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November 8th, 2011

ELECTION COVERAGE

November 8, 2011

Paige Dendy Lamkin, with 73 percent of the vote, is the new Clay County Tax Assessor. All three supervisors up for re-election (District 3 RB Davis, D4 Sheldon Deanes and D5 Floyd McKee) are winning easily.

STATEWIDE
The personhood amendment has been defeated by voters of Miss, but Voter ID looks like it's on its way to passing.

UPDATED: Phil Bryant (R) is the new governor of Mississippi after defeating Democrat Johnny DuPree.
Tate Reeves has won the race to be the next LT. Governor.

WP JROTC wins in Ocean Springs

November 8, 2011

Walk into the JROTC building on West Point High School’s campus and you’ll find several trophies collected over the years. Now they can add a few more after bringing home first and fourth place in Ocean Springs last weekend.

It’s the third such competition for MSgt. Edwin Hurst and his team this year. A few weeks ago in Terry, they had two first place finishes and one second. Hurst emphasized the hard that’s put into it every week.

For the complete story, read Wednesday's edition of the DTL.

2011 Conerly Trophy nominees announced

November 8, 2011

The nominees for the 2011 Conerly Trophy were announced today by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Below are the nominees from each of the 4-yard college football programs in the state.

Alcorn State : Terrence Lewis, Jr. WR- Fort Meyers, FL Starting punt returner and wide receiver who garnered 23 catches, 388 yards, and 5 touchdowns this season, thus far.

Belhaven: Justin Gaines, Jr., Running back - Montrose, MS, - leads the team with 923 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Eagles win in season opener, 65-36 over Grace

November 8, 2011

It didn’t matter who was on the floor for Hebron Monday night, the result probably would have been the same.

A 45-point second half performance by the Eagles (1-0) catapulted them to a 65-36 season-opening victory over Grace Christian in front of their home fans.

Despite getting into early foul trouble with two starters, the Eagles finally got into a rhythm after the half.

Floyd Perry

November 8, 2011

Floyd Perry

Floyd Perry, age 57, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services are Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Union Star M.B. Church, with the Rev. Billie Joe Clay officiating. Burial will follow in Union Star M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Carter's Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

November 7th

TRIVIA: Win a pair of chairback seats to West Point's playoff opener.

November 8, 2011

TRIVIA QUESTION: CAN YOU NAME THE ONLY WEST POINT FOOTBALL PLAYER TO EVER WIN THE MISSISSIPPI PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD? AND WHAT YEAR DID HE WIN IT?

To enter this week's contest, write down the answer and include your name and phone number, then bring it to our office at 221 E. Main Street. Or you can email us at dtleditor@bellsouth.net.

Gwendolyn Stevens Chandler

November 7, 2011

Gwendolyn Stevens Chandler

Gwendolyn Stevens Chandler, born Aug. 28, 1923, in Hillsboro, Ore., passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 of natural causes. Her husband, Creighton Chandler Sr. Esq. of West Point, preceded her in death March 31, 1984.

Gwendolyn Stevens Chandler

November 7, 2011

Gwendolyn Stevens Chandler

Gwendolyn Stevens Chandler, born Aug. 28, 1923, in Hillsboro, Ore., passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 of natural causes. Her husband, Creighton Chandler Sr. Esq. of West Point, preceded her in death March 31, 1984.

Robert Allen Spencer

November 7, 2011

Robert Allen Spencer

Robert Allen Spencer, age 58, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Robert Allen Spencer was born Oct. 1, 1953, in West Point, to the late Katie Irene Strickland and Nickolas N. Spencer. He was a grocery and produce manager. Mr. Spencer was of the Baptist faith.

Voncile Anderson ‘Bonnie’ McNeece

November 7, 2011

Voncile Anderson ‘Bonnie’ McNeece

Voncile Anderson ‘Bonnie’ McNeece, age 91, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Voncile Anderson ‘Bonnie’ McNeece was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Fayette, Ala., to the late C.A. and Mary Monasco Anderson. She was a member of Calvery Baptist Church in West Point.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Robinson Chapel with Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial followed in Masonic Cemetery in Amory.

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