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March 4th

Peggy Louise Hamm Guest

March 4, 2014

Peggy Louise Hamm Guest of West Point passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at NMMC-West Point at the age of 75.
She was born May 14, 1938, to the late Leron Gladys Moore and Loy Joseph Hamm. She was retired log clerk for Royal Trucking and she was of the Freewill Baptist Faith.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. at Robinson Chapel with Bro. George Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Don Rainwater, Ed Rainwater, Terry Hamm, Marc Hamm Night, Butch Bean, Jody Guest.

Evangeline L. Cox

March 4, 2014

Evangeline L. Cox, age 49, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2014, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral services are 11 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Bryan Union Hall with Rev. Michael Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in Poole’s Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

MS Support Group open at NMMC-West Point; preparations begin for annual Walk MS rally

March 4, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group of the Golden Triangle, meet at noon the first Tuesday of each month in the Education Room of North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point at noon. The group is open to anyone living with MS or the friend or loved one of an MS patient who would like to be better informed about the disease.

Local student keeps head up high after bee

March 4, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Although West Point Fifth Street School Student Synethia Mathews said she was disappointed in her third-round loss at the Mid-South Spelling Bee in Memphis, Tenn., she was not disappointed that her state would be represented at the upcoming National Scripps Spelling Bee.
Mathews brought home first place at the West Point School District Spelling Bee Feb. 4, which marked her spot at the Mid-South Spelling Bee in Memphis where she would compete against 48 students for a chance at first place.

Supes briefed on LGPA tour

March 4, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Old Waverly Golf Course Handa Legends Tour Tournament Chairman Rick Milburn met with the Clay County Board of Supervisors Monday to brief the board on the expected player roster, as well as other details encompassing the upcoming International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS) Handa Legends Tour scheduled for Sept. 26 - 28 in hopes of garnering Clay County’s support for the event.

February 28th

West Point hosts MHSAA North Final Four, takes on Callaway

February 28, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Many people surrounding the West Point basketball program felt that something special would happen in the 2013-14 season.
They were right. The West Point Green Wave is headed to the North State semi-finals and will not have to leave the city limits.
With all five starters returning from a strong 2012-13 season, West Point High School Assistant Principal Kendall Pickens knew that an opportunity to host the MHSAA Class-5A North State tournament would be an award and a possibility. Pickens’ bid to the MHSAA landed the tournament in West Point.

West Point Episcopal Church celebrates Shrove Tuesday

February 28, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is celebrating Shrove Tuesday and wants to invite the community to a pancake supper the night before the beginning of the Lenten Season.
The Shrove Tuesday pancake supper is from 5:15 p.m – 7 March 4 at the Episcopal Church . The price is $5 per person and $15 for a family. There will be pancakes, sausage and bacon to signal the end of the Carnival Season and the beginning of Lent. The church has followed the tradition for more than 20 years.

Planning board to crack down on clutter in WP

February 28, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It's been over a month since new West Point Code Enforcement Officer Jeremy Klutts officially began patrolling the city for signs of zoning violations.
Klutts, who was hired at the West Point Board of Selectmen's December meeting, worked with Kinder Morgan in Columbus for five years before heading to West Point. Since his transition into code enforcement, Klutts said it's been a relatively smooth adjustment.

Pursuit ends in cocaine arrest

February 28, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

A routine traffic stop turned into much more for Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies Wednesday evening.

February 27th

WPPD brings in two fresh patrol officers

February 27, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Two new West Point Police Department patrol units were sworn in Tuesday at City Hall by West Point Human Resources Manager Delores Doss, concreting their loyalty and devotion to serving and protecting city residents.
Patrick Culley, WPPD part-time patrol officer, and William Cade, WPPD full-time patrol officer, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley, have filled two vacant positions in the department’s staff.

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