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First Place is the Fire Place

December 12, 2012

Today, students at the West Point Alternative School will find out who took home the top prizes for the school’s holiday poster contest. Eric Morgan of Dominos has donated pizza, and Labaris Conner of Kroger has donated cupcakes as part of the awards for the winners. The posters were judged by WPSD Superintendent Burnell McDonald, Assistant Superintendent Rob Smith, Federal Programs Director Reita Humphries and Daily Times Leader Managing Editor Bryan Davis. Steve Parker is the principal at the Alternative School More on page 6.

Hebron nearly upsets Generals in 59-49 loss

December 12, 2012

It was the fourth overtime for Hebron Christian in this very early season. The Eagles’ Taylor Coggins swished the corner three which sent the game to overtime tied at 47. But the Generals were too much for Hebron as Washington used the Eagles’ critical mistakes to turn the tide and defeat Hebron in overtime 59-49.
“It is a hard loss because it is a game that got away from us,” said Head Coach Gary Vaughn after an agonizing defeat, “We should have claimed that one and done some different things toward the final stretch.”

Lady Eagles fight hard in loss to Washington School

December 12, 2012

The Lady Eagles on Tuesday night played host to the visiting MAIS AAA Washington Lady Generals. In a game that saw Hebron Christian only trail by three points in the first half, Washington was able to pull away in the second half going on to win 54-36.
“We kept it close through the first, we just don’t have the depth that they [Washington] have,” said Head Coach William Cotton after the Lady Eagle defeat, “I knew it would be a topsy-turvy game but I am just proud of our girls.”

December 11th

Barrett twins surprised by Santa

December 11, 2012

Santa was on hand at the Mansfield’s home, and twins Bronwynne and Betsy Gray Barrett of Starkville paid him a visit. Photo Submitted by Kristen Stevens

“Understanding grief under painful circumstances”

December 11, 2012

Every memory of the child who has died must be summoned up with all its feelings and reworked with the new and painful knowledge that your child is gone. This I can tell you after loosing our son was the most painful aspects of grieving. We love the dead differently from how we love the living. As we live with the reality of our loss of a son or daughter, your love must recognize the changed reality and change itself. You will never stop loving your child who has died. Remembering and bringing up feelings and memories is how I accomplished this painful task.

Is greatness still within us?

December 11, 2012

After the airing of the Heisman Trophy Presentation, ESPN showed a 30 for 30 film that documented the unfortunately short career of Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson. The film, “You Don’t Know Bo”, was somewhat of a folktale telling the amazing feats Bo Jackson was said to have done and actually accomplished. I had the privilege to watch this documentary and thought it asked me a question, “Is greatness still within us?”

Lady Raiders win a pair over the weekend

December 11, 2012

Oak Hill had a weekend to remember in sweeps over Winston Academy and North Delta in two consecutive days. Stan Hughey’s Lady Raiders advanced to 2-0 in the district after the Friday night 60-37 victory against the Lady Patriots in which three Oak Hill players scored in double figures: Maegen Eliis and Anna Ready with 13 each, and Rachel Hendon with 12 to go along with 10 rebounds. Shay Atkins came close to another double-double with nine points and 10 boards. Sarah Dill scored seven off the bench.

Raiders back on track after winning two weekend games

December 11, 2012

The Oak Hill Raiders are back to their winning ways following three straight victories, two of

Stolen vehicle recovered, investigation underway

December 11, 2012

West Point police were able to recover a vehicle Monday that was reported stolen earlier that morning from Windale Apartments, and now police are seeking the individual are individuals responsible for taking the car.
The vehicle, a tan 2005 Nissan Altima, was reported stolen shortly after 6 a.m. Monday morning, said Acting Chief Investigation Albert Lee, who said calls from concerned citizens led to police finding the vehicle on Mayhew Street across from Zuber Park.
Once police arrived on Mayhew Street they saw that the vehicle was not occupied and noticed significant damage to the car.

Palestine church offers hope by way of the gift of light

December 11, 2012

A few feet away from the Christmas tree at Palestine United Methodist Church, the ground is still loose and a little soft just after a good rain.
The circle-shaped pile of dirt was once the site of the old and much bigger tree that was planted by Hugh Moore many years ago.
“I told him that tree was going to get too big, and it got too big,” said Tuney Moore, Hugh’s widow who has belonged to the Palestine Methodist congregation for over half a century.

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