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November 19th

West Point's win over Tupelo statement for 2013-14 season

November 19, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Green Wave are gearing up for what could turn into a special season on the hardwood.

Waggoner retires from BPL after 15 years service

November 19, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

There were plenty of hugs, smiles, laughter and a few tears as Mary Helen Waggoner, director of the Tombigbee Library System for 15 years and a fixture in Golden Triangle libraries for 47 years, retired. People lined up in the hallway and outside the Esther Pippen meeting room to shake Waggoner’s hand and wish her nothing but the best as she starts a new phase of life.

Petty: NCC, SC job fair exceeds expections

November 19, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Let the resumes roll in, and let the interviews commence.
Northside Christian Church (NCC) in a cooperative endeavor with SouthernCare (SC) kicked off West Point’s first-ever job fair Friday at the Community Counseling Services gymnasium.
Set off by an eagerness to supplement the unemployed, underemployed and student body with an opportunity to put their best foot forward, the organizations set out to address the nation’s current economic standing, but on the local stage.

PD combing for leads on new burglary

November 19, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Crime never stops and the thieves always prowl. The West Point Police Department is keeping a keen eye out in the city for information regarding fresh burglary cases.
Officers were dispatched at about 7:30 a.m. Nov. 14 to the Mini-Storage Warehouses located at 120 Bugg St. in reference to the alleged burglary of a storage unit.
WPPD Chief of Investigations Albert Lee said a number of items were reported stolen and there was severe damage dished out to the storage unit.

Police investigate shooting

November 19, 2013

For Daily Times Leader

West Point Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Saturday night at Jim James Court. Shortly after 8 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 5th Street location in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival officers discovered one man inside an apartment who was suffering from what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the leg.

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November 14th

OHA Raiders beat Heritage 53-42

November 14, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Height, athleticism and awareness are keys in the game of basketball.
Matthew Gwathney and Drake Riley provided those three attributes in the frontcourt for Oak Hill against the Heritage Patriots.
Gwathney scored 12 points and pulled down nine rebounds, Riley secured 14 rebounds and six points and the Oak Hill Raiders protected home court with a 53-42 win over Heritage Tuesday night on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point.

Dill, Lady Raiders escape Heritage

November 14, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Sarah Dill was looking for a coming out game in her sophomore season for the Oak Hill Lady Raiders.
During her junior high career, Dill was an offensive juggernaut, scoring an average of 20 points or more in the seventh- to ninth-grade span. Last season, Dill was a strong contributor off the bench for Oak Hill in its 30-win season.

Local ministry to host annual hunt for youth

November 14, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Kids from the Sally Kate Winters Home for Children in West Point and Palmer Home for Children in Columbus will put on their warmest gear and hit the woods in a “Passionate Pursuit” this weekend.

Prayer Warriors feed more than 2,000

November 14, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The wonderful smells of a Thanksgiving feast wafted through the air on Brame Avenue outside of Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church at noon Wednesday. The Noonday Prayer Warriors have orchestrated a feast for the elderly, shut-in, homeless and disabled for nine years at Thanksgiving and have no intention of stopping.

City awaits word on WSWA merger

November 14, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The agenda was light, but the getting was good.
The West Point Board of Selectmen convened Tuesday to finalize authorization for Randy Jones, city chief administrative officer, to represent the city in the assumption of all assets and liabilities of White Station Water Association.
“It’s been a long time coming,” said Mayor Robbie Robinson. “ ... It’s finally here.”
And a long time indeed has it been since the concepts were originally drafted for the merger nearly two years ago.

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