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December 29th

Former OHA girls coach Hughey passes away

December 29, 2014

East Webster girls head coach Head Coach Stan Hughey died on Sunday.
The news was confirmed by Oak Hill girls and boys basketball Head Coach Brian Middleton to Daily Times Leader sports reporter Will Nations. Middleton also said that Columbus Christian athletic director Greg Watkins canceled the Columbus Christian Christmas Tournament, an event East Webster and OHA were slated to participate in on Monday and Tuesday, out of respect for the coach’s passing.
Hughey was the Oak Hill Lady Raiders’ head basketball coach for 18 years before leaving the position in April.

December 26th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 24th

OHA’s Easterling placekicks as 8th-grader

December 24, 2014


One Oak Hill Raider played six quarters of football on a weekly basis.
From playing in a junior high game on a Thursday to a varsity game on Friday, a 24-hour swing, Grayson Easterling was the Raiders’ placekicker during this past football season. The drastic change from the junior-high level to the high school level was comparable to a step up to the major league.

Wave hosts first holiday tourney

December 24, 2014


It is finally coming to fruition. After discussing the idea for the past three years, the West Point High School basketball teams will host a holiday tournament.
The West Point Holiday Invitational, a four-game event, starts with a match-up between the Shannon Lady Red Raiders and the Columbus Lady Falcons at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at West Point High School. The tournament features three girls’ basketball games through the afternoon and a finale that pits the Green Wave against the Houston Hilltoppers at 6 p.m.

Elizabeth Gwennitta Dean (Holmes)

December 24, 2014

Elizabeth Gwennitta Dean (Holmes) age 32, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Memorial services are at noon, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at Northside Christian Church, with Pastor Alex Jackson officiating.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

West Point’s very own Santa

December 24, 2014


West Point native Jim Crum may not be the real Santa Claus but he spends his time doing Santa’s work in the community.
Just about any time a West Point or Clay County resident sees a jolly old elf with a long white beard during the holiday season, that beard probably belongs to Crum. He said he started playing Santa in 2001 after a chance encounter at a supermarket.

Juveniles arrested in shooting

December 24, 2014

DTL staff

West Point Police Department investigators have made two arrests in a weekend shooting incident that left two people injured.
Police apprehended Tommie Earl Malone, 16, and Tyron Cortez Coleman, 16, both of West Point, Wednesday evening in connection to the incident, according to a WPPD statement to media. Both Malone and Coleman were charged as adults on counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Fosters, football intertwine

December 24, 2014


The football game is complete, the scoreboard is off and the cars, trucks and vans exit the gravel parking lots surrounding Hebron Christian School’s football field. Once all is settled, usually 30 to 45 minutes after the final play and the final whistle, one family is still continuing the football coaching process.
A Friday night is typically a long one for Head Coach David Foster and his family.

Community turns out to support Sally Kate Winters kids

December 24, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Sally Kate Winters Family Services has been a safe place for children removed from abusive and neglectful situations since 1990. During that time SKWFS has always been able to count on support from the West Point, Clay County community for the children in its care, according to Heather Usry, outreach coordinator for SKWFS.

Local police investigate burglaries

December 24, 2014


West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any information on a group of robberies from early 2013.
n About 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2013, officers responded to the 2300 block of Old Tibbee Road in reference to a burglary of a business. According to the incident report, a 301-piece Pittsburgh tool set valued at about $300 was taken from the building. The owner reported that several car batteries were also stolen. The front door may been left unlocked, according to the owner.

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