Archive - 2014
By Donna Summerall
Mississippi has been enjoying a tax break on clothing and shoes the last weekend in July since 2008. Then Governor Hailey Barbour instituted the tax-free weekend to help Mississippi families afford back-to-school clothing for children ages pre-K through college. The time frame for the tax-free weekend is 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 25 through 12 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Clothing and shoes priced under $100 each, qualify for the savings.
By Will Nations
Eddie Brescher finished strong in the final two rounds of the 40th Mississippi PGA Trustmark Invitational.
After shooting a 2-over 74 in the rain-plagued opening round Friday, the amateur from Hattiesburg played bogey-free golf on the last 36 holes to defend his 2013 title Sunday at Old Waverly Golf Course in West Point. Brescher completed the final round with a 5-under 67 with three birdies on the back nine, defeating two-round leader T.J. Morgan by one stroke â€”â€“ an 8-under, 208 victory.
BY ALEX HOLLOWAY
Special to Daily Times Leader
A collaborative excavation trip to Israel between three universities, including Mississippi State University, got cut short as regional tensions between Israel and Palestine flared up again.
Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Cobb Institute of Archaeology acted as the hosting institute as staff and students from MSU, the University of Wisconsin and State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase traveled to southern Israel to an archaeological site near the northern fringe of the Negev Desert, near the city of Beâ€™er Sheva.
Monday saw the beginning of the second week of the Clay County July Circuit Court term, and two of the cases on the docket were affected by a new Mississippi law.
House Bill 585 took effect July 1 after being passed into law by the Mississippi legislature in March, and has changed the definition of misdemeanor and felony charges.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Two men were arrested and charged in connection with an alleged unlicensed door-to-door solicitation.
Jerry Gibson, 56, of Columbus, and Quinton Guido, 25, of West Point, were arrested Friday on contempt of court charges, according to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott. Scott said while the two were in custody they were identified by a victim of a recent solicitation scam, and charged with false pretense Monday morning.
Two adults were killed in a late night house fire in Clay County Thursday. About 11 p.m. volunteer fire departments responded to a structure fire on Dr. Sears Road, just north of West Point. Three adults and one child were reportedly in the home when the blaze began.
One adult and one child managed to escape to safety.
See more in Sunday's Daily Times Leader.
By Will Nations
By Will Nations
From his time as a player at Oak Hill Academy and Mississippi College to his stints on the sidelines with various high schools, West Point native Tommy Nester has always found time for Christ in his life.
Tuesday night, the Indianola Academy head coach received the Bill Buckner Influence Award from the Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the MAIS Coaching Clinic in Jackson.
Joe Alvin Williams, age 69, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Poplar Springs M.B. Church of Eupora, with Rev. Nathaniel Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 3 â€“ 6 p.m. today, Friday, July 18, 2014, at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
Randy Hodges, age 61, passed away Monday, July 20, 2014, at his home.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel at Carter Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hodges Cemetery at Fountain Head M.B. Church.
Visitation is 4 â€“ 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.