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Archive - 2014

October 9th

Death penalty off table in capital murder case

October 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Brittania Smith came before Judge Lee Howard for a hearing during Wednesday’s session of the October Clay County Circuit Court term. Smith, 24, of West Point, will go to trial in January in connection with the December death of her 2-month-old-son, Brinston Smith.

October 8th

VIDEO: Game of the Week: (2) Auburn vs. (3) Mississippi St.

October 8, 2014

Travis looks ahead to Auburn vs. Mississippi St.

Domestic violence remains issue in Clay County, state

October 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and according to local officials, domestic problems is a problem in West Point and Clay County, as well as Mississippi as a whole.
According to a statement released to media from the Mississippi Department of Health (MDH), domestic violence plays a significant role in the health of Mississippians.

Local youth sentenced to 15 years

October 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A West Point man was sentenced to 15 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections with five suspended for statutory rape during the Clay County Circuit Court session Monday.
Khaleed Pigram, 17, of West Point, originally pleaded not guilty to the 2012 rape of a child younger than 14-years-old at the time. He changed his plea to guilty during the January court term, and Judge James Kitchens sentenced him Monday.

October 7th

James Bannerman 'J.B.' Richter-Addo

October 7, 2014

James Bannerman “J.B.” Richter-Addo, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. He was 89 years old.
James Bannerman “J.B.” Richter - Addo was born August 4, 1925, Accra, Ghana, West Africa. He is the father of Anna Jones of West Point.
According to customs and traditions he will be buried Oct. 17, 2014, in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. He leaves to mourn him, a wife; nine children, 15 grandchildren and four great - grandchildren. Anna and Bennie Jones will be attending the funeral.

Betty Long Early

October 7, 2014

Betty Long Early, age 87, of West Point passed away Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014, at NMMC - West Point after a recent illness.
She was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Tupelo, the only daughter of Huey and Lela Martin Long. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in Education. She married John Richard Early in 1951. He preceded her in death in 2008.

Larry Bost

October 7, 2014

Funeral services for Larry Bost are Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Welch Funeral Home.
Visitation is from 9:30 - 10:30 service time at Welch Funeral Home.
Complete funeral arrangements are not available at this time and will be announced at a later date by Welch Funeral Home of Starkville.

Nightmare on 45 opens for third year

October 7, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Screams, chainsaws and maniacal laughter will greet those to dare to visit “A Nighmare on Highway 45” haunt during the Halloween season. For the third year, Tim White, Keith Bagwell, Eddie Malone and a dozen volunteers put together a haunted walk–through behind Cathy’s Restaurant in West Point.

MSU administration works to place students after fire

October 7, 2014

BY ALEX HOLLOWAY
Special to Daily Times Leader

STARKVILLE — After a night to evaluate the situation, Mississippi State University determined that 153 female students will be displaced as a result of a Sunday night fire in the Oak Hall residence hall, rather than the initially expected 198, according to university chief communication officer Sid Salter.
Oak Hall, a four-floor residence hall on the south end of campus, opened for the beginning of the fall 2012 semester. MSU’s Housing and Residence Life website lists the residence hall as having a 382-person capacity.

County completes 2014 HOME grant project

October 7, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Four residents in Clay County had new homes to call their own as the county finished its HOME project for the year last week. The project, funded by a $433,950 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), saw four substandard homes demolished and replaced during the past year.

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