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July 14th, 2011

Under Nason, Eagles hope to take new flight in 2011

July 14, 2011

Hebron Christian’s Tri Nason will be back on the sidelines this fall for the Eagles, only with a few more responsibilities.

Nason was promoted to head football coach this off-season after Greg Watkins left for Immanuel Christian and says he’s had a pretty busy summer in Pheba.

“As far as the turnouts for the strength and conditioning for the summer, it’s probably the best it’s been since I’ve been there as an assistant,” Nason said. “The guys are pretty excited about working hard.”

Beulah Vest Easter

July 14, 2011

Beulah Vest Easter

Beulah Vest Easter, 86, passed away, Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at her home in West Point.
Beulah Lee Easter was born November 7, 1924 in Fabius, Alabama to the late Ella Mae Hart and James Horton Vest, Sr.
Mrs. Easter was a had worked at Knickerbocker MFG as a seamstress for over 30 years. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church. Beulah Vest Easter married J. B. Easter July 1,1942, West Point, Mississippi he preceded her on January 27, 2010.

July 13th

Wofford battles man’s toughest challenge

July 13, 2011

Can you swim 1.2 miles? Ever tried biking 56-miles and then followed that with a half marathon?

For some it sounds like a grueling challenge. After all, it’s only half of an iron-man competition.

It may sound unbearable, but for one local it’s just one more challenge he wants to conquer.

Helen Lee White

July 13, 2011

Helen Lee White

Helen Lee White, age 88, passed away, Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House, in Tupelo.
Helen Lee White was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Pontotoc County, Miss. to the late Estelle Whitworth and George C. Lee, Sr. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Point.

Martha Hunt Foster

July 13, 2011

Martha Hunt Foster

Martha Hunt Foster, age 84, passed away, Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Grace Living Center, Edmond, Okla.
Martha Ann Foster was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Quincy, Miss. to the late Minnie Mae Price andOtto Clyde Hunt. Mrs. Foster was a barber by trade. She was a member of the West Point Church of God and the Martha Chapter #53 Order of the Eastern Star. Martha Hunt Foster married Lee Olen Foster May 13, 1942, in Caledonia, Miss., and he preceded her in death July 8, 2009.

July 12th

Heat looking to close out summer league on fire

July 12, 2011

The Mississippi Heat continued their success on the hardwood over the last three weeks.
The West Point based traveling team which features 16U athletes from several counties, finished second in the last three tournaments they’ve played in; Memphis, West Point and Hamilton.
This year the Heat has a very balanced, strong and deep offensive attack.
While Dantaveous Crawford leads in scoring averaging 14 points, he also ranks in the top three in almost every category.

It’s all about having fun for West Point

July 12, 2011

The West Point Lady Wave softball team followed up their recent success last spring with a good summer on the diamond. Head coach Brian Sellers said the main issue the team focused on over the last few months was making sure the girls got plenty of playing time.
“The biggest thing for us was the experience,” he said. “During the JV games your trying to get everybody in. You might get one at bat or half an inning in because your trying to get 15 players in the game over the last two or three innings. So biggest thing was the repetitions to get better for next year.”

Bro. John Earl Womack

July 12, 2011

Bro. John Earl Womack

Bro. John Earl Womack, age 75, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. Funeral Services are today, Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. from Crossroads Baptist Church in Webster County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Edwin Love

July 12, 2011

Raymond Edwin Love

Raymond Edwin Love, 66, passed away, Sunday, July 10, 2011 Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, in Columbus.
He was born January 22, 1945 in Oktibbeha County Mississippi to the late Lucille Reed Love and Samuel
Shannon Love. Raymond Edwin Love married Sylvia West Love on April 13, 1991, at the Osburn Presbyterian Church.
He was known as an expert in production in the oil and gas business; Raymond's career spanned a 40 year period.

July 11th

Dizzy Dean tourney labeled a success for city

July 11, 2011

The City of West Point smashed a grand slam over the weekend after a successful Dizzy Dean softball tournament.
“Anytime we can bring people in our town and spend a little money in our restaurants and hotels and give the community a little enjoyment, it’s always a success,” Parks and Recreation director James Crowley said.
There were a few weather delays over the weekend and the tournament started with just seven teams after one dropped out before Thursday. West Point’s 12U all-stars were eliminated on Saturday while Bruce took home the championship.

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