November 7th, 2014
BY WILL NATIONS
PHEBA â€” An unsuspecting presence could be the epitome for Hebron Christian getting a win in its Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) 8-man football playoff game.
5-foot-8, 133-pound Brian Eaddy is the personification of the winning formula the Eagles (6-3; 3-1 District 7-A) will need to come out victorious against undefeated Sharkey-Issaquena Academy.
It is comparable to David versus Goliath.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
West Point Police Department investigators are looking for information on two alleged burglaries and an alleged case of vandalism from last week.
n About 3:30 p.m., Oct. 28, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of South Division Street in reference to an alleged home burglary. According to the incident report, the homeowner arrived to find two flat-screen Samsung televisions allegedly stolen. The owner was unable to provide model and serial numbers for the televisions.
BY MARY GARRISON
West Point Rotarians received an update on the status of economic development during Thursday's meeting at the Ritz on Commerce Street.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors announced that a portion of North Eshman Avenue near Yokohama Boulevard will be closed for the next three weeks at its meeting Thursday. Eutaw Construction crews began working Thursday to install storm drains for the new road.
District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton said the closure will affect North Eshman north of the National Guard Armory to just south of Hazelwood Road.
OLIVE BRANCH â€“ Demontae Rush carried 20 times for 246 yards, Dason Thomas tossed four touchdown passes and the West Point Green Wave (8-4; 5-2 District 1-5A) won a shoot-out over the Lewisburg Patriots, 65-51, in a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) District 1-5A game Thursday night at Lewisburg High School.
Robert L. "Bob" Reese, Sr., age 77, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014,, at his residence in Orange Beach, Ala.
Bobby Foster passed away Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, S.C.
Complete funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Robinson Funeral Home.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BY WILL NATIONS
A routine can mean everything for a football team, especially when preparing for a district game during the season.
Monday and Tuesday are usually the toughest practices of the week followed by Wednesday, which is usually gearing down for a Thursday walk-through.
Four preparation days toward a game is typically the allotted time frame for high school football teams. However, the West Point Green Wave is not getting that luxury this week.
By Donna Summerall
Northside Christian Church is hosting its annual Harvest Festival at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mary Holmes College Auditorium in West Point. Northside Christian Church has sponsored the festival for more than 10 years, according to Dorothy Ryland, coordinator for the event.
BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
JACKSON â€” Mississippi voters on Tuesday re-elected Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and all four incumbent congressmen.
Cochran, 76, said he intends to serve the entire six-year term. With Republicans taking over the Senate, he could become a committee chairman. He is a former Appropriations chairman, and has steered billions of dollars to the state for hurricane recovery, university research and other projects.