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November 28th, 2014

County reviews district lines

November 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is considering a change in district voting lines after a report from the election commission at its meeting Wednesday.
Election Commission Chairman Tommy Bryan said the current district lines have led to split precincts, which caused caused some precincts to have several different ballots for certain elections.

Giving up holidays to give of themselves

November 28, 2014

By Donna Summerall
life@dailytimesleader.com

Those in the health care profession know their responsibilities don't stop for holidays. Nurses and therapists have learned to adapt to missing time with loved ones that most people take for granted.
Derrick Bush, a registered nurse at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point, has not only missed sharing holidays with his family because of the work schedule, but spent a year in Iraq in service to his country with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Giving thanks

November 28, 2014

DTL staff

Daily Times Leader wanted to know what some of West Point and Clay County’s most notable residents were thankful for this holiday season, as well as what they were looking forward to most about this Thanksgiving. Their answers were as follows:

Robbie Robinson, West Point mayor

Coleman secures board seat

November 28, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

After the votes were counted for Tuesday’s runoff election Tommy Coleman secured the District 1 seat in the West Point Consolidated School District board.
Coleman received 68 percent of the vote to opponent Cameron Boyd’s 31 percent. In the Nov. 7 general election, Coleman received 48 percent to Boyd’s 34 percent. Coleman failed to receive the necessary 50 percent in the general election, which necessitated the runoff.

November 26th

Lady Raiders find way past Starkville Academy

November 26, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

The Oak Hill Lady Raiders have relied heavily on the offensive dominance that junior Sarah Dill has possessed in the opening games of the season. But one question had not been answered: What other player or players on the roster could carry the load if Dill, who is averaging close to 20 points per game, had an off night?
The Lady Raiders may have found their answer against a well-coached Starkville Academy team.

Oak Hill downs Vols

November 26, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Brian Middleton has said that failure is the greatest teacher.
Middleton, the head coach at Oak Hill Academy, and his Raiders must have learned a great deal from their 58-46 loss to the Starkville Academy Volunteers on Nov. 13 in Starkville.
Oak Hill (5-3), who never trailed in four quarters, claimed redemption against Starkville with a 58-49 win Monday at OHA in West Point. Since the loss to the Volunteers two weeks ago, the Raiders have won three of their last four games, including Monday’s victory.

VIDEO: What to watch for - Keys to the 2014 Egg Bowl

November 26, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman previews the Week 14 rivalry matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels.

Local Scouts plan holiday food drive

November 26, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader

With the holidays drawing near, many local organizations are looking at ways to give back to the community and provide a helping hand to those less fortunate.
One such organization is West Point Cub Scout Pack 118. The Cub Scouts will host a canned-food drive for the West Point Food Pantry during the city’s Christmas parade Dec. 8.
Pack leader Stacy Berry said Kroger donated six shopping carts to the pack, which the Scouts will push along the side of the street during the parade to collect food.

Growth Alliance raising money for new city lights

November 26, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Christmas has been on the mind of local officials for the past couple weeks, specifically the need to update the city’s Christmas decorations.
The displays that adorn light poles on Highway 45 and Main Street were purchased 31 years ago, and West Point Clay County Growth Alliance Director Lisa Klutts said she was making it an immediate priority to begin raising money to purchase new lights for next year.

Local police seeking leads on burglaries

November 26, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are looking for information on three burglaries from October.
n About noon on Oct. 6, officers responded to the C complex of Jim James Court off of East Morrow Street in reference to an alleged home burglary. According to the incident report, the homeowner arrived to discover the home broken into and a window air-conditioning unit allegedly stolen. The owner also reported a DVD player, about 15 DVDs and $25 in cash. The owner was not able to provide a brand name or serial number for the DVD player.

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