Archive - 2014
By Donna Summerall
Screams, chainsaws and maniacal laughter will greet those to dare to visit â€śA Nighmare on Highway 45â€ť haunt during the Halloween season. For the third year, Tim White, Keith Bagwell, Eddie Malone and a dozen volunteers put together a haunted walkâ€“through behind Cathyâ€™s Restaurant in West Point.
BY ALEX HOLLOWAY
Special to Daily Times Leader
STARKVILLE â€” After a night to evaluate the situation, Mississippi State University determined that 153 female students will be displaced as a result of a Sunday night fire in the Oak Hall residence hall, rather than the initially expected 198, according to university chief communication officer Sid Salter.
Oak Hall, a four-floor residence hall on the south end of campus, opened for the beginning of the fall 2012 semester. MSUâ€™s Housing and Residence Life website lists the residence hall as having a 382-person capacity.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Four residents in Clay County had new homes to call their own as the county finished its HOME project for the year last week. The project, funded by a $433,950 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), saw four substandard homes demolished and replaced during the past year.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the countyâ€™s local match for the Appalachian Regional Commissionâ€™s (ARC) Airport Road project at its meeting Monday.
Clay County Chancery Clerk Amy Berry said the project will involve extending, widening and overlaying .244 miles of Airport Road next to Walmart in West Point. The cost will be largely covered by an ARC grant, according to Berry, with local funds covering the remaining costs.
For the first time ever, five of the AP poll's top eight ranked teams lost on the same weekend. Let Campus Insiders show you how history was made in this Rewind.
BY DAVID BRANDT
AP Sports Writer
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) â€” Alabama's new high-powered offense was nowhere to be found on Saturday afternoon. Its usual clutch plays in the fourth quarter were missing as well.
Instead, it was upstart Mississippi with the big moments in the final minutes, with quarterback Bo Wallace leading the 11th-ranked Rebels to a come-from-behind 23-17 victory over No. 3 Alabama.
BY WILL NATIONS
The games are counting for more and more marbles. The scenarios are not win or go home ... yet, but the magnitude of each game grows each passing week.
After the first half of the season, in which non-district opponents were played, the Clay County football teams are hoping to make progress in division championship bids and postseason aspirations.
BY MARY GARRISON
On April 28, the Tupelo landscape underwent a drastic change as an EF-2 tornado ripped through the North Gloster area of the city. Since then, the city has been working to clean up and rebuild.
Shane Hooper, director of the cityâ€™s Development Services division â€” which encompasses departments such as economic development, building inspection and code enforcement â€” spoke to Rotarians Thursday at First United Methodist Church in West Point about the ongoing efforts to restore damaged structures in Tupelo.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
October is here and Halloweenâ€™s around the corner, but local officials are already preparing for a visit from Santa and the Holiday Express. The Kansas City Southern Railway Companyâ€™s 14th annual Holiday Express run will roll Dec. 2 into West Point, and KCS and West Point officials got together Thursday to discuss logistics.