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January 26th, 2012

Angelo Butler

January 26, 2012

Angelo Butler

Angelo Butler, age 59, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at 1p.m. from Carter Funeral Home in the J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Poole's Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, from 10 a.m. until service time.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

January 21st

Raiders hold on to beat Starkville Academy, 36-35

January 21, 2012

Although it was a low scoring game, Saturday night's regional contest between rivals Oak Hill Academy and Starkville Academy had all the makings of a Greek drama with bragging rights on the line.

In the end, it came down to clutch free throws and it was Oak Hill (15-10) who pulled off the nail biter, edging the Volunteers 36-35. The loss extended Starkville's losing streak to seven games.

Old Dominion clips Eagles, 42-39

January 21, 2012

Old Dominion’s speed and quickness proved to be a factor Friday night as Hebron dropped a heartbreaker, 42-39 at home. It was the second time this season the Eagles were trumped by Old Dominion.

“We just didn’t get into a rhythm,” head coach Tri Nason said. “Nobody was hot. That’s probably what hurt us the most, our lack of flow and rhythm on offense.”

The Eagles had the lead after the first quarter, 14-10 before they went cold on the offensive side, scoring just four points over the next eight minutes.

January 20th

LINK, Growth Alliance Affiliation a win for Golden Triangle

January 20, 2012

Regionalism is the buzzword in the Golden Triangle today.
At their board meeting today, the Columbus Lowndes Development LINK (LINK) board members took the last vote needed to establish a formal affiliation between their organization and the West Point Clay County Community Growth Alliance (Growth Alliance).
It is a move that has been praised by many.

Maxine Hinshaw

January 20, 2012

Maxine Hinshaw

Maxine Hinshaw, age 89, passed away, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point. Maxine Ada Hinshaw was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Cass County, Ind., to Cora Alice Pryor and Hobart Lewis. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church. Maxine Hinshaw married Allen Eugene Hinshaw Aug. 25, 1938, in Monrovia, Ind., and he preceded her in death Aug. 30, 1987.

WP junior high girls play for Big 6 title

January 20, 2012

West Point could have it's first trophy of the season on the basketball court come Saturday.

The junior high girls basketball team, under the direction of six year head coach Beverly Jackson, will tipoff for the Big Six Conference championship against Starkville in Starkville. Start time is scheduled for noon. It will be the first time in recent memory the girls have chance to play for the title, and it's the first for coach Jackson.

"I wasn't aware of the accomplishment," she said. "But i'm very excited to get a chance to play for it."

January 18th

Streak ends for OHA

January 18, 2012

LOUISVILLE - Oak Hill head coach Brian Middleton said Tuesday’s victory over Winston wasn’t a season changing win, but “We had to get that mentality back.”
Oak Hill snapped a four-game losing streak with a 52-36 win over Winston Academy and keep their heads above water as they fight for a number two seed in the district tournament.
“We’re going to come around,” Middleton said. “One game at a time starting with Friday night against Manchester.”

Hebron Christian sweeps Calhoun, climb district table

January 18, 2012

CALHOUN CITY - The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles continued to stay among the top of the MAIS 3A standings Tuesday night with a 42-22 victory over Calhoun Academy on the road.
The Lady Eagles, 16-7, moved to 5-1 in the district behind only Kemper Academy as they look to defend their title and secure a top seed heading into the district tournament with two more games left, both on the road.
Hebron won by a large margin the last time these teams met in December, but Calhoun, who have just one win the 3A, wasn’t going to be a pushover this time.

January 17th

West Point/Starkville canceled

January 17, 2012

Tonight's games between West Point and Starkville has been canceled because of the threat of potential weather in the region later tonight.

No make up date has been scheduled.

Caroline Grace Cheatham

January 17, 2012

A New Arrival

Caroline Grace Cheatham

Dr. David and Kelly Walker Cheatham of Starkville, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Grace Cheatham, Oct. 27, 2011 at 7:35 a.m. at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Nancy H. Walker, Barry and Joy Walker of Philadelphia. Her paternal grandparents are Danny and Dorothy Cheatham of Louisville.

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