The Raider Rhythm, a musical group from Oak Hill Academyâ€™s third, fourth and fifth grades performs a pop standard for the West Point Rotary Club on Thursday. The group was there as a guest of Rotarian Yandall Harris, OHAâ€™s Headmaster. Photo by Bryan Davis
Imagine just how much wear and tear your vehicle would suffer if it was driven almost nonstop every single day of the week. Now ask yourself about how much you would be out of pocket in maintenance expenses trying to keep that car in operation.
Luckily most folks donâ€™t have to worry about such a thing, but every few years law enforcement administrators find themselves having to replace many police cruisers that suffer damage from being on the road 24 hours a day.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors welcomed Starkville native Robert Parker this week as Clay Countyâ€™s new volunteer fire services coordinator, who will be charged with overseeing each of the countyâ€™s seven volunteer fire departments.
Oak Hill Academy Counselor Francis Dawkins says that when the state backed off raising the number of credits required for graduation in English, Math, Science and Social Studies, OHA did no such thing.
In fact, the West Point academy raised its standards to above the national average for credits required for graduation.
â€śStudents need that in order to be successful in college,â€ť Dawkins said on Thursday morning. â€śThey need to be pushed because thatâ€™s whatâ€™s going to happen in college.â€ť
Deluded though I am, I fancy myself a master at concealing my imperfections to achieve the illusion that Iâ€™ve got my act together. Ha. Like people donâ€™t know I draw on my eyebrows every morning before I go out to pick up the paper.
Sometimes my efforts at innocent subterfuge come back to bite me. I had a leak in my refrigerator which caused an angry dark stain on my hardwood floor about five inches long and two inches wide. I called Mr. Fixit guy and he came out and â€śfixed it.â€ť To hide the stain I bought an attractive rug runner and placed it over the imperfection. Problem solved, sort of.
Pfc. Antonio R. Fenton graduated AIT. December 18, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. The Applied Industrial Technology training in Human Resources has prepared Fenton to continue his career path in the United States Army. He is a 2008 graduate of West Point High School and holds an Associates Degree in Business from Rust College. He is the son of Jim Fenton of West Point and the grandson of Janie Fenton of West Point and the late John Fenton. Submitted Photo
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.