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December 13th

'Memories' page promotes downtown

December 13, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The landscape in West Point has changed dramatically in the last 50 years, but there are those in the community working to make sure the “good ol’ days” are not forgotten with the “Memories of growing up in West Point, MS” Facebook page.
It’s about more than nostalgia, though. Cynthia Wilson, director of the West Point Growth Alliance and page originator, said she hopes to use the page as a tool in promoting the community, particularly in the downtown area, to facilitate economic growth.

Two arrests made in Pit Bull attack

December 13, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Investigative efforts on behalf of the West Point Police Department in regards to last Thursday’s pit bull attack on a 3-year-old child have resulted in the arrests of two West Point residents.
Reports flooded the airwaves at about 5 p.m. Thursday regarding a possible dog attack. Officers, upon arrival, discovered evidence to suggest the child had been viciously ravaged by a pit bull confined by chains among the exterior of the dwelling in which he was staying.

Yokohama to hold job session

December 13, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

As Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) inches closer to completion, the aspect of employment becomes the focal point for both the plant and the community. East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) staff in conjunction with representatives from YTMM will rise to the occasion by dishing out crucial information individuals will need to prepare themselves for the upcoming employment opportunities. And it’s just in time for the holidays.

December 12th

Rebels victorious over Oak Hill

December 12, 2013

DTL staff

Raiders 54, Rebels 66

MADDEN –– Leake Academy's returning District 2-AA Player of the Year Alex Shepherd was too much for Oak Hill to handle in its opening game of the District 2-AA campaign Tuesday evening.
The 6-foot-3-inch junior point guard scored a game-high 34 points, and the Leake Rebels (8-2; 1-0 District 2-AA) secured a 66-54 win over the Oak Hill Raiders (5-5; 0-1 District 2-AA) in a MAIS Basketball game.
Oak Hill's Drake Riley collected a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Drew Riley scored 14 points in the Raiders' fourth loss in the past five games.

Hebron defeats Kemper

December 12, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Lady Eagles 58,
Lady Rams 29

PHEBA — Rebekah Falkner scored a game-high 16 points, Holly Hudson and Alaina Hill reached double figures with 10 points each and the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles (3-2; 3-0 District 3-A) defeated the Kemper Lady Rams, 58-29, in a MAIS basketball game Tuesday on the campus of Hebron Christian School.
“When you get an early lead, it allows you to work on the specifics with the first unit,” Hebron Head Coach Bruce Franks said. “We need all them hitting on the same cylinders.”

Parker tackles racism, stereotyping in ‘The Matchstick Cross’ at LWB

December 12, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The December meeting for Luncheon With Books at the Bryan Public Library brought author Laurie Parker, well – known for her beautiful children’s books, “Everywhere in Mississippi,” “A is for Angels” and 10 others, to share her first novel “The Matchstick Cross.”
Friends of the Library president, Lucille Armstrong welcomed everyone to Luncheon With Books.

‘Grinch’ set for weekend in West Point

December 12, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Grinch is slinking down from his mountainside cave for a special appearance in West Point.
Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights in the Community Counseling gymnasium, students of the Mississippi Academy of Performing Arts will celebrate the season with their rendition of Dr. Seuss’ classic, “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.”

City takes on McClure remodel

December 12, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It’s been in the making for years on end, but the head of a glistening new McClure building is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Future home of the Howlin’ Wolf Blues Museum and the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, the McClure building has been the focus of a collective effort for a massive renovation project. The West Point Board of Selectmen executed affirmative action to push forward with the project at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

December 11th

EMCC plans local expansion

December 11, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Expansion is the name of the game for the East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) Golden Triangle (GT) campus. And early 2014 will officially mark the beginning of a massive construction effort to erect a new student union building and create a significant marker in EMCC’s timeline.
Paul Miller, EMCC vice president, said the construction of the nearly $15 million student union is a pivotal moment in the school’s history.

Safety seat standards changing

December 11, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Parents across the nation may find getting their children ready to hit the road will be something of a different task in the coming year.

The Oxford Lady Chargers (22-7) used a strong first-half finish and 11 total 3-pointers,...
The West Point Lady Wave might garner a little more respect with its current form on the basketball...
CLEVELAND – Dominating in the majority of the statistical columns all night, the Leake Academy...

 

 

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