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November 11th

Defense secures West Point’s opening victory

November 11, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Kelly Martin settled his feet and prepared his body for contact. As the Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MRA) Patriot slammed into Martin, he fell to the floor. The referee’s whistle shrieked, issuing a charge foul. The West Point bench clapped and cheered.
The charge call was one of three consecutive during the first quarter that set the defensive tone the Green Wave had in the first 32 minutes of the season.

Carol Wilson

November 11, 2014

Carol Wilson age 69, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at her residence in Cedar Bluff. Mrs. Carol was born March 20, 1945, in Clay County the daughter of the late Louis Marion and Mattie Catherine Allen Huffman. She was a retired truck driver, having driven for Royal Trucking in West Point. She was a Baptist. She married William Todd Wilson Nov. 21, 1970, in Clay County and he passed away Feb. 2, 1998. In addition to her parents, husband, and step-mother Gale, she was preceded in death by grandson, Charlie Putnam; and two brothers: Roger and Ronnie Huffman.

Gene A. Grubbs

November 11, 2014

Gene A. Grubbs, age 74, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at his residence in Prairie.

Third Mt. Olive continues Thanksgiving tradition

November 11, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

For more than 10 years, Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church in West Point has been preparing a meal for the elderly, shut – in and disabled residents of West Point. After delivering a hot, home – cooked meal to those in need, the church opens its doors and invites the community to give thanks for God’s blessings. The annual pre – Thanksgiving community feast is 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church.

Selectmen set to tap school board members

November 11, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Board of Selectmen will appoint three members to the new West Point Clay County Consolidated School District Board during its meeting tonight at City Hall.
The State of Mississippi passed legislation in 2013 to consolidate the West Point and Clay County School Districts into the new West Point Consolidated School District.

Yokohama preps to hire 400 more

November 11, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

With the scheduled opening of the Yokohama Tire plant less than a year away, the company hosted an employment informational session Saturday at the Civic in West Point. It was standing room only as about 1,000 prospective employees and community members crowded the Civic auditorium.
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi President Tadaharu Yamamoto said the company planned to invest not only in its facility’s future, but in its employees as well.

November 7th

Hebron wants to shock Sharkey-Issaquena

November 7, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — An unsuspecting presence could be the epitome for Hebron Christian getting a win in its Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) 8-man football playoff game.
5-foot-8, 133-pound Brian Eaddy is the personification of the winning formula the Eagles (6-3; 3-1 District 7-A) will need to come out victorious against undefeated Sharkey-Issaquena Academy.
It is comparable to David versus Goliath.

Local police investigate burglaries

November 7, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for information on two alleged burglaries and an alleged case of vandalism from last week.
n About 3:30 p.m., Oct. 28, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of South Division Street in reference to an alleged home burglary. According to the incident report, the homeowner arrived to find two flat-screen Samsung televisions allegedly stolen. The owner was unable to provide model and serial numbers for the televisions.

LINK COO updates status of Golden Triangle

November 7, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Rotarians received an update on the status of economic development during Thursday's meeting at the Ritz on Commerce Street.

Yokohama boulevard nears end; N. Eshman closed for three weeks

November 7, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors announced that a portion of North Eshman Avenue near Yokohama Boulevard will be closed for the next three weeks at its meeting Thursday. Eutaw Construction crews began working Thursday to install storm drains for the new road.
District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton said the closure will affect North Eshman north of the National Guard Armory to just south of Hazelwood Road.

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