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February 13th

City passes resolution in support of D.A.R.E.

February 13, 2013

Few people would argue that a program aimed at keeping children from abusing drugs and alcohol is not a great initiative, but unfortunately some such programs on the local level just don’t have the funding it needs.
That includes the West Point Police Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, which currently receives funding only from fundraising activities and West Point’s Prairie Opportunity Center.

Sharron Ann Hall

February 13, 2013

Sharron Ann Hall age 60, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at her home.
Funeral services are Friday, February 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. from Johnson Creek M.B. Church in Pheba. The Rev. Bruce Guyton will be officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Thursday, February 14, 2013. from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

James Prentice Hardister Jr.

February 13, 2013

James Prentice Hardister Jr., age 79, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013, in Madison County General Hospital of Jackson, Tenn.
Mr. Hardister was preceded in death by his parents, James Prentice Hardister Sr. and Mable Bridgewater Hardister.
He was a member of the Whiteville Masonic Lodge No. 148 F. & A.M., a member of Poplar Corner Baptist Church and he spent his life as a car dealer. He was general manager of Bob Scofield Ford in Arab, Ala., and a general manager of Bob Scofield Chrysler, Jeep Dealership in Decatur, Ala.

February 12th

Get ready for Clay County Gridiron Review

February 12, 2013

It’s been a longtime coming, but it’s finally going to be here this week. The first-ever Clay County Gridiron Review magazine will be on the shelves late this week at the Daily Times Leader. Get ready to come by and pick up your copy for only $1 at the Daily Times Leader office. Photo by Bryan Davis

Oak Hill Raiders one win away from state tourney

February 12, 2013

Head coach Brian Middleton and his group of young men set out on two goals at the beginning of the season; win twenty or more games and secondly to make the AA State Tournament.
Tonight, the Raiders will take on Central Hinds Academy in the second round of the AA North State tournament at Leake Academy in a game that could clinch a berth into the AA State Tournament and their twentieth win.

Zeta Amicae makes donation to Dugan

February 12, 2013

The Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of West Point made a donation to Dugan Memorial Home for their Country Store. The store is set up for the residents to purchase items with their “Dugan Dollars” which they receive as prizes from bingo and other fun games or they can bid on the items at auctions. Fragrant soaps, decorative candles, flowers, vases, colorful containers, comb and brush sets, dry erase boards, books, hair accessories and many other items were donated by the Amicae. Submitted Photo

OHA announces Students of the Month

February 12, 2013

Oak Hill Academy students of the month for February, include the following, Standing (from left): Austin Jennings, Collins Trolio, Wells Williams, Allie Comer, Brooklyn O’Conner. Kneeling (from left): Bailey Boggan, Noah Brand, Avery Mathis. Submitted Photo

Kids march to the beat of Mardi Gras

February 12, 2013

First United Methodist Child Development Center teacher Anneishia Bobo holds hands with students (from right) Lillie Davis, Lilah Blakeney, Audrey Anna McVay, Hatcher Cunningham and Hannah Miller during Tuesday morning’s Mardis Gras Parade on Commerce Street. Photo by Bryan Davis

Clay County to run five of the six District 36 candidates

February 12, 2013

The time to qualify to run for the vacant House District 36 seat has passed.
Tuesday was the final day that eligible citizens in the had the opportunity to file qualifying papers, and the day closed with the already half dozen candidates that had filed by late last week.
It is still a healthy group that is running, and Clay County dominates the pack with five of the six candidates.

Public safety law should go into effect in July

February 12, 2013

Mississippi drivers who do not possess liability insurance on their vehicles may have to pay one way or the other starting July 1.
House District 37 Representative Gary Chism said on Monday morning that the Public Safety Verification Enforcement bill that he has supported for years is supposed to go into effect and if so will result in fines for drivers in the state that refuse to comply with purchasing the insurance.
In the event of a car accident, liability covers costs to the victim and that person’s property who is not at fault.

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