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October 3rd, 2014

Tupelo continues recovery efforts

October 3, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

On April 28, the Tupelo landscape underwent a drastic change as an EF-2 tornado ripped through the North Gloster area of the city. Since then, the city has been working to clean up and rebuild.
Shane Hooper, director of the city’s Development Services division — which encompasses departments such as economic development, building inspection and code enforcement — spoke to Rotarians Thursday at First United Methodist Church in West Point about the ongoing efforts to restore damaged structures in Tupelo.

Restoration committee hosts fundraiser

October 3, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Holiday Express plans in works

October 3, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

October is here and Halloween’s around the corner, but local officials are already preparing for a visit from Santa and the Holiday Express. The Kansas City Southern Railway Company’s 14th annual Holiday Express run will roll Dec. 2 into West Point, and KCS and West Point officials got together Thursday to discuss logistics.

Crash causes power outage

October 3, 2014

DTL staff

A morning car crash left portions of north and east West Point, including West Point High School and Oak Hill Academy, without power for about two hours Thursday morning.
About 9 a.m. Thursday, a man allegedly ran the stop sign at the intersection of West Half Mile Road and North Division Street, according to West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones.

October 2nd

Eagles succeed with role players

October 2, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — The stats that matter are touchdowns and yards for football’s casual observers. The marquee stats, some would call them, fill up the newspaper columns and television highlight reels constantly. Touchdowns are what people want to see on a regular basis.
The supporting cast sometimes gets pushed to the wayside. In the wake of other teammates’ success, the role players fade into the shadows.

Telephone scammers remain issue for Clay County residents

October 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Alleged telephone scams are a serious issue in West Point and Clay County, according to local law enforcement. Officials urge residents to be cautious when dealing with anyone over the phone, and to never give out their bank information.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said scams are an ongoing problem in the community, and lately calls have involved the alleged offenders telling elderly residents that their computers have been hacked.

Animal shelter hosts toilet prank fundraiser throughout October

October 2, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

It’s October and the tricks are already beginning. Local residents should be aware, or maybe beware, the West Point Clay County Animal Shelter will be visiting businesses and homes to deliver an unsightly trick to raise money for the treat of new plumbing at the shelter. No business or home in West Point is safe from the potty prank.

GTRA earns $750K grant, plans to expand

October 2, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA) is looking to expand its services after receiving a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Tuesday.
According to a media release from GTRA, the Small Community Air Service Development Program grant was intended to help recruit new westbound air service to the area.
GTRA Executive Director Mike Hainsey said the grant is part of the airport’s long-term plan to grow its air service options for the communities in the Golden Triangle.

Region hospitals prepare for ebola possibility

October 2, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
and ZACK PLAIR
www.dailytimesleader.com

Local health care providers are doing their part to prepare for what could be a worst-case scenario: an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported Tuesday the first case of the virus, which had killed more than 3,000 in four West African countries and sickened more than 6,500 since March according the World Health Organization, was diagnosed in Dallas.

October 1st

Darnell commits life to Christ

October 1, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

On Aug. 21, several local businesses, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) board members and coaches, who brought their teams to Starkville, kicked off the high school football season by showing the movie "When the Game Stands Tall."
After testimonies before the movie and the movie’s showing, Oak Hill junior Kaleb Darnell committed his life to Jesus Christ. He was baptized last Wednesday at the Oak Hill football field in West Point. Darnell was one of 26 high school players that committed their lives.

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