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August 2nd, 2014

West Point School District teachers prepare for classes

August 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point School District hosted orientation for its teachers Thursday and Friday to prepare for the beginning of the school year.
WPSD Superintendent Burnell McDonald said Thursday’s orientation was for the district’s new teachers.
“We got the new teachers together to acclimate them to the way things we do here in West Point,” McDonald said. “Some teachers had taught before and others this is their first year.”

Prairie Arts preparation under way

August 2, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Summer is winding down, heading toward the last hurrah of Labor Day weekend — and more importantly to West Point, the annual Prairie Arts Festival.

Holiday Inn Express plans in the works

August 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Residents traveling down Highway 45 North the past couple weeks may have noticed a sign next to the Hampton Inn advertising a new Holiday Inn Express coming to town.
Holiday Inn hotels are managed by CDA Hospitality out of Jackson, and CDA Chief Operations Officer Chris DeCamp said the plan for the new hotel is on the table, but as of Friday there was no timeline for construction.

August 1st

Raiders begin new practice schedule

August 1, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleasder.com

Fridays are pay days for high school football teams. That is what Head Coach Tony Stanford told his squad after the first two-a-day practice Thursday morning at Oak Hill Academy.
It is the beginning of football season. Overcast skies welcomed the opening practices for the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) football teams around the state as preparation got under way for the season.

Gentiva Health Services kicks off 10th annual food drive today

August 1, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Gentiva Health Services launched its 10th annual food drive for local food pantries today, with various locations in the county for residents to drop off non-perishable items.
The food drive runs Aug. 1-31, and drop-off points in West Point include the Henry Clay Hotel Retirement Community, Dugan Memorial Home, Waverly Care Home, Sunflower and Kroger.
Gentiva Home, Health and Clinical Specialist Cindy Hathcock said food drive yielded about 2,000 pounds of food from around the Golden Triangle last year.

School district OKs budget, revamps labs

August 1, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point School District approved its budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year on July 21, with the major change from last year being an upgrade in computer equipment.
The total expenses for this year total $30,043,113, with total revenue projected at $28,208,880. The expenditures include $20 million for staff salaries and benefits, $2.3 million for supplies and equipment, $1.5 million for professional services and $1.4 million for transportation.

Yokohama president outlines goals

August 1, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Since breaking ground Sept. 23 in Clay County, Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) plant construction has been rapidly picking up momentum. However, parent establishment Yokohama Rubber Company goals have remained largely the same since project inception, according to YTMM President Tadaharu Yamamoto.

July 31st

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July 31, 2014

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Hebron Christian walks past Oak Hill

July 31, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — Hebron Christian School will be happy to get better from this game. Oak Hill Academy will just want to find a win soon – no matter the circumstances.
As both teams combined for 14 walks, nine hit batters and 15 wild pitches, the Lady Eagles crawled out of the intra-county fray with a season opening victory over the Lady Raiders. Victoria Ferguson’s run on a wild pitch and Jana White’s smart base running in the fourth inning gave Hebron an 11-9 win Tuesday at HCS in Pheba.

Back-to-school dinner offered Sunday, new scholarship available

July 31, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

A back-to-school dinner is being offered by organizers Sherell Griffin-Drake and Trina Davidson-Brooks through the Brooks Institute of Marital Arts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bryan Union Hall in West Point. The event, free to the public, includes West Point School District Superintendent Burnell McDonald as a guest speaker along with the Town Creek Missionary Baptist Church Praise Team serving as musical guests, according to Griffin-Drake and Davidson-Brooks.

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