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December 8th

Drug Court holds first grad ceremony

December 8, 2012

It took a lot of strength, a lot of focus and a positive, self-motivated spirit to successfully complete the Clay County Misdemeanor Drug Court Program, and these are the very qualities Andrew Smith and Dantun Fair possessed throughout the entire program.
And those attributes along with support from the Misdemeanor Drug Court team earned Smith and Fair the titles of the first graduates of the Misdemeanor Drug Court, where they were honored Friday during a graduation ceremony held for them.

State defends police rights to keep certain information confidential

December 8, 2012

The Sixteenth Circuit Court District is asking the Clay County Circuit Court for an order that would grant the West Point Police Department permission to keep certain criminal documentation confidential – documentation that is wanted in a recent wrongful death lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed months ago by Aubrey Mitchell, who is suing Ridgewood East Apartments and UAH Property Management, for the death of his son, Devin Mitchell, who was shot and killed at the apartment complex Jan. 1, 2012.

December 6th

A look back at daily life in West Point the week of Pearl Harbor

December 6, 2012

Editor’s Note: This article contains headlines and excerpts from articles written in 1941. We apologize if the language is offensive to some of our readers. It is intended for historical analysis and does not reflect the feelings of anyone currently associated with the Daily Times Leader.

The two-time Little Ten Conference Champions Starkville Yellowjackets made front page news in the December 6, 1941 edition of the Daily Times Leader.

Oak Hill senior returns from neck injury to play basketball

December 6, 2012

The football field at North Delta School grew eerily quiet; an Oak Hill player had gone down and did not look like he was getting back up. The opening round MAIS AA playoff game had been paused to attend to the fallen player. Soon the realization that an ambulance and helicopter had been called made the situation even more desperate.
On a routine tackle, Jeb Stevens found himself injured, a situation he never expected.
“I did not know what to think,” commented Stevens, “When they said it was severe enough to bring a helicopter, it really scared me.”

County faces $15K unexpected expense for special election, runoff

December 6, 2012

The Clay County Board of Supervisors spent a portion of Thursday morning discussing various needs for the upcoming special election, including where the funds will come from to cover the cost of the special election.
This past Tuesday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant informed election commissions in District 16 that a special election will be held Jan. 15, 2013 due to the passing of District 16 Sen. Bennie Turner, and if necessary, a runoff will be held Feb. 5, 2013.

Citizen opposes supervisor pay raise proposal

December 6, 2012

Clay County resident Chad Scott brought forth several reasons Thursday why he thinks county supervisors in Mississippi should not receive a cost of living adjustment, which some county supervisors are requesting from state legislators.
Several Clay County supervisors met last week with the Mississippi Association of Supervisors to discuss asking state lawmakers to grant county supervisors a cost of living adjustment, which supervisors have not received in nearly a decade.

December 5th

Aspiring to excellence

December 5, 2012

Chad Brooks, a student with the Aspire to Excel Program at Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church is proud to be on the Honor Roll. Brooks is a third grade student at South Side Elementary. He was presented a certificate and a Wal-Mart gift card for his hard work. The Aspire to Excel Program is in its fifth year of providing after-school tutoring. Photo by Donna Summerall

White grabs groceries in grocery grab

December 5, 2012

Hosey White’s name was drawn out of the hundreds who bought a chance from the Pilot Club to grab groceries at Sunflower. White took a shopping cart and made a mad dash through the aisles grabbing groceries as fast as he could. Pictured are, (from left) Sunflower Produce Manager Bruce McGee, Sandra Cox, Glenda Colbert, Debra Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Hosey White, Nancy Hall and Linda Taylor. Submitted Photo

Upward Bound holds evaluations

December 5, 2012

Coach Curtis Middleton puts Dalton Wooten through some shooting drills during Upward Bound evaluations at West End Baptist Church on Tuesday night.

Ward’s latest work a compendium of East Mississippi history

December 5, 2012

There is not a piece of Rufus Ward’s 1869 West Point home that is without some historical significance.
Whether it’s the living room rocker that sits below a family portrait which dates back to the U.S. Civil War, a book or a simple mantel piece, every piece that decorates the Ward home has a story to tell.
That is the nature of Ward’s writing as well.

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