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March 10th

Wylie Dennis Lang

March 10, 2014

Wylie Dennis Lang, 78, passed away on March 6, 2014, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.

NMMC hosts MS Walk kickoff event

March 10, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

March begins Multiple Sclerosis awareness month. For those living with MS, support groups are a lifeline to other individuals who understand the difficulties the disease presents. Family, friends and those who have MS, met Friday at the Education Room of North Mississippi Medical Center to show their support for the upcoming MS Walk, April 5 in Starkville.

WP detectives seeking tips in new burglaries

March 10, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators don’t catch a break. Investigators are following up leads on several burglary cases dating back to Feb. 24.
At about 9:30 a.m. Feb. 24, WPPD officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Grove Street in reference to a possible auto burglary.
The owner of the vehicle, according to West Point Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, reported her wallet had been stolen.

Yokohama site burglarized

March 10, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

At some point between 6 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, according to a press release provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, unknown suspect(s) made their way to the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Plant site on the east side of Clay County and allegedly made off with construction materials.

March 7th

BREAKING NEWS: CCSD investigates theft at Yokohama construction site

March 7, 2014

DTL staff

The Clay County Sheriff's Department responded to a reported burglary Friday at the new Yokohama Tire Manufacturing construction site on Barton Ferry Road in east Clay County.
According to a CCSD statement to the media, between 6 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, unknown suspects allegedly broke the lock of an 18-wheeler trailer on site being used for storage. The suspects allegedly stole about 30 large, metal teeth for a track hoe bucket and a torpedo kerosene heater in addition to several air powered tools and miscellaneous equipment.

Georgia Mae Tallie Randle

March 7, 2014

Georgia Mae Tallie Randle, age 88, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, from Fountain Head M.B. Church with Rev. Earnest Sanders Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m., today, Friday, March 7, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Jefferson Davis descendant offers history lesson to local Rotarians

March 7, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

On Feb. 18, 1861, Jefferson Davis stood on the steps of the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery, Ala., and took an oath to serve as president of the confederate states.
It’s a story with which most have at least some familiarity. However, according to Bertram Hayes-Davis, Jefferson Davis’ great-great-grandson and executive director of Beauvoir and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library in Biloxi, there is so much more of Jefferson Davis’ story to be told.

Madkin speaks on choices, education at ICS Head Start

March 7, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Wayne Madkin, former Mississippi State University quarterback during the 1998 – 2001 football seasons, took time to talk to parents of students at Clay County ICS Head Start Thursday.
“We are so excited to have Wayne Madkin speaking to us about legacies,” said Kenneth Logan of ICS Male Involvement. “We hope it will open people’s eyes about helping their children make the right choices in life. Wayne is a phenomenal speaker who talks from his heart.”

Supervisors to host five evening meetings

March 7, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Evening meetings have been a hot topic for the Clay County Board of Supervisors. After more than a decade of individuals bringing forth the hopes of evening board meetings, supervisors passed a motion Thursday which would guarantee five evening meetings.

March 6th

Local U10 soccer team wins division

March 6, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

The West Point Soccer Club’s U10 boys team won its division at the Tupelo March Madness Tournament last weekend by outscoring opponents 23-6 over the span of four games.
However, after the tournament, the boys on the team talked about the one goal that put them through to the championship game.
“The Sunday morning game against Oxford was a real test,” Coach Thomas Easterling said. “It was back and forth the whole time, and we had to beat or tie them to advance to the championship.”

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