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April 9th, 2015

OHA headmaster leaving for Heritage

April 9, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

After three years as headmaster for Oak Hill Academy, Yandell Harris will leave the school for a basketball coaching position at Heritage Academy at the end of the school year.
Heritage Athletic Director Barrett Donahoe said the Columbus private school hired Harris Friday to coach girls basketball and teach history. Harris had previously coached boys basketball for 25 years at Heritage.

DAR talks Constitution

April 9, 2015

By DONNA SUMMERALL

The Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their last meeting before taking a hiatus until September, Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in West Point.
“We are about to take our summer break before resuming our meetings in September,” Gaynell Duke, regent of the local DAR, said. “But we are very happy to welcome a new member. Jackie Breland White has presented herself for membership and her documentation of her lineage dating back to the American Revolution has been accepted.”

April 8th

West Point man sentenced for fraud

April 8, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

A West Point man was sentenced to five years in Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) after being convicted of fraud during the Clay County Circuit Court term Monday.
John L. Hunter, 54, of West Point, was convicted on three counts of fraudulent use of ID, after using another individual's Cadence Bank debit card at Kroger and Walmart in September 2013.

Author shares story of first book in her hometown

April 8, 2015

By DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader

Elizabeth Gowhari, author of “Place of No Return” brought her first novel to Luncheon With Books Tuesday at the Bryan Public Library in West Point. Gowhari is best remembered by her friends and classmates in West Point as Ann Hill. After graduating from West Point High School and Blue Mountain College, Gowhari and a friend headed for Los Angeles, California.

April 7th

Mt. Hermon celebrates Good Friday

April 7, 2015

By DONNA SUMMERALL
life@dailytimesleader

In the spirit of Christianity, 32 churches came together for Good Friday services at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church in West Point to celebrate the crucifixion and sacrifice of Jesus Christ before the resurrection and culmination of the covenant the following Sunday.
Each minister took one of the last seven sentences uttered by Jesus while on the cross. The Rev. Quincy Patterson of Gospel Temple M.B. Church began with “Father forgive them for they know not what they do,” Luke 23:34.

Clay County Courthouse to receive new flagpole

April 7, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Courthouse is in store for a new flagpole, after the previous flagpole was hit by a truck during the February winter weather. District 5 will donate a new pole, which the Clay County Board of Supervisors voted to accept at its meeting Monday.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the county will use inmate labor to install the new pole, which would also include a new flag.

Circuit Court begins this week with several big cases

April 7, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The April term for the Clay County Circuit Court kicked off yesterday, and judges will see about 135 cases during the two-week term.
This week's court session will see the trial of Joshua Karriem. Karriem, 30, of West Point, was found not guilty of kidnapping during the October court term, however the jury did not reach a verdict on two other charges.

April 6th

WPCSD to host info-gathering meeting

April 6, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Consolidated School District will host two community meetings over the next two weeks to discuss whether students who attend West Clay Elementary School will be allowed to attend city schools, and vice versa.
Both meetings will be at 6 p.m., the first on April 9 at West Clay Elementary in Cedar Bluff, and the second April 14 at Central School in West Point.
WPCSD board president Gene Brown said several parents had asked board members about the possibility of being able to choose which elementary school they attended.

April 3rd

UPDATED: Accident damages gas line on Yokohama Boulevard

April 3, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

An accident Thursday afternoon lead to an interruption in Atmos Energy gas service and the brief closure of Yokohama Boulevard.
West Point Fire Chief Ken Wilbourne said a contractor working at the on-ramp to Yokohama Boulevard struck a gas line while doing some excavating. He said no one was injured in the accident.
"The service line was damaged, and we had to close the road to traffic for a while as they worked on it," Wilbourne said.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the accident put a hole in a 36-inch service line.

Easter egg hunts slated for weekend

April 3, 2015

Easter egg hunts slated for weekend

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Easter egg hunts will take place today and tomorrow in West Point in parks all over the city. Clay County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Delta Gems and Delta Academy is sponsoring an egg hunt today from noon to 3 p.m. at Zuber Park.
“This is the second year our Gems and Academy have invited children for an egg hunt,”Jeanise Andrews chairperson of the committee of the DG and DA, said. “We'll hide about 100 eggs for children ages 12 and under to find.”

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