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April 23rd

Harrison Lee Mosley

April 23, 2014

Harrison Lee Mosley, age 71, passed away Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, after a nearly four year battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 20, 1942, in Bay County, Florida to Arvie Lee and Rosa Lee Mosley, both deceased of DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Mr. Mosley had lived most of his life in Escambia and Walton County, Fla., but also lived in Baldwin County, Ala., and Clay County. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a very compassionate and giving person and servant of God.

James ‘Jim’ Jolly

April 23, 2014

James Jolly, age 41, of West Point, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home in West Point.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James M. Fields

April 23, 2014

James M. Fields, age 76, of Philadelphia, (formerly of Clay County) passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.
Graveside services are Friday, April 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. from Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Complete arrangements will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

M. Dean Andrews

April 23, 2014

M. Dean Andrews, age 59, of West Point, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Region suffers from copper theft; AG meets with surrounding states

April 23, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood met with attorneys general from Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana April 14 to discuss the growing concern of copper theft — a familiar concern to West Point and Clay County.
Hood said in a press release that copper thieves are costing farmers and business owners tens of thousands of dollars.
“Due to high metal prices, metal of any kind, from cars on the side of the road to implements in the field, is being stolen at an alarming rate,” Hood said.

Local man indicted for sexual battery

April 23, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Circuit Court went through its second round of arraignments for the April circuit court term on Tuesday.
Clay County Circuit Clerk Bob Harrell said that the grand jury saw 261 cases, and that 183 of those cases were “true billed,” where the jury makes issues a written decision stating it believes there is enough evidence from the prosecution to suggest the accused did commit a crime.

Earth Day, every day

April 23, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents are doing their part to commemorate Earth Day, every day.

April 22nd

Davis signs with Lions

April 22, 2014

DTL staff

West Point senior Juan Davis signed his letter of intent Monday morning to play basketball for the East Mississippi Community College Lions. After having an outstanding season in which he garnered District MVP honors, Juan will look continue his career next year for the Lions.
"Juan had a great year for us, and I'm excited that he gets to continue his basketball career at the next level. I will be watching and wishing him the best of luck," Head Coach Brad Cox said.

CCSD looks for information on missing Clay County man

April 22, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department is seeking assistance in locating a missing West Point man.
Don Hodnett, 51, of 3819 Dan Walker Road in West Point was last seen Friday, April 18 at Clayton Village in Starkville.
CCSD is requesting anyone with information regarding Hodnett’s whereabouts call 494-2896.

Fraternity helps local food pantry

April 22, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A local fraternity collected over 800 individual food items to help the needy in West Point and Clay County.
The Eta Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. accepted canned food donations for the Project Homestead of Clay County food pantry Saturday at the Kroger parking lot in West Point.
West Point resident and Eta Xi brother Rod Bobo said that members of the fraternity gathered in the Kroger lot from 9 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. and collected 843 items for the food pantry.

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