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February 18th, 2015

WPSD recognizes Teacher/Admin. of the Year

February 18, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader

The West Point School District selected its Administrator and Teacher of the Year in a surprise assembly on Feb. 7. The winners will move on to represent WPSD in the state Administrator and Teacher of the Year selection.
Central School Principal Wynesther Cousins was selected as the WPSD Administrator of the Year, and East Side Pre-K teacher Lacie Pumphrey was chosen as Teacher of the Year.
Superintendent Burnell McDonald said the WPSD made nominations for Administrator of the Year, followed by a voting process.

Local officials advise cold weather safety

February 18, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The harshest cold typically waits until February to visit Mississippi and, according to weather forecasts, the cold looks to have arrived. Local officials are advising citizens to take precautions against the cold for the sake of their personal safety and comfort, and also for the sake of their water and electric bills.
The temperature is set to bottom out in the teens tonight, according to the National Weather Service, with more cold and precipitation coming through the end of the week and over the weekend.

City improves airport runway

February 18, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

As part of the city's continuing initiative to make improvements to the McCharen Field airport, crews have been busy clearing trees to allow lower-altitude landings on the runway.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the airport was under a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restriction due to the height of trees at each end of the runway.

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.

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