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December 3rd

West Point at the movies

December 3, 2012

Another movie crew is on hand in West Point, this time filming scenes for an upcoming documentary about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The title of the film will be “Diverge.” Pictured is Director Chris Garmer talking to some of the actors/soldiers before filming a scene at the old Mary Holmes College campus on Saturday morning. Photos by Bryan Davis

Guzman raises awareness for non-profit group

December 3, 2012

Patrons of Pizza Inn last Wednesday night were greeted by high school students from the community who worked for tips to support a cause that is helping to prevent suicide.
“To write love on her arms” is a non-profit movement dedicated to “presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self injury and suicide.”

OHA boys fall short on the road

December 3, 2012

Sometimes it’s the little things that do the most damage. That was certainly the case Thursday night for the Oak Hill Raiders in a 44-41 loss to Kirk Academy. Turnovers and free-throw shooting plagued the young team in a contest with plenty of opportunities to pull out the win. The Raiders gave the ball away 22 times, while only shooting 15-30 from the charity stripe.

Oak Hill girls win second straight road game

December 3, 2012

Two nights after a blowout win over Heritage, Oak Hill hit the road again for a tough battle against Kirk Academy. In a 52-40 win for the Lady Raiders, the game was never decided until the very end. Despite a dismal first half, Stan Hughey’s squad never let the game slip out of reach and finally took the driver’s seat on their way to a solid victory against a very competitive team.

December 1st

Coming up this week in the Daily Times Leader

December 1, 2012

There's a lot coming up this week in the Daily Times Leader. Here's a peak:

-State Senator Bennie Turner laid to rest in West Point
-McClendon raises questions over sewer permits
-West Point High School junior raising money, awareness for victims of depression
-4-County announces new pre-pay plan
-West Point, Hebron and Oak Hill basketball teams turn up the heat before holidays
-Upward Basketball evaluations at West End

-Plus all of the late and breaking news in Clay County and West Point

Summerall: Musing on St. Nick

December 1, 2012

When I was small I was terrified of Santa Claus. I refused to go anywhere near him at the stores, even though he usually tried to entice children to sit on his lap with a candy cane.
I’m grown now and the more I think about it, the shadier this Santa character gets. First of all, little kids are told to never talk to strangers. There is no mention of unless he has a long white beard and a red suit. We were also told to never take candy from strangers. This Santa guy always has has candy and seems to defy all the rules in order to get little kids to sit on his lap. Hmmmmm.

The Elegant B: Center of attention

December 1, 2012

A beautiful table setting is not complete without a centerpiece. It’s like the topping of a cake. For the Christmas season everyone wants something glitzy and different. One of my most popular items I sale during the Christmas season are Cone Trees. Many people use them as centerpieces on their table. The cone trees can be easily accented with vases filled with ornaments or either two small floral arrangements.

Let there be light

December 1, 2012

Saniyah Pulphus and Jocelyn Pulphus get a closer look at West Point’s Community Christmas Tree after its lighting on Friday night. . Photo by Bryan Davis

West Point wins edgy game over Starkville 61-57

December 1, 2012

Thursday night, West Point played host to the Okolona Chieftains. Also on Thursday, the Wave welcomed back their football players to the court. The Green Wave outscored the Chieftains 23-7 in the second quarter allowing for West Point to pull away and control the rest of the game. The Wave defeated Okolona 68-38. The top scorers for West Point against Okolona were Juan Davis (12 points), Tre Williams (10 points), and A.J. Jones (8 points).

Hebron begins district play in grand fashion at home against Winona

December 1, 2012

Hebron Christian opened up their Region 3 campaign against the region-favorite Winona Christian Thursday night. It took more than four quarters for Gary Vaughn and his Eagles and their electric fans to get by the Stars. A Troy Arnold put-back in overtime gave Hebron all they needed with a 54-52 victory.
“It was a big district win for us,” commented Coach Vaughn after the win, “I’m just real proud of them, this was a team victory.”

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