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April 24th, 2013

Session to be held on Friday

April 24, 2013

A much-anticipated special session has been called of the legislature by Gov. Phil Bryant.
On Friday morning at 10 a.m., the legislature will reconvene just a short while after departing the capitol following a 90-day legislative session.
This time, the legislature is reported to be discussing economic incentives related to an industrial project that may be wanting to break ground in Clay County.
The Daily Times Leader will be at the capitol in order to bring our web readers live updates on any discussions related to our community.

April 23rd

Green Wave O-Line winning in the trenches

April 23, 2013

Technique, physicality , and aggressiveness. These are the three words that West Point offensive line coach Casey Welch presses on his boys every practice until they may get tired of hearing it. But this push on technique, physicality, and aggressiveness is the most valuable assets to the downhill running attack of the Green Wave offense. Without a tight unit in front of the backfield, all havoc could break loose and limited success on the offensive side of the football would be the result.

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Yard of the Month

April 23, 2013

The West Point Home and Garden Club announced its choice for April’s Yard of the Month, 502 Avalon St. Photo by Donna Summerall

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Little League tees off

April 23, 2013

Elijah Young plays a smooth first base for the Phillies.

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Oak Hill tennis wins conference

April 23, 2013

The Lady Raiders and Raiders were victorious Monday at the district 2-AA Tournament in Jackson. Oak Hill Tennis, under Coach Brian Middleton, defeated Canton Academy, Leake Academy, Manchester Academy, and Winston Academy, in route to the district crowns in the girls and boys sides of the tournament.

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On the menu: Chocolate and peanut butter covered birthday cake

April 23, 2013

Chocolate and peanut butter - does a more perfect combination exist?
My boyfriend’s birthday was this weekend and when I asked what kind of cake he wanted, he said “I don’t care, whatever,” which I understood as “Chocolate and peanut butter!”

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Annie Rene Thomas

April 23, 2013

Annie Rene Thomas age 74, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Graveside services are Thursday Morning at 11 a.m. at Greenwood M.B. Church Cemetery located on Hwy. 45 Alternate. Burial will follow.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

One person transported with minor injuries in county accident

April 23, 2013

“It could have been a lot worse.”
These are the words of a Mississippi Highway patrolman who responded Tuesday morning to a wreck involving West Point Assistant Chief Avery Cook and two individuals in another vehicle.

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Statement on economic development

April 23, 2013

I do not make it a common practice to editorialize on page one.
The situation regarding speculation of a legislative session involving a potential industrial project in Clay County needs to be addressed.
As of press time on Tuesday, Gov. Phil Bryant remains the only person close to economic development who has commented publicly about such a project existing.
Here is what we know from Bryant’s comments on Monday.

Jail inmate captured within hour of escape

April 23, 2013

A West Point inmate attempted to escape Monday not once but twice, but his attempt to flee law enforcement officials failed and the offender was led back to jail with a new felony escape charge.

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