Archive - 2013
Jimmy Davidson knows a little bit about family.
Along with his late wife Ruby, the West Point native raised seven children. Like many Clay County residents, Davidson also worked at Bryan Foods, which has since closed its doors along with many other companies in the area.
Family and work are the two main components in Davidsonâ€™s platform as he seeks the office of State Representative for District 36.
The Super Bowl is always the grand spectacle that ends the football season for another year. You have so much hope for your team when they start pre-season play at the end of August. The slate is clean and as long as they werenâ€™t totally abysmal the year before, you hope to still see them at the end of the season. Saints fans havenâ€™t always had the opportunity for hope.
Senator Angela Turner led the Pledge of Allegiance on Friday, February 1, 2013, as Senator Phillip Gandy, (right), delivered an opening prayer to the body. Lt. Governor Tate Reeves is standing with them. Submitted Photo
Only a handful of states remained in white, indicating no one from those borders had yet registered as a visitor to the Howlinâ€™ Wolf Museum in West Point.
The map contained in Roger Pryorâ€™s powerpoint presentation to the crowd at the 87th Annual Banquet for the community on Thursday night also had 14 foreign nations listed which have sent visitors to the heart of this city to pay tribute to Wolf.
Pryor, an architect and West Point native has helped to preserve numerous buildings in West Point, as a partner in the Pryor and Morrow architect firm.
West Point and Clay County citizens will have an opportunity to address District 37 State Representative Tyrone Ellis tomorrow morning at City Hall.
The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance will be hosting a Legislative Breakfast, and Ellis is slated to attend.
It is an informal event, intended to allow Ellis and other representatives in the House and State Senate an opportunity to address current issues that affect Clay County and the region.
Thursday night's 87th Annual West Point Banquet, hosted by the Growth Alliance, was full of recognition of West Point citizens.
Archie "Arch" Murray and Kyle Chandler IV were both inducted into the West Point Hall of Fame.
The top honoree of the night, however, was Lisa Klutts, who took home the Citizen of the Year award, presented by Cynthia Wilson, Director of the Growth Alliance.
More on this story, along with pictures and other awards will appear in Sunday's edition of the Daily Times Leader.
The West Point Green Wave will play their final regular-season home game tonight against the Saltillo Tigers. Not only is tonightâ€™s game the last home game, it will also be senior night for the Green Wave.
The West Point basketball team will recognize five seniors for their involvement on the team. The five players being honored are Peair Howard, Lyndon Johnson, Emmanuel Moore, Justin Hosey, and Jamar Nance.
Though the Raiders are out of district play until next week, head coach Brian Middleton and his Oak Hill team is setting to tune up against Carroll Academy.
On Tuesday night, the Raiders took a gritty road win over Lamar School 42-39 as they were looking to bounce back after two weekend losses against North Delta and Canton Academy. It was a tough, well-earned win as Oak Hill needed a pick up before the start of district tournament.
Are you a planner? Remember how people prepared for Y2K, the beginning of the millennium year 2000. Computers had been representing the year with only two digits instead of four digits which could cause the computer systems to interpret 00 as 1900 instead of 2000. This would mess up all major industries including utilities, banking, manufacturing, telecom, and airlines. While companies spent billions of dollars preparing their systems, some people built shelters and others stocked imperishable food items, plus batteries and oil for lamps, and other things considered essential for survival.
There is nothing that makes us get in a bigger hurry than when trouble gets on our trail. Trouble has a way of making us freak out. Trouble can even make us give up on life. Thatâ€™s one of the reasons Satan uses trouble to break us down.
Iâ€™m trying to get you to see that trouble has a way of finding us but GOD has a way of redeeming us. Trouble has a way of trapping us but GOD has a way of the saving us. You can run but you canâ€™t hide from trouble. It has your name. Trouble has your number.