May 14th, 2015
The Oak Hill Raiders have one last chance to win a state championship for the first time in the major three sports since 1990 â€“ a championship won by the football team over Prairie View Academy (Bastrop, La.).
This time on the baseball diamond, the Raiders (16-8; District 2-AA Champions) have to go through Silliman Institute.
The West Point Arts Council is hosting Sunday at the Center this weekend at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts. The program involves the Yes MAM Trio and a flashback to music of our yesteryear from the 1940s.
This week the West Point Growth Alliance will be hosting "Business After Hours" at the Old Waverly Golf Club May 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event promises to be an opportunity for all of the Golden Triangle businesses to come together to share and network.
Oak Hill Academy will have a chance to do something it hasn't done in 25 years, win a state championship. This would be the school's first state baseball title. Tomorrow night they play at Oak Hill, with the final two games in Clinton, Louisiana.
BY WILLIAM B. CARROLL
The West Point Farmersâ€™ Market returns Thursday, May 21 at the Mossy Oak Pavilion located at 1251 Highway 45 Alt. South.
Lisa Klutts, director of Main Street and tourism with the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance said that this yearâ€™s market promises to be even larger than last year. The market, which runs Thursdays through August, begins at 4 p.m. and Klutts said it will include at least 13 to 14 vendors offering a variety of goods for sale.
BY WILLIAM B. CARROLL
West Clay Elementary School third graders received excellent news Thursday, as they learned that they achieved something only 11 other schools in the state of Mississippi achieved, all of them passed the Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System third grade reading assessment test (MKAS).
BY Donna Summerall
Everyone has been touched by cancer at some point in their lives. Whether losing a loved one after a lengthy battle or seeing a friend or relative emerge the victor in the fight, no one comes out unscathed.
Christians from West Point and Clay County joined together to march from Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church to Sally Kate Winters Park to commemorate the National Day of Prayer Thursday in West Point.
Oak Hill has a series of big games this week against Prairie View Academy. The boys play tonight in Bastrop, Louisiana followed by a second and possible third game on Friday at 5 p.m.
School is winding down this month here in West Point. Temperatures this week may reach 90 degrees by this weekend. Our local weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies throughout the week with highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.
Chris Craven was officially announced as the Oak Hill Raidersâ€™ football program Friday, according to multiple sources. He will be the sixth head coach in six years. Craven replaces Tony Stanford, who, after one season, departed for an offensive-line coaching spot at Starkville Academy in February.
An inside hire, Craven was an eight-year assistant football coach at Oak Hill.