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December 8th

Lady Raiders dominate in district opener over Immanuel

December 8, 2012

Oak Hill started off on the right foot in district play with a Tuesday night sweep of Immanuel.
The Lady Raiders won convincingly in a 53-11 pounding of the Lady Rams to begin their chase for a district championship. Oak Hill distributed the scoring load all throughout the roster and forced 30 turnovers while committing only 10 of their own. Immanuel had no answers for the Lady Raiders, who were scoring at will. Oak Hill, now 7-2 on the year, advanced to 1-0 in conference play and will face Winston Academy in Louisville Friday night.

West Point learns valuable lesson at Aberdeen

December 8, 2012

West Point traveled to Aberdeen in their first true road test. In a game that was closely contested, Aberdeen was able to pull away in the second half to go on to win 88-66.

Lady Wave building confidence, defeats Aberdeen 49-11 Friday

December 8, 2012

The Lady Wave needed to find a way to stop their losing skid. In Aberdeen Friday night, West Point put in a great team effort and defeated the Lady Bulldogs 49-11.

Christmas Tour of homes today

December 8, 2012

Betty and Joe Trulove’s French inspired home enjoys sweeping views of Old Waverly’s 15th fairway and will be on the tour Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2-5 p.m. at Old Waverly Golf Club, with a reception to follow at the club house. Tickets are $30 in advance and are available at Culin-Arts, Petal Pushers, Bits n’ Pieces, Old Waverly Club House and Fore Seasons at Old Waverly in West Point or by calling the Growth Alliance at 662-494-5121. Photo submitted by Kristen Stevens, West Point Main Street Association.

Drug Court holds first grad ceremony

December 8, 2012

It took a lot of strength, a lot of focus and a positive, self-motivated spirit to successfully complete the Clay County Misdemeanor Drug Court Program, and these are the very qualities Andrew Smith and Dantun Fair possessed throughout the entire program.
And those attributes along with support from the Misdemeanor Drug Court team earned Smith and Fair the titles of the first graduates of the Misdemeanor Drug Court, where they were honored Friday during a graduation ceremony held for them.

State defends police rights to keep certain information confidential

December 8, 2012

The Sixteenth Circuit Court District is asking the Clay County Circuit Court for an order that would grant the West Point Police Department permission to keep certain criminal documentation confidential – documentation that is wanted in a recent wrongful death lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed months ago by Aubrey Mitchell, who is suing Ridgewood East Apartments and UAH Property Management, for the death of his son, Devin Mitchell, who was shot and killed at the apartment complex Jan. 1, 2012.

December 6th

A look back at daily life in West Point the week of Pearl Harbor

December 6, 2012

Editor’s Note: This article contains headlines and excerpts from articles written in 1941. We apologize if the language is offensive to some of our readers. It is intended for historical analysis and does not reflect the feelings of anyone currently associated with the Daily Times Leader.

The two-time Little Ten Conference Champions Starkville Yellowjackets made front page news in the December 6, 1941 edition of the Daily Times Leader.

Oak Hill senior returns from neck injury to play basketball

December 6, 2012

The football field at North Delta School grew eerily quiet; an Oak Hill player had gone down and did not look like he was getting back up. The opening round MAIS AA playoff game had been paused to attend to the fallen player. Soon the realization that an ambulance and helicopter had been called made the situation even more desperate.
On a routine tackle, Jeb Stevens found himself injured, a situation he never expected.
“I did not know what to think,” commented Stevens, “When they said it was severe enough to bring a helicopter, it really scared me.”

County faces $15K unexpected expense for special election, runoff

December 6, 2012

The Clay County Board of Supervisors spent a portion of Thursday morning discussing various needs for the upcoming special election, including where the funds will come from to cover the cost of the special election.
This past Tuesday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant informed election commissions in District 16 that a special election will be held Jan. 15, 2013 due to the passing of District 16 Sen. Bennie Turner, and if necessary, a runoff will be held Feb. 5, 2013.

Citizen opposes supervisor pay raise proposal

December 6, 2012

Clay County resident Chad Scott brought forth several reasons Thursday why he thinks county supervisors in Mississippi should not receive a cost of living adjustment, which some county supervisors are requesting from state legislators.
Several Clay County supervisors met last week with the Mississippi Association of Supervisors to discuss asking state lawmakers to grant county supervisors a cost of living adjustment, which supervisors have not received in nearly a decade.

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