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December 11th

West Point claims win

December 11, 2014


Dason Thomas caught the inbound pass out of a West Point Green Wave timeout as the final 10 seconds rolled off the clock. The senior point guard waited for the play to develop against the Noxubee County Tigers’ defense.
It never did, but he saw another way to make something positive happen to break the deadlock. Thomas took the opportunity to drive toward the basket as he drew a foul, putting the Wave into the double bonus and Thomas at the free-throw line.

Oria Tate

December 11, 2014

Oria Tate passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church with Rev. Al Lathan Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation and family hour are 6 – 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Davis McBryde

December 11, 2014

Former presidential hopeful Romney to speak at MSU

December 11, 2014

Special to Daily Times Leader

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University will host 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium as part of the MSU Global Lecture Series. However, Romney's appearance is just the latest in a series of noted speakers from within the upper echelons of American leadership to appear at MSU.
Twenty-five years ago, a sitting U.S. president was the guest speaker for Mississippi State University’s commencement.

City appoints school board representatives

December 11, 2014


The final pieces for the new West Point Consolidated School District board were put in place as the West Point Board of Selectmen appointed three members from the city at its meeting Tuesday.
The board unanimously approved Shay King, Nita Keys and Elizabeth Bailey to serve on the new board. King and Keys currently serve on the West Point School Board, while Bailey will be a new addition.
All three appointees were recommended by West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson. He said he wanted to carry over some members from the WPSD board to the WPCSD board.

City OKs insurance increase

December 11, 2014


The West Point Board of Selectmen approved an insurance policy renewal for the upcoming year at its meeting Tuesday. The policy will introduce a 35 percent increase in insurance rates for city employees beginning Jan. 1.
Kathy Comer, of Lyon Insurance, said the city’s Blue Cross Blue Shield rates were increasing due to the amount of claims filed during the past year.
“We had some exceptionally large claims, and Blue Cross Blue Shield has paid out more than they’ve paid in,” Comer said.

December 10th

William Robert Cameron

December 10, 2014

William Robert Cameron, age 78, of Columbus passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at the Regency Hospital in Jackson. He was born Sept. 2, 1936, in Gridley, Calif., to the late Katie Price and Grover Cameron. Mr. Cameron was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter- Day Saints, in Columbus.
Funeral Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014 at The Church 0f Jesus Christ Of Latter - Day Saints with Bishop Buck Jolley officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.

Community rallies to help local teenager

December 10, 2014


Community members have come together to set up a Cadence Bank account to collect donations for the medical care of 18-year-old Henry Brown.
Brown, of West Point, has been in the intensive care facility of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical Center for the last three weeks following a surgical procedure to improve his breathing capabilities due to complications from Down syndrome.
His mother, Leann Brown, said he started using an oxygen tank in 2009, and in the intervening years he came to require more and more oxygen.

WPSD seeking mentors

December 10, 2014


The West Point School District is on the lookout for community members willing to volunteer some time with students in need of mentoring.
WPSD Community Relations Director Nancy Young said the school district wants someone to spend 30 minutes per week with students.
“We need our mentors to be consistent with students,” Young said. “The worst thing we can do is introduce another adult into a child’s life who won’t be there for them.”
She said the mentoring program was for students of all ages who are in need of a little extra attention.

December 9th

Pro Football Weekend Recap

December 9, 2014

Thursday Night Football 12/4/14

Dallas (9-4) 41

Chicago (5-8) 28

Dallas used the 3rd quarter to put this game out of reach. After a tightly contested first half the score was 14-7 in Dallas’ favor. Dallas was able to use an early second half turnover to score a 24 yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Cole Beasley. They used great field position to tack on 2 more touchdowns before the end of the 3rd quarter to make the score 35-7. Chicago made the game somewhat close thanks to a 21 point fourth quarter of their own, but it was too little, too late.

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