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January 16th

NCAA football a laboratory for the NFL

January 16, 2013

Wednesday morning the University of Oregon had to bid farewell to possibly one of the most important head coaches the Duck football program has ever seen. Chip Kelly put Oregon onto the map as a football powerhouse and a team that could vie BCS National title on any given season. Though stating, in the past couple of weeks, he was going to stay at Oregon, Kelly decided to take up the NFL Philadelphia Eagles on their offer and make his debut in the National Football League.

Family of late Representative David Gibbs reflects

January 16, 2013

You know what Carl Gibbs, Jr. really liked about his granddad David Gibbs? Getting to do all those great adventurous outdoor things together that guys, especially guys in the South, love to do. Things like riding out to the cattle farm on 4-wheelers, shooting at squirrels scampering about in the forest and just hanging out, spending quality time together – just as family should.

January 15th

New school security measures nearly complete

January 15, 2013

There’s nothing like having the peace of mind in knowing your beloved children are safe in someone else’s care, especially if they’re in someone else’s care for more than six hours each day.
And the West Point School Board of Trustees wants parents to know they are taking every security measure they can at West Point schools to ensure the safety, well-being and happiness of all students.

BREAKING: Daughter of late Senator Bennie Turner carries Clay County and District 16 election

January 15, 2013

With 63 percent of votes cast in her favor from residents of Clay County, West Point native Angela Turner-Lairy was victorious Tuesday night in Clay County during the Special Election for Senate District 16.
Turner-Lairy, daughter of the late Sen. Bennie Turner, gained a total of 2508 votes from Clay County residents, not including absentee and affidavit ballots. By press time, tallies from Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties, which are all represented in District 16, could not be determined.

VOTING UPDATE

January 15, 2013

Voting in West Point got off to a slow start on Tuesday morning.
Clay County citizens were spared the ice that has accumulated in many Delta communities this morning, but the county was not spared the hard and steady rainfall that has been here since last week.
This makes for poor driving conditions on a day when Clay County, with the help of portions of Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Noxubee Counties will decide who will fill the vacant seat for State Senate in District 16.
The race is between Angela Turner Lairy and Kenny Fowler.

BREAKING: West Point’s district double-header against Oxford postponed

January 15, 2013

Due to the ice storm warning in northern Mississippi, the double-header between West Point and Oxford has been postponed until an undecided date.
The Lady Wave’s game was set to tip off at around six o’clock in Oxford following the boys’ junior varsity ball game. Stay tuned to the Daily Times Leader as a make-up date should be released in the coming hours or days.
West Point still has district action this Friday as the Lady Wave and Green Wave both host New Hope. The Lady Trojans and Trojans are both currently undefeated in district 2 5-A play.

January 14th

District 16 Special Election today

January 14, 2013

It will be cold and it will likely be wet all day today.
Those factors do nothing to change the fact that Clay County voters have until 7 p.m tonight to make it to the polls and choose whether Angela Turner Lairy or Kenny Fowler will be the District 16 representative in the Mississippi state senate.
Absentee ballot voting ended Saturday, and the remaining qualified votes will be tallied this evening to decide the special election.

Events set for celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 14, 2013

Event coordinators hope West Point’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is going to be a special one this year.
January 21 will be a day of festivities, marking not only King’s life but also the President Barack Obama’s re-election to the presidency.
“This year the celebration will coincide with the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America,” said Event Coordinator Anna Hayford-Jones in a press release on Monday. “The theme for this year’s celebration, according to Jones, is “Continuing the Legacy.”

Daily Times Leader partners with Food Pantry

January 14, 2013

Thanksgiving and Christmas are now behind, and folks are settling back into normal routines.
Those two holidays typically bring a large spike in the number of canned food drives in any community.
Thousands of people are fed during the holiday season each year thanks to the generosity of individuals during those drives.
The Project Homestead Food Pantry in West Point, however, is in constant need of food donations and labor to help deliver and organize food products.
Now serving over 400 families in Clay County, the Food Pantry feeds over 800 people each month.

Lady Raiders take road win, but can’t get over Leake hump

January 14, 2013

For the second time this year, the Lady Raiders fell to their competition for the district title. After a blowout 66-36 win over Canton Academy the previous night, Oak Hill was unable to get into any sort of rhythm Saturday evening against top ranked Leake Academy in a 51-68 loss in front of a sold-out crowd.

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