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February 2nd, 2015

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.

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Championship Preview and Predictions

January 29, 2015

New England vs. Seattle

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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.

Local adult ministry celebrates four years, still gaining momentum

January 29, 2015

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimeleader.com

The congregation of Northsde Christian Church in West Point saw a need in the community for an adult Sunday School that would reach across denominational lines and take place during the week. Church member Margaret Shelton was one of the people who made “Tuesday Morning Sunday School” a reality.
“We first started meeting at the original church across the street from where Northside Church is now,” Shelton said. “It was just a body of believers from here in West Point who wanted to dig a little deeper into the word together.”

Local schools to compete for scholarships

January 29, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

East Mississippi Community College will host its eighth annual Scholar’s Olympiad Friday at the Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew, and two West Point schools will participate in the competition.
During the Olympiad, high school juniors and seniors from EMCC’s district will compete in academic, artistic and technical areas. The first-place student in each category will receive a $2,000 scholarship, with $1,000 for second place and $300 for third place. The school whose students give the best performance will also receive the overall school award.

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