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February 3rd, 2015

County OKs new fire trucks

February 3, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleadere.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to purchase two $225,000 Pierce pump trucks for the county’s volunteer fire department at its meeting Monday.
Volunteer Fire Coordinator B.J. McClenton said the two trucks, totaling $450,000, would come from Emergency Equipment Professionals, Inc. of Horn Lake. They would be partially covered by a $140,000 Rural Fire Protection Assistance Program grant and the county would be responsible for the remainder.

February 2nd

Chargers take down Wave in district win

February 2, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Oxford Chargers were in a shooting rhythm, and there was not much the West Point Green Wave could do to stop them.
For the second time this month, Oxford (19-4; 2-2 District 2-5A), which shot 65 percent from the field, routed West Point, 70-44, in District 2-5A play Friday at West Point High School. The Green Wave (13-11) has not won a district game in four attempts this season.

Oxford downs Lady Wave

February 2, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Oxford Lady Chargers controlled most of the game, but the West Point Lady Wave would not allow Oxford to walk away with an easy win.
Oxford junior Aliyah Herod scored 24 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for a double-double as she led her team to a 62-53 win despite West Point’s late effort Friday at West Point High School. Oxford (16-7) remained perfect through four District 2-5A games, while West Point (12-12) dropped to 2-2 in district play – both losses to Oxford.

Bedford Forest Burkeen

February 2, 2015

Bedford Forest Burkeen, age 81, of Long Beach and formerly of Pheba, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.
Mr. Burkeen was born to Ernest and Elsie Mae Holyfield Burkeen. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service to his country and later received his Master’s Degree from Mississippi State University in Agronomy and Horticulture. He retired from MSU after 10 years as Greenhouse Manager. He enjoyed spending his spare time with his wife rock hunting and gardening.

GA banquet honors outstanding citizens

February 2, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Clay County Growth Alliance hosted its 89th annual banquet Thursday at the Civic. The banquet was a way for the Growth Alliance to recognize citizens who've gone the extra mile to contribute to the community, as well as remember the events of the past year.
"This is just a chance for our community to come together and honor citizens," Growth Alliance Director Lisa Klutts said. "We look for people who have made significant contributions."

Nunnelee in hospice care

February 2, 2015

By MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Representatives for U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, have confirmed that the congressman is receiving hospice care in his Tupelo home.
Morgan Baldwin, campaign consultant for Nunnelee, said doctors had discovered a new brain tumor last week. After consulting with family and physicians, Nunnelee, 56, of Tupelo, determined to stop treatment. He was released from North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo Monday, where he’d been hospitalized since December for a hematoma in his left leg.

LINK looks at regional retail

February 2, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Golden Triangle LINK has been looking at the different facets of economic development in the region, and lately the group has focused on potential retail growth.

January 29th

Championship Preview and Predictions

January 29, 2015

New England vs. Seattle

2/1 6:30 (ET)

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

Lady Raiders fall short of Leake in thriller

January 29, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

In both teams’ MAIS District 2-AA finale, an extra period was needed to decide a winner.
Leake Academy junior Marlee Tubby’s two free throws in overtime secured an escape for the Rebelettes with a 64-62 win over the Oak Hill Lady Raiders Tuesday night at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.

OHA Raiders celebrate win on senior night

January 29, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Any gift six Oak Hill Academy seniors received prior to Senior Night’s tip-off did not match the gift they gave themselves.
The Oak Hill Raiders (14-7; 8-2 District 2-AA) used a fourth-quarter, 20-6 run to upset the Leake Rebels, 59-52, in both team’s District 2-AA finale Tuesday night at Oak Hill Academy in West Point. The Raiders’ victory earned the team a No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the district tournament, which starts Tuesday at Canton Academy.

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