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April 3rd, 2014

Local students to graduate from D.A.R.E. program

April 3, 2014

By Josh Presley
news@dailytimesleader.com

Fifth grade students from Oak Hill Academy and West Point Central School will be graduating from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program at 9 a.m. today at the Clay County Civic Center.
Former Mississippi State Bulldog and Green Bay Packer tight end Donald Lee will speak at the program, along with D.A.R.E. officers from Memphis.
West Point Police Department D.A.R.E. Officer Zate McGee said that about 300 students will be graduating from the program with some 270 students from Central School alone.

April 1st

Five injured in Oktibbeha County nightclub shooting

April 1, 2014

Special to Daily Times Leader

An Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department investigation is ongoing to determine what caused an early Sunday morning nightclub shooting that injured five people.
OCSD Commander Brett Watson said deputes responded to a shooting incident at Club Rock on Rockhill Road, north of Starkville, at 2:22 a.m. Sunday. He said five victims were injured, one critically, in the shooting, which occurred in the night club's parking lot.
OCSD would not identify the victims injured in Sunday's shooting.

City OKs breaker purchase

April 1, 2014

By Josh Presley
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen accepted a bid for four new circuit breakers for the Bryan electric substation during a special-called meeting Friday at City Hall in West Point.
The board accepted the bid from Garner Lumley Electric Supply in Hattiesburg and the cost of the circuit breakers will be $89,128.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said normally expect the price on those to come between $22,000 and $24,000 each and that the cost of these circuit breakers was on the lower end.

Crews begin Captain D's work

April 1, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Seafood lovers rejoice. The site for the new Captain D's on Highway 45 South in West Point is being prepared for construction to begin. The target opening for the restaurant is July, according to Keith McBrayer, one of the owners of the West Point Captain D's. Heavy equipment is rolling in and the property is being staked for clearing and construction.

March 31st

Teachers, OHA to part ways - Community rallies to support long-time educators Rives, Hughey

March 31, 2014

Oak Hill Academy will part ways with two long-time educators after this school year.

Elementary Principal Jane Rives’ contract is not being renewed and girls’ basketball coach Stan Hughey is resigning. Oak Hill Headmaster Yandell Harris said that neither Rives nor Hughey were fired, and it was not an issue of budget.

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Supervisors stress burn etiquette

March 31, 2014

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is encouraging residents to dial 911 before doing any burning in the county.

At Thursday night’s supervisor’s meeting District 3 Supervisor R.B. Davis said that residents should dial 911 and let first responders know where and when they’ll be burning to save Clay County Volunteer firefighters from having to respond to them unnecessarily.

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West Point First Presbyterian EPC Church welcomes new pastor

March 31, 2014

Rev. Brandon Bates is leaving his hospice ministry in the Flowood/Ridgeland area and moving to West Point to pastor First Presbyterian Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). Rev. Steve Davis retired from the ministry and left the First Presbyterian Church without a pastor. Bates held the position of chaplain for PaxHospice in Ridgeland for the past two years. He has preached regularly throughout the Central South Presbytery while teaching periodically as adjunct faculty at Belhaven University.

Green Wave bb players earn all-district honors

March 31, 2014

After leading their basketball team to a 26-6 season, four West Point High School seniors have been named all-district by league coaches.

Juan Davis, A.J. Jones, Tre Williams and Demarius Calvert were instrumental in the team’s winning season, according to West Point High School Coach Brad Cox, who said he is proud of how each competed.

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Baseball: the game of life

March 31, 2014

The grass is greener, the sky is bluer and spring is in the air. And if you’re anything like me that only means one thing: Baseball season is in full swing. Flashback about 14 years or so, and picture me a wild-eyed 9-year-old who could not wait to get on the field named after my granddaddy, Spanky Bruce, for opening day of city league baseball. As a kid, opening day of baseball was a lot like Christmas, but 10 times better.

March 28th

Riley homers lift Raiders over Patriots

March 28, 2014

BY THOMAS HAYS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

After falling to the Winston Academy Patriots Tuesday, 7 - 5, the Raiders were looking to bounce back in a rematch with their conference foe Wednesday night at home. Only starting 1-4 in District 2-AA, the Raiders were looking to show that they belong in the playoff conversation.

DTL staff STARKVILLE — The West Point varsity baseball team traveled to Starkville High Saturday...
DTL staff PHEBA — The Hebron Christian Academy Eagles won their final game of the regular season...
DTL staff The Oak Hill tennis team dropped its first district match Monday afternoon 5-4 in West...

 

 

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