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December 11th

City appoints school board representatives

December 11, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The final pieces for the new West Point Consolidated School District board were put in place as the West Point Board of Selectmen appointed three members from the city at its meeting Tuesday.
The board unanimously approved Shay King, Nita Keys and Elizabeth Bailey to serve on the new board. King and Keys currently serve on the West Point School Board, while Bailey will be a new addition.
All three appointees were recommended by West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson. He said he wanted to carry over some members from the WPSD board to the WPCSD board.

City OKs insurance increase

December 11, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen approved an insurance policy renewal for the upcoming year at its meeting Tuesday. The policy will introduce a 35 percent increase in insurance rates for city employees beginning Jan. 1.
Kathy Comer, of Lyon Insurance, said the city’s Blue Cross Blue Shield rates were increasing due to the amount of claims filed during the past year.
“We had some exceptionally large claims, and Blue Cross Blue Shield has paid out more than they’ve paid in,” Comer said.

December 10th

William Robert Cameron

December 10, 2014

William Robert Cameron, age 78, of Columbus passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at the Regency Hospital in Jackson. He was born Sept. 2, 1936, in Gridley, Calif., to the late Katie Price and Grover Cameron. Mr. Cameron was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter- Day Saints, in Columbus.
Funeral Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014 at The Church 0f Jesus Christ Of Latter - Day Saints with Bishop Buck Jolley officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.

Community rallies to help local teenager

December 10, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Community members have come together to set up a Cadence Bank account to collect donations for the medical care of 18-year-old Henry Brown.
Brown, of West Point, has been in the intensive care facility of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical Center for the last three weeks following a surgical procedure to improve his breathing capabilities due to complications from Down syndrome.
His mother, Leann Brown, said he started using an oxygen tank in 2009, and in the intervening years he came to require more and more oxygen.

WPSD seeking mentors

December 10, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point School District is on the lookout for community members willing to volunteer some time with students in need of mentoring.
WPSD Community Relations Director Nancy Young said the school district wants someone to spend 30 minutes per week with students.
“We need our mentors to be consistent with students,” Young said. “The worst thing we can do is introduce another adult into a child’s life who won’t be there for them.”
She said the mentoring program was for students of all ages who are in need of a little extra attention.

December 9th

Pro Football Weekend Recap

December 9, 2014

Thursday Night Football 12/4/14

Dallas (9-4) 41

Chicago (5-8) 28

Dallas used the 3rd quarter to put this game out of reach. After a tightly contested first half the score was 14-7 in Dallas’ favor. Dallas was able to use an early second half turnover to score a 24 yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Cole Beasley. They used great field position to tack on 2 more touchdowns before the end of the 3rd quarter to make the score 35-7. Chicago made the game somewhat close thanks to a 21 point fourth quarter of their own, but it was too little, too late.

Sunday 12/7/14

West Point Green Wave falls to Baldwyn Bearcats, 57-47

December 9, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

BALDWYN – The Baldwyn Bearcats never trailed for all four quarters, but it might have been too close for comfort as the West Point Green Wave made a late push.
The Bearcats, who’s lead was never more than 10, were carried behind Felix Hayes’ double-double and a near perfect free-throw performance by Conner McKay as they remained perfect through their first six games of the season, dispatching West Point (3-4), 57-47, in the Doc Vandiver Classic Saturday at Baldwyn High School.

Baldwyn comes back twice, beats WP Lady Wave

December 9, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

BALDWYN — The Baldwyn Lady Bearcats overcame two second-half deficits to down the West Point Lady Wave, 55-47, Saturday at the Doc Vandiver Classic at Baldwyn High School.
“We didn’t execute at the end of the night,” Lady Wave Head Coach Dashmond Daniel said. “We never got into our press offense. Baldwyn’s full-court man threw our girls off on the court. I accept the effort. We just kind of fell apart midway through the second half.”

Baldwyn comes back twice, beats WP Lady Wave

December 9, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

BALDWYN — The Baldwyn Lady Bearcats overcame two second-half deficits to down the West Point Lady Wave, 55-47, Saturday at the Doc Vandiver Classic at Baldwyn High School.
“We didn’t execute at the end of the night,” Lady Wave Head Coach Dashmond Daniel said. “We never got into our press offense. Baldwyn’s full-court man threw our girls off on the court. I accept the effort. We just kind of fell apart midway through the second half.”

Lions claim national title

December 9, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

BILOXI — Time after time, East Mississippi Community College presented itself with golden opportunities here Sunday in Mississippi Bowl VII. Eventually, the Lions cashed in on more than enough of them.
No. 1 ranked EMCC rolled up 515 yards of total offense and forced No. 2 Iowa Western into five turnovers, defeating the Reivers 34-17 in the NJCAA National Championship Game at Biloxi High School’s Indian Stadium.

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