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December 5th

West Point sweeps Okolona

December 5, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

BOYS: West Point 80, Okolona 36

OKOLONA — Tre Williams was in a shooting slump and hoped to get out of it in the near future.
Against Okolona, the senior shooting guard came out firing on all cylinders, knocking down eight points in the first quarter and helping West Point jump out to a 23-8 advantage.
“I have been in a slump for a minute, so I had to come in thinking ‘shoot,’” Williams said. “My teammates got me the ball and I got some wide open looks.”

Percy Brown Jr.

December 5, 2013

Percy Brown Jr., age 59, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
Funeral services are noon, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at The Church House of Refuge with Pastor Thomas Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Keith Myrick

December 5, 2013

Keith Myrick, 65, passed away Wednesday, Dec.4, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. Keith was born Jan. 11, 1948, in Laurel, to the late Clara Matthews and Raymond Dennis Myrick. He had worked for the City of West Point as Land Fill Security for 11 years and was a member of West End Baptist. He had a love for deer hunting and his dog Dolly. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in Vietnam and was the reciepient of the Bronze Star medal. Dennis Keith Myrick married Deborah Craven Myrick, August 21, 1976, in Vernon, Ala.

Stamps talks education, training

December 5, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Civitan president Margaret Shelton presided over Wednesday’s meeting of the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club and reminded the members that the club’s Christmas party is noon, Dec. 18, at the Bryan Public Library. She said the raffle tickets for the Nook e – tablet would continue to be sold through Dec. 18, when the winner will be drawn during the Christmas party.
Shelton introduced the meeting’s speaker, Warren Stamps.

FUMC to host Good News Everywhere choir concert

December 5, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point’s First United Methodist Church is set to ring in the jubilation and Christmas spirit with its Good News Everywhere choir concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the FUMC sanctuary.
Rachel Delk, FUMC choir director, said the event will be filled to the brim with Christmas carols and exerts from scripture throughout the evening.
“We’re singing a lot of Christmas carols,” said Delk. “We want people to feel familiar with the music. They tend to enjoy traditional Christmas music.”

December 4th

Column: Mullen, Bulldogs still on track

December 4, 2013

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Many Mississippi State football fans possibly did not expect a 6-6 record coming during the 2013 football season.
Possibly these fans were still inebriated by the success of baseball Head Coach John Cohen and the Diamond Dogs finishing second place to the UCLA Bruins at the College World Series in June, or maybe the eight-win season in 2012 gave the Bulldog faithful a new outlook on life. Either way, not many State fans thought the Bulldogs would be fighting for bowl eligibility in the final two weeks of the regular season.

Point City Drugs caters to local crowd

December 4, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

As of Nov. 18, residents of West Point have another local option in meeting their pharmaceutical needs, with the opening of Point City Drugs at 849 Highway 45 in West Point. And owners Scott Cooper and Blair Thompson are working to emphasize the local.

Holiday shopping proves successful for small businesses in West Point

December 4, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Some 141 million shoppers took to shops and malls this weekend, signaling the first full rush of the holiday shopping season. And at least some of those shoppers hit the stores in West Point, as many business owners observed satisfactory results, particularly on Small Business Saturday.

Holiday traffic calm

December 4, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The turkey was had, the bargains were nabbed and the low volume of mischief and mishap in the city, county and state as a whole brought with it a much-welcomed atmosphere of calm as per local law enforcement agencies.
“It was smooth,” said West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. “We didn’t have anything major going on.”

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December 3rd

Calvert, Jones step up for win

December 3, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

STARKVILLE — Senior point guard A.J. Jones led West Point with a team-high 22 points, including a 14 of 17 shooting performance from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, and the Wave (3-1) defeated the Aberdeen Bulldogs (1-2), 66-62, in a MHSAA non-district basketball contest Saturday at the Starkville High School Thanksgiving Classic.
“It was a pretty tough game,” Jones said. “They were fouling and playing real aggressive so we had to step up to the line and make our free throws to win the game.”

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