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December 2nd

Lillian Blanchard Wilson

December 2, 2014

Lillian Blanchard Wilson, age 86, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice, in Verona.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church in Prairie, with Rev. Michael McGaha officiating.
Burial will follow in Pleasant Plain M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 3 - p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Troy Dempsey Criddle Jr.

December 2, 2014

Troy Dempsey Criddle Jr., age 60, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Troy was born March 25, 1954, in West Point, the son of Dola Francis Thompson Criddle and the late Troy Dempsey Criddle Sr. Troy was a self-employed truck driver, owning and operating his own truck. He was a member of West End Baptist Church in West Point. He married Jane Adderholt Jernigan July 3, 2006, and she passed away Jan.18, 2013.

State officials discuss tax credit possibilities

December 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) and Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) were in West Point Monday to answer questions about development in the city’s historic areas.
West Point Grant Writer Melanie Busby said many citizens looking to develop or relocate businesses in town could receive tax credits for renovations.

Hearing set on district lines

December 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors set a public hearing for a proposed change in voting district lines at its meeting Monday. The board will host a hearing at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 at the Clay County Courthouse.
Election Commission Chairman Tommy Bryan said the current district lines have led to split precincts, which caused some precincts to have several different ballots for certain elections.

November 28th

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November 28, 2014

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Battlebells growing in popularity

November 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The sound of cowbells is familiar to anyone who's ever been near a Mississippi State University football game. A pair of MSU alumni got the idea to manufacture higher-quality cowbells for fans - cowbells made right here in West Point.
Former MSU students Stephen Caples and John Howell got the idea of "Battlebells" about two years ago while still attending the university.

County reviews district lines

November 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is considering a change in district voting lines after a report from the election commission at its meeting Wednesday.
Election Commission Chairman Tommy Bryan said the current district lines have led to split precincts, which caused caused some precincts to have several different ballots for certain elections.

Giving up holidays to give of themselves

November 28, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Those in the health care profession know their responsibilities don't stop for holidays. Nurses and therapists have learned to adapt to missing time with loved ones that most people take for granted.
Derrick Bush, a registered nurse at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point, has not only missed sharing holidays with his family because of the work schedule, but spent a year in Iraq in service to his country with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Giving thanks

November 28, 2014

DTL staff

Daily Times Leader wanted to know what some of West Point and Clay County’s most notable residents were thankful for this holiday season, as well as what they were looking forward to most about this Thanksgiving. Their answers were as follows:

Robbie Robinson, West Point mayor

Coleman secures board seat

November 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

After the votes were counted for Tuesday’s runoff election Tommy Coleman secured the District 1 seat in the West Point Consolidated School District board.
Coleman received 68 percent of the vote to opponent Cameron Boyd’s 31 percent. In the Nov. 7 general election, Coleman received 48 percent to Boyd’s 34 percent. Coleman failed to receive the necessary 50 percent in the general election, which necessitated the runoff.

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