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November 12th

Open House event successful

November 12, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Christmas season has officially kicked off in West Point, as evidenced by the annual downtown Christmas Open House held this weekend.

West Point celebrates veterans

November 12, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Veterans Day — whatever it may be referred to as, it is the one day the year where the nation, as a collective, shines a spotlight on the trials, tribulations and prestige of combat-hardened patriots who placed their lives on the line in the name of preserving the American standard.
West Point veterans and residents gathered in the garret of City Hall Monday to propound an air of gratitude to those who have, first-hand, experienced the ills which have long plagued humankind’s desire for peace and equality.

November 8th

West Point hoops get under way

November 8, 2013

DTL staff

The West Point Green Wave and Lady Wave basketball teams began their respective regular seasons on the hardwood this weekend with two events at the West Point High School gym.
Tonight, boys' basketball Head Coach Brad Cox and first year girls' basketball Head Coach Dashmond Daniel invite West Point hoop fans to "Meet the Green Wave" at 6 p.m. The event lasts until 8 p.m. and admission price is $2.

Eagles return to postseason

November 8, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — The wait has been an excruciatingly long one for the fans of Hebron Christian football.
The last time the Eagles made an appearance in the postseason, the MAIS was known as the MPSA and the majority of the roster was not even in junior high and playing pee-wee football for the school.

Sheriff brings new jail to table

November 8, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

“We either pay now, or we pay later,” said Clay County District 3 Supervisor R.B Davis.
Davis’ sentiment was in response to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott’s request for a new detention center upon consideration of the nearly 60 years of depreciation dished to the current facility.
Sparked by this revelation, Scott said it wasn’t feasible to continue “sinking money” into a facility which required more upkeep and expenditures than it was worth.

Southern Care, NCC to host first job fair

November 8, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents eager for employment opportunities can expect just that at the SouthernCare and Northside Christian Church’s first annual job fair set for Nov. 15.
From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Community Counseling Services Gym (former Mary Holmes College Gym) employment-driven individuals will have the opportunity to meet with numerous employers and engage in on-the-spot interviews.
Northside Christian Church Pastor Orlando Richmond had a few things to say about the current status of employment in West Point.

Vance talks importance of CASA

November 8, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

No one wants to think about the abuse children sometimes suffer behind closed doors. People would rather think of childhood as a time of innocence. This is not always reality. Thanks to the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), children who are too afraid to speak, have a voice.
“When children are removed from their home due to abuse or neglect, they are remanded to the Clay County Department of Human Services Family and Children’ Division where they are placed in the foster care system,” said Jean Vance director of CASA.

'Something Bigger' at Luncheon with Books

November 8, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Friends of the Library president Lucille Armstrong started Thursday’s Luncheon with Books with an introduction of Tanna Taylor, director of the Tombigbee Regional Library System after the retirement of Mary Helen Waggoner. She then proceeded to introduce the author of note.
“Our novelist today is here from Tupelo,” said Armstrong. “She is originally from Monroe County and a lot of us already know her. We are so happy to welcome Caroline Pugh back home to West Point.”

November 6th

Lady Raiders swept in preseason games

November 6, 2013

DTL staff

CANTON — The Oak Hill Lady Raider basketball team dropped its two preseason basketball games against Veritas School and Simpson Academy Thursday and Saturday, respectively, at the Canton Academy Preseason Tournament.
Oak Hill only returns one starter from the 2012-13 season in senior point guard Maegan Ellis – a key cog in the Lady Raiders 30-win season and Class-AA fourth-place finish.
The Lady Raiders committed 45 combined turnovers in both losses, which Oak Hill Head Coach Stan Hughey cited as a problem that is fixable in the coming months.

West Point basketball splits

November 6, 2013

DTL staff

The West Point High School basketball teams opened their respective seasons with a pair of 30-minute jamborees Saturday at the West Point High School gym.
The West Point Green Wave were on top of their game Saturday as they defeated Kosciusko and Tupelo by a combined score of 57-36. The Wave defeated Koscuisko in the morning game, 33-21.
Demarius Calvert scored nine points and West Point defeated Tupelo, 24-15, in the Wave’s second jamboree Saturday.

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