July 19th, 2011
You could say it was the hardest decision Blake Harrell had to make.
Before his senior year at Hebron Christian School, Harrell decided to transfer to Stakville High School with the hopes of getting looked at a little more by collegiate scouts.
The gamble paid off because Tuesday Harrell did what few get a chance to do and signed a scholarship to play baseball at St. Claire Community College (Michigan).
â€śI wanted the chance to play against better competition, to get ready for the next level,â€ť he said.
Murray Woody was looking to sell his house in Columbus while commuting to Ethel where he was building a state championship contender at the 1A school.
By chance, he couldnâ€™t find a buyer and when the West Point job came open he eagerly applied.
Now he wont have to sell, and heâ€™ll save a little more money on gas.
Woody coached in Hamilton for three seasons, before taking the Ethel job where he led them to a 26-3 record and a South State championship, his first as a head coach.
The first reading of the policy for the netbook computer program I.M.P.A.C.T. was given Monday to the West Point School Board of Trustees by Chris Carter, Information Technology director for the school district.
The cost of school lunches in the West Point School District is going up 50 cents this year for students who pay full price for their meals, which may be a burden for some parents.
Rev. James H. "Skeet" Davis
Rev. James H. "Skeet" Davis, age 59, passed away, Friday, July 15, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in Tupelo, Miss.
Byron Gregg Jr.
Byron Gregg Jr., age 57, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, at his home in Raleigh, N.C.
Byron Gregg Jr., was born Nov. 13, 1954 at Ivy Memorial Hospital, in West Point, Miss., along with a twin sister.
No local service, burial is in N. C.
Mr. Gregg was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Campbell Gregg.
He is survived by his father, Byron Gene Gregg Sr., and stepmother Martha Gregg of Columbus, Miss.; and numerous siblings.
Patricia Ann â€śPatâ€ť Bean Sanders
Patricia Ann â€śPatâ€ť Bean Sanders, age 72, died Saturday, July 16, 2011 at North MS Medical Center in West Point.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home. A Memorial service will be held Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 5:00 PM at Old Aberdeen Road Church of Christ in West Point with Terry Butler and Kenny White officiating. Visitation will be after the service, beginning at 6:00 PM. Following her wishes, her body has been cremated.
Three little girls from West Point are alive today after being saved Monday morning from a fire that shot through the storage room and the attic of a home, which they were asleep in, when the fire began.
Price, Moore Engagement
Annette Price of West Point, Miss., and Samuel Price Jr., of Chicago, Ill., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter Malikah Carolyn Price to Overton Keith Moore, son of Ms. Dorothy Moore of West Point, Miss., and the late Ned Evans.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Elder and Mrs. Albert Price of West Point, and Mrs.Willie Emma Price of Enterprise, Miss., and the late Samuel Price Sr., and Mrs. Maggie Tubbs of Dorchester, Mass.
Vassar, Chandler Engagement
Reginald Robinson of Gulfport, Miss., is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Sharnae Vassar, daughter of the late Vickey Vassar, to Jamar Chandler, son of Jimmy L. Chandler and Ruth Chandler of Pheba, Miss.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Georgia Vassar and Bennie Vassar of Amory, Miss., and Ronetta Robinson of Gulfport, Miss.
She is a 2007 graduate of Starkville High School, and currently majoring in Physical Therapy from East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew.