This is not an easy subject to talk about at any time of year, but Christmas seems the most difficult time to try and wrap our minds around this while trying to deal with all of theâ€śWhys.â€ť
Seven years after loosing our son, we still have never found that answer, and after reading books and all of the prayer we will never know that most wanted answer to that question.
Prissy. a seven week old, female beagle mix puppy is ready to be adopted from the West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter. Prissy and her four siblings are very sweet, social puppies, they love to be petted and played with. They have had their first puppy shots and have been wormed. The shelter has over 16 puppies, different colors and types who would make wonderful companions. The shelter will be open Saturday 9 a.m. - noon and will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas. Normal operation times resume Wednesday.
Itâ€™s been a long time since the Oak Hill Academy Junior High boys team has lost a game.
The impressive streak that was started during the 2010-2011 season has now stretched to 42 games, as the Raiders get ready to host Indianola Academy tomorrow night.
â€śTheyâ€™re pretty good,â€ť said Oak Hill head coach Brian Middleton emphatically on Tuesday afternoon. â€śThey work really hard during the summer.â€ť
Itâ€™s not just the summer drills that have contributed to this remarkable winning streak. Itâ€™s the dedication throughout the entire year that has led to this success.
The massacre last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School continues to consume the minds of many across the nation, especially the moms and dads of school-aged kids whose protection has shot to the top of the priority list.
Questions about added security at schools have overwhelmed the White House and the law enforcement community, and many parents locally have wondered what the plan of action is if ever a mass murderer found his or her way into schools in West Point.
Christmas will be a little brighter for some area families thanks to the efforts of 4-County employees and members. For the fourth straight year, employees and members representing the cooperativeâ€™s Corporate Center and five Customer Service Centers dug deep and offered their time and money to do some Christmas shopping for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. The efforts were a big success. Nearly 250 toys and over $400 in donations were collected. The toys will be distributed by Toys for Tots personnel throughout the cooperativeâ€™s eight-county service territory.
At a time of the year when we are thinking about the joy of Christmas and looking forward to sharing with family and friends the holiday cheer, our country mourns the loss of innocent children and adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
As superintendent and a parent, I too immediately think about what ifs as it applies to students and faculty safety in our schools. I assure you the parents and community that student safety is our number one goal.
West Point High School FCCLA students Laura Catherine Berry and Chloe Simmons will be competing in the State FCCLA competition in March. Their Chapter Service Project in which they completed a project that affects our community and involves students, teachers and the community. Their project was for Breast Cancer Awareness where they raised money to help women in our community that may need help in having a yearly breast exam and hopefully save lives. The money raised was sent to Susan G. Komen in the amount of $600.00.
Though the high school football season has been over for a while, it is now time for the Bernard Blackwell All-Star game to be played this week. The Bernard Blackwell game features the North Mississippi All-Stars versus the South Mississippi All-Stars. The All-Star game is sponsored by the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) and hosted on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The rosters for the North and the South are selected by member coaches of the MAC and were announced in the middle of October. The game will take place this Saturday December 22 and will be played at Gulfport High School.
Oak Hill Academy split in a pair of district games this past weekend against Leake Academy and Manchester Academy. The Lady Raiders and Lady Rebels, two teams that will undoubtedly face off in the district championship come February, were neck and neck after a very competitive first quarter that favored Leake 16-10. As the game got scrappy and the pace was slowed down, the Lady Rebels barely spread the lead out to make it a 28-19 game at halftime.
The Oak Hill Raiders lost their second straight game in a 58-48 loss to Leake Academy on the road Friday night before responding in a big way Saturday to pound Manchester at home in a 71-34 victory.