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Blood drive at NMMC proves to be successful

October 31, 2013

BY DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader.com

One of the easiest ways an ordinary person can do something extraordinary is to donate blood. The entire process takes about half an hour and can mean the difference between life or death for someone in an emergency.

Citywide blackout set for Friday

October 31, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents are about to find themselves in the dark.

A blackout has been scheduled for customers receiving electricity from the city from 1 to 6 a.m. Friday.

October 30th

Merchant discusses playoffs, importance of defense

October 30, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Oak Hill Raiders are again heading for the MAIS Class-AA postseason as one of four wild cards.
Coming over from an assistant coach post at Immanuel Christian School in Steens, Daniel Merchant could not have imagined the success that he found at Oak Hill with two consecutive berths into the playoffs – an accomplishment he thought he would have achieved later in his tenure.

WPPD revisits Bryan Library burglary case

October 30, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is in the midst of investigating old cases that have accumulated dust over recent months.
At about 8:30 a.m. May 1, WPPD responded to a call regarding a possible burglary at the Bryan Public Library.

Sheriff's Department launches, improves website

October 30, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In tune with the times, the Clay County Sheriff’s Department is delving deeper and deeper into the cyber realm with its new website which aims to further improve its communication with the county.
Designed by Arkansas based Brooks Jeffrey Integrated Marketing, the website made its debut in August and serves to deliver up-to-date information to users at any point in time whether it be in regards to convicted sex offenders in the area or who has recently made their way onto the county’s most wanted list.

October 29th

DTL football wrap up

October 29, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Green Wave (5-4; 3-2 District 1-5A) scored 29 unanswered points in the second-half to defeat district opponent Saltillo, 43-22, after trailing by eight points at halftime in a MHSAA contest Friday at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.
Recovering a Saltillo onside kick to start the third-quarter, the Wave marched behind five Aeris Williams carries to later find pay dirt on a Quincy Starks' 21-yard touchdown carry. The touchdown run sparked the second-half rally.

Kate Dell Frazier

October 29, 2013

Kate Dell Frazier, 98, a homemaker, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at the Windsor Place in Columbus. Ms. Frazier was born Jan. 8, 1915, in Crawford. She was a member of Bevils Hill Methodist Church.
Funeral services for Ms. Frazier are Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the graveside in Sturgis Cemetery, with Rev. Robert T. Wilbur officiating. Interment will follow in the Sturgis Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Leona Bowen

October 29, 2013

Mary Leona Bowen age 57, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Union Baptist Church in Una, with Rev. John Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Carter’s Funeral Services in Columbus is in charge of arrangements.

Area schools set for statewide tornado drill

October 29, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point residents can expect to be greeted by the familiar sirens of warning as the state partakes in a statewide tornado drill scheduled to occur 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.
As November creeps up, so too does the frequency of tornadoes that will inevitably leave their marks on Mississippi’s wide open terra.
According to a press release provided by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), between 1950 and 2012, 229 tornadoes struck in November alone.

Churches host Harvest Fest alternative to Halloween

October 29, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The concept of Halloween has often been greeted with mixed emotions, but some of West Point’s citizens are hoping to change that. This year, area churches and pastors banded together to start what they hope to be an annual tradition: Harvest Fest. Harvest Fest is an alternative to Halloween. The event is from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Community Counseling Services gymnasium.

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