January 28th, 2013
Guardsmen Corey Weaver and Matt Thompson get a juicy steak put on their plate by Cattlemenâ€™s Association cook Tracy Lofton on Saturday. The Cattlemenâ€™s Association fed members of the local National Guard troop who were stationed in Afghanistan until their return home in September. More pictures from the cookout are on page 3. Photo by Bryan Davis
West Point Green Wave basketball head coach Brad Cox asked his senior basketball players to select a West Point High School teacher that had made an impact in their life. The teachers selected by the players wore the jersey of that player on Friday during the school day and were recognized during halftime of the district home game against Oxford Friday night January 25.
Elliot Hutchins holds up the first cans from the first load delivered to the Daily Times Leader on Saturday. The canned goods will go to the Project Homestead Food Pantry which feeds over 800 people in Clay County each month. Elliot asked that canned goods be donated this year instead of presents for his seventh birthday. Cans can be dropped off at a number of locations, including the Daily Times Leader. Photo by Bryan Davis
Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad continued their winning ways this past weekend with two convincing wins over Canton Academy and North Delta. The Lady Raiders beat the Lady Panthers 58-22 and the Lady Green Wave 46-34.
Tori Nichols towered over many of her opponents at a dominant 6â€™3â€ť during her time at Hebron Christian, not only height-wise, but talent-wise. Last year, Nichols and her fellow Lady Eagles made a deep run into the MAIS postseason and made it to the State All-Around in Clinton before being eliminated.
Sometimes it takes a little luck when it comes to winning basketball games. After winning three of their previous four games, the Raiders dropped two contests over the weekend in a 48-53 home loss to Canton and 47-56 on the road to North Delta, continuing Oak Hillâ€™s streak of very close losses. The second loss to the Panthers will place the Raiders in the third seed of the district tournament to face Winston in a go-home game.
Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday issued a Writ of Election for Mississippi House District 36, setting March 12, 2013, as the election date to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Rep. David Gibbs.
The qualifying deadline for candidates is Feb. 11, 2013.
If no candidate receives a majority of votes cast in the special election, a runoff election will be held April 2, 2013.
The election will fill the House seat left vacant after the death of Clay County native David Gibbs earlier this month.
When Aberdeen native Roderick Van Daniel was a 17-year-old senior in high school he wondered curiously of what it would be like to one day serve the people of his hometown as a leader for the state of Mississippi. And fortunately for him he got a rare, up close and personal experience of the role of a state leader while gleefully serving as a page for former District 36 Representative David Gibbs.
The Growth Alliance conference room was packed on Thursday night with a diverse group of West Point/Clay County citizens, bouncing ideas off of one anotherâ€™s heads in an attempt to bring the community together.
This is not the first time Unity in the Community has met. The group has been meeting for almost a year, but Thursday nightâ€™s crowd was the largest in the organizationâ€™s short history.
The goal is simple. Unify the community.
Mississippi State University and Blair E. Batson Children Hospital have partnered together to raise money and awareness for the only childrenâ€™s hospital in the state of Mississippi.
Spearheaded by the Mississippi State Student Association and Co-Director of Late Night Events Brett Harris, the â€śOn Your Mark, Get Set, GLOW 5k Runâ€ť is set for February 7 and will start at 7 oâ€™clock at night on Mississippi Stateâ€™s Starkville campus. The run will feature local Golden Triangle Area disc jockeys positioned along the three-mile route and has already created an enormous buzz around campus.