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April 30th

Former Netters help capture titles

April 30, 2014

DTL staff

Two former Oak Hill tennis standouts took home MACJC/Region 23 titles in tennis last weekend on the campus of Gulf Coast Community College. Anna Ready and the Jones County Junior College Bobcats claimed the MACJC/Region 23 title Saturday as they posted 29 points on their way to their first title since 2010.
David McElwain and Itawamba Community College left little doubt as they took eight of nine of the single competitions, with McElwain winning No. 2 singles in the boys division and also posting a win in No. 2 doubles.

Farmers Market returns to West Point May 29

April 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With growing season in full swing, the West Point Farmers Market will return on May 29.
The market will run from 4-7 p.m. at the Mossy Oak Outdoor Outlet in West Point and run each Thursday throughout the summer.
West Point Clay County Growth Alliance Director and Market Coordinator Lisa Klutts said this year's market is still in the early planning stages, but she hopes it will be the biggest one yet.

WP dodges storm, provides aid

April 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Storms ripped through Northeast Mississippi Monday evening, causing major destruction in areas such as Tupelo and Louisville. West Point and Clay County were spared the majority of the storm cell’s onslaught, but city and county agencies have been working to lend a helping hand to affected areas.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the county was blessed to dodge the majority of the storm’s impact.

April 29th

COMMUNITY ALERT: West Point schools to dismiss early for weather

April 29, 2014

DTL staff

Local schools will again dismiss early for severe weather concerns. All West Point School District schools will dismiss students at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 29.
Oak Hill Elementary will dismiss students at noon. Oak Hill High School will dismiss at 12:15 p.m.
Hebron Christian School will dismiss classes at 12:30 p.m.

MSU Extension Services celebrate 100 years

April 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi State Extension Service is celebrating 100 years providing service to the people of Mississippi in May.
Clay County Extension Service Director B.J. McClenton said the extension office will be setting up displays in the county to celebrate the centennial.

Weekend wreck injures two

April 29, 2014

DTL staff

A two-car collision occurred Friday night in Clay County, leaving two West Point residents seriously injured.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sgt. Criss Turnipseed said the accident happened about 10:45 p.m. Friday on Highway 45 Alt. at the Tibbee bridge.
According to Turnipseed, 48-year-old Louis Chandler, of Pontotoc, was driving a 2005 silver Ford F-150 truck and traveling north in the southbound lane of Hwy 45.
Chandler collided with 28-year-old Joana Hardwick, of West Point, who was driving a 2006 cream-colored Chrysler.

April 28th

BREAKING: West Point, Clay County schools close for weather

April 28, 2014

DTL staff

Due to severe weather concerns in the area, all of West Point School District schools, as well as Clay County Elementary, Oak Hill Academy will dismiss students at noon Monday.
Hebron Christian School in Pheba will dismiss students at 1 p.m.

Residents are urged to keep a close eye on changing weather conditions throughout the day Monday and into Tuesday. Watch for developments at dailytimesleader.com.

April 25th

James R. ‘Jim’ Jolly

April 25, 2014

James R. ““Jim“” Jolly, age 41, of West Point, passed away Monday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Memorial services are scheduled for Monday, April 28, 2014, at 6 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Visitation is 5 – 6 p.m. Monday prior to service.
Complete arrangements will be announced at a later date by Calvert Funeral Home.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

M. Dean Andrews

April 25, 2014

Mr. M. Dean Andrews, 59, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Dean was born April 13, 1955, in West Point the son of the late Melvin and Melba Wilson Andrews. He was a Baptist and was retired from Bacco Materials, where he worked in the weigh in station.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one brother, Kenneth Andrews (Kyong) of West Point; nieces: Amanda Thrash of West Point and Amy Andrews of Chattanooga, Tenn.; nephew: Todd Andrews of Columbus; aunts: Linda Wilson and Jackie Wilson both

EMCC recognizes local industry at luncheon

April 25, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

East Mississippi Community College hosted its 25th annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon Thursday at EMMC’s Golden Triangle Campus in Mayhew.
The luncheon was to honor business and industry partners from the Golden Triangle and East Mississippi region. Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was the keynote speaker for the event.
Reeves said he talks to residents in other parts of Mississippi who don’t fully grasp why so many companies in the last 10 years have chosen to locate in the Golden Triangle.

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