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May 26th, 2015
With the school year over, it is now time for the younger players to strut their stuff. In this picture, several West Point t-ball players work on their fundamentals.
Memorial Day activities will continue this week as the City of West Point will be hosting a Memorial Day celebration on Saturday May 30 at noon at the West Point City Hall upstairs conference room. The event is set to correspond with the historical celebration of Memorial Day.
The West Point Farmers' Market is heating up again this week on Thursday as the Market enters its second week.
With graduation behind us, this week marks the start of summer for several area school kids.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson got the festivities started this week as the west Point Farmers' Market got underway. The market will run Thursdays throughout the summer. Check out Friday's Daily Times Leader for more details.
Also, check out Thursday's DTL where we outline the candidates for Mississippi's First Congressional District. Republican Trent Kelly and Democrat Walter Zinn Jr. are the last two men standing and will face each other in a runoff election June 2.
The West Point Arts Council is hosting Sunday at the Center this weekend at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts. The program involves the Yes MAM Trio and a flashback to music of our yesteryear from the 1940s.
This week the West Point Growth Alliance will be hosting "Business After Hours" at the Old Waverly Golf Club May 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event promises to be an opportunity for all of the Golden Triangle businesses to come together to share and network.
Oak Hill Academy will have a chance to do something it hasn't done in 25 years, win a state championship. This would be the school's first state baseball title. Tomorrow night they play at Oak Hill, with the final two games in Clinton, Louisiana.
School is winding down this month here in West Point. Temperatures this week may reach 90 degrees by this weekend. Our local weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies throughout the week with highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.
By Donna Summerall
Cancer is a disease that does not discriminate, it impacts people of all races, religions and socio â€“ economic backgrounds. No one is immune, and there is no one the disease has not touched.
The American Cancer Society sponsors the Relay For Life events both as a fundraiser and a way to raise awareness both of those who survive and those who have lost the fight.
Clay County Relay For Life (CCRFL) is scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Sally Kate Winters Park.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The April term of Clay County Circuit Court concluded Friday, and the term saw trials and sentences for aggravated assault, burglary, drug charges and murder.
Tammy Ott White, 52, of Cedar Bluff, received a 20 year sentence on three counts of sale of methamphetamine and one count of possession of methamphetamine. Of the 20 years, 17 were suspended and White will be required to serve three years in Mississippi Department of Corrections and pay $250 in restitution with a $1,000 fine.
BY WILLIAM CARROLL
If you want to get down and dirty with your local elected officials in West Point, Saturday May 2 may be your opportunity as part of Great American Cleanup Day. The event, which will be a joint effort of the City of West Point and the West Point Clay County Community Growth Alliance in partnership with Keep Mississippi Beautiful will begin at 9 a.m. May 2.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Two men were indicted by the Clay County grand jury on aggravated assault charges this week in relation to alleged beating from August in the Huddle House parking lot in West Point.
Courtez McMillian, 23, of Okolona, and Marquavious McMillian were arrested on August in connection with an alleged assault that left West Point man Ralph Weems IV with a brain injury, and were arraigned Wednesday.