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March 7th, 2014

Supervisors to host five evening meetings

March 7, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Evening meetings have been a hot topic for the Clay County Board of Supervisors. After more than a decade of individuals bringing forth the hopes of evening board meetings, supervisors passed a motion Thursday which would guarantee five evening meetings.

March 6th

Local U10 soccer team wins division

March 6, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

The West Point Soccer Club’s U10 boys team won its division at the Tupelo March Madness Tournament last weekend by outscoring opponents 23-6 over the span of four games.
However, after the tournament, the boys on the team talked about the one goal that put them through to the championship game.
“The Sunday morning game against Oxford was a real test,” Coach Thomas Easterling said. “It was back and forth the whole time, and we had to beat or tie them to advance to the championship.”

Starkville fast pitch waits late to defeat West Point

March 6, 2014

DTL staff

The total, combined runs scored by the Starkville Lady Jackets and West Point Lady Wave matched the cold, wintery temperatures.
One team was warm with the feeling of victory. While the other was left cold by a loss in this highly contested Golden Triangle Area rivalry.
The Lady Jackets rallied 10 runs in the final three innings to surpass the Lady Wave, 18-15, in a MHSAA non-district fast-pitch softball game Tuesday at West Point High School.
West Point pushed across one run in the final three innings.

Hebron defeats Calhoun

March 6, 2014

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PHEBA — Behind a positive performance on the mound, Hebron Christian Eagles (2-0; 1-0 District 3-A) grabbed a 9-5 decision over the Calhoun Cougars in a MAIS District 3-A baseball game at Hebron Christian School.
The Eagles outhit the Cougars (11-1) and kept the base path busy, scoring at least one run during five of the seven innings of play. Hebron’s pitching staff held Calhoun to only one hit in seven innings.

Suspect involved in 2011 assault case still at large

March 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators always keep their ears to the ground for new leads in old cases.
At about 2:28 a.m. June 5, 2011, officers responded to a call made by a patient at the West Point North Mississippi Medical Center, who told officers that he was the victim of an assault.

Kroger: Rumor hurting morale

March 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Rumors that the local Kroger retail outlet is prepping for closure have zipped about West Point. But are the rumors new, or are they rather simply rehashed?
According to Megan Habel, Kroger front end supervisor, rumors of a possible branch closure are nothing new.

March 5th

County combats illegal dumping

March 5, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Like most counties in rural America, Clay County deals with its share of illegal dumping. However, in recent years, the practice has been declining locally thanks to steady efforts from state and county officials to combat the problem; most notably through a Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) yearly solid waste assistance grant.

Local woman arrested on meth charge

March 5, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

A local woman was arrested and charged Wednesday for possession of approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
According to a press release provided by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Jamie Finch, 23, of 715 Cromwell St. in West Point, was arrested and charged Wednesday after a traffic stop conducted by a CCSD officer on North Division Street.

March 4th

Peggy Louise Hamm Guest

March 4, 2014

Peggy Louise Hamm Guest of West Point passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at NMMC-West Point at the age of 75.
She was born May 14, 1938, to the late Leron Gladys Moore and Loy Joseph Hamm. She was retired log clerk for Royal Trucking and she was of the Freewill Baptist Faith.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. at Robinson Chapel with Bro. George Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Don Rainwater, Ed Rainwater, Terry Hamm, Marc Hamm Night, Butch Bean, Jody Guest.

Evangeline L. Cox

March 4, 2014

Evangeline L. Cox, age 49, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2014, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral services are 11 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Bryan Union Hall with Rev. Michael Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in Poole’s Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

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DTL staff STARKVILLE — The West Point varsity baseball team traveled to Starkville High Saturday...

 

 

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