Archive - 2014
The West Point Water and Light Departmentâs electric meters have a new feature which will interrupt the service if the temperature in the wiring reaches a certain level.
West Point Water and Light Superintendent Dwight Prisock said temperatures can rise due to bad sockets or faulty wiring, and the meter contains a sensor which will cut the power to the building if the temperature reaches 185 degrees.
âThis helps to prevent any potential meltdowns for fires,â Prisock said. âIf the sensor shuts the power off, we pull the meter and determine if we can fix it or have it fixed.â
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Fourteen Mississippi school districts are involved in an education-funding lawsuit against the state spearheaded by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, and the West Point School District board is considering taking part.
The lawsuit stems from the language in Miss. Code 37-151-6, which says âthe legislature shall fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Fund,â beginning in 2010.
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BY WILL NATIONS
STARKVILLE â A streak was snapped at Mississippi Stateâs game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The streak was bound to end at some point, but it was not something that Head Coach Dan Mullen or Athletic Director Scott Stricklin would crack a smile about either.
A $75-million expansion in the north end zone, which added 8,815 seats, a seemingly overmatched opponent and temperatures in the 90s were not a great formula either.
By BEN WAIT
Special to Daily Times Leader
STARKVILLE â "You can wrap it in Maroon and White."
That phrase gave chills to so many Mississippi State Bulldog fans and it made Jack Cristil famous, not only in Mississippi, but around the nation. The longtime âVoice of the Bulldogsâ passed away Sunday at the age of 88 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo of complications from kidney disease and cancer after an extend illness.
West Point City Hall may receive a facelift in the near future if the city receives a grant from Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The West Point Board of Selectmen will discuss the grant opportunity at its meeting at 5:30 tonight at City Hall.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the city applied for the $100,000 grant previously and didnât receive it. He said the grant would go toward repairing deterioration and discoloration in the mortar and bricks of City Hall, as well as the buildingâs cornice trim.
By Donna Summerall
Church Hill Elementary has joined the West Point High School South campus and Fifth Street Junior High in having a newly-renovated cafeteria. The vivid greens and blues of the newest Green Wave Cafe is a welcome sight to first- and second-grade students during breakfast and lunchtime.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors will host a public hearing for the 2014-15 fiscal year budget at 9 a.m. Monday at the Clay County Courthouse. At the hearing the board will consider a proposed ad valorem tax increase.
For the 2013-14 fiscal year, the county operated on a budget of $9,508,550 with $5,074,997 coming from ad revenue. For the upcoming year, the total projected revenue is $8,948,462 with $5,112,558 coming from ad valorem taxes.
Ole Miss squares off with Vanderbilt
Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yard field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints. In another thriller between the NFC South rivals Sunday, Matt Ryan threw for a franchise-record 448 yards, leading the Falcons to just their fourth victory over the Saints in the last 17 meetings. This one was particularly sweet for Atlanta, which is coming off a miserable 4-12 season--its first losing campaign since 2007.