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February 18th, 2015

Ext. Service to offer pesticide disposal

February 18, 2015

DTL Staff

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will provide local farmers looking for an avenue to safely dispose of pesticides with the opportunity to drop-off their pesticide materials Thursday in Verona.
Clay County MSU Extension Service Director BJ McClenton said agricultural pesticides can be dropped off from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parking lot of the Lee County Agri-Center in Verona.

February 16th

Oak Hill drops semifinal to No. 1 Leake

February 16, 2015

CLEVELAND – Dominating in the majority of the statistical columns all night, the Leake Academy Rebelettes had to wait until the fourth quarter for any comfort of a win.
Leake sophomore Anna Evans recorded a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds along with three blocks, helping the Rebelettes dispatch the Oak Hill Lady Raiders 57-41 in the MAIS North-AA tournament’s semifinals Friday night at Bayou Academy.
Oak Hill junior Sarah Dill scored a game-high 17 points. Sydney Holton added eight points, and sister Maddie netted seven for the Lady Raiders. Tanner Grubbs had two blocks.

Fire Department looks to upgrade

February 16, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Fire Chief Ken Wilbourne has been the chief for about a month now, and his appointment necessitated a few other promotions, as well.
Reggie Gardner was promoted to battalion chief with the West Point Fire Department, Kenneth Wooten was promoted to sergeant and Heath Donahoo was promoted to driver.
Wilbourne said that it was a positive reflection on the WPFD that it's firefighters were prepared to move up.

WPPD to host third annual police ball

February 16, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is deep in preparation for its upcoming banquet. The fourth annual Police Ball is set to begin at 7 p.m. March 21 at the Civic in West Point.
WPPD Communications Officer and event coordinator Linda Mitchell said about 300 tickets were available for the event at $25 per person, or $185 for a table.
"We couldn't do this without the community," Mitchell said. "Everyone has been really supportive."

February 13th

Hebron basketball teams win, advance to semis

February 13, 2015

BELZONI – Hebron Christian's basketball teams advanced with wins to the MAIS Class-A North-Central tournament's semifinals Wednesday at Humphreys Academy.
The Hebron Lady Eagles dispatched the Central Holmes Christian Lady Trojans 62-40. The Hebron Eagles downed Delta Streets Academy 57-47.
The Lady Eagles square off against Benton Academy at 5:15 p.m. today, and the Eagles face Kemper Academy at 7:45 tonight at Humphreys Academy in Belzoni.

OHA Lady Raiders advance, Raiders drop out

February 13, 2015

CLEVELAND – The Oak Hill basketball teams split a pair of MAIS Class-AA North tournament quarterfinals Wednesday at Bayou Academy.
The Oak Hill Raiders missed three opportunities to win the game in the final 30 seconds as the Riverfield Academy (La.) Raiders salvaged a 42-41 win. The Raiders finished the season with a 17-10 overall record.
The Lady Raiders defeated the Riverfield Lady Raiders 47-28, advancing to the semifinals. The Oak Hill girls play the Leake Academy Rebelettes at 5:15 p.m. today in Cleveland.

SD makes burglary/larceny arrests

February 13, 2015

DTL staff

Clay County Sheriff's Department investigators arrested two suspects in connection with alleged grand larceny and burglary of a dwelling during the past week.
On Feb. 6, CCSD arrested Anthony Woods, 31, of 914 New Light Road in Starkville for grand larceny and malicious mischief. According to Sheriff Eddie Scott, the arrest stemmed from an alleged attempted theft of a four-wheeler from a residence in the county.

Lady Liberty comes to West Point

February 13, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A local group is looking to make it possible for residents to experience a popular tourist attraction without ever having to leave town.
The West Point Community Foundation (WPCF) received the go-ahead from the city board Monday night to place a seven-foot aluminum Statue of Liberty replica at the entrance to the Kitty Dill Walkway on Churchill Road.
WPCF President Kenny Dill said the idea to put Lady Liberty in West Point had been floating around for about 30 years.

Arts Council to host beer and wine tasting

February 13, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The fifth annual Mardi Gras Beer and Wine Tasting Event for the West Point Clay County Animal Shelter is from 6 – 9 p.m. with cash bar from 9 p.m. - midnight, Saturday, Feb. 21 at The Civic. Tickets are $25 per person. Appetizers will be served.

CCSWCD celebrates "Tree Planting Week"

February 13, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) is preparing to host their 2015 tree giveaway day from 8 a.m. until all the trees are gone, Friday, Feb. 13 at the back of the USDA Service Center in West Point.

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