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November 26th

Oak Hill splits with Hartfield

November 26, 2013

DTL staff

LADY RAIDERS 55, HARTFIELD LADY HAWKS 24

Sophomore Sarah Dill was the Lady Raider's leading scorer for the third consecutive game in a row, and Oak Hill (4-2) clinched a non-district win over the Hartfield Lady Hawks in a MAIS basketball game Saturday on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
Rebekah Crair and Chloe Peavey led the Lady Hawks with their eight points each during the losing effort.

Store robbed at gunpoint

November 26, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is investigating the Friday robbery of the Highway 45 Package Store.
Officers were dispatched at about 5:45 p.m. Friday to 524 Hwy. 45 alternate North in reference to a robbery in progress.

WPPD looks into series of burglaries

November 26, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is keeping its ears to the ground in an effort to close the files on a burglary case from the year prior, in addition to fresh robberies.
At about midnight Oct. 13, 2012, officers were dispatched to the Town Creek Apartments in reference to a possible burglary of a dwelling.
According to WP Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, the homeowner, upon arrival at the residence, discovered a 20-inch Sony flatscreen television had been allegedly stolen. No serial number was provided.

November 22nd

Thomas Edward ‘Tom’ Shurden

November 22, 2013

Thomas Edward “Tom” Shurden, 56, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in West Point.
Thomas Edward “Tom” Shurden was born Dec. 3, 1956, in Chicago, Ill., to Felix Edgar Shurden Jr. and the late Lois Jean Keehn. He was a Vinyl Siding Worker and a veteran of the U. S. Navy.
Stateroom funeral services are Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, 1 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home with friends sharing personal stories.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Japhus Estes Cannon

November 22, 2013

Japhus Estes Cannon age 67, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle.
Funeral services are today, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at 8 a.m. from St. Paul M.B. Church with Rev. Eddie Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow in Veterans Cemetery in Corinth.
Carter’s Mortuary Services are in charge of arrangements.

Melvyn Byrd

November 22, 2013

There will be a celebration of the life of Melvyn Byrd, who passed away at his home in Russelville, Ark. He was formerly of West Point.
The celebration of life will commence at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at West End Baptist Church with Dr. Eddie Gandy of Springhill Fla., officiating.
Family, friends and the West Point High School Class of 1964 are invited to come, share and celebrate the life of Melvyn Byrd.

Oscar Lee Brownlee Sr.

November 22, 2013

Oscar Lee Brownlee Sr. age 86, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. from St. Paul Beasley C.M.E. Church with Rev. Willie Mays Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Lower Prairie Creek M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, from 1 – 5 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

MEC presents 'Blueprint' goals to Rotarians, community leaders

November 22, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Mississippi is on the move according to representatives of the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC). The group appeared before the West Point Rotary Club Thursday at the Ritz Theater during the club’s weekly meeting to discuss the challenges ahead in terms of economic development, education and infrastructure, as well as gain business and community leaders’ input as part of its annual Blueprint Mississippi campaign.

County taps jail project consultant

November 22, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Another step has been made in the construction of a new regional jail for the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. The Clay County Board of Supervisors made its decision Thursday after tabling discussion on which contractor would be employed, in addition to amendments made in the contract, for consultation of the erection of a new, upward of, $21 million facility at last week’s meeting.

County taps jail project consultant

November 22, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Another step has been made in the construction of a new regional jail for the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. The Clay County Board of Supervisors made its decision Thursday after tabling discussion on which contractor would be employed, in addition to amendments made in the contract, for consultation of the erection of a new, upward of, $21 million facility at last week’s meeting.

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