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October 24th, 2014

Kathryn Provencher

October 24, 2014

Kathryn Provencher, age 85, of West Point, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home.
She was born Sept. 8, 1929, to the late Mabel Kathryn King and William Murray ‘Buster’ Awtrey. She was a realtor and owner of Provencher Realty. She was the first lady selectman of West point and she served in the U.S. Navy.
Funeral services are Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Robinson Chapel with Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jimmy Donahoo, Tony Rosetti, Bill MacLane, Carl Miller, Tommy Henley, Bobby Hughes.

West Point defense making big strides

October 24, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point defense is getting back into the swing of things. After getting gashed for 43 points in a district opening loss against the Oxford Chargers, who are No. 1 in District 1-5A as of Thursday, the Green Wave are washing away opposing offenses.
In the past three games, which were all wins, West Point (6-3; 3-1 District 1-5A) has pitched a shut out and held opponents to an average of nine points per game. The most points were given up to Center Hill – 21 total – in a 56-21 win by West Point.

Pierce leads OHA Raiders into finale

October 24, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

His arm cast was removed the same morning as the game. An injury that he had dealt with for more than half a season after a preseason intra-squad scrimmage was no longer a worry. But Riley Pierce had a full plate in front of him as he was baptized in fire, learning the varsity-level quarterback skills on the fly.

Police looking for burglary leads in WP

October 24, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for any information on two burglaries and an armed robbery from the last month.
About 11:50 p.m. Sept. 26, officers were dispatched to the Texaco service station on Highway 45 North in reference to an alleged armed robbery. According to the incident report, the store clerk said an individual wearing black pants, a black shirt, gray gloves and a red head-garment entered the store and came around the counter holding a knife.

Volunteers turn out for United Way

October 24, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

United Way of Clay County hosted its Day of Caring and campaign kickoff luncheon Thursday at the Civic in West Point.
The Day of Caring began at 8 a.m. and saw representatives from local businesses volunteer their time at various United Way-sponsored agencies in town. Volunteers from Babcock and Wilcox, the West Point School District, the West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance, Clay County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Delta Sigma Thi, North Mississippi Medical Center, Ellis Steel and Yokohama Tire went out in the community to help.

October 23rd

Rev. James Kelly Unger Jr.

October 23, 2014

Rev. James Kelly Unger Jr., 88, died the 21st of October at his home in West Point.
Services will be at 11 AM Friday the 24th of October at the First Presbyterian Church E.P.C. Services will be conducted by Rev. Brandon Bates. Visitation will be at 10 AM Friday at the church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Sonny Ming, James Hill, Langdon Unger, Jr., James Hornoll, Dr. Craig Robertson, Charles Newell. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Civitan Club and Men of the Church and Dr. John Cox.

Golden Triangle Regional Airport conducts diaster drill

October 23, 2014

BY ALEX HOLLOWAY
Special to Daily Times Leader

A simulated mid-air collision scenario at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport drew first responders from across the region Tuesday morning to go through preparations for a worst-case scenario.
Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) holds such exercises once every three years to ensure local responders are prepared to respond to such an event if needed, said GTR Executive Director Mike Hainsey.

City eyes improving road conditions

October 23, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The improvement of driving conditions has been on the minds of city officials during the past few weeks.
The city received new traffic sensors for three intersections along Highway 45 courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, and West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the work doesn’t stop there. He said the city is also looking at improving visibility at certain intersections in town.

WPPD receives seatbelt grant

October 23, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department received a grant from the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety to go toward enforcing vehicle occupant restraints. The $5,000 grant will be used to pay officers who work overtime at safety checkpoints.

October 22nd

Lady Raiders begin preseason basketball

October 22, 2014

DTL staff

After being knocked out of the MAIS Class-AA State Championship in the first round by Brookhaven Academy, the Oak Hill Lady Raiders are ready to get back on the court for the 2014-15 season.
Under the direction of a familiar face and new Head Coach Brian Middleton, Oak Hill is hoping to eclipse their 26-win season from last year and make another strong run in District 2-AA and Class-AA. All the summer and fall preparations will be put to the test with a six-game, preseason slate.

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