August 25th, 2010
Clay County is getting help in controlling beaver and the damage they cause to county roads, bridges and forests, through the Mississippi Beaver Control Assistance Program.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors accepted participation in the program Wednesday at their board meeting. The program focuses on beaver trapping and the removal of beaver dams along county roads and state highways.
President of the Board Floyd McKee said beaver are out of control in the county and something has to be done about it.
The official celebration doesnât happen until next weekend, but the gifts are already rolling in.
This year marks the 100th birthday of Chester A. âHowlinâ Wolfâ Burnett, and for Howlinâ Wolf Museum director Richard Ramsey, the birthday gifts have been overwhelming with the 15th annual Howlinâ Wolf Festival looming in just over a week.
âAs the festival gets closer, itâs picking up more and more steam,â said Ramsey on Wednesday. âWeâve had local people donate items to the museum, weâve had donations come from Minnesota, Chicago, Europe....You name it, weâve gotten it.â
Clay County qualifies for the Small Municipality Limited Population County Grant from the Mississippi Development Authority, which will be used in the restructuring of the old Daily Times Leader building into a public service building for District 4.
The grant allows Mississippi counties with a population of less than 30,000 people up to $100,000 to be used for the improvement of a downtown area or public building. The Clay County Board of Supervisors chose the old DTL building for the project to be used as a voting precinct and training center for District 4 county employees.
By Bryan Davis
Mamie Allen and Hunter Coleman had put in a solid four innings as pitcher and catcher, respectively, for the Oak Hill Academy Diamond Raiders (9-8; 0-3) on Tuesday afternoon.
Due up back-to-back in the bottom of the fourth, they knew two runs would end the game, and both batters reached base to set up the final two scores in a 12-0 victory over the Diamond Patriots of Heritage Academy.
The Lady Raiders were coming off of a hard 4-2 loss at Manchester on Monday, which saw a 2-0 seventh inning lead slip away.
By Bryan Davis
The Diamond Eagles of Hebron Christian School continued their domination of the region on Monday night, with an 18-2 win over Central Academy.
For the last two weeks, Hebron has been on an offensive surge that has been coupled with good defense and excellent pitching.
Central was able to hold the Lady Eagles to minimal damage for the first four innings, but in the fifth, Hebron exploded.
By Bryan Davis
Itâs a new week for the Oak Hill Academy Raiders, who are coming off a week one 28-14 loss to the Heritage Academy Patriots.
Friday nightâs game came down to which team could get the big plays, and it was Heritage that took advantage of a couple of defensive miscues by the Raiders for a pair of touchdowns.
The Raider offense could not get free as many big runs as the Patriots did, and they were left two touchdowns in the hole when the buzzer ended the game.
By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Standing near midfield at Daytona Beachâs re-furbished Municipal Stadium, Mainland High School linebacker Mike Swillicote and his teammates marveled at the stadiumâs new artificial turf surface.
âI canât wait to get out here and play football on this stuff,â Swillicote said at the turfâs unveiling two weeks, to which his teammates quickly agreed.
Well, guys, nowâs your chance.
Nanette Dodson Rainey
Nanette Dodson Rainey, age 93, passed away Monday Aug. 23, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Rainey was born July 25, 1917, in Dossville, to the late George Dodson and Exa Cook. She was a member of First Methodist Church and helped start Pink Ladies and Sally Kate Winters Memorial Childrenâs Home.
A memorial service is Thursday Aug. 26, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Robinson Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating.
William Stevens Lofton
William Stevens Lofton, age 92, passed away Tuesday Aug. 24, 2010, at West Point Community Living Center.
He was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Clay County to the late William Neal Lofton and Ruby Anna Stevens. He was a lifelong resident of Beasley Community and a member of Palestine Methodist Church. Mr. Lofton was a carpenter and a farmer and worked at B&W for several years.