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January 20th, 2015

West Point residents march, celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point and Clay County residents gathered Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. More than 50 locals turned up at 9 a.m. Monday to march from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive down Main and Commerce streets before ending up at Center Stage for a celebratory program.
Many residents who couldn’t make the walk still came out for the program, and event coordinator Anna Jones said the turnout — about 100 or so in the Center Stage auditorium — was consistent with the last few years’ events.

January 19th

Pro Football Weekend Recap

January 19, 2015

Sunday 1/18/15

Seattle (14-4) 28 vs

Green Bay (13-5) 22

Center construction to begin this month

January 19, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Construction for the new West Point shopping center in front of Walmart is set to begin during the next two weeks. Dirt work for the building began in July but since then, work had slowed considerably.
Jim Khalaf, owner of Khalaf Plaza LLC in McComb, said there had been a miscommunication in planning for the new shopping center, but he obtained a building permit for the project.

Homeless children at peak levels

January 19, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Homelessness among children is something staff at Sally Kate Winters Family Services deal with every day. And the problem is worse than many might think, according to SKW Director Sheila Brand.

Woman set to appear on murder

January 19, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The second week of the January Clay County Circuit Court term is set to begin Tuesday morning with the murder trial of Tameshia Shelton.
Shelton, 36, of West Point, was charged with murder on suspicion of the October 2009 death of West Point resident David Young. Shelton's trial has received several continuances for additional discovery and one due to her giving birth two weeks before the trial date. According to court documents, Young's family requested more than $3,000 in restitution from Shelton for funeral expenses.

January 16th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 16, 2015

The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

Eagles seek redemption

January 16, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — The Hebron Christian Eagles are looking for district redemption.
After dropping the first match-up against the Kemper Rams Dec. 9 in DeKalb, Hebron gets another shot at them in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) district play at 7:30 p.m. today at Hebron Christian School in Pheba. The Hebron Lady Eagles (9-3), who are undefeated in all five district games and ranked No. 4 in this week’s Clarion-Ledger MAIS Class-A rankings, open the varsity slate against the Kemper Lady Rams at 6 p.m.

Henry Dean

January 16, 2015

Henry Dean, age 61, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at his residence in Jackson.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2015, from Hopewell M.B. Church, Cedar Bluff with Bishop Robert Fortson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 2 – 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Sybil Kennedy Bray

January 16, 2015

Sybil Kennedy Bray, age 91, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit in Tupelo.
She was born Jan. 30, 1923, in Smithville to Charley Jackson Kennedy and Minnie Jane Ford Kennedy. She was a homemaker, sewed for the public, and worked for the Christian book store. She was a member of Faith Bible Church.

Kate Rita Miller

January 16, 2015

Kate Rita Miller, age 78, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center - West Point.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, from Johnson Creek M.B. Church, Pheba, with Dr. Bruce H. Guyton officiating. Burial will follow the church cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

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