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October 29th, 2014

Officials urge motorists to yield

October 29, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

According to Mississippi code, motorists are required to yield to pedestrians in any marked or unmarked crosswalks. Local officials urge motorists in the city to be aware of crosswalks and be prepared to stop for any foot traffic.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said motorists generally obey crosswalk regulations in the city, but failure to yield right-of-way has become a problem where the Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway intersects Churchill Road.

October 28th

JA sponsors 'Fall in Love With Reading'

October 28, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Junior Auxiliary, in partnership with the Bryan Public Library, hosted the first “Fall in Love With Reading” program Saturday at the library in West Point. The event was part of the WPJA “Reading is Fun” project, headed by Ivy Ivey, chair of the project.
“In the past the JA has sponsored story time at the library,” Ivey said. “Now almost all the members work and can't come in the mornings and read as was done before. We considered a program in the evening, but with homework and other activities, it wasn't feasible.”

WP American Legion hosts vets luncheon

October 28, 2014

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

West Point American Legion Posts 38 and 212 hosted a luncheon Saturday at the American Legion Post 38 on Westbrook Street in West Point. Veterans and their spouses were invited to share hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and memories of their service.
“We welcome all vets, regardless of whether they served during war or peacetime,” Bill Gibson, post 38 commander, said. “Anyone who served their country with honor is one of us.”

OHA Lady Raiders remain perfect, down Marshall

October 28, 2014

DTL staff

HOLLY SPRINGS – Prior to the Oak Hill Lady Raiders' game against Marshall Academy, the gym's public address announcer stated the preseason tournament's finale consisted of two undefeated teams. The announcement was a talking point for Head Coach Brian Middleton to his Lady Raiders in the locker room before they took the floor.

Arts Council hosts Halloween gala

October 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point/Clay County Arts Council (WPCCAC) hosted its first fundraiser in the new Louise Campbell Center for the Arts Saturday evening, an event that brought out the community's finest ghouls and goblins.
The Black and Orange Halloween Gala kicked off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and was a night of music, dancing and costumes. WPCCAC Secretary Kathy Dyess said the event was hosted in order to raise funds for office equipment, kitchen supplies and workshop supplies for the new arts center.

State wide tornado drill set for Wed.

October 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The week is Mississippi's Severe Weather Awareness Week, and each day will focus on different aspect of severe weather. Monday focused on thunderstorms, today focuses on flooding, and tomorrow will emphasize tornado safety.
A statewide tornado drill will be conducted tomorrow at 9:15 a.m., and local officials urge residents to participate in the drill with the goal of helping everyone learn life-saving rules.

October 27th

Dill, Lady Raiders open with flourish

October 27, 2014

DTL staff

HOLLY SPRINGS – Sarah Dill has come out in the preseason openers with explosive offense.
Dill, an Oak Hill junior, has scored 45 combined points in the Lady Raiders’ pair of wins on Tuesday and Thursday at Marshall Academy in Holly Springs.
“Sarah has just come out on fire in her first two preseason games,” Oak Hill Head Coach Brian Middleton said.
Dill reached double figures with 17 points in Oak Hill’s 61-40 win against Tunica Academy Tuesday. Sophomore Tanner Grubbs had eight points.

Oak Hill falls to Leake, remains playoff bound

October 27, 2014

DTL staff

MADDEN – The Oak Hill Raiders were within striking distance of the Leake Rebels.
Trailing by two scores, Oak Hill was unable to close the gap as it fumbled at the 5-yard line during a long pass play with two minutes remaining in the game. It was recovered by the Rebels.
After the costly turnover, Leake (5-5; 4-1 District 2-AA) held on to a 42-28 win over the Raiders in a District 2-AA game Friday at Leake Academy in Madden.

Forside, Green Wave romp past Saltillo

October 27, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

SALTILLO – One opposing defender stood between West Point running back Kadarius Forside five yards away from the goal line in the Green Wave’s opening offensive drive. The senior either could make an agile move around the Saltillo defender or lower his shoulder pads and make contact. He chose the latter.

Clemmie Jermaine Guines

October 27, 2014

Clemmie Jermaine Guines

Clemmie Jermaine Guines, age 33, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center – West Point.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Civic Center. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation was 5 – 7 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Carter Funeral Home.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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