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December 19th

WPFD becoming more acquainted with EOC capabilities

December 19, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Amidst the first moments following the initial strike of a catastrophic event, law enforcement and emergency response personnel are required to think without brevity whilst conducting themselves in accordance with the circumstance at hand. In a disaster situation, there is no room for pauses, and the staff at the West Point Fire Department has worked diligently to familiarize themselves with their new Emergency Operation Center (EOC) to beef up response time and thoroughness.

McGee honored with DARE award

December 19, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department Drug Abuse Resistant Program (DARE) Officer Zate McGee makes it a point to keep in close contact with the community's youth. McGee's commitment to serving the younger populace in the city has been officially recognized by the Memphis, Tenn. DARE offices as a result of her unwavering devotion to providing assistance and knowledge to impressionable children.

December 17th

Oak Hill gets district wins over Manchester

December 17, 2013

DTL staff

GIRLS: LADY RAIDERS 54,
LADY MAVERICKS 28

YAZOO CITY— A 44-9 halftime advantage was large enough to secure Oak Hill’s first District 2-AA win of the 2013-14 season, as the Lady Raiders (8-6; 1-1 District 2-AA) routed the Manchester Academy Lady Mavericks, 54-28, Saturday on the campus of Manchester Academy.
Sophomore Sarah Dill led Oak Hill with 14 points, senior point guard Maegan Ellis added 12 points and Sydney Holton contributed with nine points.

Lady Panthers pull away from Lady Wave

December 17, 2013

DTL staff

MACON — Only leading by two points at halftime, the Quitman Lady Panthers proved their mettle in the second half, pulling away from the West Point Lady Wave for a 55-41 win Saturday afternoon at the Coleman-Triplett Classic on the campus of Noxubee County High School.
Shamaya Lyles and Alexis Gates led a reeling West Point (3-7) with 13 points each -- leading all scorers. Qiayon Bailey added six points in the losing effort.
Palexus Pittman led Quitman with 10 points -- the only Lady Panther to reach double figures.

Green Wave pulls away from Quitman, 72-49

December 17, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

MACON — West Point did not have an ample time to celebrate its tight, hard-fought 74-66 victory over a talented Tupelo Golden Wave team on Friday night.
The Green Wave (10-1) made a quick 16-hour turnaround and 32-mile trip south to Noxubee County High School as they defeated the Quitman Panthers, 72-49, Saturday at the Coleman-Triplett Classic.
“Quitman was a big, athletic team,” West Point Head Coach Brad Cox said. “We were able to take their defensive pressure and make it an advantage for us.

CCSD, MHP host Batson's toy drive

December 17, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department is working in conjunction with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and other agencies in the state to help to ease the homesickness bed-ridden children at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children (BHC) may feel.
Beginning the week after Thanksgiving, CCSD DUI Patrol Officer Rick Haggard grabbed the torch and decided to head CCSD’s toy collection. Although it was later than he had initially hoped, the shear quantity of toys garnered thus far has provided a warm sensation in the hearts of CCSD staff.

City works on repairing Main Street

December 17, 2013

West Point street crews could be working to repair potholes left in the wake of a street overlay project as early as Wednesday.
According to Randy Jones, West Point chief administrative officer, the city elected to go with a relatively thin overlay when repaving Main Street in the spring, which had separated in places due to sharp temperature changes.

Police investigate burglaries: Bizarre pizza theft leaves investigators scratching heads after full year

December 17, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Investigators are working the ins and outs of burglary cases from this year and the last.
According to West Point Police Department Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, Officers were dispatched at about 10:30 p.m. March 28 to the 400 block of Moore Avenue in regards to a possible burglary of a dwelling.

December 13th

West Point, Tupelo tip off tonight

December 13, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Green Wave was searching for a signature win to open the 2013-14 basketball season.
A program that waited over 20 seasons to claim a district title in 2012 — its first district title since 1989 — the Wave had not been as well renowned for their prowess on the hardwood, unlike West Point's football program on the gridiron.

'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.

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