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February 1st, 2011

Martha Louise Bynum

February 1, 2011

Martha Louise Bynum

Martha Louise Bynum, age 55, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church, with the Rev. Al Lathan Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood M.B. Church Cemetery in West Point.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

January 31st

Eagles get another shot at Central tonight

January 31, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Eagles took the No. 3 seed going into the district tournament this season. That tournament will begin tonight, at Central Academy in Macon.
The Eagles finished the season with a 6-4 record in the district. They were beaten by Immanuel two times, Kemper and Winona.
The Eagles have to feel good going into tonight opening match, as they played the Central Vikings twice this season, defeating them both times. Hebron head coach Greg Watkins knows that what happened in the regular season is not going to make it any easier tonight.

West Point girls welcome New Hope tonight

January 31, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave girls (16-3; 3-1) are going to go head-to-head with another district rival tonight, as they prepare to welcome New Hope to the home court.
The Lady Trojans fell in the two teams’ first meeting last Tuesday night. West Point won the game 66-61.
Tonight, the Lady Trojans will be seeking a little revenge and a top spot in the upcoming district tournament as well.
The Lady Wave are coming off another district win, a beating of Saltillo on Friday night.

West Point out for revenge against New Hope tonight

January 31, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave (10-9; 3-1) basketball team will be back on the home court again tonight.
A week ago, the Green Wave traveled to New Hope, to face off against the district rival Trojans. West Point barely fell in overtime to New Hope, giving the Wave its first district loss of the season.
Tonight, they will be looking to make it two in a row, and a 4-1 district record when the Trojans come in for a rematch.
In last week’s game, the Green Wave led several times throughout the match, but they could not hold on.

Oak Hill junior high teams win district

January 31, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Editor’s Note: The Daily Times Leader would like to thank coaches Stan Hughey and Brian Middleton for providing stats for the junior high teams throughout the year. We would also like to thank Kristen Stevens and Dana Smith for contributing pictures of these teams during the season.

For the second year in a row, the Oak Hill Academy boys (18-7; 5-1) and the Lady Raiders (21-7; 6-0) junior high basketball teams won the district.

January 28th

Carl T. Harris

January 28, 2011

Carl T. Harris

Robert Alexander Gerdine

January 28, 2011

Robert Alexander Gerdine

Robert Alexander Gerdine, age 98, passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in Denver, Colo.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Zion Baptist Church in Denver, Colo.
Caldwell-Kirk Mortuary of Denver, Colo. was in charge of arrangements.

Superintendent Weighs In On Code of Ethics

January 28, 2011

During the 2011 Mississippi Association of Superintendents/Alliance Winter Conference held in Jackson this week, Steve Montgomery, West Point School District Superintendent, said the new Educator Code of Ethics was discussed, and Montgomery said he's all for it.
The Educator Code of Ethics, approved by the Mississippi State Board of Education last Friday,
requires teachers to adhere to a set of principals developed to safeguard students from improper conduct from teachers.

Neel-Schaffer To Help County With Energy Project

January 28, 2011

Neel-Schaffer, an engineering firm based out of Jackson, was selected Thursday by the Clay County Board of Supervisors to provide the county with engineering services for the county's energy efficiency project.
The county was recently awarded an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant through the Mississippi Development Authority for $52,331. With these funds, lighting retrofitting will be done to the Clay County Health Department, the Clay County Courthouse and the Justice Court Building. Out of the grant, $4,120 will go towards the engineering services.

January 27th

West Point to welcome Saltillo in district showdown

January 27, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
With just a week left to go in the regular season, every game is huge for the West Point Green Wave basketball team. Tonight, they will welcome in another district rival, taking on the Tigers of Saltillo, in a battle for first place.
“It’s a district game,” West Point Brad Cox said. “Right now, we’re in a three-way tie for first place.”

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