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January 9th, 2014

WPPD to host second round of helmet giveaways

January 9, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Christmas has come and gone, but the gifts received have a ways to go. If a bike somehow finagled its way under a Christmas tree with a child’s name inscribed on an attached tag, but without a handy bicycle helmet, then good news is afoot. Beginning at 9 a.m. and pushing through to 2 p.m. Saturday, the West Point Police Department will host its second bicycle helmet giveaway in front of the department headquarters.

Sally Kate Winters Center to host open house

January 9, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Where can children turn when they have suffered abuse? How can they begin to deal with the emotional, physical and legal repercussions of their traumatic experience? In Mississippi, these children can turn to local Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) which operate under the umbrella of Children’s Advocacy Center of Mississippi (CACM). Sally Kate Winters Family Services is a licensed CAC and offers therapeutic care for victimized children.

January 8th

County Animal Shelter boasts productive year, looks ahead

January 8, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter continues to honor its commitment to the people it serves by helping to control the stray animal population and find homes for dogs and cats without euthanization as an option.
Since opening in the autumn of 2010, the WPCCAS has found adoptive homes for 394 dogs and 365 cats. In 2013, 93 dogs and 69 cats found forever homes according to WPCCAS director, Lisa Henley.

Temperatures prompt TVA energy warning

January 8, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Tennessee Valley Authority witnessed its second highest peak in its history Tuesday, which set off red flags that demanded a swift reaction, but only for a brief couple of hours.
With a preliminary peak demand of 32,460 megawatts at about 7 a.m. and an average temperature of 4 degrees, TVA shipped out an advisory to local power companies requesting that they reduce the voltage for a brief bout to help suppress the excess energy use.

CCSD investigates 4-wheeler theft

January 8, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay Count Sheriff Department is searching for leads in a recent 4-wheeler and trailer theft, which occurred at some point in the afternoon New Year’s eve.
According to a press release provided by the CCSD, the theft occurred between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 21668 Hwy. 50, Pheba.
The 4-wheeler model is a 2012 Honda Rubicon. As per the release, the vehicle is reported as having a “camouflage” color scheme with “black SS (straight-side) rims.” The serial number for the 4-wheeler is 1HFTE2665C4200056.

January 7th

John W. Townsend

January 7, 2014

John W, Townsend age 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at his home.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at 1 p.m. from Pleasant Plain M.B. Church with Rev. Roosevelt Foard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Lou Shurden Savage

January 7, 2014

Lou Shurden Savage age 68, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 3, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi in Oxford.
The family celebrated Lou’s life with a service beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2014. at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville, a committal service followed in Magnolia Cemetery also in Batesville. The family received friends two and a half hours prior to the celebration service in the church sanctuary at 1 p.m. Mr. John Howell, Jr. officiating the service. Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John Grover Fairchild

January 7, 2014

Mr. John Grover Fairchild 98, passed away Jan. 5, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
He was born May 31, 1915, in Leake County the son of the late Louella Martin and Lofton Marion Fairchild. He was a self - employed farmer and was a member of Bible Baptist Church where he was Song Director. He married Doretha Keller Fairchild in the Spring of 1990 in Marshall, Texas.

Lady Raiders, Raiders perfect over the weekend

January 7, 2014

DTL staff

RAIDERS 54,
THUNDERBIRDS 34

GRENADA – Chance Wilson scored 14 points with eight rebounds, helping Oak Hill capitalize in its finale in the Kirk Academy 2014 Basketball Classic with a 54-34 win over DeSoto School (Ark.) Saturday morning.
The Raiders’ Drake Riley scored nine points, shooting three of six from the free-throw line. After scoring double digits in the past three games, Oak Hill’s Drew Riley only registered five points along with two other teammates, sophomore Heath Ford and junior Riley Pierce.

WP downs Shannon, readies for Saltillo

January 7, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

COLUMBUS — The Shannon Red Raider supporters were verbal in the New Hope High School gymnasium. The fans urged their defense to prevent West Point’s “No. 2” from getting the basketball in his hands.
Shannon, though, had few answers for the Green Wave point guard, A.J. Jones, as the green and white’s floor general was the key cog in the final 16 minutes, leading West Point to a 72-56 win over the Red Raiders in the New Hope New Year Classic Saturday afternoon.

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