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June 20th, 2011

Braxtynn Rain Pruitt

June 20, 2011

Braxtynn Rain Pruitt

Marlon and Laquante Pruitt of West Point, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Baxtynn Rain Pruitt, April 22, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point. Time of birth was 8:57 a.m., she weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Sanders and Ms. Dorothy Harris.
Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Wilderdean Pruitt and the late George Pruitt.
Great-grandparent is Shead Trimuel.
Welcoming home Braxtynn Rain is Cameron age 9.
The mother is the former Laquante Sanders.

Gladys B. Powell Elliott

June 20, 2011

Gladys B. Powell Elliott

Gladys B. Powell Elliott, age 88, of West Point, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss.
Gladys was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Clay County to the late Mattie Mae Andrews and William Raymond Blankenship. She was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point.

Investigators Handle Grand Larceny, Shoplifting Cases

June 20, 2011

23-year-old Quinton Hoskins of West Point was taken into custody Saturday by the West Point Police Department after admitting to stealing $3,000 from his grandmother's home on Crowell Street.
Mike Burgess, head of investigations for the WPPD, said 79-year-old Dorothy Goins called police and reported that the money was missing from her home. During the course of the investigation, detectives spoke with Hoskins and asked if he knew anything about the missing $3,000. After his Miranda rights were read to him, Hoskins admitted to officers that he took and spent the entire amount of money.

June 17th

John Henry Hill

June 17, 2011

John Henry Hill

John Henry Hill, age 88, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services of Calhoun City, Miss.
Funeral services are Saturday, June 18, 2011, at noon from the Midway M.B. Church in Vardaman, Pastor Glendon R. Ball will officiate.
Visitation is at Midway M.B. Church, Saturday, June 18, 2011, from 10 a.m. until service time.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Henry Hill

June 17, 2011

John Henry Hill

John Henry Hill, age 88, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services of Calhoun City, Miss.
Funeral services are Saturday, June 18, 2011, at noon from the Midway M.B. Church in Vardaman, Pastor Glendon R. Ball will officiate.
Visitation is at Midway M.B. Church, Saturday, June 18, 2011, from 10 a.m. until service time.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Henry Hill, age 88, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services of Calhoun City, Miss.

Lamontrail Dupree

June 17, 2011

Lamontrail Dupree

Lamontrail Dupree, age 37, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services are Saturday, June 18, 2011, at 11 a.m. from Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church, with the Rev. Al Latham Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of visitation, guests may sign the register book from noon – 5 p.m. today, at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

June 16th

Green Wave football back to basics

June 16, 2011

Over a dozen West Point High School football players got in a few extra reps this week when they attended the second annual NFL High School Player Developmental Camp held at Itawamba Community College in Fulton.

The Green Wave, mostly freshmen and sophomores, got a chance to showcase their skills in front of area coaches and players over the four-day camp hosted by the ICC football staff. But it wasn’t all just about football.

June 15th

Hebron gearing up for new seasons

June 15, 2011

Despite some changes in coaching personnel, Hebron Christian School’s athletic department is keeping busy this summer.

New Athletic Director, and assistant girl’s basketball coach Gary Vaughan says he’s excited about the new season and the promise the team has shown under new head coach and headmaster William Cotton.

“We just came back from a camp at Washington School, (Greenville), and we were able to win the tournament on the last day of the camp,” he said. “We’re very proud of that. The girls have come a long way.”

Vaughan is excited about 6’2 senior Tori Nichols.

Donna Brewer Bryan

June 15, 2011

Donna Brewer Bryan

Donna Brewer Bryan, age 68, passed away, Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at her home in Starkville, Miss.
Donna Brewer Bryan was born Nov. 8, 1942, in Pheba, Miss., to the late Imogene Millsaps Brewer and Walker Green Brewer. She was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She played the piano in her early years at Hebron Baptist, later she taught the Ladies of Grace Sunday School Class at Fellowship Baptist; she dedicated her life to the Lord. Donna Brewer Bryan married Richard C. Bryan Sr., May 14, 1961, at Hebron Baptist Church.

June 13th

Green Wave split weekend bill on the diamond

June 13, 2011

West Point High School was in summer baseball action last Saturday as the number one team split a two game set, falling 9-0 to Hernando before topping Heritage Academy 8-4.

“We didn’t play that well in the first game, just real flat” coach Blake Hutchison said. He said offensively, although the boys were shut out, they did hit the ball hard.

Twice the Green Wave had the bases loaded but failed to make the most of situation.

“We hit a a lot of balls hard,”Hutchison said. “If we could have gotten a few to drop it might have changed the outcome of the game."

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