March 5th, 2013
West Point's Community Counseling Services is offering its clients, as well as alcohol and drug rehabilitation clients, an opportunity to step into today's job market through its Supported Employment Program.
For more on this story, pick up Wednesday's print version of the Daily Times Leader.
Bennie Jones II takes the oath of office as city judge on Monday morning at the Municipal Court Room in West Point. Holding his personal Bible is his wife Anna Jones, and standing beside him is his son, Bennie Jones III. Administering the oath is West Point Mayor Scott Ross. Photo by Bryan Davis
With the win over West Lowndes and the loss to Calhoun City the Lady Wave are now carry a 1-4 record on the season. The Lady Wave will get back on the diamond this coming Tuesday in Ackerman against the Lady Indians. First pitch will be at 6:30 for varsity.
After a 4-0 win over the Lafayette County Commodores last Thursday, the Diamond Wave will now turn their attention to arch-rival Starkville High School.
Along with the win over Lafayette in the Potontoc tournament, West Point has recorded a victory over Ripley 5-2 and fell on a walk-off hit to New Albany 5-4. The Wave currently sit with a 2-1 record on the season.
Starkville will enter the contest with six games under their belt. The Yellow Jackets currently are holding a 4-2 recorded with wins over Leake Central, Greenville-Weston, Louisville, and Ethel.
By Will Nations
Daily Times Leader
Oak Hill Academy played host to Victory Christian of Columbus Thursday in the season and home-opener for head coach Marion Bratton and his Diamond Raiders at Bill Ayces Field in West Point.
It was a cold and windy evening, but Adam Tumey was red hot for Oak Hill in his first appearance on the mound for the 2013 season.
Tumey struck out 9 batters, gave up 2 hits, and walked only 4 in four complete innings. With that pitching performance, the Raiders took their first win of the season over Victory 6-1.
Funeral services for Pauline Drane, who passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013, were Saturday, March 2, 2013, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Robbie Robinson, Ralph Weems, Danny Rainey, Phil McClellan, Bubba Atkins, Hamilton Dickey and Jim Helveston.
Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Evie Watson, age 104, passed away at her home Monday, March 4, 2013.
Mrs. Watson was born February 28, 1909, to the late Hattie Ophelia Murphy McDougal and Edward Monroe McDougal in Cedar Bluff. She was a homemaker and member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. She married Oscar Lee Watson July 3, 1926, and were united for 66 years until his death July 17, 1992.
Funeral services are Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Samuel Burns officiating, assisted by Bro. Todd Chesser. Burial will follow in Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian
Inez Naugle Caradine, age 81, went on to be with the Lord Monday, March 4, 2013 at her home in the Caradine community.
I have not been watching Major League Baseball as long as some folks who are around.
That is when you put it into perspective.
Iâ€™ve been watching it die-hard since the 1990s, and that seems like a long time to me.
However, there are those who around who remember the Braves when they were in Milwaukee, and there are those who remember a respectable Mets franchise; well maybe we wonâ€™t go that far.
The point is that during my life, and during my baseball fandom, there are teams that I have never seen in October.
Jose Arellano and daughter Ruby Arellano look over the local art at the EMCC art display.