February 13th, 2013
Our Presidentâ€™s second inauguration and State of the Union address have now come and gone, and it is evident that crucial budget cuts remain a possibility if no further agreements are reached by March 1.
To the left, Suzie Marshall plays keyboards as Susan Moore plays on the Grand Piano at Bryan Public Library on Wednesday. The special Love Song-theme Noontime Tunes, sponsored by the West Point/Clay County Arts Council graced a packed house with melodies. Watch a short video of the duo at www.dailytimesleader.com Photos by Bryan Davis
The Lady Eagles took on Sharkey-Issequena Academy in the opening round of the MAIS A North Central Tournament on the campus of Calhoun Academy.
Hebron Christian jumped out to an early 18-11 lead in the first half, but were outscored by Sharkey 15-3 in the second quarter giving the Lady Confederates a 26-21 advantage going into halftime. The Lady Eagles answered during the third quarter regaining the lead with three minutes left in the quarter and closed the third leading 33-32. Foul trouble hampered Hebron in the fourth quarter allowing Sharkey to pull away and defeat Hebron 59-40.
It only takes a second for a team to win or lose a game. This statement always seems to hold true especially during the postseason of basketball, a sport known for exciting finishes.
The West Point Green Wave entered into the district 2 5-A tournament after a 14-11 regular season and going 3-3 within region play. The five-hundred district record landed the Wave as the third-seed in the region tournament at New Hope and set a date with Lowndes County foe, the New Hope Trojans.
The Lady Wave entered into the district 2 5-A tournament and were hoping to have good showing to start off the postseason. A four oâ€™clock start time left a near empty gym at New Hope High School as the three-seeded West Point took on two-seeded Oxford.
The Lady Chargers are a veteran team which pulls leadership from Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen Alexus Malone. A young Lady Wave had struggled with Oxford in the previous two meetings and dropped both games.
Area florists and gift shops are ready for todayâ€™s Valentine deliveries of balloons, stuffed animals, candy and flowers. At Petal Pushers, Barbara Reed takes an order for Valentines Day gifts from Kelsey Malone. Photo by Donna Summerall
It was a proud and humbling moment Tuesday night for longtime West Point attorney Bennie Jones, who received a hearty round of applause after the city of West Point hired him as the first African American Municipal Court Judge.
The decision by the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectman came just one week after current Municipal Court Judge Mark Cliett submitted a letter to the board stating he would be stepping down as judge effective February 28.
Few people would argue that a program aimed at keeping children from abusing drugs and alcohol is not a great initiative, but unfortunately some such programs on the local level just donâ€™t have the funding it needs.
That includes the West Point Police Departmentâ€™s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, which currently receives funding only from fundraising activities and West Pointâ€™s Prairie Opportunity Center.
Sharron Ann Hall age 60, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at her home.
Funeral services are Friday, February 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. from Johnson Creek M.B. Church in Pheba. The Rev. Bruce Guyton will be officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Thursday, February 14, 2013. from 3 â€“ 6 p.m. at Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carterâ€™s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.
James Prentice Hardister Jr., age 79, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013, in Madison County General Hospital of Jackson, Tenn.
Mr. Hardister was preceded in death by his parents, James Prentice Hardister Sr. and Mable Bridgewater Hardister.
He was a member of the Whiteville Masonic Lodge No. 148 F. & A.M., a member of Poplar Corner Baptist Church and he spent his life as a car dealer. He was general manager of Bob Scofield Ford in Arab, Ala., and a general manager of Bob Scofield Chrysler, Jeep Dealership in Decatur, Ala.