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March 28th, 2014

H & R Block raises funds for WP Relay

March 28, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The fourth annual H & R Block bake sale to benefit Relay for Life hopes to continue its record of exceeding the amount previously raised. The first year of the bake sale raised $243, the second year over $400 and last year $900 was donated to Relay for Life by Team H & R Block, according to Libby Montgomery, H & R Block associate and cancer survivor.

Mayor to honor local volunteers, groups

March 28, 2014

By Josh Presley
news@dailytimesleader

West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson is participating in a national day of recognition to show appreciation to local volunteers for the work they do.
Beginning 5 p.m. Tuesday in the downstairs conference room of City Hall, Robinson will host a come-and-go reception with cookies and punch for all residents and organizations that give their time to the community.

March 27th

Henderson’s walk-off hit lifts Bulldogs

March 27, 2014

By BEN WAIT
Special to Daily Times Leader

STARKVILLE — Demarcus Henderson had a paper due at midnight.
The Mississippi State senior outfielder made sure he had enough time to perfect it and turn it in on time.
Henderson had a walk-off single to score Zack Randolph from second base as the No. 16 Bulldogs beat Southeast Missouri 3-2 Tuesday night at Dudy Noble Field.
"I really didn't think he was going to score, but when (the outfielder) booted it, I was kind of happy because that gave him a little more time," Henderson said.
Henderson finished the night with two hits.

Sally Kate Winters to hold fifth annual Spring Into Action run

March 27, 2014

By Josh Presley
news@dailytimesleader.com

Sally Kate Winters Family Services will host its fifth annual Spring Into Action 5K and Family Fun Run on April 5.
Sally Kate Outreach Coordinator Heather Usry said that organization chose to do its 5K and Fun Run in April because April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
“We want to bring awareness to the community about child abuse. How to spot it and how to reach out,” Usry said. “We want to impart on everyone in our community that it’s everyone’s responsibility to make sure we do everything we can to protect children.”

Ward set to speak at academic banquet

March 27, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Marcus D. Ward, vice president for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Alcorn State University Foundation Inc., along with being a West Point High School alumnus, is keynote speaker for the West Point High School academic achievement awards banquet. The banquet is 6 p.m. April 4 at The Civic. High school students who have an average of 90 or above for the fall and spring semesters this year are invited to attend, according to Robert Smith one of the coordinators for the event.

Substation project under way

March 27, 2014

By Josh Presley
news@dailytimesleader.com

A new electric power substation is under construction in Clay County to service to the new tire plant.
The $2.3 million Triathlon Substation, maintained by 4-County Electric, will provide service to the Yokohama Tire plant that’s also under construction.
4-County Communications Coordinator Brad Barr said that the substation will be located just north of Yokohama’s buildings on Barton Ferry Road.
“The substation was specifically built to service only the tire plant and and will have an initial capacity of 18 megawatts,” Barr said.

March 26th

MSU defeats USM in WNIT to advance

March 26, 2014

By DANNY P. SMITH
Special to Daily Times Leader

Jerica James was making basketball plays all over the court when the Mississippi State Bulldogs needed them the most against Southern Mississippi Monday night.
She started it on defense with a key block of Gillom Trophy winner Jamierra Faulkner of the Golden Eagles with 24 seconds remaining in the first overtime and the Bulldogs holding a slim 65-64 advantage.
In the second overtime, James hit a big 3-point field goal to increase a two-point lead by MSU to 70-65.

Lane, Wave shut out Caledonia

March 26, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Green Wave were at home playing Caledonia Saturday afternoon. The Green Wave pounded at 8 hits, and got 7 one-hit shutout innings from Rico Lane, who also added a double and drove in a run of his own. Steffon Moore led the team with 3 RBIs in the game going 1-3 with Jeffrey Drake also driving in a run. Ryan Crowley lead the wave with 2 hits while Bruce Barclay, Jeffrey Drake, Antonio Reese, and Jason Barnette all added hits for the Green Wave.
The West Point Green Wave travels to Saltillo Tuesday afternoon with a league game beginning at 7 pm.

Teresa Thomason Ellis

March 26, 2014

Teresa Thomason Ellis, 49, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Mrs. Ellis was born born June 22, 1964, in Aberdeen, the daughter of the late Earnest Page and Dorothy Nix Thomason Sr. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She married Jefferson Hicks Ellis March 28, 1992, in West Point.
Funeral services are Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 2 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Rita Cochrane officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.

Main Street Association partners with city on new downtown signs

March 26, 2014

By Josh Presley
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Main Street Association has designed new signs to represent historic areas of West Point.
Former Main Street Association President Kristen Stevens said that the project has been in the making for three or four years and the purpose of the signs was to make the downtown area more accessible.
“A lot of our signs were faded or nonexistent,” Stevens said. “The purpose of the Main Street Association is to promote that area and one way to promote it is for people to be able to easily find downtown.”

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