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Archive - 2014

September 29th

County prepares for upcoming election

September 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

County officials are once again preparing the polls, as Mississippi's 2014 general election is just about a month away. The Nov. 4 election will see statewide votes for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and local elections for Clay County Circuit Court judge and West Point Consolidated School Board members.

DUI laws set to change Oct. 1

September 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A change in Mississippi’s DUI law will take effect on Wednesday, and it’s a change that comes with questions. Under the new law, citizens with a first offense DUI conviction will have the chance to have the charge expunged from legal record.
Under the new law, if a person is convicted of a DUI 1st, they must obtain an ignition interlock device for every vehicle they own for 90 days. The law previously called for a 90-day driver’s license suspension.

September 27th

USA, World even in ISPS Handa Cup

September 27, 2014

Two-time Women’s U.S. Open champion Juli Inkster has a lot of fondness for Old Waverly Golf Course. One of those memories is winning her first U.S. Open at the course.
The good memories associated with the West Point golf club could continue to build as Inkster, competing in her first LPGA Legends Tour event, and foursome partner Meg Mallon helped fuel a seven-point rebound for the USA team at the ninth-annual ISPS Handa Cup Saturday at Old Waverly in West Point.

September 26th

VIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True

September 26, 2014

VIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True

Wave, Chargers open district play in West Point

September 26, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

For many high school coaches, the season is broken into three seasons.
There’s the preseason or non-district slate. After non-district portion, the overall records become obsolete as the division schedule opens up where teams jockey for positioning in the postseason bracket. By the postseason, the records are thrown out the window again, as everybody hopes to make dreams come true.

Oak Hill, Heritage intensify rivalry

September 26, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

When players have interactions off the gridiron, at church and social gatherings, a sense of familiarity begins to flourish between opposing forces.
Oak Hill Academy and Heritage Academy are well aware of this situation.
With many being friends off the field, bragging rights will be up for grabs when the Raiders (3-2; 1-1 District 2-AA) and the Patriots (3-2; 1-1 District 1-AAA) battle in a non-district game beginning 7 p.m. tonight at OHA in West Point.

Clay County 4-H Exhibit Day proves successful for participants

September 26, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The County Extension Office of Clay County was filled with different types of projects submitted from the Clay County 4-H Club Wednesday. Eighteen club members participated and submitted 163 projects to be judged during Exhibit Day.

WPCC Growth Alliance looks at new strategy

September 26, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Clay County Growth Alliance is looking to see from just how far visitors will travel to downtown West Point.
Starting Thursday, Growth Alliance Director Lisa Klutts said she began distributing forms calling for consumer zip codes at businesses throughout the downtown area. The forms, she said, ask for no other personal information or email addresses, and were solely for the purpose of tracking the distances people travel into the area.

Supervisors approve new bridge

September 26, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors accepted a $229,257 bid from Ausbern Construction Company — based in Okolona — to construct a new bridge in the county at its meeting Thursday. The bridge project will be fully funded by a state aid contract.
District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee said the new bridge will be located on Palestine Road in Montpelier, and will be about .112 miles long.

September 25th

EMCC takes 16-game streak to Itawamba

September 25, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

SCOOBA — Having reached the midpoint of their regular-season football slate, the No. 1-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College travel to Fulton to meet MACJC North Division foe Itawamba Community College Thursday evening on the ICC campus. Kickoff at ICC’s Eaton Field is set for 7 p.m.

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