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January 7th

Lou Shurden Savage

January 7, 2014

Lou Shurden Savage age 68, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 3, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi in Oxford.
The family celebrated Lou’s life with a service beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2014. at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville, a committal service followed in Magnolia Cemetery also in Batesville. The family received friends two and a half hours prior to the celebration service in the church sanctuary at 1 p.m. Mr. John Howell, Jr. officiating the service. Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John Grover Fairchild

January 7, 2014

Mr. John Grover Fairchild 98, passed away Jan. 5, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
He was born May 31, 1915, in Leake County the son of the late Louella Martin and Lofton Marion Fairchild. He was a self - employed farmer and was a member of Bible Baptist Church where he was Song Director. He married Doretha Keller Fairchild in the Spring of 1990 in Marshall, Texas.

Lady Raiders, Raiders perfect over the weekend

January 7, 2014

DTL staff

RAIDERS 54,
THUNDERBIRDS 34

GRENADA – Chance Wilson scored 14 points with eight rebounds, helping Oak Hill capitalize in its finale in the Kirk Academy 2014 Basketball Classic with a 54-34 win over DeSoto School (Ark.) Saturday morning.
The Raiders’ Drake Riley scored nine points, shooting three of six from the free-throw line. After scoring double digits in the past three games, Oak Hill’s Drew Riley only registered five points along with two other teammates, sophomore Heath Ford and junior Riley Pierce.

WP downs Shannon, readies for Saltillo

January 7, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

COLUMBUS — The Shannon Red Raider supporters were verbal in the New Hope High School gymnasium. The fans urged their defense to prevent West Point’s “No. 2” from getting the basketball in his hands.
Shannon, though, had few answers for the Green Wave point guard, A.J. Jones, as the green and white’s floor general was the key cog in the final 16 minutes, leading West Point to a 72-56 win over the Red Raiders in the New Hope New Year Classic Saturday afternoon.

Common sense vital to combat frigid weather

January 7, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

For the duration of this week, West Point will be hit by an extraordinary cold spell. Monday’s highs were in the mid 20s with lows in the single digits with similarly cold conditions expected for the next few days. With that, it’s imperative that individuals be wary of certain elements while trying to stay warm throughout the week.
“This is probably the coldest temperatures we’ve had in years,” said West Point Fire Department Chief Johnny Littlefield. “I can’t remember it being this cold with the windchill the way it is.”

McKee appointed as board president

January 7, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors held its first meeting of the new year Monday, which included the annual appointment of a new board president and vice president. District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee was appointed as the president for the duration of this year while District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton was elected as the board’s vice president.
As president, McKee will be responsible for overseeing regularly scheduled board meetings.
“You’re kind of a like a judge in a court,” McKee said. “You try and lead in the right direction.”

January 6th

Anna Elizabeth 'Anna Beth' Davis

January 6, 2014

Anna Elizabeth “Anna Beth” Davis passed away at her home in Yazoo County, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Anna Beth was born April 11, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
She battled her illness in four hospitals over two states for the first six months of her life. October 8, 2013, she was released from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital to return home to Yazoo County.

Raiders better slow-paced North Delta

January 6, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

GRENADA – The number “13” has many negative connotations in any spectrum of life – Friday the 13th or the fear of the 13th floor/aisle, which many establishments avoid.
Oak Hill’s Drew Riley may have a different perspective on the number after three contests on the basketball court.
The sophomore guard has scored 13 points in the past three consecutive games, including his 13 for the Raiders in Friday evening’s 42-31 triumph over the North Delta Green Wave in the Kirk Academy Basketball Classic.

Lady Raiders blowout North Delta, 52-22

January 6, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

GRENADA – Stan Hughey expressed before the start of the 2013-14 season that his team needed to find a third or fourth double-digit scorer for his youthful Lady Raiders.
The Oak Hill Girls’ Head Coach may have just found a trio that can provide him with the needed numbers to be successful in the month of January and the tough stretch of District 2-AA games.

Investigators hunting leads on cold cases

January 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Unsolved cases span from now to years back for West Point Police Department investigators. Investigators continue their hunt for new information regarding cases, which occurred in 2011, ranging from thefts of gaming consoles to a man that perhaps liquidated a burglary being carried out on his property.
At about 1 a.m. March 20, 2011, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Fifth Street in reference to a possible armed robbery.

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