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November 13th

Former West Point fire chief dies

November 13, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Former West Point Fire Chief Johnny Littlefield, 61, died of natural causes about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point, according to Clay County Coroner Alvin Carter.
Littlefield had been with the West Point Fire Department since 1976, and was appointed fire chief in 2001 and also served as Clay County Emergency Management Director. He stepped down as chief in May, and was using accrued vacation time through the end of the year. He planned to retire in Januray.

November 12th

Mary B. Coggins

November 12, 2014

Mary B. Coggins, age 82, passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center – West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Shamblin – Traylor officiating. Burial will follow in Pool’s Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of visitation friends may sign the registry book at Carter’s Mortuary Services.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Charlie Acker

November 12, 2014

Charlie Acker, age 79, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at NMMC-West Point.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens in West Point.
Visitation is from 1 – 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Calvert Funeral Home.
Full arrangements are not available at this time and will be announced at a later date by Calvert Funeral Home.

Hebron girls win first over Starkville Christian

November 12, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

STARKVILLE — Hebron Christian’s offensive formula was simple … get the ball to the front court. That’s where lengthy junior Victoria Ferguson and sophomore Holly Hudson dominated all night.
Ferguson led the Lady Eagles with 16 points, Hudson scored 13 and Hebron (1-1) grabbed a 55-37 win over Starkville Christian Monday at Starkville Christian School.

Eagles down Starkville Christian

November 12, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

STARKVILLE — The Hebron Christian Eagles traded the oblong football for the round basketball three days after being ousted from the Mississippi Association of Independent School (MAIS) 8-man football quarterfinals.
Though bumpy at times, the Eagles proved the better team on the court Monday night.
Landon Hill scored 17 points, Clay Faulkner contributed 16 and Hebron won its regular season opener 67-46 over the Starkville Christian Cougars (3-2) at Starkville Christian School.

BREAKING: Former West Point fire chief Littlefield dies

November 12, 2014

DTL staff

A long time West Point fire chief has died.
Johnny Littlefield, 61, of West Point passed away about 4:30 a.m. Littlefield was with the WPFD since 1976. He was appointed chief in 2001 and had served until earlier this year, when he stepped down from the position. Littlefield was using accrued vacation time until the end of the calendar year and planned to formally retire in January.

See Thursday's Daily Times Leader for more.

Pilot Club begins annual ‘grocery grab’ fundraiser at Sunflower

November 12, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Editor’s note: This story originally debuted as Daily Times Leader’s Facebook Feature Friday on Nov. 7. It has been modified for print in today’s edition.

The West Point Pilot Club is gearing up for one of its most popular fundraisers of the year: the annual grocery grab.

Transition fair set for Saturday

November 12, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point High School teachers are looking to provide students thinking about the future with information on all postsecondary education opportunities, including nontraditional tracks. Thus, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the WPHS north campus cafeteria, vendors from various community colleges and trade programs will be on hand for the first-ever Successful Transition Essentials for Parents and Students (STEPS) transitional fair.

City eyes new plan for growth

November 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen is considering adopting a new comprehensive plan for growth and zoning in the city.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the plan will be a layout for growth in the future, and that the current plan needed updating.
“The comprehensive plan we have in place right now dates back to 1970,” Robinson said. “A lot has changed in 44 years, so we’re in serious need of an updated plan.”

Veterans honored

November 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point and Clay County community came together to honor those who served in the armed forces for Veterans Day Tuesday at City Hall.
About 100 veterans, family members and residents turned out for the West Point’s Veterans Day Service. West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the community honors its veterans.
“I just spoke with a veteran who recently moved here and he said they didn’t have programs like this where he’s from,” Robinson said. “Here in West Point and Clay County, we show gratitude for what veterans have done for our country.”

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