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October 21st

Green Wave owns second half

October 21, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

West Point junior place kicker Omar Lemus only needed one chance to successfully convert a field goal.
In his first high school career field goal attempt, Lemus was perfect from the right hash line as he booted a strong, high 25-yard field goal with 7:52 left in the game to cap a West Point 24-point second-half rally as the Green Wave celebrated its second consecutive District 1-5A win over Lake Cormorant, 24-21, at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.

Pugh brings 'Something Bigger'

October 21, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Caroline Pugh of Tupelo, who recently published her first novel, is the speaker for Luncheon with Books at noon Nov. 7 in the Bryan Public Library. She is a native of Aberdeen and a 1986 graduate of Oak Hill Academy.
"We are always happy to have first-time authors at Luncheon with Books," said Lucille Armstrong, president of Friends of the Library. "Everyone has to build their career, and we enjoy being a stepping stone for Mississippi writers. The fact that she went to school here in West Point makes it very exciting."

WPPD investigates recent burglaries

October 21, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is undergoing investigations regarding a recent string of thefts.

Brinkley: Grand jury outcome 'great'

October 21, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Over the course of three days, the Clay County presented 121 felony cases to the grand jury for consideration. Some 66 cases were submitted by the West Point Police Department.
Out of those 121 cases, Police Chief Tim Brinkley said 102 cases were "true billed," something Brinkley said he considered a great outcome.

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October 18th

Burglary suspect collapses; coroner cites heart condition

October 18, 2013

DTL Staff

At about 10 p.m. Thursday, West Point police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Griffin Street in reference to a man attempting to break into an occupied dwelling. 911 dispatchers initially reported to officers the man had a gun. Upon arrival officers discovered a man, later identified as 34 year old Silvio Prater, outside of the residence and immediately detained him for questioning. According to WPPD Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, reports that Prater possessed a firearm were later deemed untrue.

October 17th

West Point uses two signal callers

October 17, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

When Dason Thomas moved from Starkville to West Point and began attending the West Point Junior High School in the seventh-grade, Josh Ewing honestly was not the biggest fan.
“In the seventh-grade, it was kind of rocky,” West Point junior quarterback Ewing said. “He was from Starkville and I am from West Point, you know how the rivalry typically goes.”

Civitans present annual budget

October 17, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club got down to business at Wednesday’s meeting. President Margaret Shelton wasted no time assigning members upcoming projects to head.

A chill(y) ride

October 17, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A few years alone can present wear and tear to just about any object or building. As time passes, the corrosion persists and entropy is unavoidable.
Since its inception 75 years ago, the Gospel Lighthouse Church in West Point has endured that many years worth of decay. However, the dilemma is far from insoluble, and with the help of the Columbus chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association, the GLC church hopes to add validity to this fact.

October 15th

Football wrap up

October 15, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Green Wave (3-4; 1-2 District 1-5A) was looking to pick up a win after two consecutive district losses.
Behind Aeris Williams' career effort of 252 yards on 26 carries and four touchdowns, West Point was able to outscore the Center Hill Mustangs in a shoot-out, 69-41.

Victor Chism

October 15, 2013

Victor Chism, 72, passed away, on Friday, October 11, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center,
in Starkville. He was born June 10, 1941 in Monroe County Mississippi to the late Miriam Roberts Chism and Albert
Doyle Chism. Mr. Chism was a Dye Setter for Blazon Flexible Flyer for 35 years and was of the Penetecostal faith. Victor
Chism married Eunice Oswalt Chism on June 5, 1965, in West Point.
Visitation with a gathering of family and friends will be Sunday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.

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