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January 14th, 2014

WPPD helmet giveaway proves another success

January 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Although the number of helmets dished out at the West Point Police Department’s second bicycle helmet giveaway was less than the previous giveaway, the line still formed Saturday in front of the department building.
In its second go-around, the helmet giveaway served as a strong tool WPPD used in the fight for more widespread bicycle safety. Out of the 130 helmets purchased with funds supplemented by the Safe Routes to School grant, about 50 were given away Saturday.

Collins set to speak at MLK banquet Friday

January 14, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Alumni Chapter is once again sponsoring the Martin Luther King Black Tie Banquet, at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the UFCW Union Hall. The event will have area youth entertaining with the West Point Junior Alumni singing a song and a group of young people presenting a creative dance routine. The banquet is more than a tribute to King, it is a fundraiser for scholarships to help graduating seniors with college expenses. Last year’s event brought in $6,000 for scholarships.

Selectmen look at new sidewalks

January 14, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen will hold its regularly scheduled meeting 5:30 p.m. tonight upstairs at City Hall. Among other things on the agenda, the board is expected to approve a contract for the construction of new sidewalks for students that walk to school.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said the board would likely take action to award Calvert-Spradling Engineers (CSE) a contract, which would deem the company responsible for construction and inspection of a new set of sidewalks for students to walk on their way to and from school.

January 10th

West Point CTC preparing kids for upcoming job opportunities

January 10, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point School District takes preparing students for future careers in vocational studies seriously, and the Career and Technology Center is doing its part to foster that growth.
Vocational Director Patrick Ray, now in his third year at the CTC, said student achievement is paramount for CTC staff, and the various programs offered have proven successful. So much so that the CTC was the recipient of the 2013 Mississippi Construction Education Foundation/Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors Center of Excellence Award.

DAR announces Good Citizen winner

January 10, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its yearly essay contest in December. A representative from each of the West Point and Clay County High Schools competed in the contest for the right to submit their work in the state essay competition for a scholarship from the DAR. The chapter winner was announced at Wednesday’s meeting in the Bryan Public Library.

Yokohama Boulevard terms set

January 10, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Yokohama Boulevard is paving its way to the beginning of its construction. County officials held a pre-construction conference Thursday in the upstairs courtroom at the Clay County Courthouse, where project managers and contractors focused on what needed to be done before construction commenced.

Supes stalemate on schedule

January 10, 2014

Board considers evening meetings; accepts yearly materials bids for district maintenance

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The prospect of the Clay County Board of Supervisors holding evening meetings was shut down Thursday after the board was unable to come to a solid agreement.

January 9th

Oak Hill splits with Winston

January 9, 2014

DTL staff

LADY RAIDERS 31, LADY PATRIOTS 37

LOUISVILLE — The Oak Hill Lady Raiders dropped their second District 2-AA game against the Winston Lady Patriots, 37-31, Tuesday evening on the campus of Winston Academy.

Third quarter raises Saltillo, dooms Lady Wave

January 9, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Saltillo Lady Tigers overcame a three-point, halftime deficit with a 12-4 third quarter, giving Saltillo a 46-41 victory over the West Point Lady Wave in the District 2-5A opener Tuesday night on the campus of West Point High School.

West Point romps past Saltillo, 88-62

January 9, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Demarius Calvert is an offensive threat for zone defenses as he is always finding open space and getting high-percentage baskets.
Against the Saltillo zone, Calvert scored a game-high 25 points and helped the Green Wave with his 12 points during the third quarter to secure a pull-away win over the Tigers, 88-62, in the District 2-5A opener Tuesday night in West Point.
“We slowed down and started moving the ball around more on offense,” Calvert said. “We also played better defense (in the second half).

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