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August 2nd

Area consumers take advantage of holiday

August 2, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader
Good economic news is hard to find these days, but retailers around the state are saying that the past weekend’s sales tax holiday brought a boost to business.
The second annual holiday was observed Friday-Sunday by West Point businesses and other stores in the Golden Triangle area.
The purpose of lifting the seven percent sales tax for the 48 hour period is to alleviate some of the economic pain in back-to-school shopping.

West Point still plagued by heat

August 2, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
The Summer may be winding down, but the temperature just keeps rising.
On Monday, West Point and the rest of the deep South experienced the hottest day yet this Summer, as temperatures reached 104 degrees by the middle of the afternoon and heat index ratings topped the 115-degree plateau.
In a word, it was hot. Very hot.

Raspberry speaks on program

August 2, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Continuing his pursuit to help the education of Clay County’s children, Dr. Johnnie Raspberry appeared before the Clay County Board of Supervisors with his latest pitch on Monday morning.
Raspberry, who is attempting to start a youth program aimed at early education in Clay County, brought a letter to the board’s attention citing a great need for early education among the youth of Clay County.
Raspberry focused on the growing need for early literacy.

Board addresses safety issues

August 2, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Taking action to help alleviate a shortage of equipment at one of the county’s volunteer fire departments highlighted a busy Monday morning for the Clay County Board of Supervisors.
At their monthly meeting, Clay County’s five supervisors heard from Phillip Collins, chief of the Union Star Volunteer Fire Department, who asked the board for its help in replacing outdated equipment.

Graduation Party

August 2, 2010

Joel Caleb McClain was recently honored with a graduation party hosted by his father, William McClain, and his grandmother, Emma McClain. Caleb is a 2010 graduate of West Point High School.

McBride Birth Announcement

August 2, 2010

New Arrival

Hope Elizabeth McBride
Joshua and Amanda McBride of Mathiston would like to announce the birth of their daughter Hope Elizabeth.
Hope was born June 25, 2010 at 8:55 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 and one fourth inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Debra Maynard of West Point and the late Harrison “Hap” Maynard.
Maternal great grandparents are Donna Baker of West Point and the late Denver Baker and the late Leonard and Mary Louise Harpst.
Paternal grandparents are Danny and Barbara McBride of Mathiston.

Miles, Clark Engagement

August 2, 2010

Mr. Vincent Miles of Aberdeen, and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Byram of Amory, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katherine Carmen Miles, to Joseph Barrett Clark. son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Clark of Amory.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Miles of Aberdeen, and Mrs. Virginia Loden of Nettleton, and the late Mr. Jud Loden.

Gerald L. “Jerry” Higginbotham

August 2, 2010

Gerald L. “Jerry” Higginbotham

Gerald L. ‘Jerry’ Higginbotham, age 72, passed away Thursday July 29, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Mr. Higginbotham was born June 17, 1938, in West Point to the late Iola Smith and John Higginbotham. He served in the United States Army and retired from Babcock & Wilcox as a C fitter. He was a minister at the Church of God for several years and was a member of the Pentecostal Gospel Light House Pentecostal Church of God.

Lora Mae "Nannie" Davis

August 2, 2010

Lora Mae "Nannie" Davis

Lora Mae "Nannie" Davis, age 90, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Lora Mae Davis was born April 12, 1920, in Ingomar, to the late Lena Swords and Clifford C. Raines. Mrs. Davis worked at Knickerbocker Manufacturing for 20 years. She was a member of West End Baptist Church. Her husband Jewell Hayward Davis, preceded her in death on February 15, 1970.

July 30th

Lady Raiders packed with depth

July 30, 2010

Tomorrow will be the official start of the 2010 fast pitch softball season for the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders.
In 2009, the girls were runners-up in their district, but this year, they are hoping their depth can take them to a district title.
“I’ve got four girls who can play every position for me,” said Oak Hill head coach Marion Bratton.
Bratton says that last season’s injuries allowed some girls who normally would not have played to get experience, and that has given the team depth in 2010.
“It means a lot if somebody goes down,” Bratton says. “It gives you some options.”

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