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December 17th

Adopt-a-Family boasts another successful year

December 17, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The adoption period for West Point’s Adopt-a-Family program concluded Monday, and program coordinator Rachel Pate said donations and adoptions would be able to cover all 87 families on the list.
“Everything has gone wonderfully,” Pate said. “The community has really reached out to help these families.”
Adopt-a-Family has operated in West Point and Clay County for more than 35 years. The goal of the program was to assist low-income families in need of toys, food, clothing and other items for Christmas.

Clay County church hosts annual tree lighting fundraiser

December 17, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Members of the Palestine United Methodist Church in Clay County are giving residents the chance to honor their friends and loved ones, particularly those who have gone before, this holiday season with the lighting of a memorial tree.
Each year, the United Methodist Men’s and Women’s groups light the memorial tree, a fundraising effort in which residents may spend $5 to have one of the multicolored lights on the church’s Christmas tree lit in honor of someone dear. The money raised from

HOME project closer to start

December 17, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point was approved for the 2013 HOME Project Grant through the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) in July, and the city looks to get the ball rolling on construction at the beginning of the year.
The $378,214 grant was part of a home rehabilitation project to demolish and rebuild four dilapidated houses in West Point at no cost to the owner, according to Golden Triangle Planning and Development District Housing Specialist Spencer Broocks.

December 16th

Pro Football Weekend Recap

December 16, 2014

Michael Conochan’s Pro Football Recap- Week 15

Thursday Night Football 12/11/14

Arizona (11-3) 12 @

St. Louis (6-8) 6

Lady Raiders survive Manchester thriller

December 16, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

YAZOO CITY — On the road and on the ropes, the Oak Hill Lady Raiders did not lose their composure.
In its second District 2-AA game, Oak Hill surrendered a 12-point, fourth-quarter lead but scored the game’s final three points at the free-throw line – thanks to two freshmen – for a 57-55 win over the Manchester Lady Mavericks Saturday afternoon at Manchester Academy. The win was the first district victory for Oak Hill after falling to Leake Academy last Tuesday in Madden.

Oak Hill downs Manchester

December 16, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

YAZOO CITY — The Oak Hill Raiders were looking for a rebound after a sequence of tough performances. The stretch ended with their first district win, and a team that found relief.
Three scorers reached double figures as Oak Hill ended a three-game losing skid and dispatched the Manchester Mavericks (5-7; 1-3 District 2-AA), 61-42, in a MAIS District 2-AA game Saturday at Manchester Academy.

Leona Elizabeth (Topsy) Shirley Wells

December 16, 2014

Leona Elizabeth (Topsy) Shirley Wells was born in Monroe County, May 31, 1917. She died at the age of 97, Dec. 14, 2014.
At the age of two, her family moved to Clay County. Her father, Milford Bard Shirley, was a farmer, dairyman, Justice of the Peace, supervisor of county roads, and member of the board of supervisors for 16 years. Her mother, Nancy Elizabeth McClellan Shirley was a homemaker. Topsy graduated from West Point High School in 1935, where she ran track and was a star basketball player. In 1938, she married Willard Irwin Wells of Starkville, who preceded her in death.

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.

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