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January 2nd, 2015

Missoula children's group returns to WP

January 2, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Children in West Point and Clay County will have the opportunity to participate in a blitz theater session with a professional organization next week.
The Missoula Children's Theater (MCT), an organization which - according to the group's mission statement - seeks to develop life skills in children through participation in performing arts based in Missoula, Mont., sends representatives around the country to conduct theater sessions with kindergarten through fifth-grade children.

Police seek leads in '12 burglaries

January 2, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any information regarding a string of burglaries from two years ago.

Lady Wave outlasts upset-minded Houston

January 2, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

It might be the change in mindset that the West Point Lady Wave needed before beginning its District 2-5A slate against the Saltillo Lady Tigers on Tuesday.
The Lady Wave is starting to learn how to win.
Watching its lead dwindle to 55-50, West Point pieced together a 6-0 run and pulled away for good as it defeated the Houston Lady Toppers, 65-54, in the West Point Holiday Invitational Saturday at West Point High School.

West Point uses 3's to upend Hilltoppers

January 2, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The team and individual performances were, in a word, contagious.
Dason Thomas contributed a game-high 20 points, Ecurb Forest notched 19 and the West Point Green Wave scored 10 3-pointers in a 73-59 win over the Houston Hilltoppers in the West Point Holiday Invitational Saturday at West Point High School.

City eyes development code changes

January 2, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen will host a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday at City Hall for a public hearing concerning an amendment to the city’s development code, as well as readdressing insurance changes for city employees.
The proposed text amendment to the West Point Development Code would allow funeral homes and service stations to build in zones designated for agricultural development as a major conditional use.

Christmas comes for animal shelter

January 2, 2015

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

Christmas certainly came early to the West Point Clay County Animal Shelter and Golden Triangle Horse Rescue this year.
Buck Simmons, a former resident of West Point who now lives in Shannon, paid a visit to Frank Portera, president of the West Point Clay County Animal Shelter, Dec. 16 and presented him with a check for $10,000, with $2,000 allocated to the Golden Triangle Horse Rescue and $8,000 for the WPCCAS.

December 31st, 2014

Two more arrested in shooting

December 31, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department officers have made additional arrests in a weekend shooting incident that left two injured.
Accordiing to a WPPD statement to media, police arrested Jarvis Shamar Robertson, 10, and Jerri Tyshawn Collins, 18, both of West Point, Monday after both turned themselves over to police in connection with an assault at Point Place Apartments on North Forest Street in West Point.

Thomas Edward Landon Sr.

December 31, 2014

Thomas Edward Landon, Sr., was born on July 7, 1947 to the late Harrison and Elizabeth Landon in West Point, MS. He died on December 25, 2014 at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Memphis, TN. He served in the U.S. Army. He received the Purple Heart Medal during combat in the Vietnam War.

Coach Stan Hughey

December 31, 2014

Coach Stan Hughey, age 55, passed away Dec. 28, 2014, at his residence in West Point. Coach Hughey was born Sept. 2, 1959, in Ripley, the son of Willa Dean Hodges Hughey and the late William Crandle Hughey. Stan graduated from Bay Springs High School in 1978. He also graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi State University in 1983. Coach Hughey began his coaching career at Mathiston High School, which later became, what we know today as East Webster High School. Coach Hughey, then became a Graduate Assistant at Mississippi College, studying under Coach Mike Jones.

Fred Dreher Jr.

December 31, 2014

Fred Dreher, Jr., 87, passed away on December 26, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Mr. Fred was born February 19, 1927, in Stuttgart, Arkansas, the son of the late Frederic Nicholas and Regina Anna Hageman Dreher, Sr. He was an United States Navy Veteran. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Columbus. He worked as a Civilan Chief Budget Officer for the Columbus Air Force Base for 35 years. He married Phyllis Jean Parks May 31, 1947, in El Dorado, Arkansas, and she passed away June 8, 2013.

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