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January 9th, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month. Obama administration officials are not providing any details about the proposal to give every American student two years of community college for free... no word on where the money would come to pay for it.

January 8th

VIDEO: Elvis Fans Gather to Celebrate the King

January 8, 2015

Elvis Presley, the Mississippi-born singer who became a cultural icon in the United States and elsewhere, would have turned 80 on Jan. 8. Fans are converging on his Graceland home and Tupelo birthplace to celebrate the man and his music.

Lady Wave better Saltillo in road victory

January 8, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

SALTILLO — The West Point Lady Wave will take a win any way it can get it, especially on the road.
West Point (7-9; 1-0 District 2-5A) survived a late Saltillo Lady Tigers’ surge as it reclaimed the lead for a 43-33 win in both teams’ District 2-5A opener Tuesday in Saltillo. The win helped the Lady Wave surpass its win total from last season.

Saltillo pulls out win late over WP

January 8, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

SALTILLO — The West Point Green Wave claimed the District 2-5A championship for 2013-14 in Saltillo.
Tuesday started an uphill battle for the title defense in the same place glory was attained just 11 months ago.

Information sought on burglaries

January 8, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is looking for any information on a string of alleged robberies that occurred in January 2013 and 2014.
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.

Weather prompts concern for needy

January 8, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

It's safe to say winter has arrived in West Point and Clay County, and local officials are advising residents to keep the safety and warmth of themselves and others in mind as the freezing cold sets in.
The temperature was set to bottom out around 9 degrees last night, according to the National Weather Service, and looks to in the 20s and 30s through the weekend. Local officials advised residents to use caution with their thermostats and water faucets in the cold weather, but some locals may not have access to adequate heating.

Regional roundup set at EMCC

January 8, 2015

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) is looking to compile more accurate data on the challenges and strengths of various regions throughout the state, and on Thursday, Jan. 22, the local business community will have the chance to weigh in.

January 7th

Laura Sue Harmon Rambo

January 7, 2015

Laura Sue Harmon Rambo entered into life eternal January 5, 2015 after an extended illness.  A memorial service will be held for her Friday January 9, 2015 at 10 AM at Robinson Chapel with Rev. Mike Hunter and Rev. Will Rambo officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday January 8 from 5-7 PM and from 9-9:45 AM on January 9 at Robinson Funeral Home.

Mary Ruth Winter Boeke

January 7, 2015

Mrs. Mary Ruth Winter Boeke, 85, passed away on January 6, 2015, at Waverly Care Home in West Point. Mrs. Mary Ruth was born September 13, 1929, in Chickasaw County, the daughter of the late Wilton Joshua and Emma Elizabeth Griffin Johnson. She was a member of the West Point Church of God. She had worked as a cashier at Sunflower in West Point. She was married to the late Robert Lee Winter and he passed away in 1971. She later married Bill Moore and they owned and operated Moore's Restaurant in West Point. She was later married to Harvey Boeke and he passed away in 2003.

Fifth Street students win stock market game

January 7, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Reading, writing and arithmetic are the cornerstones of grade school book learning, but one West Point educator has added another level to his curriculum: teaching students to play the stock market.
Jon Zarandona, seventh grade information and communications technology teacher at Fifth Street Junior High School, had students in his after school Future Business Leaders of America program participate in a statewide Stock Market Game.

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