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January 7th, 2014

Common sense vital to combat frigid weather

January 7, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

For the duration of this week, West Point will be hit by an extraordinary cold spell. Monday’s highs were in the mid 20s with lows in the single digits with similarly cold conditions expected for the next few days. With that, it’s imperative that individuals be wary of certain elements while trying to stay warm throughout the week.
“This is probably the coldest temperatures we’ve had in years,” said West Point Fire Department Chief Johnny Littlefield. “I can’t remember it being this cold with the windchill the way it is.”

McKee appointed as board president

January 7, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors held its first meeting of the new year Monday, which included the annual appointment of a new board president and vice president. District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee was appointed as the president for the duration of this year while District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton was elected as the board’s vice president.
As president, McKee will be responsible for overseeing regularly scheduled board meetings.
“You’re kind of a like a judge in a court,” McKee said. “You try and lead in the right direction.”

January 6th

Anna Elizabeth 'Anna Beth' Davis

January 6, 2014

Anna Elizabeth “Anna Beth” Davis passed away at her home in Yazoo County, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Anna Beth was born April 11, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
She battled her illness in four hospitals over two states for the first six months of her life. October 8, 2013, she was released from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital to return home to Yazoo County.

Raiders better slow-paced North Delta

January 6, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

GRENADA – The number “13” has many negative connotations in any spectrum of life – Friday the 13th or the fear of the 13th floor/aisle, which many establishments avoid.
Oak Hill’s Drew Riley may have a different perspective on the number after three contests on the basketball court.
The sophomore guard has scored 13 points in the past three consecutive games, including his 13 for the Raiders in Friday evening’s 42-31 triumph over the North Delta Green Wave in the Kirk Academy Basketball Classic.

Lady Raiders blowout North Delta, 52-22

January 6, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

GRENADA – Stan Hughey expressed before the start of the 2013-14 season that his team needed to find a third or fourth double-digit scorer for his youthful Lady Raiders.
The Oak Hill Girls’ Head Coach may have just found a trio that can provide him with the needed numbers to be successful in the month of January and the tough stretch of District 2-AA games.

Investigators hunting leads on cold cases

January 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Unsolved cases span from now to years back for West Point Police Department investigators. Investigators continue their hunt for new information regarding cases, which occurred in 2011, ranging from thefts of gaming consoles to a man that perhaps liquidated a burglary being carried out on his property.
At about 1 a.m. March 20, 2011, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Fifth Street in reference to a possible armed robbery.

New lightbulb regulations raise concerns

January 6, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

It's a new year, and U.S. residents could be looking at the world in a whole new light. … At least, they will in their homes.

Paving the way: West Point approves force main relocation for Yokohama Boulevard construction project

January 6, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen held a special call meeting Friday to discuss the advertisement for bids for issuance of $460,000 worth of general obligation bonds for the McClure Building renovation and a few additional bullet points.

January 3rd

Calvert gets it done in frontcourt

January 3, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

It could be a tough time for senior Demarius Calvert inside the paint as a member of the West Point Green Wave frontcourt.
Yet the undersized, 6-foot-2-inch power forward does not let any problem with a height disadvantage become a decisive factor in his performance on the court.
With an incredible vertical leap and confidence in his personal ability, Calvert has learned to even the playing field against his bigger opponents, continuing to prove many doubters that he belongs with the big guys down low.

New Year’s weight-loss challenge requires perseverance to succeed

January 3, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

One of the better aspects of a brand new year is the tabula rasa (or blank slate) component. Better referred to as a new year’s “resolution,” individuals will set a moment aside to establish a list of dos and don’ts for the next 365 calendar days. Oftentimes weight loss or physique improvements make their ways onto a multitude of resolutions. But it’s more than just making it a resolution, it’s a routine that requires constant effort.

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