January 4th, 2012
West Point was handed their third consecutive loss Tuesday night. And at 5-10, itâ€™s tough to really tell how well the season is going.
â€śWe still havenâ€™t put it all together, and weâ€™re still not playing as good as we should have,â€ť head coach Brad Cox said. â€śBut weâ€™re very close. The record looks a lot worse than it really is.â€ť
The Green Wave lost a heartbreaker, 52-49 on the road at Louisville. Itâ€™s their first game back since December 20.
Leading 23-21 at the half, the Green Wave found themselves down six points in the first two minutes of the third quarter and really never recovered.
Oak Hillâ€™s Raiders and Lady Raiders look to continue their hot winning streaks later this week when they make the trip to Grenada to play in the Kirk Academy tournament.
The Raiders are entering the second of the 2011-12 season riding a season-best six game winning streak after picking up a pair of victories over Desoto (Ark.) and Benton in the holiday tournament hosted by Carroll Academy last week.
The boys 11-6, used a second half 40-point performance to score their second-highest point total of the season, 70-37.
It's not over, according to Robbie Norton, who was convicted in November of 2011 of using negligence and striking Starkville resident Jan Morgan while Morgan was cycling with her friend one morning on Highway 50 West in Clay County.
Norton came before Clay County Justice Court Judge Joe Taggart on Nov. 17 and though she gave no remarks on whether or not she was negligent when Morgan was hit by Norton's car that day, she did listen to testimonies of witnesses and the testimony of Morgan who underwent extensive hospital treatment for the injuries she sustained.
December 30th, 2011
CARROLLTON - Oak Hill Academy continued their impressive mid-season run Thursday with a 61-26 victory over Class A Benton in the Carroll Academy Christmas tournament.
The Lady Raiders, 15-4, had three players finish in double digits, led by Tori Ellis who bounced back with 18-points for the game including 16 in the first half alone.
â€śWe played a whole lot better than we did the day before,â€ť head coach Stan Hughey said. â€śWe were really intense on our defense and we shot the ball well.â€ť
Foster, Gable Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. James Aubrey Foster of Port Allen, La., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Calleen Marie Foster, to Robert Bradly Gable, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russ Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Gable, all of West Point.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Brand of West Point, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James C. Foster.
She attended West Point High School.
She is currently employed with Baton Rouge Clinic, of Baton Rouge, La.
Young, Crawford Engagement
Carol Joyce and Paul Young Jr., of West Point, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alison Elise Young, to Justin Tyler Crawford, son of Debbie and Douglas Crawford, of Kentwood, La.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Willie and Emogene Turnage, and Paul and Addie Rae Young, of West Point.
She is a 2006 graduate of Hebron Christian School, a 2010 graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a double major in Insurance and Finance.
White Randle, age 84, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral services are Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at 11 a.m. from New Hebron M.B. Church of Aberdeen, the Rev. Carl Perry is officiating. Burial will follow in New Hebron M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eddie Wayne Hester
Eddie Wayne Hester of Mathiston, age 79, passed away Dec. 27, 2011 at his residence.
Eddie Wayne Hester was born Dec. 12, 1932, in Mathiston, to the late Herman and Lela Bollis Hester. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Mathiston First Baptist Church.
Mr. Hester is survived by a son, Tim Hester of Mathiston; a daughter, Deborah Enriquez of Montgomery, Ala.; a sister, Mildred Gary of Eupora; and two grandchildren: Lorenzo and Ariel Enriquez.
Jylan Kendrez Gibson
Jylan Kendrez Gibson, age 16, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital of Memphis, Tenn.
Funeral services are Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at 10 a.m. from Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church, with the Rev. Robert Shamblin-Traylor officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
CARROLLTON - A second half onslaught Thursday night helped the Oak Hill Raiders to a 70-37 win over Benton Academy in the Carroll Academy Christmas tournament.
Leading 26-24 at the half, the Raiders 11-6, outscored Benton 44-13 in the second half to lead them to victory.
"We looked a little sloppy in the first half," head coach Brian Middleton said. "We went on a run midway throughout the third quarter and played a lot better defensively."