November 12th, 2014
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The West Point and Clay County community came together to honor those who served in the armed forces for Veterans Day Tuesday at City Hall.
About 100 veterans, family members and residents turned out for the West Pointâ€™s Veterans Day Service. West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the community honors its veterans.
â€śI just spoke with a veteran who recently moved here and he said they didnâ€™t have programs like this where heâ€™s from,â€ť Robinson said. â€śHere in West Point and Clay County, we show gratitude for what veterans have done for our country.â€ť
Pro Football Recap
Cleveland (6-3) 24 @
Cincinnati (5-3-1) 3
The Battle of Ohio had some playoff implications for the first time in years. Cleveland took sole possession of first place in the AFC North after a dominating victory over Cincinnati. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton had the worst performance of his career as he went 10-33 for 86 yards and 3 interceptions. This resulted in a quarterback rating of 2. As for Cleveland, this marks the latest in the season they have been in first place since 1994.
Arizona (8-1) 31 vs
BY WILL NATIONS
The Noxubee County Tigers could not have asked for a better scenario to escape with a win.
They just could not close the deal. The Oak Hill Raiders, however, found the way.
Kaleb Darnell, who finished with 18 points and seven rebounds, knocked down one of two free-throw attempts with six seconds left in overtime to give the Raiders (1-1) a 46-45 win over Noxubee in the West Point Classic Saturday at West Point High School.
â€śI didnâ€™t want another overtime period,â€ť Darnell said. â€śI was calm at the free-throw line, and I made it happen.â€ť
The Oak Hill Lady Raiders are off to a great start in the early parts of the regular season.
Behind scoring leader Sarah Dill, who had 21 points and nine rebounds, Oak Hill collected its sixth win â€“ a 47-37 victory over the Marshall Academy Lady Patriots â€“ Saturday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. The win did not come without a little adversity.
â€śWe got down in the first half, but we shut them down in the second half,â€ť Lady Raidersâ€™ Head Coach Brian Middleton said. â€śWe did a much better job defensively, which made the difference.â€ť
BY WILL NATIONS
Kelly Martin settled his feet and prepared his body for contact. As the Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MRA) Patriot slammed into Martin, he fell to the floor. The refereeâ€™s whistle shrieked, issuing a charge foul. The West Point bench clapped and cheered.
The charge call was one of three consecutive during the first quarter that set the defensive tone the Green Wave had in the first 32 minutes of the season.
Carol Wilson age 69, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at her residence in Cedar Bluff. Mrs. Carol was born March 20, 1945, in Clay County the daughter of the late Louis Marion and Mattie Catherine Allen Huffman. She was a retired truck driver, having driven for Royal Trucking in West Point. She was a Baptist. She married William Todd Wilson Nov. 21, 1970, in Clay County and he passed away Feb. 2, 1998. In addition to her parents, husband, and step-mother Gale, she was preceded in death by grandson, Charlie Putnam; and two brothers: Roger and Ronnie Huffman.
Gene A. Grubbs, age 74, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at his residence in Prairie.
By Donna Summerall
For more than 10 years, Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church in West Point has been preparing a meal for the elderly, shut â€“ in and disabled residents of West Point. After delivering a hot, home â€“ cooked meal to those in need, the church opens its doors and invites the community to give thanks for Godâ€™s blessings. The annual pre â€“ Thanksgiving community feast is 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church.
The West Point Board of Selectmen will appoint three members to the new West Point Clay County Consolidated School District Board during its meeting tonight at City Hall.
The State of Mississippi passed legislation in 2013 to consolidate the West Point and Clay County School Districts into the new West Point Consolidated School District.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
With the scheduled opening of the Yokohama Tire plant less than a year away, the company hosted an employment informational session Saturday at the Civic in West Point. It was standing room only as about 1,000 prospective employees and community members crowded the Civic auditorium.
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi President Tadaharu Yamamoto said the company planned to invest not only in its facilityâ€™s future, but in its employees as well.