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February 10th, 2015

Valentine Bake Sale slated for Friday

February 10, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Friends of the Library will host its 6th annual Valentine Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Bryan Public Library in West Point. The fundraiser for the BPL Summer Reading Program will offer sweet treats with a valentine theme.
“We've been having the bake sale for six years now,” Lucille Armstrong, president of Friends of the Library said. “We hope all the members of Friends and those who just want to support the library and the Summer Reading Program will donate baked goodies to sell.”

February 9th

Nunnelee dies in Tupelo home

February 9, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Just one week after staff members confirmed that U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) had elected to seek hospice care within his home for an inoperable brain tumor, came the news that the congressman had died.
Elizabeth Parks, spokeswoman for the congressman, issued a statement on behalf of the Nunnelee family Friday afternoon which read simply, “Congressman Alan Nunnelee has gone home to be with Jesus. He was well loved and will be greatly missed.”

Coroner's office gets an upgrade

February 9, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A coroner's job is, essentially, to deal with death. The coroner is responsible for determining the cause and manner of death, and communicating with law enforcement and families.
Alvin Carter, Jr., who also owns and operates Carter's Mortuary Service in West Point, has been the Clay County Coroner since 2002. He said that throughout the last couple years he's made an effort to modernize the department.

Art students create tribute to Brown

February 9, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader

Sabrina Campbell's art class at West Point High School, much like the entire West Point School District, is mourning the loss of classmate Henry Brown. Brown, 18 of West Point, died Wednesday of respiratory complications due to Down's Syndrome.The class created a tribute and presented it to Brown's family at visitation Friday night at Calvary Baptist Church.

February 6th

Library young adult section expands

February 6, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Publishing houses are exploding with new novels written for the young adult market. The “Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” and “City of Bones” are book series geared toward the reader ages 12 - 18. The young adult section at the Bryan Public Library in West Point reflects the trend and is expanding by adding books written with teens as its primary market.

Police seeking auto burglary information

February 6, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking into a series of automobile burglaries from the past week.

Access road speed: 45 mph

February 6, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors set the speed limit for Yokohama Boulevard at its meeting Thursday, and motorists on the new road will need to keep it at 45 mph.
County Engineer Robert Calvert said the Mississippi Office of State Aid Road Construction informed him that the board was required to set the speed limit itself before posting signage.

February 5th

West Point splits district doubleheader

February 5, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

COLUMBUS — The West Point basketball teams split a District 2-5A basketball doubleheader with the New Hope Lady Trojans and Trojans Tuesday night at New Hope High School.
In boys’ action, New Hope used double-figure scoring from four starters, dispatching the West Point Green Wave (13-12; 0-5 District 2-5A), 72-55.

Community remembers local teen

February 5, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Henry Brown, the 18-year-old West Point native who spurred fundraisers, prayers and a wealth of community support throughout his lifetime, has died.
Brown had been in the intensive care unity facility of the University of Alabama at Birmingham since November. He went in for a surgical procedure to improve his breathing capabilities due to complications from Down syndrome — complications that ultimately led to his death Wednesday.

County to set boulevard speed

February 5, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors looks to set the speed limit for Yokohama Boulevard at its meeting today. The road has had no posted speed limit since it was officially opened to traffic in January.
“Since it opened, a lot of people have had a comfort level of driving fast on that road,” County Engineer Robert Calvert said. “Driving at higher speeds is not really safe on a two-lane road.”
Sheriff Eddie Scott said 45 miles per hour would be the ideal speed limit for the road due to the increase in traffic when the Yokohama Tire plant opens.

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