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December 3rd

Dr. Frank Thaddeus Marascalco

December 3, 2014

Dr. Frank Thaddeus Marascalco, lovingly known as “Catfish” or “Dr. Frank”, born in Grenada, MS April 14, 1923, died after a brief illness in Clarksdale, Monday Dec. 1, 2014. He was 91 years old.
Funeral services are Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Clarksdale. A visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. to noon followed by a funeral mass at noon. Family burial will be at Oakridge Cemetery immediately following the service.
Meredith Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Locals work to make season special for SKW kids

December 3, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Sally Kate Winters Family Services in West Point is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide services for children removed from abusive homes. SKWFS takes in children from all over the state who are in need of a safe place.
Farm Bureau Insurance and SuperTalk Mississippi are helping those children in the care of SKWFS to have a brighter holiday by sponsoring a toy and gift drive from 3 – 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Farm Bureau office of Adam Watson.

Fatalitites up over holiday, accidents down

December 3, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

One of the biggest concerns for law enforcement during the Thanksgiving holiday was traffic, as citizens traveled to be with their families or raced to stores for Christmas shopping.
However, the Thanksgiving weekend was a quiet one in Clay County, according to Sheriff Eddie Scott. He said the Clay County Sheriff’s Department coordinated with the Mississippi Highway Patrol to help residents get where they were going as safely as possible.

December 2nd

Pro Football Weekend Recap

December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Football 11/27/14

Detroit (8-4) 34 vs

Chicago (5-7) 17

Lillian Blanchard Wilson

December 2, 2014

Lillian Blanchard Wilson, age 86, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice, in Verona.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church in Prairie, with Rev. Michael McGaha officiating.
Burial will follow in Pleasant Plain M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 3 - p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Troy Dempsey Criddle Jr.

December 2, 2014

Troy Dempsey Criddle Jr., age 60, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Troy was born March 25, 1954, in West Point, the son of Dola Francis Thompson Criddle and the late Troy Dempsey Criddle Sr. Troy was a self-employed truck driver, owning and operating his own truck. He was a member of West End Baptist Church in West Point. He married Jane Adderholt Jernigan July 3, 2006, and she passed away Jan.18, 2013.

State officials discuss tax credit possibilities

December 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) and Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) were in West Point Monday to answer questions about development in the city’s historic areas.
West Point Grant Writer Melanie Busby said many citizens looking to develop or relocate businesses in town could receive tax credits for renovations.

Hearing set on district lines

December 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors set a public hearing for a proposed change in voting district lines at its meeting Monday. The board will host a hearing at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 at the Clay County Courthouse.
Election Commission Chairman Tommy Bryan said the current district lines have led to split precincts, which caused some precincts to have several different ballots for certain elections.

November 28th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Five genius Thanksgiving leftover ideas

November 28, 2014

Do something fun with your Thanksgiving leftovers!

Battlebells growing in popularity

November 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The sound of cowbells is familiar to anyone who's ever been near a Mississippi State University football game. A pair of MSU alumni got the idea to manufacture higher-quality cowbells for fans - cowbells made right here in West Point.
Former MSU students Stephen Caples and John Howell got the idea of "Battlebells" about two years ago while still attending the university.

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