It's been 12 years since Annie Barnes has seen her sister Jessie.
Jessie has been classified as a "Missing Person" since July 7, 2000, and she was last seen by family in the vicinity of the 800 block of Little Street in West Point.
"We call her Little Jessie because she is the baby of the four children my mother had," Barnes said.
Barnes' mother, Katie Ruth has taken the disappearance hard.
"She has been devastated ever since the day we found out "Little Jessie" had disappeared," she said.
Oak Hill Academy Headmaster Yandall Harris is accepted into the West Point Rotary Club on Monday by club President Dwight Dyess. Harris took over as head of OHA this fall, and he has been a regular at the Rotary Club over the course of the last few months.
Hannah McVay and Amber White work hard on Thursday to get Outdoor Gear ready for the Moonlight Madness Sale today at the Mossy Oak Mall. Both Outdoor Gear and The Mossy Oak Store will be open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. tonight. All day, customers will be able to draw their discount at the checkout for savings up to 40% off. There will be additional specials from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Photo by Donna Harris
City employee David Ellis helps Keasia Townsend hang an ornament on the Community Christmas Tree that will be lit tonight at 6 p.m. Photo by Bryan Davis
The West Point Green Wave and Lady Wave will play host in an important rivalry game tonight against Starkville High School. The Lady Jackets will get things started against the girls of West Point at 6 p.m.
The boys will follow with their game immediately following that action.
After a tough loss to regional rival Starkville Academy a week ago, the Lady Raiders responded in a big way Tuesday night in a 50-28 throttling of rival Heritage Academy. Oak Hill used staunch defensive and balanced scoring to dismantle the Lady Patriots on their home floor.
In a gritty, defensive road battle, Brian Middletonâ€™s young squad showed their toughness to answer the call of fierce rival Heritage Academy in a 44-34 rematch win. The Raiders overcame poor shooting and the Patriotâ€™s physicality on defense and responded by punching them right back in the mouth by turning the second half into a free-thow fest.
As almost everybody knows in the Southeast and around the country, Alabama and Georgia will square-off in Atlanta for the SEC crown and a national championship berth Saturday night. Since the game has been declared a national semi-final by the media, everybody watching will have their eyes locked on the television set for all four quarters. But before you get up at halftime for a break, you might want to stay in your seat as Anna Trundle, a current junior at Mississippi State, has a chance to throw footballs into a Dr. Pepper Can for $100,000 in scholarship money.
In a game that Hebron Christianâ€™s greatest lead was 35 at one point, the Eagles looked as if they had not skipped a beat after a two week break from competitive play. The last Varsity game the Eagles played was a thrashing win over Grace Christian of Louisville on November 13.