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November 8th

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.

NAACP debate team learning US amendments

November 6, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

NAACP and Southern Atlantic Schools debaters James Smith, Parrys Underwood, Lang Darby, Julius Neely, Alexander Brooks, Jaleah Smith, Maney Darby and Denise Marion are fine tuning their oration skills and learning about Constitutional Amendments. The eight team members took turns arguing their interpretations of the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms. The team meets weekly at the Living Manna Church, after receiving their instructions on which amendment the focus is on for the practice session.

NCC hosts harvest meal, plans job fair

November 6, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Make no mistake, those aren’t time travelers — those are competitors in the costume contest during the 2013 harvest banquet hosted by the Northside Christian Church (NCC).
The Annual Harvest Banquet not only rings in tune with the season, but emphasizes the biblical concept of sewing and reaping. A “celebration of the provision of God,” said NCC Pastor Orlando Richmond Sr.

Turnout low in commissioner's race

November 6, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County District 4 residents moseyed into the respective voting precincts to cast their vote for the future Clay County District 4 Election Commissioner.
Originally held by Wendy Fuller, the District 4 seat was left vacant May 9 after her certification to hold an elected office expired. At present, Sawana Walker, candidate on the election ballot along with candidate Gene Grubbs, is currently holding said seat in the interim.

Walker wins election commissioner's seat

November 6, 2013

DTL staff

Una resident Sawana Walker has secured her position as Clay County District 4 election commissioner, following Tuesday's special election. Walker took 189 votes to opponent Gene Grubbs' 41.
She has been serving as interim commissioner since May, appointed by the Clay County Board of Supervisors in the wake of former commissioner Wendy Fuller's vacancy.
See further details in Thursday's edition of Daily Times Leader.

DTL staff The West Point Green Wave girls golf team will travel to Holly Springs Monday and Tuesday...
DTL staff West Point senior Juan Davis signed his letter of intent Monday morning to play...
DTL staff STARKVILLE — The West Point varsity baseball team traveled to Starkville High Saturday...

 

 

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