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December 8th

Haines’ latest tale of intrigue is coming to LWB

December 8, 2012

Friends of the Library are very happy to welcome back a favorite author to Luncheon with Books, Thursday, December 13, at noon, author of the Bones mysteries, Carolyn Haines. She is continuing the adventures of everyone’s favorite southern private eye, Sarah Booth Delaney, with her latest novel “Bonefire of the Vanities.”

Oak Hill gets back on track with team effort in district win

December 8, 2012

It was only a matter of time before the Raiders came into form.
With 13 healthy players on the roster now, including all four seniors, Oak Hill is primed to hit their stride going into the district season.
In their best performance of the year, the Raiders proved they will be district title contenders in a convincing 62-46 win over Immanuel. Several players made huge contributions in the Tuesday night contest.

Lady Raiders dominate in district opener over Immanuel

December 8, 2012

Oak Hill started off on the right foot in district play with a Tuesday night sweep of Immanuel.
The Lady Raiders won convincingly in a 53-11 pounding of the Lady Rams to begin their chase for a district championship. Oak Hill distributed the scoring load all throughout the roster and forced 30 turnovers while committing only 10 of their own. Immanuel had no answers for the Lady Raiders, who were scoring at will. Oak Hill, now 7-2 on the year, advanced to 1-0 in conference play and will face Winston Academy in Louisville Friday night.

West Point learns valuable lesson at Aberdeen

December 8, 2012

West Point traveled to Aberdeen in their first true road test. In a game that was closely contested, Aberdeen was able to pull away in the second half to go on to win 88-66.

Lady Wave building confidence, defeats Aberdeen 49-11 Friday

December 8, 2012

The Lady Wave needed to find a way to stop their losing skid. In Aberdeen Friday night, West Point put in a great team effort and defeated the Lady Bulldogs 49-11.

Christmas Tour of homes today

December 8, 2012

Betty and Joe Trulove’s French inspired home enjoys sweeping views of Old Waverly’s 15th fairway and will be on the tour Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2-5 p.m. at Old Waverly Golf Club, with a reception to follow at the club house. Tickets are $30 in advance and are available at Culin-Arts, Petal Pushers, Bits n’ Pieces, Old Waverly Club House and Fore Seasons at Old Waverly in West Point or by calling the Growth Alliance at 662-494-5121. Photo submitted by Kristen Stevens, West Point Main Street Association.

Drug Court holds first grad ceremony

December 8, 2012

It took a lot of strength, a lot of focus and a positive, self-motivated spirit to successfully complete the Clay County Misdemeanor Drug Court Program, and these are the very qualities Andrew Smith and Dantun Fair possessed throughout the entire program.
And those attributes along with support from the Misdemeanor Drug Court team earned Smith and Fair the titles of the first graduates of the Misdemeanor Drug Court, where they were honored Friday during a graduation ceremony held for them.

State defends police rights to keep certain information confidential

December 8, 2012

The Sixteenth Circuit Court District is asking the Clay County Circuit Court for an order that would grant the West Point Police Department permission to keep certain criminal documentation confidential – documentation that is wanted in a recent wrongful death lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed months ago by Aubrey Mitchell, who is suing Ridgewood East Apartments and UAH Property Management, for the death of his son, Devin Mitchell, who was shot and killed at the apartment complex Jan. 1, 2012.

December 6th

A look back at daily life in West Point the week of Pearl Harbor

December 6, 2012

Editor’s Note: This article contains headlines and excerpts from articles written in 1941. We apologize if the language is offensive to some of our readers. It is intended for historical analysis and does not reflect the feelings of anyone currently associated with the Daily Times Leader.

The two-time Little Ten Conference Champions Starkville Yellowjackets made front page news in the December 6, 1941 edition of the Daily Times Leader.

Oak Hill senior returns from neck injury to play basketball

December 6, 2012

The football field at North Delta School grew eerily quiet; an Oak Hill player had gone down and did not look like he was getting back up. The opening round MAIS AA playoff game had been paused to attend to the fallen player. Soon the realization that an ambulance and helicopter had been called made the situation even more desperate.
On a routine tackle, Jeb Stevens found himself injured, a situation he never expected.
“I did not know what to think,” commented Stevens, “When they said it was severe enough to bring a helicopter, it really scared me.”

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