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August 11th, 2014

West Point football program ranked No. 3

August 11, 2014

DTL staff

Since 2004, Maxpreps, a national high school athletic website in affiliation with CBS Sports, has compiled schedules, statistics and scores for high school athletic programs across the nation. In those 10 years, Maxpreps has provided rankings of teams in each state and also on a national level, based on school size, through a computer system.

August 8th

Bro. Willie Frank ‘Pepper’ Culpepper

August 8, 2014

Bro. Willie Frank “Pepper” Culpepper, age 75, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Lee Memorial S.D.A. Church, with Pastor Marshall Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery in Cedar Bluff.
Visitation is 3 – 5 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Five generations strong

August 8, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Carter-Thomas family has made family reunions a priority every two years for almost 40 years. Dorothy Harris, West Point resident, hosted this year’s gathering during the July 4 weekend at her home. It was the second time the event was held in West Point.
“We love getting our family together,” Harris said. “We have our reunion every two years with a different family hosting each time. This time I had everyone at my home and was so very happy to have five generations represented. That doesn’t happen every day.”

Mississippi State displays talent of West Point artist

August 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Artist Critz Campbell, of West Point, will present his work in an exhibit called “Facing South” from Aug. 15-Sept. 6 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville.
Campbell, an associate professor and sculpture coordinator with the department of art for MSU. recently took a sabbatical from the school and completed two residencies. He first spent four months at the Penland School of Crafts in Bakersville, N.C., and three months at the Crab Tree Farm Foundation in Lake Bluff, Ill.

Election position vacated

August 8, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com`

The Clay County Board of Supervisors will need to appoint a new election commissioner for District 5 after the commissioner from the district moved to another district.
Now former District 5 Commissioner Maxine Brooks previously lived on Redwine Circle, but recently moved to Snyder Street, which is in District 2. At Thursday’s board meeting, board attorney Bob Marshall said that for any county office, if the person is elected for a specific district, they have to live in that district. If they move they must vacate the office.

August 7th

Central proves too much for Hebron

August 7, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — Central Academy defeated Hebron Christian, 20-7, in the MAIS District 3-A opener for both teams Tuesday at Hebron Christian School in Pheba.
“Your season is based on how you fare in district play. We wanted to come away from tonight with a win, and we did that,” Central Head Coach Sammy Lindsey said. “Hebron has a good ball team, and we are happy to go home with the win.”

Investigators seeking information on burglaries

August 7, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for more information pertaining to three alleged robberies that took place throughout the past two weeks.
n About 1 p.m. July 21, officers were dispatched to the Bryan Public Library on Commerce Street in West Point in reference to an alleged stolen car. According to the incident report, while the owner was inside the library, their green 1996 Toyota Camry was allegedly stolen from the parking lot.

Local shares experience caring for Alzheimer's patient

August 7, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Brenda Johnson, director of Human Resources at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point is well educated on the subject of caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s. Her mother, Etta Florence Moon, passed away in February from the disease. She suffered with Alzheimer’s for eight years. Johnson shared her experience with the West Point Civitan Luncheon Club at the club meeting Wednesday at the NMMC – West Point Education Room

Airports lift local economy

August 7, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

According to a recent report released by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi’s airports have a $2.5 billion impact on the state’s economy and supported more than 20,000 jobs.
The Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) in Lowndes ranked third in the state, and brought more than $270 million to the area.

August 6th

Hebron wins slugfest, 19-12, over Starkville

August 6, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

PHEBA — Hebron Christian had its bats ready to hit the softball as six Lady Eagles recorded multiple-hit performances Monday night.
Holly Hudson and Mary Fielder led the Lady Eagle attack over Starkville Academy, 19-12, in a MAIS fast-pitch softball game Monday at Hebron Christian School in Pheba.
“I was optimistic all game, and I knew I could hit the ball better than recent games,” Hudson said. “The ball traveled well, and I saw the pitches well tonight. We are young, but I think we have good hitters on this team with experience.”

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