November 26th, 2012
I have been watching the NBC syndicated series â€śFriday Night Lightsâ€ť the past couple of weeks. In the current season, the head coach for the fictional Dillon Panthers Eric Taylor, portrayed by Kyle Chandler, informs his players that any recruiting violations will hurt the player and team. Many of the recruiters for the universities push for Dillonâ€™s top-rated running back, Smash Williams. The majority of these recruiters offer Smash special treatment, money, and even cars if he will chose to attend their university or college.
The West Point Green Wave (11-3; 7-0) had a number of lopsided victories during the 2012 season.
One thing the team did not have was a lopsided loss.
Of the three blemishes on the West Point schedule, including Friday nightâ€™s season-ending loss to Starkville, the Green Wave did not lose by any more than six points in each defeat.
The first loss of the season came during week one against South Panola. The final score was 12-10 in favor of the hosting Batesville team.
Jane Crawford has had a love for glass since she was a young girl, staring into the intricate designs of the stained glass windows of her church.
â€śIâ€™ve been a glassaholic for a very long time,â€ť Crawford says. â€śI love glass. There are so many ways to express yourself in stained glass.â€ť
Crawford ran a studio in Columbus for 12 years, but today she has found a new home in West Point. Her work is now on display and for sale at the Shops of the Community Commons on Highway 45.
Crawford put both hands in the air in celebration of her new display.
Once again it was Starkvilleâ€™s Gabe Myles who handed the Wave their final loss of the season. This time it took an overtime period to decide the team that got to travel to Jackson. Myles threw the overtime touchdown and ran in the winning two-point conversion to lead the Jackets past West Point for a second time in a row in postseason play.
Toy Beatrice Marshall
Toy Beatrice Marshall, age 86, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are today, Friday, November 23, 2012, at noon, from St. Paul M.B. Church, with the Rev. Eddie Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is today, one hour prior to service time at St. Paul M.B. Church.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
William Neill Bogan, Jr.
William Neill Bogan, Jr., age 87, died Thursday, November 8, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point. Funeral services are Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.
Visitation is 12:30 - 1 p.m. at the church.
Placement will follow within the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation Columbarium.
Memorials may be made to Church of the Incarnation, P. O. Box 316, West Point, MS 39773.
William Thomas Jennings
William Thomas Jennings, age 87, of Newnan, Georgia, passed away, Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Heritage Healthcare of Griffin, Georgia.
Mr. Jennings was born in Jackson, and was the adopted son of the late Jesse and Cora (Myers) Jennings. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Ann Davis.
Out-of-state vendors coming into Clay County to sell goods or to do work on properties may soon have to present a transit vendor license before offering their products to county residents or face a fine imposed by the Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
Doris Williams has been making women beautiful for 50 years and wants West Point to celebrate this milestone with her. She is having an Open House, Sunday, November 25, from 2 â€“ 5 p.m. at Lady Doris Salon of Beauty, 110 E. Main St. in the downtown district of West Point.
Williams graduated in 1962, from Jetty's Beauty School, historically located on Fifth St. She spent her formative years perfecting her craft under the loving and skillful guidance of the late Corine King at Madame King's Hair Fashions of Chicago, Illinois. King was the beloved cousin of Williams.
It was a hard fought affair the last time Starkville and West Point met in the playoffs.
A fourth quarter drive led by Starkville Quarterback Gabe Myles put out the then two-time defending 5A champions in West Point 20-14.
Last year was not the Waveâ€™s year in the West Point-Starkville rivalry as the Yellow Jackets doubled up on the Green Wave. But in 2012, West Point won the regular season game in Starkville 47-22, and hopes to find redemption this year in the North Half Championship.