October 10th, 2012
Of the more exciting times associated to the regular season of football, it would be hard to make a determination as to which is as the highest level: the weeks leading up to the seasonâ€™s beginning or the weeks leading toward seasonâ€™s end.
For the players, coaches and fans of the three local schools, the responses to this are all over the board.
Beth Millsaps Brantley
Beth Millsaps Brantley, age 67, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
Helen Hazlewood Clifton
Helen Hazlewood Clifton, age 89, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point. She was born May 18, 1923, in Union County, to the late Lula Crumpton and John Fernando Herring. Mrs. Clifton was a Nurses Aide at Ivy Memorial Hospital and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Husbands, Sidney Earl Hazlewood, Nov. 10, 1969, and Thomas K. Clifton, Aug. 13, 1993, preceded her in death.
Azzie Shaw, age 94, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. from Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Coffeeville. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Coffeeville.
Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lois Jean Davis
Lois Jean Davis, age 79, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Funeral services are Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at 3 p.m. from Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church, with the Rev. Joe Eggleston officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, from 3-6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Frances Uithoven Rhea
Frances Uithoven Rhea, age 95, passed away, Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at her daughter's home, in Montgomery, Ala.
She was born November 24, 1916 in Clay County Mississippi to the late Frances Duran Beard and Dr. Jan Uithoven Mrs. Rhea was a homemaker and a member of the West Point Church of God. Frances Uithoven Rhea married Charles Frank Rhea, Sr. Sept. 13, 1935; in West Point, he preceded her in death on March 3, 2008. They both loved the Lord, their family and friends, and each other and are now reunited in Heaven.
Whether it be the junior varsity squad or the second string on varsity, playing time for the younger members of a school team is extremely important for the longevity of a program.
In last Fridayâ€™s game against the Hernando High School Tigers, the Green Wave was able to put enough points up on the board to afford Coach Chris Chambless the opportunity to put some of his younger players into the the game, including sophomore Dason Thomas (#9), sophomore Josh Ewing (#2), and junior Jayson Burnett (#7).
Brad Morris says that Congress has dropped the ball when it comes to helping the Middle Class and working families of Mississippi and the nation.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Democratic candidate for Congressional District One made a stop-off in West Point to speak with potential constituents about issues and make it known that if elected he intends to reverse many of the policies that he says have stagnated our economy.
â€śCongress is broken,â€ť Morris said. â€śThis particular congress has dropped the ball, and it has turned its back on Middle Class and working families.â€ť
With just a few days left before voter registration deadline, Clay County District 4 Election Commissioner Wendy Fuller says that there should be a good turnout on November 6.
â€śWeâ€™re expecting an 80 percent turnout,â€ť Fuller, who also serves as county chairperson on the election commission. â€śWeâ€™re getting prepared for it every day.â€ť
Fuller says that two weeks ago, the county was as many as 500 registered voters up from the last major election. She says that number fluctuates from year-to-year due to people moving, but she says she expects that number is growing daily.
The first in a string of presidential debates is a good indicator that election day is right around the corner.
That also means that there are only a few more days to register to vote and be eligible for the November 6 election. District 4 Election Commissioner and County Chairman Wendy Fuller is encouraging everyone who has not registered to do so as soon as possible.
â€śThe deadline is Saturday, and the courthouse will be open,â€ť Fuller said on Tuesday morning.