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October 15th, 2013

Local United Way to celebrate 30 years

October 15, 2013

DTL Staff

The Clay County chapter of the United Way is set to host its Campaign Kickoff Luncheon noon Oct. 24 at the Civic.
Bobby Cole, local author of The Dummy Line and Moon Underfoot, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.
United Way raises and allocates funds for 14 human service organizations serving the residents of Clay County. Stacy Hays, executive director of United Way of Clay County, explained that these agencies touch the lives of thousands of people each year.

WPPD to dish out bicycle helmets for area children

October 15, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

If one happens to stroll by the West Point Police Department Saturday morning, he or she might notice something amiss taking place in the parking lot for all to see.
Rest assured, it will not be a crime scene. Those typically aren’t scheduled in advance.
Take a few, maybe even 10 or 20, steps toward the gathering and lend an observational eye.
Those are bike helmets, and there’s not a single price tag on the lot of them.
Children with bikes but no helmet are the focus of a cooperative effort by both the city and WPPD.

Link looks at options in light of vacancy

October 15, 2013

The Golden Triangle Development LINK has hit a crossroads in light of a recent vacancy of the Vice President of Economic Development position in Clay County.
Previous occupant of the position, Ron Maloney, was part of the collective which assisted in bringing about the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Plant to boost West Point’s industrial presence on the national stage. However, Maloney recently accepted a position in his hometown of Pennsylvania.

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October 9th

Ellis competes at MAIS all-star softball game

October 9, 2013

It is shaping up to be a busy week for Oak Hill senior Maegan Ellis.
Like any high school Homecoming maid, Ellis is having to decide on a dress to wear during the festivities on Friday – though her mother, Gigi, said one dress was already selected. The dress right now though is paired with a pair of cleats, an aluminum bat and a leather glove, as Ellis was selected to represent Oak Hill in the MAIS annual All-Star Softball event today at Jackson Prep in Flowood.
“We do have a dress picked out,” Gigi said. “The only thing is can we find some time for school this week.”

Gifted program crucial tool in identifying students

October 9, 2013

Teachers and principals of West Point School District elementary schools met after school Monday to hear Carol W. Paola, Mississippi Association for Gifted Children executive director, talk about how important the gifted program is to elementary students who qualify.

WPPD receives grant to hire extra officer

October 9, 2013

The West Point Police Department is expecting to welcome a new member to the family in the not-so-distant future.
Many thanks to a grant awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) Hiring Program (culminating to CHP), the WPPD achieved what, for the longest time, seemed like a pipe dream, said WPP Chief Tim Brinkley.

Growth Alliance encourages community response to C Spire

October 9, 2013

In words of folk legend Bob Dylan, “You better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone, for the times, they are a changin’,” at least that’s how West Point Growth Alliance Director Cynthia Wilson looks at it. As such, Wilson and the Growth Alliance are actively promoting C Spire’s newly announced 1-gigabit fiber to home initiative, in hopes of keeping West Point up to speed on changing technology and more competitive in the world of economic development.

October 8th

Jeanette Woods

October 8, 2013

Jeanette Woods age 58, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at the DCH Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. from Pleasant Grove Pool’s M.B. Church with Rev. James A. Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Pool’s Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, from 3-6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

DTL football wrap up

October 8, 2013

The West Point Green Wave's second-half rally fell short against a rising Clarksdale Wildcat team as West Point lost its second consecutive District 1-5A game, 39-34, Friday at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.

Oak Hill clinches district win over Manchester

October 8, 2013

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

YAZOO CITY – Five first-half rushing touchdowns helped the Oak Hill Raiders (4-3; 2-1) rout the Manchester Academy Mavericks (1-6; 0-2) 47-6 in a MAIS District 2-AA contest Friday at Buster Crawford Stadium on the campus of Manchester Academy.
In a season-high offensive performance, the Raider rushing attack tallied 39 carries for 457 yards on the ground. The 457-yard rushing total is the most gained on the ground under second-year head coach Daniel Merchant.

BY WILL NATIONS sports@dailytimesleader.com One Oak Hill Raider played six quarters of football on...
BY WILL NATIONS sports@dailytimesleader.com It is finally coming to fruition. After discussing the...
BY WILL NATIONS sports@dailytimesleader.com The football game is complete, the scoreboard is off...

 

 

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