August 25th, 2010
Thomas Jefferson Rodgers Jr., age 84, passed away on Monday Aug. 23, 2010, at Darlington Oakes in Verona. He was born in Mansfield, Ark., on Feb. 20, 1926, to Thomas J. Rodgers Sr. and Sudie Mae Neely. Mr. Rodgers was owner of TJâs Army-Navy Surplus store for many years. He was retired from the United States Naval Reserve having served in WWII.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Robinson Chapel with the Rev. R.C. Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Visitation is today, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home.
Nanette Dodson Rainey, age 93, passed away Monday Aug. 23, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Rainey was born July 25, 1917, in Dossville, to the late George Dodson and Exa Cook. She was a member of First Methodist Church and helped start Pink Ladies and Sally Kate Winters Memorial ChildrenĂ
A memorial service is Thursday Aug. 26, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Robinson Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating.
William Stevens Lofton passed away Tuesday August 24, 2010 at West Point Community Living Center at the age of 92. He was born November 6, 1917 in Clay County to the late William Neal Lofton and Ruby Anna Stevens. He was a lifelong resident of Beasley Community and a member of Palestine Methodist Church. He was a carpenter and a farmer and worked at B&W for several years.
Theo Doss, age 83, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at his home, in West Point. Theo Doss was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Woodland, in Chickasaw County to the late Fannie Lou Whitt and William Joseph Doss. He had worked in layout, then later as a supervisor for the Babcock & Wilcox Company for 38 years. Mr. Doss was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and was also a member of the West Point Masonic Lodge #40, F & AM. In his younger years Mr. Doss enjoyed bowling in league tournaments, then in retirement he was an avid golfer. Mr.
Mamie Allen and Hunter Coleman had put in a solid four innings as pitcher and catcher, respectively, for the Oak Hill Academy Diamond Raiders (9-8; 0-3) on Tuesday afternoon.
Due up back-to-back in the bottom of the fourth, they knew two runs would end the game, and both batters reached base to set up the final two scores in a 12-0 victory over the Diamond Patriots of Heritage Academy.
The Lady Raiders were coming off of a hard 4-2 loss at Manchester on Monday, which saw a 2-0 seventh inning lead slip away.
I have to admit that I have a refrigerator full of generic brand diet colas. They may not taste as good as Diet Coke, but does Diet Coke really taste as good as regular Coke?
The point is that if you look around my place, and if you look around your own house, youâll probably find that youâve gone generic on a lot of products. It might be food, drinks or even paper plates.
Companies will always find a way to make a cheaper version of a product that often runs out of my price range, and I donât mind that.
The Diamond Eagles of Hebron Christian School continued their domination of the region on Monday night, with an 18-2 win over Central Academy.
For the last two weeks, Hebron has been on an offensive surge that has been coupled with good defense and excellent pitching.
Central was able to hold the Lady Eagles to minimal damage for the first four innings, but in the fifth, Hebron exploded.
âIt really took us a while to adjust to the pitching,â said Hebron head coach Cass Tapley. âWe didnât have any Kâs in the game but just couldnât do anything with the ball for a while.â
Itâs a new week for the Oak Hill Academy Raiders, who are coming off a week one 28-14 loss to the Heritage Academy Patriots.
Friday nightâs game came down to which team could get the big plays, and it was Heritage that took advantage of a couple of defensive miscues by the Raiders for a pair of touchdowns.
The Raider offense could not get free as many big runs as the Patriots did, and they were left two touchdowns in the hole when the buzzer ended the game.
FULTON â ICC will open its 2010 soccer season with heavy hearts on Saturday against perennial power Jones County Junior College as they honor the memory of fallen teammate Anna McCoy.
âWe are still feeling the sting from losing Anna,â said ICC soccer coach Mike Sullivan. âWe have her in our thoughts all the time when we are out there. We are looking forward to celebrating her memory and hopefully have a good game in her honor.â
Standing near midfield at Daytona Beachâs re-furbished Municipal Stadium, Mainland High School linebacker Mike Swillicote and his teammates marveled at the stadiumâs new artificial turf surface.
âI canât wait to get out here and play football on this stuff,â Swillicote said at the turfâs unveiling two weeks, to which his teammates quickly agreed.
Well, guys, nowâs your chance.