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October 8th, 2014

VIDEO: Game of the Week: (2) Auburn vs. (3) Mississippi St.

October 8, 2014

Travis looks ahead to Auburn vs. Mississippi St.

Domestic violence remains issue in Clay County, state

October 8, 2014


October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and according to local officials, domestic problems is a problem in West Point and Clay County, as well as Mississippi as a whole.
According to a statement released to media from the Mississippi Department of Health (MDH), domestic violence plays a significant role in the health of Mississippians.

Local youth sentenced to 15 years

October 8, 2014


A West Point man was sentenced to 15 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections with five suspended for statutory rape during the Clay County Circuit Court session Monday.
Khaleed Pigram, 17, of West Point, originally pleaded not guilty to the 2012 rape of a child younger than 14-years-old at the time. He changed his plea to guilty during the January court term, and Judge James Kitchens sentenced him Monday.

October 7th

Nightmare on 45 opens for third year

October 7, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Screams, chainsaws and maniacal laughter will greet those to dare to visit “A Nighmare on Highway 45” haunt during the Halloween season. For the third year, Tim White, Keith Bagwell, Eddie Malone and a dozen volunteers put together a haunted walk–through behind Cathy’s Restaurant in West Point.

MSU administration works to place students after fire

October 7, 2014

Special to Daily Times Leader

STARKVILLE — After a night to evaluate the situation, Mississippi State University determined that 153 female students will be displaced as a result of a Sunday night fire in the Oak Hall residence hall, rather than the initially expected 198, according to university chief communication officer Sid Salter.
Oak Hall, a four-floor residence hall on the south end of campus, opened for the beginning of the fall 2012 semester. MSU’s Housing and Residence Life website lists the residence hall as having a 382-person capacity.

County completes 2014 HOME grant project

October 7, 2014


Four residents in Clay County had new homes to call their own as the county finished its HOME project for the year last week. The project, funded by a $433,950 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), saw four substandard homes demolished and replaced during the past year.

County OKs road project funds

October 7, 2014


The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the county’s local match for the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Airport Road project at its meeting Monday.
Clay County Chancery Clerk Amy Berry said the project will involve extending, widening and overlaying .244 miles of Airport Road next to Walmart in West Point. The cost will be largely covered by an ARC grant, according to Berry, with local funds covering the remaining costs.

October 6th

VIDEO: History Lesson: Week 6 Features Five Top-Ten Upsets

October 6, 2014

For the first time ever, five of the AP poll's top eight ranked teams lost on the same weekend. Let Campus Insiders show you how history was made in this Rewind.

October 5th

No. 3 Alabama falls to No. 11 Mississippi 23-17

October 5, 2014

AP Sports Writer

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Alabama's new high-powered offense was nowhere to be found on Saturday afternoon. Its usual clutch plays in the fourth quarter were missing as well.

Instead, it was upstart Mississippi with the big moments in the final minutes, with quarterback Bo Wallace leading the 11th-ranked Rebels to a come-from-behind 23-17 victory over No. 3 Alabama.

October 3rd

Tupelo continues recovery efforts

October 3, 2014


On April 28, the Tupelo landscape underwent a drastic change as an EF-2 tornado ripped through the North Gloster area of the city. Since then, the city has been working to clean up and rebuild.
Shane Hooper, director of the city’s Development Services division — which encompasses departments such as economic development, building inspection and code enforcement — spoke to Rotarians Thursday at First United Methodist Church in West Point about the ongoing efforts to restore damaged structures in Tupelo.

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