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December 29th

Passionate Pursuit set to host first 2015 hunt

December 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Passionate Pursuit Ministries will host its first hunt of the year on Jan. 11, and volunteers with the group will to continue to minister to citizens through outdoor activities.
Passionate Pursuit volunteer and West Point firefighter Allen Flynt said the day will begin with worship service at 10 a.m. at the Refuge on Highway 45, followed by a pot luck dinner and then the hunt.
He said the group typically does about 10 official hunts per year for underprivileged or disabled citizens.

State honors former rep

December 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point native David Gibbs served as District 36 Representative for 21 years before he died in January 2013. This year Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill designating a section of Highway 45 in Clay County in Gibbs’ honor.
Mississippi Legislature voted unanimously to pass the bill in February, and Bryant recently signed the bill. The section of Highway 45, from Highway 50 to the Monroe County line, was named Representative David Gibbs Memorial Highway.

Former OHA girls coach Hughey passes away

December 29, 2014

East Webster girls head coach Head Coach Stan Hughey died on Sunday.
The news was confirmed by Oak Hill girls and boys basketball Head Coach Brian Middleton to Daily Times Leader sports reporter Will Nations. Middleton also said that Columbus Christian athletic director Greg Watkins canceled the Columbus Christian Christmas Tournament, an event East Webster and OHA were slated to participate in on Monday and Tuesday, out of respect for the coach’s passing.
Hughey was the Oak Hill Lady Raiders’ head basketball coach for 18 years before leaving the position in April.

December 26th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 24th

OHA’s Easterling placekicks as 8th-grader

December 24, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

One Oak Hill Raider played six quarters of football on a weekly basis.
From playing in a junior high game on a Thursday to a varsity game on Friday, a 24-hour swing, Grayson Easterling was the Raiders’ placekicker during this past football season. The drastic change from the junior-high level to the high school level was comparable to a step up to the major league.

Wave hosts first holiday tourney

December 24, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

It is finally coming to fruition. After discussing the idea for the past three years, the West Point High School basketball teams will host a holiday tournament.
The West Point Holiday Invitational, a four-game event, starts with a match-up between the Shannon Lady Red Raiders and the Columbus Lady Falcons at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at West Point High School. The tournament features three girls’ basketball games through the afternoon and a finale that pits the Green Wave against the Houston Hilltoppers at 6 p.m.

Elizabeth Gwennitta Dean (Holmes)

December 24, 2014

Elizabeth Gwennitta Dean (Holmes) age 32, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Memorial services are at noon, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at Northside Christian Church, with Pastor Alex Jackson officiating.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

West Point’s very own Santa

December 24, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point native Jim Crum may not be the real Santa Claus but he spends his time doing Santa’s work in the community.
Just about any time a West Point or Clay County resident sees a jolly old elf with a long white beard during the holiday season, that beard probably belongs to Crum. He said he started playing Santa in 2001 after a chance encounter at a supermarket.

Juveniles arrested in shooting

December 24, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department investigators have made two arrests in a weekend shooting incident that left two people injured.
Police apprehended Tommie Earl Malone, 16, and Tyron Cortez Coleman, 16, both of West Point, Wednesday evening in connection to the incident, according to a WPPD statement to media. Both Malone and Coleman were charged as adults on counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Fosters, football intertwine

December 24, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The football game is complete, the scoreboard is off and the cars, trucks and vans exit the gravel parking lots surrounding Hebron Christian School’s football field. Once all is settled, usually 30 to 45 minutes after the final play and the final whistle, one family is still continuing the football coaching process.
A Friday night is typically a long one for Head Coach David Foster and his family.

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