January 3rd, 2011
By Bryan Davis
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 heâs hoping the extended rest will transmit into a refreshed Raider club come Thursday.
âWeâre really looking forward to the second part of the season,â said Middleton on Monday.
By Bryan Davis
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 weekâs tourney and got two wins.
They will take that momentum into tonightâs match against Winston Academy.
By Bryan Davis
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. Carrâs 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 Carrâs first career college touchdown.
December 31st, 2010
Ruby Steele Henley
Ruby Steele Henley, age 97, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at the Community Hospice-Darlington Oaks, in Verona, Miss.
Ruby Steele Henley was born Dec. 23, 1913 in Chickasaw County, Miss. to the late Ollie Carter Pate and Raymond L. Steele. Mrs. Henley was a seamstress for Knickerbocker Manufacturing Company for 30 years. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
Ruby Sanders, age 84, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home.
She was born Nov. 14, 1926, to the late Melvin McCully and Allien Davies. She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church and she worked at Blazon for several years.
Graveside services are today, Friday Dec. 31, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery in Winston County, with Rev. Payton Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation is today from 10 - 11 a.m. at Robinson Funeral Home.
Odessa Fears. age 88, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services are Sunday, Jan. 2, 2010, at noon from Third Union M.B. Church in Prairie Miss.
Visitation is Saturday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Carter Funeral Home in West Point, Miss.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wollie R. Stapp
Wollie R. Stapp, age 64, of Columbus died Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at his home in Columbus.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gunter & Peel Funeral Home.
Visitation is Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, from 5 â 8p.m. at Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. Funeral services are Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Gunter & Peel Chapel, with Tim Wilson and Aubrey Belue, officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Egger Cemetery in Caledonia, Miss.
Kenneth âMoteâ Knight, age 70, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at the University Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.
Funeral services will be held at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Winona, MS, on Friday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakwood cemetery in Winona, Miss.
Walter L. Liebenow Jr.
Walter L. Liebenow Jr., age 61, of Starkville, Miss., passed away unexpectedly Monday Dec. 27, 2010, in Rock Hill, N.Y.
The son of the late Walter L. Liebenow Sr. and Grace Langley Liebenow, he was born Sept. 4, 1949. in Illion, N.Y.
Mr. Liebnow was Administrator of the Clay County Correctional Facility in West Point, Miss.
Rebecca Synclair Carter
Rebecca Synclair Carter, age 8 of Caledonia, Miss., passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, in Columbus, Miss.
Visitation is today, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, from 12 â 2:30 p.m. at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, Miss. Graveside Services are Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. at 3 p.m. at Vaughn Cemetery, Caledonia, Miss., with Bro. Martin Gardner and Bro. Ezell Simon officiating and Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, Miss., directing.