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December 29th

State honors former rep

December 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point native David Gibbs served as District 36 Representative for 21 years before he died in January 2013. This year Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill designating a section of Highway 45 in Clay County in Gibbs’ honor.
Mississippi Legislature voted unanimously to pass the bill in February, and Bryant recently signed the bill. The section of Highway 45, from Highway 50 to the Monroe County line, was named Representative David Gibbs Memorial Highway.

Former OHA girls coach Hughey passes away

December 29, 2014

East Webster girls head coach Head Coach Stan Hughey died on Sunday.
The news was confirmed by Oak Hill girls and boys basketball Head Coach Brian Middleton to Daily Times Leader sports reporter Will Nations. Middleton also said that Columbus Christian athletic director Greg Watkins canceled the Columbus Christian Christmas Tournament, an event East Webster and OHA were slated to participate in on Monday and Tuesday, out of respect for the coach’s passing.
Hughey was the Oak Hill Lady Raiders’ head basketball coach for 18 years before leaving the position in April.

December 26th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 24th

West Point’s very own Santa

December 24, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point native Jim Crum may not be the real Santa Claus but he spends his time doing Santa’s work in the community.
Just about any time a West Point or Clay County resident sees a jolly old elf with a long white beard during the holiday season, that beard probably belongs to Crum. He said he started playing Santa in 2001 after a chance encounter at a supermarket.

Juveniles arrested in shooting

December 24, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department investigators have made two arrests in a weekend shooting incident that left two people injured.
Police apprehended Tommie Earl Malone, 16, and Tyron Cortez Coleman, 16, both of West Point, Wednesday evening in connection to the incident, according to a WPPD statement to media. Both Malone and Coleman were charged as adults on counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Community turns out to support Sally Kate Winters kids

December 24, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Sally Kate Winters Family Services has been a safe place for children removed from abusive and neglectful situations since 1990. During that time SKWFS has always been able to count on support from the West Point, Clay County community for the children in its care, according to Heather Usry, outreach coordinator for SKWFS.

Local police investigate burglaries

December 24, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any information on a group of robberies from early 2013.
n About 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2013, officers responded to the 2300 block of Old Tibbee Road in reference to a burglary of a business. According to the incident report, a 301-piece Pittsburgh tool set valued at about $300 was taken from the building. The owner reported that several car batteries were also stolen. The front door may been left unlocked, according to the owner.

First responders prepare

December 24, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

While many residents are opening presents under the tree or hosting meals with their loved ones, it's business as usual for local law enforcement and emergency personnel on Christmas.
While most agencies have reported call volume is lower on Christmas day, deputies still have their concerns, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. Brinkley said though office staff would not be working on Christmas, after hours emergency systems were in place and staff patrol units worked just as any other day.

December 23rd

VIDEO: What to watch for - Orange Bowl preview

December 23, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman previews the Orange Bowl matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

WPPD investigates shooting

December 23, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers are investigating a shooting within a gated community in the city.
According to a WPPD statement to media, police were dispatched about 11 p.m. Sunday in reference to shots fired and "someone running" at Point Place Apartments on North Forest Street in West Point. Upon arrival, officers were approached by a man claiming to have been shot.

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