November 14th, 2013
By Will Nations
Sarah Dill was looking for a coming out game in her sophomore season for the Oak Hill Lady Raiders.
During her junior high career, Dill was an offensive juggernaut, scoring an average of 20 points or more in the seventh- to ninth-grade span. Last season, Dill was a strong contributor off the bench for Oak Hill in its 30-win season.
BY MARY GARRISON
Kids from the Sally Kate Winters Home for Children in West Point and Palmer Home for Children in Columbus will put on their warmest gear and hit the woods in a â€śPassionate Pursuitâ€ť this weekend.
By Donna Summerall
The wonderful smells of a Thanksgiving feast wafted through the air on Brame Avenue outside of Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church at noon Wednesday. The Noonday Prayer Warriors have orchestrated a feast for the elderly, shut-in, homeless and disabled for nine years at Thanksgiving and have no intention of stopping.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The agenda was light, but the getting was good.
The West Point Board of Selectmen convened Tuesday to finalize authorization for Randy Jones, city chief administrative officer, to represent the city in the assumption of all assets and liabilities of White Station Water Association.
â€śItâ€™s been a long time coming,â€ť said Mayor Robbie Robinson. â€ś ... Itâ€™s finally here.â€ť
And a long time indeed has it been since the concepts were originally drafted for the merger nearly two years ago.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Due to ongoing construction on railroad crossings in the city, the area around the crossing located on West Churchill Road will be out of commission from 7 - 10:30 a.m. today and Thursday.
The aforementioned railroad crossings, with the sheer strength of time and entropy, have essentially â€śsunkâ€ť into the ground, according to Kenny FootĂ©, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Public Information Officer.
Four juveniles and one adult were arrested Tuesday in reference to an alleged Saturday night burglary.
Lorenzo, Diashay Dye, 26, of West Point was arrested and charged with one count of burglary of a commercial building and one count of grand larceny; four juveniles between 14 and 15 were arrested in connection with the incident as well, each was charged with burglary and grand larceny. Their names have not been released.
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, has taken further steps in solidifying operations at the $300 million facility undergoing construction in West Point. The company, a manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corporation, announced Tuesday it hired its first employee for the West Point operation, Human Resources Manager Melissa Orman.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
It seems like something straight out of the movies, but it most certainly is not.
West Point resident Michael Bush, 20, plead guilty to both charges of possession of cocaine and conspiring murder after being sentenced for the possession charge last week in Oktibbeha County.
BOYS: West Point bounces Noxubee, 65-30
A.J. Jones scored 17 points and West Point cruised to a 65-30 win over non-district rival Noxubee County in its opening game of the 2013 season Saturday in West Point.
Odarius Chandler scored 12 points off the bench, and starting forward Demarius Calvert scored nine points during the Green Wave's first win.
Chris Hairston led Noxubee with 12 points in its losing effort.
On Senior night, Aeris Williams broke the 2,000-yard rushing mark for the season and West Point jumped out to 34-point lead by halftime to win its final regular season game against District 1-5A foe Lewisburg, 62-34, Thursday night at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.
Williams rushed for 100 yards on and caged three passes for 121 receiving yards, scoring three total touchdowns during the Green Waveâ€™s fifth consecutive win since falling to the Clarksdale Wildcats (39-34) on Oct. 4 in West Point.