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Archive - 2014

May 6th

Local firefighters aid in search for missing boy from Louisville

May 6, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

After last Monday’s devastating storms in Northeast Mississippi, firefighters from the West Point Fire Department took part in the search for a missing boy in Louisville.
WPFD firefighters Allen Flynt, Heath Donahoo, Scott Hinnant and Lantz Stewart, who are all trained in over-land search and rescue, went to Louisville on Thursday to aid in the search for 8-year-old Tyler Tucker. Tucker had been missing since Monday, when his parents’ bodies were found.

Board OKs precinct building rent

May 6, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors authorized the rent amount for the new District 5 voting precinct on Brame Avenue at its meeting on Monday.
Board President and District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee said the county will be charging organizations in the county $200 to rent the building.
“It’s $200, (but) if they clean it up they’ll be reimbursed $50,” McKee said. “They will also be charged for any damage to the building; It’s a $90,000 building and we can’t afford for it to be damaged.”

May 2nd

OHA tennis players state bound

May 2, 2014

DTL staff

The Oak Hill Netters played in north state Wednesday afternoon and finished strong, with the girls earning second in the north and the boys third.
In the first round of north state, John Willis Stevens of Oak Hill defeated Davis Roberts from Kirk Academy (6-1)(6-0) in No. 1 singles. Sara Dill and Margaret Hay defeated Dilley and Mathews from Lee Academy (6-1)(3-6) (7-6) in a third set tiebreaker to advance in No. 1 girls doubles.

James A. Wofford

May 2, 2014

James A. Wofford, age 68, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral services are Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. from New Hope M.B. Church of Woodland, with Rev. Leroy Bragg officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Woodland Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

James Darran Lashley Sr.

May 2, 2014

James Darran Lashley Sr., age 51, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Tulsa, Okla.
Funeral services are Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 11a.m. from Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church, with Rev. Al Lathan Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Friday, May, 2, 2014, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Larry Clay

May 2, 2014

Rev. Larry Clay, age 56, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014.
Funeral services are Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. from Miller Chapel M.B. Church in Macon. Burial will follow in Little Member Cemetery in Macon.
Visitation is today, Friday, May 2, 2014, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Prairie Point M.B. Church of Macon.
Dotson Funeral Home of Weir is in charge of arrangements.

Vehicle drops on West Point man

May 2, 2014

DTL staff

A West Point man was seriously injured Thursday after a vehicle fell on him as he was working.
Emergency personnel were dispatched about 1:30 p.m. Thursday to a residence at 1015 E. Brame Avenue in West Point in response to a possible vehicle falling.
West Point Fire Department Battalion Chief Ken Wilbourne said firefighters arrived to discover a resident, whose name has not been released, trapped beneath a vehicle under which he’d been working. Wilbourne said the car had been sitting on a jack when the jack collapsed.

Supply drives continue to emerge in wake of storm

May 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

In the wake of the Monday’s severe storms that rocked Northeast Mississippi, agencies in Clay County are taking donations to assist the neighboring communities that were hit hard by the weather.
Students at West Point High School began accepting donations Thursday and will continue to do so on Friday.
Shaffany Hamilton, who teaches 11th-12-grade social studies at WPHS, said the students are gathering non-perishable items, such as canned goods and bottled water, to take wherever it needs to go.

Community observes National Day of Prayer

May 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

In honor of National Day of Prayer, local church groups gathered Thursday to march down Commerce Street and hold a prayer service in Sally Kate Winters Park.
According to nationaldayofprayer.org, the National Day of Prayer began in 1952 and is held every year on the first Thursday of May.
The local prayer service involved various residents from churches in the community, as well as city and county officials praying for areas such as federal and local government.

May 1st

Beatrice Brown White

May 1, 2014

Beatrice Brown White, age 78, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at Darlington Oaks in Verona.
She was born June 4, 1945, in Pheba. She worked in childcare and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
A graveside service was 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Hebron Cemetery with Rev. Mike Smith officiating.
Pallbearers were Mike Murray, Josh Hazlewood, Robbie Brown, Allen Brown, and Tyler Brown.
Honorary pallbearers were NMMC – Hospice staff, Darlington Oaks staff and her caregiver Sinthia Cherry.

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