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November 28th

Community Calendar Events

November 28, 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

Christmas Concert
The West Point Music Coterie will have their annual Christmas Concert at West End Baptist Church at 7 p.m. The title of the performance is “Let Christmas Begin.”

SUNDAY, DEC. 4

Candlelight Service

November 22nd

Burglaries Expected To Increase During Holidays

November 22, 2011

Mischievous little eyes are peeping inside homes and vehicles this shopping season, looking to snatch up brand new clothes, shoes, gadgets and gizmos while the owners are oblivious to what's going on. But local law enforcement, who will be on the trail of these prowlers this week and throughout the holiday season, has ways people can keep their goods safe and prevent being victimized by burglaries.

November 16th

Let's Hear It From Robbie Robinson

November 16, 2011

The past few years have been extremely tough for Clay County with the stagnant national economy and the loss of many manufacturing jobs. These losses have caused us to suffer with inordinately high unemployment for our county. It's tough times like these that motivate community leaders and elected officials to search for answers and solutions that create jobs for our community. It's been my conviction that if our citizens have jobs many of the social ills we experience will be resolved.

November 11th

Never forgotten: Teammates, family pull together to remember Wave football player

November 11, 2011

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
One by one, 16 senior football players made the slow walk across McAllister Field at West Point High School Friday night, with each player being accompanied by his family for Senior Night festivities.
After the 16th player was introduced just prior to West Point’s season finale, he kissed his mother, turned, and found the rest of his senior teammates. That’s when the entire group gathered together and sprinted to the center of the field to be with the 17th senior, Tyler Wallace.

November 8th

ELECTION COVERAGE

November 8, 2011

Paige Dendy Lamkin, with 73 percent of the vote, is the new Clay County Tax Assessor. All three supervisors up for re-election (District 3 RB Davis, D4 Sheldon Deanes and D5 Floyd McKee) are winning easily.

STATEWIDE
The personhood amendment has been defeated by voters of Miss, but Voter ID looks like it's on its way to passing.

UPDATED: Phil Bryant (R) is the new governor of Mississippi after defeating Democrat Johnny DuPree.
Tate Reeves has won the race to be the next LT. Governor.

November 7th

TRIVIA: Win a pair of chairback seats to West Point's playoff opener.

November 8, 2011

TRIVIA QUESTION: CAN YOU NAME THE ONLY WEST POINT FOOTBALL PLAYER TO EVER WIN THE MISSISSIPPI PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD? AND WHAT YEAR DID HE WIN IT?

To enter this week's contest, write down the answer and include your name and phone number, then bring it to our office at 221 E. Main Street. Or you can email us at dtleditor@bellsouth.net.

October 29th

Two killed in Highway 50 collision

October 29, 2011

A three-vehicle crash that occurred just after 8 a.m. on Friday morning claimed two lives, including one West Point man.
David Malone, 63, who was driving a 1997 GMC truck, and Keona Fields, 25, who was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, were both killed after a head-on collision that occurred just east of the river bridge.
According the officials with the Miss. Highway Patrol, the accident occurred just east of the Tenn-Tom Waterway bridge, yards away from the Clay County line of the Lowndes County side of the river.

October 5th

West Point wishes troops well as 223rd departs

October 5, 2011

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Hundreds of American flags waved in the early morning sun, and police sirens blared announcing the departure of several local heroes.
With that, West Point’s 223rd Engineering Battalion, loaded in four charter buses, turned right onto Main Street and began to head toward the city limits, on their way to a brief stop in Texas before making the trip to Afghanistan to do their part in Operation: Enduring Freedom.

Though local chapter is gone, Red Cross service is available

October 5, 2011

By Sheena Baker
Daily Times Leader
Reassurance that disaster victims in West Point and Clay County will still have the services of the American Red Cross came Monday to the Clay County Board of Supervisors by Pattie Tucker, director of the Northeast Mississippi Red Cross chapter.
Consolidation of the Golden Triangle branches of Red Cross occurred this past summer in an effort to sustain Mississippi’s Red Cross centers, and merging branches isn’t just happening in the Golden Triangle.

County schools begin redistricting process

October 5, 2011

The Clay County School District started the process of redistricting on Tuesday night, a task the county schhol board faces once every 10 years.

BY WILL NATIONS sports@dailytimesleader.com The game was almost over before it even started. Canton...
BY WILL NATIONS sports@dailytimesleader.com Tyler Logan always looks to make an impact on the...
DTL staff COLUMBUS – After a sloppy first half, West Point rose to the top against the Columbus...

 

 

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