Archive - Mar 27, 2014
By BEN WAIT
Special to Daily Times Leader
STARKVILLE â€” Demarcus Henderson had a paper due at midnight.
The Mississippi State senior outfielder made sure he had enough time to perfect it and turn it in on time.
Henderson had a walk-off single to score Zack Randolph from second base as the No. 16 Bulldogs beat Southeast Missouri 3-2 Tuesday night at Dudy Noble Field.
"I really didn't think he was going to score, but when (the outfielder) booted it, I was kind of happy because that gave him a little more time," Henderson said.
Henderson finished the night with two hits.
By Josh Presley
Sally Kate Winters Family Services will host its fifth annual Spring Into Action 5K and Family Fun Run on April 5.
Sally Kate Outreach Coordinator Heather Usry said that organization chose to do its 5K and Fun Run in April because April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
â€śWe want to bring awareness to the community about child abuse. How to spot it and how to reach out,â€ť Usry said. â€śWe want to impart on everyone in our community that itâ€™s everyoneâ€™s responsibility to make sure we do everything we can to protect children.â€ť
By Donna Summerall
Marcus D. Ward, vice president for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Alcorn State University Foundation Inc., along with being a West Point High School alumnus, is keynote speaker for the West Point High School academic achievement awards banquet. The banquet is 6 p.m. April 4 at The Civic. High school students who have an average of 90 or above for the fall and spring semesters this year are invited to attend, according to Robert Smith one of the coordinators for the event.
By Josh Presley
A new electric power substation is under construction in Clay County to service to the new tire plant.
The $2.3 million Triathlon Substation, maintained by 4-County Electric, will provide service to the Yokohama Tire plant thatâ€™s also under construction.
4-County Communications Coordinator Brad Barr said that the substation will be located just north of Yokohamaâ€™s buildings on Barton Ferry Road.
â€śThe substation was specifically built to service only the tire plant and and will have an initial capacity of 18 megawatts,â€ť Barr said.