August 2nd, 2010
By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Taking action to help alleviate a shortage of equipment at one of the countyâs volunteer fire departments highlighted a busy Monday morning for the Clay County Board of Supervisors.
At their monthly meeting, Clay Countyâs five supervisors heard from Phillip Collins, chief of the Union Star Volunteer Fire Department, who asked the board for its help in replacing outdated equipment.
Joel Caleb McClain was recently honored with a graduation party hosted by his father, William McClain, and his grandmother, Emma McClain. Caleb is a 2010 graduate of West Point High School.
Hope Elizabeth McBride
Joshua and Amanda McBride of Mathiston would like to announce the birth of their daughter Hope Elizabeth.
Hope was born June 25, 2010 at 8:55 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 and one fourth inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Debra Maynard of West Point and the late Harrison âHapâ Maynard.
Maternal great grandparents are Donna Baker of West Point and the late Denver Baker and the late Leonard and Mary Louise Harpst.
Paternal grandparents are Danny and Barbara McBride of Mathiston.
Mr. Vincent Miles of Aberdeen, and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Byram of Amory, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katherine Carmen Miles, to Joseph Barrett Clark. son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Clark of Amory.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Miles of Aberdeen, and Mrs. Virginia Loden of Nettleton, and the late Mr. Jud Loden.
Gerald L. âJerryâ Higginbotham
Gerald L. âJerryâ Higginbotham, age 72, passed away Thursday July 29, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Mr. Higginbotham was born June 17, 1938, in West Point to the late Iola Smith and John Higginbotham. He served in the United States Army and retired from Babcock & Wilcox as a C fitter. He was a minister at the Church of God for several years and was a member of the Pentecostal Gospel Light House Pentecostal Church of God.
Lora Mae "Nannie" Davis
Lora Mae "Nannie" Davis, age 90, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Lora Mae Davis was born April 12, 1920, in Ingomar, to the late Lena Swords and Clifford C. Raines. Mrs. Davis worked at Knickerbocker Manufacturing for 20 years. She was a member of West End Baptist Church. Her husband Jewell Hayward Davis, preceded her in death on February 15, 1970.
Tomorrow will be the official start of the 2010 fast pitch softball season for the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders.
In 2009, the girls were runners-up in their district, but this year, they are hoping their depth can take them to a district title.
âIâve got four girls who can play every position for me,â said Oak Hill head coach Marion Bratton.
Bratton says that last seasonâs injuries allowed some girls who normally would not have played to get experience, and that has given the team depth in 2010.
âIt means a lot if somebody goes down,â Bratton says. âIt gives you some options.â
The West Point Green Wave football squad had a good Spring, and when they left in May, they were already ready for summer.
Now summer is here, and the team hit the field for the first time on Monday morning for what was a good start to the week.
âWe had a good day,â said West Point head coach Chris Chambless. âWe worked on a little of everything.â
The players were on the field a little before 8 a.m. and they were done at around mid-morning.
Chambless says the team worked on a lot of technique and conditioning.
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders have a promising class coming up in the seventh and eighth grade levels.
When they hit the practice field on Tuesday, Raider head coach Leroy Gregg was impressed with the group of about 32.
They didnât wear pads, but the guys used practice on the field this week as an extension of their usual weight room activities.
âItâs really been pretty good,â Gregg said of junior high practice so far. âWeâve been getting them out there, doing offense, throwing the ball around and running.â
An early-morning escape attempt left two West Point Police Department officers injured, but they got their man.
Tevin Hill, 19, of West Point, escaped from the Clay County Jail at approximately 6 a.m. on Thursday morning, just one hour after being arrested in connection with the burglary of a convenience store at the corner of Bugg and North Division Streets.
Hill, who was being booked at the Clay County Jail early on Thursday, slid through a group of prisoners leaving the jail on work detail and climbed over the facilityâs razor-wire fence, injuring himself in the process.