was a farmer, dairyman, Justice of the Peace, supervisor of county roads, and member of the board of supervisors for 16 years. Her mother, Nancy Elizabeth McClellan Shirley was a homemaker. Topsy graduated from West Point High School in 1935, where she ran track and was a star basketball player. In 1938, she married Willard Irwin Wells of Starkville, who preceded her in death.
Sara Smith Huffman, age 86, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory.
By Donna Summerall
For those interested in owning a piece of blues history, Mary Shepherd, Queen of the legendary Club Ebony in Indianola, will be signing her autobiography, posters, T-shirts and a DVDinterview with Bobby Rush from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Market in West Point. Shepherd has made her home in West Point.
Carol Lummus, owner of Main Street Market, said she is happy to welcome Shepherd back to the restaurant.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
After looking to initiate a full curbside recycling program for residents inside the city limits earlier in the year, the city is back on track with its recycling service.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the program was previously offered to both West Point and Clay County residents through an agreement with Waste Pro out of Tupelo. When the program didnât profit, Waste Pro ended its recycling pick-up services to the region.
Local police are seeking information on an alleged armed robbery in West Point.
According to a West Point Police Department statement to media, about 7 p.m. Sunday officers responded to the Internet Cafe on Highway 50 in response to an armed robbery. Witnesses told police that an unidentified black man wearing a black coat, dark pants, glasses and a toboggan entered the business and brandished a small caliber handgun. The suspect reportedly told patrons to remain seated before pointing the weapon at the clerk and demanding money from the register.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The West Point Fire Department has been without a chief since Johnny Littlefield stepped down in May, but city officials look to have the position filled in January.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said he, along with the the cityâs public safety office, completed the interview process Thursday.
âWe did our interviews and we look to make a decision in the next few weeks,â Jones said. âThere wonât be an announcement until the Jan. 13 selectmen meeting.
West Point has something else unique to call its own, courtesy of Old Waverly Country Club.
Rick Milburn, chairman for the ISPS Handa Cup held at the club in September, presented West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson and city selectment with a custom made city flag Thursday during a meeting of the West Point Rotary Club at the Ritz Theater. Milburn said the club had the cityâs logo digitized and placed on the flag as a special âthank youâ for the cityâs accommodation during the LPGA Legends Tour event.