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November 26th

Oak Hill downs Vols

November 26, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Brian Middleton has said that failure is the greatest teacher.
Middleton, the head coach at Oak Hill Academy, and his Raiders must have learned a great deal from their 58-46 loss to the Starkville Academy Volunteers on Nov. 13 in Starkville.
Oak Hill (5-3), who never trailed in four quarters, claimed redemption against Starkville with a 58-49 win Monday at OHA in West Point. Since the loss to the Volunteers two weeks ago, the Raiders have won three of their last four games, including Monday’s victory.

VIDEO: What to watch for - Keys to the 2014 Egg Bowl

November 26, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman previews the Week 14 rivalry matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels.

Local Scouts plan holiday food drive

November 26, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader

With the holidays drawing near, many local organizations are looking at ways to give back to the community and provide a helping hand to those less fortunate.
One such organization is West Point Cub Scout Pack 118. The Cub Scouts will host a canned-food drive for the West Point Food Pantry during the city’s Christmas parade Dec. 8.
Pack leader Stacy Berry said Kroger donated six shopping carts to the pack, which the Scouts will push along the side of the street during the parade to collect food.

Growth Alliance raising money for new city lights

November 26, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Christmas has been on the mind of local officials for the past couple weeks, specifically the need to update the city’s Christmas decorations.
The displays that adorn light poles on Highway 45 and Main Street were purchased 31 years ago, and West Point Clay County Growth Alliance Director Lisa Klutts said she was making it an immediate priority to begin raising money to purchase new lights for next year.

Local police seeking leads on burglaries

November 26, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for information on three burglaries from October.
n About noon on Oct. 6, officers responded to the C complex of Jim James Court off of East Morrow Street in reference to an alleged home burglary. According to the incident report, the homeowner arrived to discover the home broken into and a window air-conditioning unit allegedly stolen. The owner also reported a DVD player, about 15 DVDs and $25 in cash. The owner was not able to provide a brand name or serial number for the DVD player.

Clay tops state in unemployment

November 26, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Clay County has again topped the state in unemployment according to a report issued Tuesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES).
According to the report, Clay County held the state’s highest unemployment rate of 15.1 percent for October, which was down from previous months. At its highest for the year, the county peaked at 18.3 percent in June. The county’s lowest rate hit in April, when it fell to 14.8 percent.

November 25th

Coleman secures school board spot

November 25, 2014

After all was said and done for Tuesday's runoff election, Tommy Coleman secured West Point Consolidated School Board District 2 position, with 68 percent of the vote to opponent Cameron Boyd's 32 percent. There were 606 votes counted from the seven precincts that were eligible to participate in the election, with 415 voters choosing Coleman to 191 for Boyd. Coleman will join District 1 school board elect Gene Brown as the two elected board members from the county. The West Point Board of Selectmen will appoint three members from the city at its Dec. 9 meeting.

Pro Football Weekend Recap

November 25, 2014

Thursday Night Football 11/20/14

Oakland (1-10) 24 vs

Kansas City (7-4) 20

Ferguson decision leads to riots

November 25, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Firefighters were dousing the blackened remains of some businesses and at least one was still ablaze. Some Ferguson stores that weren't burned had smashed display windows, but the streets of the St. Louis suburb were mostly clear.

Police arrest assault suspect

November 25, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators have made a third arrest in connection with an August assault that left a local man hospitalized with a brain injury.
Police arrested Constance Levail McFarland, 21, of Aberdeen, Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was taken to Clay County Detention Center without incident, where he was still housed as of Monday on a $250,000 bond.

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