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Lady Wave splits weekend doubleheader in West Point

January 14, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

After leading Columbus by 11 points in the first quarter, the West Point Lady Wave watched its advantage vanish by halftime, and dropped a MHSAA non-district bout to the visiting Lady Falcons, 59-44, Saturday evening on the campus of West Point High School. The loss followed a narrow, 56-54 victory over the Aberdeen Lady Bulldogs Friday night at home.

West Point Wave downs Aberdeen, Columbus

January 14, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Diquan Ewing swatted a Columbus shot attempt and recovered the block. The West Point senior center then flashed a pass to Tre Williams in transition who fed an alley-oop from the free-throw line to Demarius Calvert for a strong two-handed slam.

WPPD helmet giveaway proves another success

January 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Although the number of helmets dished out at the West Point Police Department’s second bicycle helmet giveaway was less than the previous giveaway, the line still formed Saturday in front of the department building.
In its second go-around, the helmet giveaway served as a strong tool WPPD used in the fight for more widespread bicycle safety. Out of the 130 helmets purchased with funds supplemented by the Safe Routes to School grant, about 50 were given away Saturday.

Collins set to speak at MLK banquet Friday

January 14, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Alumni Chapter is once again sponsoring the Martin Luther King Black Tie Banquet, at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the UFCW Union Hall. The event will have area youth entertaining with the West Point Junior Alumni singing a song and a group of young people presenting a creative dance routine. The banquet is more than a tribute to King, it is a fundraiser for scholarships to help graduating seniors with college expenses. Last year’s event brought in $6,000 for scholarships.

Selectmen look at new sidewalks

January 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen will hold its regularly scheduled meeting 5:30 p.m. tonight upstairs at City Hall. Among other things on the agenda, the board is expected to approve a contract for the construction of new sidewalks for students that walk to school.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the board would likely take action to award Calvert-Spradling Engineers (CSE) a contract, which would deem the company responsible for construction and inspection of a new set of sidewalks for students to walk on their way to and from school.

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