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December 18th

Forest’s 19 points propel Wave over Houston

December 18, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

HOUSTON – Ecurb Forest might not have been 100 percent, but the game’s spectators in the stands might not have realized it.
Forest, who’s battling a sore throat caused by tonsillitis, scored a game-high 19 points, catapulting West Point to an easy 64-47 victory over the Houston Hilltoppers Tuesday night at Houston High School.
“Ecurb was able to get into a rhythm knocking down 3-pointers,” West Point Head Coach Brad Cox said. “His teammates set him up with good looks, and once he got going they did a great job getting him the ball.”

Bennett inks with Southeastern Louisiana

December 18, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Trey Bennett has had two “signing days” in his football career.
Wednesday’s signing day might hold larger implications for the 2013 West Point High School graduate.
Bennett, who completed his second football season at Holmes Community College this fall, inked his National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play for Southeastern Louisiana University, entering as a junior, Wednesday at West Point High School. Wednesday was the national signing day for junior college football players who are considered mid-year transfers by the NCAA.

Ada Catherine Reynolds Booker

December 18, 2014

Ada Catherine Reynolds Booker, age 79, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Mrs. Ada was born Oct. 15, 1935, in Cedar Bluff, the daughter of the late Jesse William and Vera Alverta Sanders Reynolds. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She retired from Babcock & Wilcox in West Point. She had also worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Fred’s in West Point. She loved Christmas and giving to others. She loved her family and listening to gospel music.

Clock tower carols drawing local attention

December 18, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With Christmas season in full swing, those traveling through downtown West Point may have noticed the Santas, snowmen and colorful lights in shop windows. An addition to this year’s holiday atmosphere has been Christmas music emanating from the clock tower of City Hall.
West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance Director Lisa Klutts said many residents had asked her about potentially playing festive music in downtown during the Christmas Open House in November.

County school district audited

December 18, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor released Clay County School District’s (CCSD) annual financial audit for the fiscal year ending June 30 Tuesday, and in most areas the district was found to be in compliance.
According to Charles Shivers, an independent CPA hired by the State Auditor’s Office, the district’s bookkeeper initiates, prepares and enters all journal entries, and also reconciles all of the district’s bank accounts.

December 17th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

Hudson leads Lady Eagles to victory over WCS

December 17, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — In basketball, a team can have a rhythm or not.
According to Hebron Christian Head Coach Bruce Franks, his Lady Eagles are still trying to find a team rhythm, but some of the individuals on the team are right in form.
Holly Hudson is one of those players.
Hudson, a sophomore, recorded a double-double as Hebron salvaged a 52-49 win over the Winona Christian Lady Stars in a non-district game Monday night at Hebron Christian School.

Hebron, Faulkner win over Winona Christian

December 17, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — With Hebron Christian’s Landon Hill out of the starting lineup with the flu, the Eagles needed someone to step up and fill the void.
Clay Faulkner made up for that missing frontcourt piece.
Faulkner scored 27 points, and the Eagles dispatched the Winona Christian Stars, 56-37, in a MAIS non-district game Monday night at Hebron Christian School.
“We had good ball movement and made several shots outside (the paint),” Faulkner said. “After I made the first basket, I started feeling it. We knew we had to make up for Landon (Hill).”

Bailey key cog for Lady Wave

December 17, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Whenever Dashmond Daniel, head coach of the West Point Lady Wave basketball team, has an “open gym session” during the offseason, he definitively knows that one of his players will be there.
With the motivation to improve her game, this player is only a junior, but Qiayon Bailey displays an instinctual ability to lead for the West Point girls’ basketball team.

Adopt-a-Family boasts another successful year

December 17, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The adoption period for West Point’s Adopt-a-Family program concluded Monday, and program coordinator Rachel Pate said donations and adoptions would be able to cover all 87 families on the list.
“Everything has gone wonderfully,” Pate said. “The community has really reached out to help these families.”
Adopt-a-Family has operated in West Point and Clay County for more than 35 years. The goal of the program was to assist low-income families in need of toys, food, clothing and other items for Christmas.

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