November 19th, 2012
Many people have seen Ed Brown playing on Friday night in the green and white, others have spotted him at church, and many know Ed from his involvement in the classroom. Yet where ever you see Ed Brown, everyone that has encountered him sees he has special abilities.
On the field, Ed is playing his final season for West Point and starting at defensive end. He is impressive to watch; he finds himself in the opponentsâ€™ backfield constantly and stirs up trouble for offenses. Brown collected 4 sacks this past Friday night against Ridgeland in the second round playoff game.
County Extension Director Donna Cliett spends many of her waking hours putting food packages together at the West Point Food Pantry inside the old Mary Holmes College gymnasium.
The food assortments are put together by volunteers and are provided monthly to 439 Clay County families who are in need. Thatâ€™s almost 800 people total.
This holiday season the Food Pantry is not just in need of food and donations to keep local families fed, but the institution that has been around for over 15 years needs volunteer labor.
Labaris â€śLBâ€ť Conner is a testament that patience does pay off.
Sitting in his office at West Pointâ€™s Kroger grocery store on Monday, Conner recalled how in 1996 he was given a shot at bagging groceries at his local Kroger in Columbus. Today heâ€™s the head man in charge in West Pointâ€™s store, and besides trying to get the local store into the black budget-wise, Conner has an opportunity to give local teenagers the same shot at a career he got 16 years ago.
â€śI could have 20 people here,â€ť Conner said. â€śI may get three out of those 20, but if I can reach those three, my job is done.â€ť
Mary Rose Lyon
Mary Rose Lyon, age 88, passed away, Saturday, November 17, 2012. at North Mississippi Medical Center, West Point.
Mary Rose Lyon was born July 21, 1924. in Cedar Bluff, to the late Cora Lee Davis Lyon and George Wilbur Lyon. Mary Rose Lyon was a Corporate Secretary for Mitchell Automotive from September 10, 1946, until July, 2010. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
R.L. Walker, age 63, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. from Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church, with the Rev. Al Lathan Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Gospel Temple Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Residents of Westwood 2 may soon have only one way to access their homes if a petition to block access from Westwood 1 to Westwood 2 is approved by West Point city officials.
When you hear of an 18-wheeler colliding near the highway with a van full of passengers, the thing that usually comes to mind is a horrific scene of severely injured victims, some of whom could have unfortunately been killed.
But thankfully this wasnâ€™t the case Friday morning when emergency officials responded to the scene of an accident involving two 18-wheeler trucks and a Community Counseling van carrying at least six passengers.
It was the second round of the 5-A playoffs Friday night, and a step closer for eight teams in Mississippi to make it to Jackson. West Point and Ridgeland laid it all on the line to get to the North State title game on the field at Hamblin Stadium on the campus of West Point High School.
The Green Wave from the beginning had full control of the game on both sides of the ball. West Point was hitting on all cylinders and went on to victory beating the Ridgeland Titans, 56-21.
After losing Tuesday night to Hamilton, West Pointâ€™s Lady Wave returned to the court to take on the Amory Lady Panthers Thursday night. In a game that West Point led in every quarter, the Lady Wave showed improved ability going on to win 54-38.
Coach Kendall Pickens understands that this was an important first win for his team and knows that it can be difficult to get that first win sometimes.
â€śWe just tried to keep our tempo,â€ť said Coach Pickens after the victory, â€śand we just had to do the little things so we could get the win.â€ť
It was a very close one and it could have been any possession that could have decided the game between West Point and Amory. A last second A.J. Jonesâ€™ half-court shot rimmed out and saw the Wave fall to the Panthers 58-56.
â€śEverybody is going to look at the last shot,â€ť commented Coach Brad Cox about the loss, â€śbut honestly any possession of this game could have made the difference tonight.â€ť