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January 28th, 2015

Milford R. Forrest

January 28, 2015

Milford R. Forrest, age 81, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Mr. Milford was born Feb. 2, 1933, in Tangipahoa Parish, La., the son of the late Herman Edward and Clyde C. Strickland Forrest. In the early years, Mr. Milford worked alongside his father as a dairyman. He later worked for Bryan Foods in West Point for 17 years, where he was a sanitation supervisor. He was an United States Air Force Veteran, where he served as a Drill Instructor. He was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point. Mr.

Alvanell ‘Mamanee’ Kennedy Jeter Christopher

January 28, 2015

Funeral services for Alvanell Kennedy Jeter Christopher (lovingly called “Mamanee” by her family) were Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, a graveside service followed at Greenwood Cemetery.
“Mamanee,” was 96 years old, died at her Broad Street home Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents: James Preston and Emma Lou Kennedy; her husband, Marvin Homer Jeter, Sr.; her sister, Thelma Kennedy; and her son, James Carey Jeter.
She is survived by her son, Marvin Homer Jeter, Jr. and his wife Betty, of Jackson; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Kimberly Marie Kelsey Haughton

January 28, 2015

Kimberly Marie Kelsey Haughton, age 51, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at her residence in West Point. Kim was born November 6, 1963, in West Point, the daughter of Robert William Kelsey, Jr. and Hilda Elliott Magers. Kim worked for many years as a secretary at Bryan Foods, Reliable Security, and as a teller at BancorpSouth. She was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point. She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Elliott, Sr.; paternal grandmother: Emily Jane Kelsey; and paternal grandfather: Robert William Kelsey, Sr.

Growth Alliance announces 2015 Hall of Fame inductees

January 28, 2015

DTL staff

With the 89th annual West Point Clay County Growth Alliance banquet scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. tomorrow, this year’s Hall of Fame inductees have been announced.
The three 2015 inductees — Jackie Edwards, Bettye Jean Watson Swift and the late Jack King — were each longtime residents of West Point and recognized for service to the community.

Code Red system set for launch

January 28, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors finalized a contract with the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District at its meeting Thursday to participate in the Code Red system. Now that the contract is in place, officials look to implement the system in February.
The Code Red system is a mass information system designed to enable local government officials to record, send and track personalized messages to residents within minutes.

WP, Clay addresses to change

January 28, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Addresses in the West Point and Clay County will change this summer as part of E911’s new mapping program.
Clay County E911 Director Treva Hodge said the county partnered with Golden Triangle Planning and Development District (GTPDD) to create a more accurate and informational addressing system. She said the new system was funded with a $250,000 grant from the state, and required the city and county to split matching funds.

January 27th

Officials address littering problem in Clay County

January 27, 2015

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Yokohama Boulevard officially opened last week and, according to local officials, litter has already become a problem on the new road.
Clay County District 1 Supervisor Lynn Horton said one of the most important factors in attracting new industry to the community was keeping the roads presentable.

New Immaculate Conception Catholic Church resident priest

January 27, 2015

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Point had been without a priest for almost seven years before Father Channapanna Reddy Basani accepted an invitation to become part of the West Point parish December 2013, by the Mississippi Diocese.

OHA basketball driven for title

January 27, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Every player on the Oak Hill boys’ basketball team has been on a championship team at some time during their playing careers at the West Point independent school.
However, those championships occurred in junior high. On the high school level, all 17 players and three coaches are driven to change that fact.

January 26th

WP boys fall at home, 77-64

January 26, 2015

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Drew McBrayer can cross off a line from his high school coaching career.
The fifth year New Hope head coach won his first game against the West Point Green Wave at West Point High School.
“It’s nice. It really is nice,” McBrayer said. “I have yet to beat West Point over here. It’s nice to come over here to win a hard-fought ballgame … A win is a win. It’s a plus to walk out of here with a district win.”

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