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October 6th, 2014

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.

Restoration committee hosts fundraiser

October 3, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Holiday Express plans in works

October 3, 2014


October is here and Halloween’s around the corner, but local officials are already preparing for a visit from Santa and the Holiday Express. The Kansas City Southern Railway Company’s 14th annual Holiday Express run will roll Dec. 2 into West Point, and KCS and West Point officials got together Thursday to discuss logistics.

Crash causes power outage

October 3, 2014

DTL staff

A morning car crash left portions of north and east West Point, including West Point High School and Oak Hill Academy, without power for about two hours Thursday morning.
About 9 a.m. Thursday, a man allegedly ran the stop sign at the intersection of West Half Mile Road and North Division Street, according to West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones.

October 2nd

Telephone scammers remain issue for Clay County residents

October 2, 2014


Alleged telephone scams are a serious issue in West Point and Clay County, according to local law enforcement. Officials urge residents to be cautious when dealing with anyone over the phone, and to never give out their bank information.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said scams are an ongoing problem in the community, and lately calls have involved the alleged offenders telling elderly residents that their computers have been hacked.

Animal shelter hosts toilet prank fundraiser throughout October

October 2, 2014

By Donna Summerall

It’s October and the tricks are already beginning. Local residents should be aware, or maybe beware, the West Point Clay County Animal Shelter will be visiting businesses and homes to deliver an unsightly trick to raise money for the treat of new plumbing at the shelter. No business or home in West Point is safe from the potty prank.

GTRA earns $750K grant, plans to expand

October 2, 2014


The Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA) is looking to expand its services after receiving a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Tuesday.
According to a media release from GTRA, the Small Community Air Service Development Program grant was intended to help recruit new westbound air service to the area.
GTRA Executive Director Mike Hainsey said the grant is part of the airport’s long-term plan to grow its air service options for the communities in the Golden Triangle.

Region hospitals prepare for ebola possibility

October 2, 2014


Local health care providers are doing their part to prepare for what could be a worst-case scenario: an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported Tuesday the first case of the virus, which had killed more than 3,000 in four West African countries and sickened more than 6,500 since March according the World Health Organization, was diagnosed in Dallas.

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