October 22nd, 2014
After being knocked out of the MAIS Class-AA State Championship in the first round by Brookhaven Academy, the Oak Hill Lady Raiders are ready to get back on the court for the 2014-15 season.
Under the direction of a familiar face and new Head Coach Brian Middleton, Oak Hill is hoping to eclipse their 26-win season from last year and make another strong run in District 2-AA and Class-AA. All the summer and fall preparations will be put to the test with a six-game, preseason slate.
BY WILL NATIONS
With a new scoreboard and video board at McCallister Field, it was a no brainer for the high school and its organizations to find other uses outside of football games.
West Point High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) director Austin Baker and Central School assistant principal Brad Cox saw an innovative way to spread the FCA message and reach out to the community.
David Michael Reid Jr., age 53, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at his residence in West Point.
Peter Thomas Hodo IV, age 21, of the Town of Mt. Laurel in Birmingham, Ala., passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.
Thomas was born in West Point, July 21, 1993, and is a recent graduate from Oak Hill Academy through the Mississippi State University High School Independent Study program. He was a young man who loved his friends and had a passion for cars. He was an entrepreneur who was just beginning his journey. Thomas was a member of Cahaba Heights United Methodist Church in Vestavia Hills, Ala. and a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of West Point.
Myrtle Ruth Foreman, age 78 of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the Windsor Place, in Columbus.
Visitation is Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, from 6 â 8 p.m. at Lowndes Funeral Home, in Columbus.
Funeral services are Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Ray officiating. Interment is in Friendship Cemetery, in Columbus, with Lowndes Funeral Home directing.
BY MARY GARRISON
Editorâs note: This story originally appeared in Daily Times Leaderâs first âfeature Fridayâ article on Facebook. âFeature Friday articles will appear in Wednesday editions, following inital Facebook only release.
Members of the First Christian Church in West Point are gearing up to give residents a little something sweet. Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 in the parking lot of First Christian Church on Broad Street in West Point, volunteers will be giving sweet potatoes away â completely free â to the public.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
A local farm is participating in a Facebook photo contest to determine CHS Incorporatedâs Farm Family of the Year. The contest is run through the Mississippi Department of Athletics Facebook page with the purpose of promoting agriculture awareness in the state.
Those who have liked the Facebook page can vote for the best farm family and Judson Farming Company (JFC), located north of West Point, is one of the entries.
Officials from 4-County Electric Power Association are urging residents to be particular in whom they trust their information.
According to a 4-County statement issued to media, members have been targeted by callers claiming that customersâ security deposits must be upgraded or risk losing electric service. Another call claims members must pay over the phone or services will be terminated for non-payment. Both, 4-County officials said, are false and should be considered scams. Customers should be wary of questionable emails, as well.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
West Point and Clay County residents who wonât be in the area for the Nov. 4 general election have until noon Nov. 1 to place their absentee ballot.
Clay County Chancery Clerkâs office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. during the week and will be open until noon this Saturday and next Saturday. Residents who are 65 or older or who will be out of the county the day of the election are eligible to vote absentee.
Clay County District 3 Election Commissioner Wendy Howell said residents will be required to have a photo ID to vote in the election.
By Donna Summerall
The Junior Auxiliary of West Point (JAWP) in partnership with the Bryan Public Library are hosting the first âFall in Love With Reading,â free event from 10:30 a.m. through noon Saturday, Oct. 25. There will be activities for children of all ages and participants will receive a free book.