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May 20th, 2014

OHA finalizes coaching staff

May 20, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Oak Hill Academy is reshuffling its coaches in preparation of girls basketball coach and athletic director Stan Hughey’s departure from the school.
Brian Middleton, who previously coached boys basketball, will begin coaching boys and girls varsity teams, according to OHA Headmaster Yandell Harris.
Harris said OHA originally wanted to find a new girls basketball coach to replace Hughey, but during the search it became apparent that Middleton wanted to take over coaching girls in addition to boys.

May 19th

Sarah Delayne (Laney) Morgan

May 19, 2014

Sarah Delayne (Laney) Morgan, 61, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Louisville Health Care in Louisville.
She was an Administrative Assistant for more than 32 years in the Agronomy Department at Mississippi State University and a member of Adaton Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother, aunt, sister and friend. She enjoyed camping, skiing, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Grady Wayne Jones and Mary Nell Fulgham Jones; and sister, Beth Jones Irby.

Falls, Kelly selected as STAR students

May 19, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi Economic Council and M.B. Swayze Foundation’s Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program recognizes high school seniors in the state with the highest ACT score in their class.
This year, Khiante Falls, daughter of Florence Falls-Smith, Corey Smith and Elvis G. Jones, was selected as West Point High School’s STAR Student.

'Click it or ticket' campaign begins

May 19, 2014

The national “Click It or Ticket” campaign begins on May 19, and the West Point Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Department are advising citizens to buckle up and drive safely.
The campaign, which will run through June 1, is a coordinated seat belt enforcement effort to reduce the number of lives lost in vehicle crashes on roads and highways, according to the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said WPPD will have a number of safety checkpoints, otherwise known as roadblocks, in strategic areas around the city.

Allyson Leitner shares caregiving with PCWP

May 19, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Pilot Club of West Point (PCWP) welcomed Allyson Leitner, incoming president of the Pilot Club of Starkville. She has spent her life caring for family.

Man arrested in child porn case

May 19, 2014

DTL staff

A West Point man was arrested on suspicion of possession one count of child pornography Thursday, according to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.
Marcus Wilburn Knight, 49, of 141 South Division St., was arrested by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, with assistance from the West Point Police Department. WPPD is a member of the ICAC Task Force.
Knight is being held in Clay County Detention Center. His bond has been set at $25,000.

May 15th

Bryan Public Library set to host financial planning session Friday morning

May 15, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Bryan Public Library is hosting a free, adult financial seminar from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Friday, featuring Ryan Munson, financial adviser with Edward Jones in Columbus. Munson will provide basic financial planning information with his “Rules of the Road.”
“Friday, I'll be discussing the ‘10 Rules of the Road' for investing,” Munson said. “The rules will help those interested in financial planning to understand the basic concepts and strategies for preparing for the future.”

CCS celebrates 40 years strong in Mississippi

May 15, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Community Counseling Services (CCS) has been a part of Clay County’s history for as long as some can remember, but this year marks a special milestone: CCS is celebrating 40 years of service.
The organization commemorated the event with a special luncheon at Old Waverly Country Club Wednesday in West Point, with representatives from each of its seven-county coverage area coming to expand briefly on services provided, financial figures and a glimpse into the future.

City plans $300,000 CDBG funds match

May 15, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen adopted a resolution which would allow the city to commit matching funds for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) at its meeting Tuesday.
The city is applying for a $300,000 CDBG to go toward a $600,000 sewer project, which will service two census blocks north of Main Street in West Point. One block extends roughly from Eshman Avenue to Fifth Street and the other from Cottrell Street to Old White Road.

May 14th

Friends, coworkers host surprise event for OHA educator

May 14, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Oak Hill Academy Elementary School Principal Jane Rives’ time at OHA is drawing to a close after 48 years, and her friends, former students and coworkers prepared a surprise for her on Tuesday.
Jewelry designer Ronaldo Needham, of Kentucky and the Indiana-based Ronaldo Designer Jewelry, visited OHA to present Rives with a handcrafted bracelet.
“It’s not often I have the pleasure of meeting a person who’s loved and taken care of children for 48 years,” Needham said, as he presented Rives with one of his Guardian Angel bracelets.

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