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December 16th

Sara Smith Huffman

December 16, 2014

Sara Smith Huffman, age 86, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory.

‘Queen of Club Ebony’ to sign memorabilia at local restaurant

December 16, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

For those interested in owning a piece of blues history, Mary Shepherd, Queen of the legendary Club Ebony in Indianola, will be signing her autobiography, posters, T-shirts and a DVDinterview with Bobby Rush from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Market in West Point. Shepherd has made her home in West Point.
Carol Lummus, owner of Main Street Market, said she is happy to welcome Shepherd back to the restaurant.

West Point to offer curbside recycling

December 16, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

After looking to initiate a full curbside recycling program for residents inside the city limits earlier in the year, the city is back on track with its recycling service.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the program was previously offered to both West Point and Clay County residents through an agreement with Waste Pro out of Tupelo. When the program didn’t profit, Waste Pro ended its recycling pick-up services to the region.

Armed robbery suspect sought

December 16, 2014

DTL staff

Local police are seeking information on an alleged armed robbery in West Point.
According to a West Point Police Department statement to media, about 7 p.m. Sunday officers responded to the Internet Cafe on Highway 50 in response to an armed robbery. Witnesses told police that an unidentified black man wearing a black coat, dark pants, glasses and a toboggan entered the business and brandished a small caliber handgun. The suspect reportedly told patrons to remain seated before pointing the weapon at the clerk and demanding money from the register.

City looks to fill fire chief spot

December 16, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Fire Department has been without a chief since Johnny Littlefield stepped down in May, but city officials look to have the position filled in January.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said he, along with the the city’s public safety office, completed the interview process Thursday.
“We did our interviews and we look to make a decision in the next few weeks,” Jones said. “There won’t be an announcement until the Jan. 13 selectmen meeting.

December 12th

VIDEO OF THE DAY Babies Discovering Things For The First Time

December 12, 2014

Handa Cup brings $50,000 for local donations

December 12, 2014

DTL staff

West Point has something else unique to call its own, courtesy of Old Waverly Country Club.
Rick Milburn, chairman for the ISPS Handa Cup held at the club in September, presented West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson and city selectment with a custom made city flag Thursday during a meeting of the West Point Rotary Club at the Ritz Theater. Milburn said the club had the city’s logo digitized and placed on the flag as a special “thank you” for the city’s accommodation during the LPGA Legends Tour event.

Local police seeking old burglary info

December 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any new information pertaining to a trio of burglaries from the 2011 holiday season.

Children’s memorial scheduled

December 12, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Compassionate Friends of the Golden Triangle will host a candlelight service for locals who have lost children at 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church (FPC) fellowship hall in West Point.
Compassionate Friends is an international organization that provides support for grieving parents and grandparents who have lost their children.
West Point local and Compassionate Friends member Lynne Posey said the organization hosts the candlelight service across the county on the second Sunday in December.

December 11th

Lady Tigers, Williams surge past Lady Wave

December 11, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The game plan is relatively simple for the Noxubee County Lady Tigers with a 6-foot-4 center under the basket. They only have to pass her the basketball.
And that game plan is exactly what the Lady Tigers have adhered to all season.
Idralien Williams, that 6-foot-4 center, scored 22 points and pulled down 21 rebounds as Noxubee remained perfect through 10 games with a 56-41 victory over the West Point Lady Wave Tuesday night at West Point High School.

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