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October 9th, 2014

Local teen organizes toy drive

October 9, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Mikayla Poindexter is more than the average 15-year-old girl. The sophomore student at Oak Hill Academy is working toward earning honors in the Miss Outstanding Teen pageant series in Mississippi, but more than that, she's working to make a difference in the lives of sick children.

Death penalty off table in capital murder case

October 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Brittania Smith came before Judge Lee Howard for a hearing during Wednesday’s session of the October Clay County Circuit Court term. Smith, 24, of West Point, will go to trial in January in connection with the December death of her 2-month-old-son, Brinston Smith.

October 8th

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

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

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

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

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
life@dailytimesleader.com

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

BY ALEX HOLLOWAY
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

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

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

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

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.

BY WILL NATIONS sports@dailytimesleader.com The West Point defense is getting back into the swing...
BY WILL NATIONS sports@dailytimesleader.com His arm cast was removed the same morning as the game....
DTL staff After being knocked out of the MAIS Class-AA State Championship in the first round by...

 

 

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