October 4th, 2011
Marie Norman, age 98, passed away, Sunday, Oct.2, 2011, at the Baptist Health Systems Medical Center in Jackson. Marie Norman was born Sept. 21, 1913 in Lyman, to the late Edda Dickson Norman and Lonnie Norman. Miss. Norman was a Office Manager for Bryan Foods-Sara Lee for 40 years, retiring in 1975. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Graveside funeral services are today, Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
James Allan â€śRockyâ€ť Holliday
James Allan â€śRockyâ€ť Holliday, age 75, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at his residence in Columbus. Funeral services are today, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Sam Morris and the Rev. Tony Proctor officiating. Burial will follow at Palo Alto Cemetery in Clay County.
Jessie Mae Hardy
Jessie Mae Hardy, age 84, passed away, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Jessie Mae Hardy was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Carrollton, Pickens County Ala., to the late Jeddie Cook Wilson and Troy Wilson. She was a seamstress working in manufacturing and later did alterations for B & S Laundry She was of the Baptist faith. Jessie Mae Hardy was married to John Edwin Hardy, who preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1990.
Area youth this weekend will have the opportunity to learn basic football skills in a Christian like setting.
The Refuge Student Ministries will be hosting a 'Football Camp for Christ' Saturday Oct 8, at the Jesse E. Harmon Sports Complex.
West Point returns home tonight looking to improve on their tremendous start to their district schedule after dominating Lake Cormorant 42-14.
Tonight they take on a truly untested Hernando that have lost two in a row since their lone victory on the season in week three.
The Green Wave jumped off the bus from a two-plus hour ride up north and built up a 42-0 lead over the Gators early before the defense finally broke down in the fourth quarter.
Just days after coming up short on their biggest fight of the season, Hebron quickly erased the 52-50 double overtime loss to Park Place and put their focus on the reigning 8-man football champions in Kemper Academy.
â€śI think itâ€™s a good it stings a little bit,â€ť head coach Tri Nason said. â€śThey know how it feels now and they donâ€™t want it to happen again.
Last week the Crusaders overcame a 22-6 half time deficit to send the game into overtime and eventually prevail after stopping Will Corben-Rogers diving effort on a two-point conversion.
Oak Hill Academy is still searching for their first win on the year and as the season rolls along the teams donâ€™t get any easier.
Tonight, the Raiders get back into district action when they take on Leake Academy after a two game road trip that saw them get shutout 40-0 in both games.
Leake has had a decent season thus far, scattering two wins among four losses over a six game span. Those wins came against Immanuel and Kirk.
Head coach Benjie Merchant said all the teams theyâ€™ve played so far have improved across the board from last season, mostly with new additions.
School was out at Fifth Street Middle School, but there were a handful of students sitting in a classroom Wednesday afternoon learning another lesson.
They werenâ€™t in detention, but these girls, the West Point junior high cheerleaders, were meeting like they have been doing all semester and more importantly becoming better people in school and the community.
Dorothy Anderson Myers
Dorothy Anderson Myers , age 97, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at West Point Community Living Center. Dorothy Anderson Myers was born Oct. 21, 1913, in Kentucky, to the late Shelton George and Bessie Terrill Anderson. She was a member of First Christian Church and she helped her sister-in-law, Catherine Anderson, raise two nieces: Sandra Anderson McLemore and Barbara Anderson Mitchell, and a nephew, Bob Anderson.
Loyd Eugene Ferguson
Loyd Eugene Ferguson, age 79, passed away, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn.