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October 25th, 2013

Deltas donate to South Side library

October 25, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. made a donation of books Thursday to the library at South Side Elementary School.
“The Deltas donate books to South Side library and the next year we make a donation to the Bryan Public Library,” said Clay County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. President Gail Atkins. “We rotate every year with our donation knowing that both libraries are used by area children. It’s a small way the Deltas can give back to the community.”

United Way hosts campaign kickoff

October 25, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Thursday brought with it United Way’s Campaign Kickoff Luncheon celebrating its 30 years of operations, and welcomed local best-selling author and Mossy Oak Biologic President Bobby Cole as the guest speaker.
Since its inception in 1983, United Way of Clay County has strived to fund, through public donations, health and human organizations. After a collective of civic-minded residents felt it desirable to expand the local Community Chest into a more expansive organization, the train truly began.

Road paving strikes chord

October 25, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader

The Clay County Board of Supervisors convened Thursday to discuss the drafted agenda as well as lending an ear to comments from the public.
West Point resident Ruby Brooks had a couple of things to say regarding the ongoing road paving of White Station Rd.
“There’s too much dust,” said Brooks. “And rocks (that are so thick). They need to take that stuff off the road.”

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October 23rd

Indianola defeats Hebron Christian

October 23, 2013

DTL staff

WINONA — The Indianola Lady Colonels (1-0 preseason) defeated Hebron Christian 60-24 in a MAIS sanctioned preseason contest Monday on the campus of Winona Christian School.
“We didn’t play well at all,” Hebron Head Coach Bruce Franks said. “We didn’t shoot well and we turned the ball over too much. Indianola was a really good team to start as the first game. We are going to have to learn to set tempo and make less turnovers to get to where we need to be this season.”

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Cyber crimes steadily rising

October 23, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

As technology improves, so do the methods of scam artists of all stripes.
The massive war being waged daily in the cyber realm is as invariable as a scam artists’ motivation to pillage civilians. With tools such as sensationalism, faux lotteries, virus-ridden emails and the like, a scammer could lead people to a bear trap time after time.

Annual Boo Parade set for next Thursday

October 23, 2013

Residents can expect to see downtown West Point crawling with spooks and specters of all sorts next Thursday, as the annual Boo Parade gets under way. Some 800 children from Head Start, Pre-K and Kindergarten programs from schools around the county will congregate in their finest Halloween wear to march the parade route beginning at 9 a.m. along Commerce, Main and East streets in one of the city’s most celebrated traditions.

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Quilt show to be held in Cedar Bluff

October 23, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The ladies of the Cedar Bluff Quilters are sponsoring a quilt show at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Cedar Bluff Community Center. More than 30 of the handmade works of art will be on display.

October 22nd

Lady Eagle basketball starts on hardwood

October 22, 2013

DTL Staff

WINONA – The Hebron Christian Lady Eagles started the 2013-14 basketball season against Winona Christian and Indianola Academy Monday on the campus of Winona Christian School.

DTL football wrap up

October 22, 2013

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Lafayette Wales rushed for 238 yards and five touchdowns in Canton Academy’s second district win over Oak Hill, 49-14, in a MAIS District 2-AA contest in Canton.
Wales averaged nine yards per carry as the Panther offense rushed for 391 yards on the ground. Senior Kraft McLean rushed 11 times for 98 yards and scored the two other Canton rushing touchdowns.
Canton (6-3; 2-2 District 2-AA) led Oak Hill by halftime, 28-6. The Panthers did not slow down in the second-half scoring 21 points en route to a 49-14 win.

Colbert trekking Mississippi River from Minnesota

October 22, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It won’t be long before the break ends for 62-year-old and former International Business Machines (IBM) employee John Colbert. Once it does, the occasionally jagged and confused waves of the Mississippi River will welcome his — and his seasoned kayak’s — return.
A Starkville native, transcontinental voyager and Mississippi State University graduate, Colbert hails in the realm of science and engineering. Proof positive that his 31 years spent designing new components for mainframe computers and supercomputers was no inadvertence.

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