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September 5th, 2014

Hebron Eagles face familiar foe tonight

September 5, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — Hebron Christian will line up against familiar foes in its third game of the season tonight. The Eagles will square off against the defending MAIS 8-man state champions, the Sharkey-Issequena Confederates, at 7 p.m. tonight in Rolling Fork.
The Eagles and the Confederates played two games together last season, both ending with Sharkey-Issequena as the victors. In those two games, the last meeting being the 2013 8-man North State championship game, the Confederates have blanked the Eagles by a combined score of 74-0.

Wave, Jackets meet in rivalry game

September 5, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Jaime Mitchell, the Starkville Yellow Jackets’ head coach, said the best games he has been a part of in his five-year tenure with the black and gold have come against the West Point Green Wave.
“You can bank on West Point being ready to play us,” Mitchell said. “The Starkville and West Point game will always give you your money’s worth. They are the toughest and most physical football team we will play all year. We are certainly going to have our work cut out for us.”
There is good reason that is the case.

Marlene Allen Woods

September 5, 2014

Mrs. Marlene Allen Woods, age 78, of West Point, Mississippi, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at her home in West Point, MS
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lee Rish

September 5, 2014

Mary Lee Rish, age 82, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Gilmore Hospital in Amory.
She was born Sept. 21, 1931, in Chickasaw County, to the late Margaret Awtrey and Robert E. Huffman Sr. She was a beautician for 60 years and a member of Siloam Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be Friday Sept. 5, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Robinson Chapel with Rev. Peyton Myers and Rev. Doran Henry officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are Wayne Hindman, Glenn Hindman, Keith Hindman, Tres Turner, Austin White, Drew White, Lee M. Huffman, Danny Huffman.

Supervisors vote down drug court

September 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted not to financially support the county’s misdemeanor drug court at its meeting Thursday. The board originally voted to cut funding for the drug court in June due to lack of available funds.

Navistar awarded $38.4 million US Army contract

September 5, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Navistar Defense announced Thursday that its plant in West Point received a $38.4 million contract to upgrade vehicles for the U.S. Army. Under the contract, Navistar Defense will reset and standardize International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (vehicles) in the Army’s fleet, according to Navistar Senior Manager of Communications Elissa Maurer.
“Work will include installing MaxxPro survivability upgrades, independent suspensions and numerous other upgrades on vehicles returning from theater,” Maurer said.

September 4th

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 4, 2014

The 81-year-old comedy icon has died

Thomas Wilburn McCarter

September 4, 2014

Thomas Wilburn McCarter, age 81, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at his residence in West Point.

Nurse shares diabetes facts with Civitans

September 4, 2014

Carver shares facts about diabetes with Civitans

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Ginger Carver, a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) spoke to the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club at noon Wednesday in the Education Room of the North Mississippi Medical Center, about diabetes.

City to receive new storm shelter

September 4, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents will have a new place to seek safety during inclement weather when the city receives its new community storm shelter. The city and county currently have no community storm shelter and many residents may not have a place to go during storms, according to Clay County Emergency Management Director Kerrie Gentry-Blissard.
Blissard said that while there's no time table for construction as of Wednesday, the city is in the final stages of receiving a Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Grant to build a shelter.

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