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September 24th, 2014

Cup to impact local economy

September 24, 2014


The International Sports Promotion Society Handa Cup is set to begin Friday at the Old Waverly Golf Course. The Handa Cup will not only pit one 12-person U.S.-born LPGA legends against a 12-person team of international LPGA legends, but will also bring golfers and fans to West Point to possibly spend money in the city’s businesses.

September 23rd

Civitans hopeful for future cook-off events

September 23, 2014

By Donna Summerall

The West Point Civitan Club picked a perfect day for it’s first ever Home Town Heroes Cookoff Saturday at the Mossy Oak Pavilion in West Point. The smell of smoking pork tempted shoppers at the Mossy Oak Outlet to come buy a lunch plate.

Mississippi first lady to visit West Clay

September 23, 2014


First Lady of Mississippi Deborah Bryant will stop by West Clay Elementary at 1 p.m. today to read to second- and third-grade students as part of her “Read Across Mississippi” tour.
Bryant began the tour in January as a campaign to promote reading in the state. She planned to visit all 82 counties in Mississippi in 2014, and according to a statement from Bryan’s office, she’d reached 69 as of Monday.

September 22nd

West Point beats Noxubee in second half

September 22, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Green Wave might have found its identity as a second-half team in the past two weeks.
The Wave used 19 unanswered points in the final two quarters to defeat the Noxubee County Tigers, 33-19, Friday at McCallister Field in West Point.
Trailing at halftime, senior Quincy Starks scored two rushing touchdowns, a 10-yarder in the third quarter and a 46-yarder to begin the fourth quarter. Senior Kadarius Fordside scored the knock-out blow with a 4-yard touchdown carry at the 3:47 mark.

Oak Hill survives Newton

September 22, 2014


The final two quarters were not for the faint of heart.
Despite four turnovers, three during the second half, Oak Hill (3-2; 1-1 District 2-AA) avoided a disastrous Homecoming game as the Newton County Academy Generals missed a go-ahead field goal with less than 10 seconds remaining in a 29-27 decision Friday at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.

VIDEO: Mississippi St. hangs on to beat LSU

September 22, 2014

LSU loses to Mississippi St.

United Way prepares to launch fall campaign

September 22, 2014


United Way of Clay County will host its "Day to Care" and campaign kickoff luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Civic in West Point.
United Way of Clay County Executive Director Stacy Hays said the "Day to Care" begins at 8 a.m., and is a community event to help develop teamwork and build morale among volunteers while giving back to the community.

Wild hogs cause growing concern

September 22, 2014


Wild hogs are considered nuisance animals by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. MDWFP defines "wild hogs" as any feral hog, wild swine, Russian boar or any pig that is not domesticated or has a wild-looking appearance or behavior.
Clay County Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension Service Director B.J. McClenton said that wild hogs were becoming more of a problem in the county.
McClenton said wild hogs cause a lot of damage to crops, as well as destroying yards and carrying diseases.

CCSD to receive DUI enforcement grant

September 22, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice is working to make it easier for state and local law enforcement to crack down on those driving under the influence. The Clay County Sheriff's Department is tapping into that pool of resources.

John Guido

September 22, 2014

John Guido, age 86, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Care Center of Aberdeen.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Union Baptist M.B. Church in Prairie, with Rev. Mike Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 2 – 4 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

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