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October 4th, 2010

Jefferson, Fisher engagement

October 4, 2010

Jefferson, Fisher engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Jefferson Sr. of West Point are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shakeria Onesia Jefferson to De`vekio Dantez Fisher, son of Ms. Linda Fisher of Columbus.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Nathaniel and Leona Jefferson and the late Fred and Nettie Davidson.

October 2nd

Eagles start league play with 32-20 loss to Central Holmes

October 2, 2010

The Hebron Christian Eagles (1-5; 0-1) were hoping that last week's bye would better prepare them for their first conference match, at Central Holmes (3-4; 1-1).
The last time Hebron took the field, two weeks ago, they were defeated 46-12 by the Oak Hill Raiders.
That made it back-to-back home losses for Hebron. In both weeks, they gave up 46 points, the other to Benton.
Central Holmes got on the board in the first quarter on a scoring drive, capped off by a 26 yard touchdown run by Corvell Dixon.

Lamar, weather cool off red hot Raiders

October 2, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-5; 1-0) had three turnovers in Friday night’s non-league home game against the Raiders of Lamar (4-2), but those mistakes did not factor much in what would eventually be a 56-14 beating of Oak Hill.
Lamar was already up 28-0 when Conner Baird’s second quarter pass was tipped and intercepted for the home Raiders’ first give away of the game. Oak Hill’s mistakes centered around their tackling game.

A Raider win at Manchester seals 2010 playoff spot

October 2, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Oak Hill may be 0-5 in non-league action this year, but where it counts, they are sitting with a 1-0 record, one win from a playoff spot.
As bad as Friday night’s 56-21 beating by Larmar was, the Raiders could be in a good place by next Friday, when they travel to take on Manchester Academy (0-5)

October 1st

Lucille Coggins Cliett

October 1, 2010

Lucille Coggins Cliett

Lucille Coggins Cliett, age 77, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Lucille Coggins Cliett was born July 6, 1933, in Clay County to the late Mattie Freshour and Charlie Coggins. Mrs. Cliett was a homemaker and had worked as a caregiver at Dugan Memorial Home. She was a member of West Point Church of God. Lucille Coggins Cliett married Spurgeon Andrew Cliett Jr. on May 1, 1952, in West Point, he predeceased her on Dec. 10, 2008 .

Katie Lue Curry

October 1, 2010

Katie Lue Curry

Katie Lue Curry, age 80, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle.
Funeral services are Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Hermon M.B. Church with the Rev. Tim Brinkley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Visitation is today, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

New Bill Helps Students With Asthma

October 1, 2010

Students across Mississippi suffering with asthma now have the right to self-administer their asthma and anaphylaxis medications while at school or at any school-related function, with the passage of Mississippi Senate Bill 2393.
The bill, signed by Governor Haley Barbour earlier this year, is designed to improve the health of students and ensure that all students with asthma breathe easier, helping them be more alert and perform better academically.

Area Prepares For Flu Season

October 1, 2010

As flu season approaches, doctors, nurses and pharmacists are preparing to get everyone vaccinated to help protect them from the threat of influenza.
Many health care providers in West Point are waiting for flu vaccinations to come in, which will include the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccination, but some already have them and are administering the medication upon the patient's request.

September 30th

Chambless says Green Wave’s best ball may be yet to come in team’s second half

September 30, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Five games are down for the West Point Green Wave (4-1; 1-0), and there are six more to go in the 2010 regular season.
The first half of the season has been eventful, to say the least, for head coach Chris Chambless, his staff and his players.
For many teams, it’s easy to cast off the first few games of the season as less important than the latter half. After all, conference play usually doesn’t come around until about week four or five.
That’s not the case for the 2010 Green Wave. That’s not the case at all.

Raiders try to extend winning streak to three against Lamar

September 30, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-4; 1-0) are hoping the flu bug is going to be long gone by the time they take the field tonight, at home, against another set of Raiders from Lamar Academy (3-2).
Tonight’s non-league battle will feature two teams looking to extend two-game winning streaks to three.
Lamar is coming off a pair of wins against Heritage and Canton. The latter one was a 48-13 blowout of the Panthers.
Coach Mac Barnes’ team will come in, featuring a roster that has a good bit more depth than Oak Hill’s.

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