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January 5th, 2011

Hodges, Allen Wedding

January 5, 2011

Hodges, Allen Wedding

In the presence of the Lord, family and friends, Vakesha Hodges and Nathan Allen were united in Holy matrimony, on Saturday June 5, 2010 at 4’clock in the afternoon at Third Mount Olive M.B. Church in West Point, Miss.
The couple exchanged vows during the double ring ceremony with Pastor Leonardo Dismukes as the officiating minister.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Hodges of West Point. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Ora Bell of West Point and the late James and Jessie Collins. Paternal grandparents are the late Mr. J. B. and Rosie Lee Hodges.

January 4th

Youth basketball sign-up to run through January 15

January 4, 2011

From Staff Reports
With gas prices soaring, Christmas just past and an already bad economic environment, some luxuries are going to have to go.
The West Point Parks and Recreation wants to give every child and parent who wants to participate in youth sports a chance to do so, and this week they are doing that by extending the deadline to pay for youth basketball sign-up.
“We’re extending our basketball deadline date to accommodate people in these tough economic times,” said Parks Director James Crowely on Wednesday.

Lady Raiders get set to face Pillow at Kirk Academy Tourney

January 4, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders are less than a week out from playing their first district game of 2011. Already with a 3-0 record in district play, the Lady Raiders will be looking to shake off any rust that accumulated during the break, this week, at the Kirk Academy Tournament in Grenada.
“We’re trying to look at this tourney as a way to get back going,” said Oak Hill head coach Stan Hughey on Tuesday.

David Michael “Mike” Johns

January 4, 2011

David Michael “Mike” Johns

Ethel Kennedy-Price

January 4, 2011

Ethel Kennedy-Price

Ethel Kennedy-Price, age 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point, Miss.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at New St. Peter M.B. Church in West Point, Miss., at 10 a.m. with Pastor Judias Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Whites M.B. Church Cemetery in West Point, Miss.
Visitation is Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel from 2 – 5 p.m.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Russell Carl Bird

January 4, 2011

Russell Carl Bird

Russell Carl Bird Sr., age 70, of West Point, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Waverly Care Home in West Point, Miss
He was born on July 24, 1940, to the late William H. Bird and Irma Berry Bird. Mr. Bird was a retired Receiving Clerk at Bryan Brothers Foods and Animal Control Officer for West Point. He was a member of West End Baptist Church.

Robert E. Hemphill

January 4, 2011

Robert E. Hemphill

Robert E. Hemphill, age 88, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, North Mississippi Medical Center, West Point. Robert E. Hemphill was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Columbus, Miss., to the late Florence Marie Stafford and Samuel Nathan Hemphill. He was a Textile Mill Operator for Fruit of the Loom for 58 years. Mr. Hemphill was a member of Garden Baptist Church in Aliceville, Ala., where he was still an active Deacon. Robert E. Hemphill married Maggie Reed Hemphill on Oct. 11, 1941, in Fayette, Ala., she preceded him in death Mar. 27, 1995.

January 3rd

Raiders looking for good start in 2011

January 3, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Hebron Christian Lady The Oak Hill Academy Raiders are going to be back on the court this week for the first time since the holiday break. They will be showcasing their talents down at the Kirk Academy Tournament on Thursday, hoping to play both Friday and Saturday as well.
Head coach Brian Middleton says that his team has battled multiple illnesses over the holidays, but he’s hoping the extended rest will transmit into a refreshed Raider club come Thursday.
“We’re really looking forward to the second part of the season,” said Middleton on Monday.

Hebron takes to the court tonight at home

January 3, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Thanks to a good showing at the Immanuel Christian Tournament last week, the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles will not have to re-enter the basketball season on a two-game losing streak.
The Lady Eagles had been defeated by Leake and Oak Hill, consecutively, to end the portion of the season prior to Christmas, but they returned for two games in last week’s tourney and got two wins.
They will take that momentum into tonight’s match against Winston Academy.

Carr “humbled” by Gator Bowl TD catch

January 3, 2011

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
On Saturday, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-4) finished off a fine season by capturing a 52-14 victory over Michigan in the Progressive Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.
Helping to put the icing on the cake was former West Point standout Michael Carr. Carr’s 31-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter of the blowout might have gotten lost in the other six MSU scored on the day, but the score was more than just six points to the freshman.
It was Carr’s first career college touchdown.

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