September 8th, 2010
By Bryan Davis
It was an afternoon of fives for the Oak Hill Academy Diamond Raiders and their head coach, Marion Bratton.
Tuesday was Brattonâ€™s 55th birthday. He was born at 5:55 a.m. in 1955. The game ended with an Oak Hill 6-2 win in the fifth inning, leading to a lot of high fives in the circle when the game was over.
â€śIt was a very sweet 55th birthday,â€ť Bratton said. â€śIt was a great birthday present.â€ť
The game ended on a time limit, just after Meg McBrayer sliced a three-run triple down the right field line to give her team the decisive win.
Hurst celebrates 91st birthday
Lena Hurst turns 91, Monday, Sept. 6. She'll be spending her special day with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a number of friends at her home.
Celebrating 20 years together
Pastor Anthony Rainey and Minister Kathy Rainey, are celebrating their 20th Wedding Anniversary Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. The couple were married Sept. 8, 1990. They are planning to enjoy this milestone with family and friends. The key to the success of their marriage is a strong spiritual foundation. God, love and communication.
Freeman, Randle engagement
Allan and Paula Randle of West Point, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Marie Randle, to Jason Alan Freeman, son of Tommy and Tammy Freeman of Tupelo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dale and Helen Randle of West Point and the late T.J. and Maxine Harpole.
She is a 2005 graduate of Hebron Christian School and is a graduate of East Mississippi Community College with a Licensed Practical Nursing Degree.
She is employed with United Medical of West Point.
Taylor, Berry engagement
Mr. and Mrs Bobby Ford Sr. of Cedar Bluff, are pleased announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Sheron Joyce Taylor, to James Berry Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Berry Sr. of Grenada.
The bride-elect is a 1985 graduate of West Clay High School. She is currently employed as an inspector at Franklin Furniture.
The prospective groom is a 1985 graduate of Grenada High School. He is currently employed as a technician at the Grenada Post Office.
Nevins, Thomas engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Ben L. Thomas of West Point, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katharine Geonette Thomas, to Reid Addison Nevins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Nevins of Hamilton.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis M. Pendley of West Point and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leo C. Thomas.
She is a graduate of Oak Hill Academy, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Mississippi University for Women, and holds a Masters of Business Administration for Mississippi State University.
David Lee Albright
David Lee Albright, age 50, passed away, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, in the Tibbee Community.
He was born Aug. 2, 1960, in Flint, Mich., to the late Charlotte Faye McCraw and John Rufus Albright.
He was a golf cart technician.
No services or visitation will be held; Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sons: Ryan David Albright of West Palm Beach, Fla., Jordan Albright and Aaron Albright both of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Debra Faye Spradlin (Ken) of Conway, Ark. Two brothers also preceded him in death.
Nellie Jean Cothran Trice
Nellie Jean Cothran Trice, age 72, passed away Sept. 3, 2010, at her residence in Starkville.
She was a supervisor for J.C. Penney Department Store and a member of Grace Community Church. She was a great mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.
She was preceded in death by her parents: John Wesley Cothran and Sallie Lou Powell Cothran; and husband, Nero Trice.
By Bryan Davis
Last weekâ€™s win over Winston Academy was huge for the Diamond Raiders of Oak Hill Academy.
The Lady Raiders gutted out a one-run victory that kept their playoff hopes alive.
They are going to be trying to stay in the post-season hunt this evening, as they face off against the Lady Mavericks of Manchester Academy, at home.
The playoff chances are still faint, but they are there, and the Lady Raiders can still make it in if all of the cards fall in the right places.