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May 23rd

City set to host Memorial Day event May 30

May 23, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point will host a Memorial Day recognition program at noon May 30 upstairs at City Hall.
The program will be held on Friday instead of Monday in observance of the traditional Memorial Day May 30 date, according to West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, from their traditional dates to a specified Monday to create a convenient three-day weekend.

Police investigate shots fired

May 23, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers are looking into incidents of shots fired at Town Creek Apartments.
Local E911 dispatchers began receiving calls about 10 p.m. Wednesday alleging gunfire in the complex on West Half Mile Road. WPPD officers were dispatched to the scene about 10:40 p.m. near the A and B buildings of the complex in response to another alleged disturbance and gunfire. Dispatchers reportedly told emergency personnel the disturbance centered around a gray pickup truck and a white SUV.

May 22nd

Mattie Pearl Deans Davis

May 22, 2014

“Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2.
Mattie Pearl Deans Davis, age 90, of West Point, passed away from this earthly life Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. her hour of departure.; she was touched by angels to begin her journey.
Sister Mattie Pearl Deanes Davis was born Jan. 19 1924, in Palo Alto, to the late Mommodore Deans and Margerie Shannon. She was affectionately known as “Pap,” “Gertrude,” “Big Momma,” “Mrs. Davis,” “Auntie” and “Mama.”

England represents Hebron in MAIS baseball showcase

May 22, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA –– Hebron Christian senior Brandon England was named to the MAIS 2014 Class-A North all-star baseball team, topping a District 3-A award list full of Eagles.
The Class-A game opens the afternoon doubleheader at 2 p.m. Friday at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson. The Class-AA and-AAA game follows after the completion of the first game.
“This season was a blessing. It was nothing but fun and hard work,” England said. “We had a few kinks, but we worked through them to have successful season.”

West Point Police search for wanted woman

May 22, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Police Department is looking for any information on the whereabouts of Rasheda Wilson, 23, of West Point.
In addition to West Point, Wilson is wanted by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbus Police Department, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley.

We Care opens summer nutrition program

May 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The We Care Committee will open its nutrition feeding program for children in West Point this summer.
WCC President LueZarah Robinson said the program will start June 1 and run every weekday until Aug. 6. The program is for all children in the West Point and Clay County community and will serve breakfast and lunch.
“We’ll be serving healthy meals and we’ll have daily activities,” Robinson said. “I — and one other cook — will be in the kitchen and we’ll have an assistant helping serve.”

Area attorneys prepare ‘Wills for Heroes’

May 22, 2014

DTL staff

Local attorneys and paralegals gathered May 14 at West Point City Hall for the city’s first ever Wills for Heroes event.
Eleven volunteer attorneys met with first responders from the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, West Point Police Department, West Point Fire Department and local emergency medical technicians for free to prepare wills, powers of attorney and advanced health care directives.
The event was sponsored by the Clay County Bar Association (CCBA) in conjunction with the Mississippi Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation.

Ousted OHA coach again shifts positions

May 22, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

MABEN — Stan Hughey said he feels like he is 25 years old again. With this new found energy, the former Oak Hill girls’ basketball coach is ready to open the second stage of his coaching career.
After accepting the head coaching position for the Heritage Academy girls’ basketball team in April, Hughey left that position May 13 and was officially announced as the new head girls’ basketball coach at East Webster High School Tuesday in Maben.

CCSD arrests 21 in local roundup

May 22, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County Sheriff’s Department deputies had plenty to keep them busy Tuesday, as the department arrested 21 area residents on a number of charges in its latest “roundup.”
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the morning-long operation stemmed from April grand jury indictments. CCSD typically engages in a mass roundup about twice a year, Scott said.

May 21st

OHA shows promise

May 21, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Oak Hill’s rising senior class has shown promise in its first two seasons of varsity football action. Having made the playoffs in consecutive seasons, the first time for the program since 1989-90 seasons, the Raiders are primed for a special run starting in August.
With the class of 2015’s final season on the horizon, Oak Hill could not have asked for a stronger spring football scrimmage, tallying 350 yards of total offense against the Hatley Tigers in a 29-8 victory Thursday evening in Hatley.

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