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November 21st, 2013

Sammy J Smith

November 21, 2013

Sammy J Smith, age 74 died Nov. 18, 2013, at his home in Starkville.
He was a long-time merchant and owner of Smith & Byars Clothiers in Starkville, one of the oldest men’s clothing shops in continuous operation in Mississippi.

Melvyn Byrd

November 21, 2013

There will be a celebration of the life of Melvyn Byrd, who passed away at his home in Russelville Ark. He was formerly of West Point.
The celebration of life will commence at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at West End Baptist Church with Dr. Eddie Gandy of Springhill Fla., officiating.
Family, friends and the West Point High School Class of 1964 are invited to come, share and celebrate the life of Melvyn Byrd.

Shirley A. Featherston

November 21, 2013

Shirley A. Featherston, 79, of Brooksville, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Hospice.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Brooksville Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Bro. Ben Yarber and Bro. Jerome Key officiated. Interment followed in Brooksville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to NMMC-Hospice Inpatient, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon is in charge of arrangements.

Hebron gets first district wins over Calhoun

November 21, 2013

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — Rebekah Falkner led the Lady Eagles with 17 points and Hebron Christian (2-0) picked up a win over the Calhoun Lady Cougars, 65-35, in a MAIS basketball game Tuesday on the campus of Hebron Christian School.
Holly Hudson tallied 14 points, Alaina Hill scored 12 points and Subrina Oswalt knocked down 10 points in Hebron’s fifth consecutive win since the second preseason game against Washington School at the Winona Christian Preseason Tournament.
Regan Hubbard led Calhoun with 14 points.

Civitans ready to help with EMCC new Workforce Training initiatives

November 21, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Civitan Luncheon Club launched one of its new implementations with naming Fifth Street Junior High instructor Pamela Bush Anderson as Civitan ‘Teacher of the Quarter.; Civitan and former teacher Bettye Swift presented Anderson with a plaque and a gift card to show the Civitan’s appreciation for educators and all they do in instructing young people.

'Feeding the Community' a success

November 21, 2013

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Smoke free campaign continues

November 21, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

It’s the buzz of the town: right? Will the city’s selectmen pass a smoke-free ordinance as surrounding cities have? Well, Stephanie Collier, Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition representative, isn’t twiddling her thumbs waiting around for a response.

November 20th

Oak Hill sweeps Carroll

November 20, 2013

By WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Sophomore Sarah Dill scored a game-high 17 points and the Oak Hill Lady Raiders (3-2) defeated Carroll Academy in a MAIS non-district basketball game Monday on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
Maegan Ellis added 13 points, and Tanner Grubbs scored 11 points off the bench in the second-quarter alone during the Lady Raiders win following a 60-57 heartbreaking non-district loss to rival Starkville Academy on Thursday.

Small business Saturday to promote local shopping

November 20, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Small, local businesses are vital to fueling and promoting local economic development and certainty. American Express (AE), since 2010, has coined the Saturday following Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday (SBS), which serves to advertise and promote local businesses. And on Nov. 30 this year, the goal is to have as many individuals “shop small” in their communities.
The opportunity to emphasize self-sufficiency, said Ron Aldridge, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), simply could not go untapped.

City gears up for Christmas parade

November 20, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The city of West Point is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the year: the annual Christmas parade. This year’s event is set to take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 in downtown West Point. However, the parade isn’t the only activity residents will have to look forward to that day.
Head Start, Pre-K and Kindergarten students in Clay County are soon to be busy making ornaments for the city’s Christmas tree, and that morning they will gather in Sally Kate Winters Park to help hang them from its branches.

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