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Back-to-school dinner offered Sunday, new scholarship available

July 31, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

A back-to-school dinner is being offered by organizers Sherell Griffin-Drake and Trina Davidson-Brooks through the Brooks Institute of Marital Arts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bryan Union Hall in West Point. The event, free to the public, includes West Point School District Superintendent Burnell McDonald as a guest speaker along with the Town Creek Missionary Baptist Church Praise Team serving as musical guests, according to Griffin-Drake and Davidson-Brooks.

Tax holiday brings out few locals to shop

July 31, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Mississippi’s tax-free weekend for clothing and shoes has come and gone, and the feeling from some local retailers is that the weekend was a slight disappointment. The tax-free weekend began at 12:01 a.m. last Friday and ended at midnight Saturday.

Board finalizes city budget

July 31, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Board of Selectmen approved the final budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year during a special recessed meeting Tuesday at City Hall.
The total budget for the city for the fiscal year is $7.1 million in expenses, with $7.4 million in revenues, leaving a surplus of $358,544. The budget includes $514,003 for City Hall expenses, $1.2 million in total uniform patrol expense for the West Point Police Department, $965,536 for the West Point Fire Department and $762,456 for the West Point Street Department.

July 30th

Heritage hands OHA loss

July 30, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

Kaitlyn Oswalt is nicknamed K.O. by Heritage Academy Head Coach Gary Harris.
She lived up to her billing as the Lady Patriot was the knockout blow in Heritage’s season opener, striking out 11 and pitching four scoreless innings. Heritage used its hurler’s outing to sustain its lead despite Oak Hill’s fifth-inning rally for an 8-5 win Monday at Kim Keller Field in West Point.
“I thought K.O. does what K.O. does,” Harris said. “She is a great pitcher, and she needs to continue to bear down to become an elite pitcher.”

Local to appear on PBS show

July 30, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

West Point native and owner of Shendopen Productions Michael Williams has been working to bring the magic of movies to his hometown and the industry to go along with it. Now, some other well-known Mississippi personalities have taken notice.

Selectmen to finalize new budget

July 30, 2014

DTL staff

The West Point Board of Selectmen was set to host a special meeting Tuesday at City Hall to approve the final city budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
West Point City Clerk Delores Doss said the board scheduled the meeting specifically for the budget, so it could make final approvals for the next fiscal year.
The West Point Water and Light Department also factored heavily in the meeting. The agenda for the meeting included a resolution to authorize the city’s electric system to become a member of the Seven States General and Transmission Cooperative.

Fowler outlines WP schools’ safety procedures for local first responders, emergency management

July 30, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

The school year kicks off in just a couple weeks, and one of the biggest concerns for many parents may be their child’s safety during school hours.
West Point School District Assistant Superintendent Tim Fowler gave a rundown of the district’s safety protocols and emergency procedures to the Local Emergency Planning Committee Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.

July 29th

VIDEO: Peyton Manning dancing at practice

July 29, 2014

VIDEO: Peyton Manning dancing at practice

Snowtown defeats Tibbee in regular season finale

July 29, 2014

DTL staff

OKOLONA – When the rain falls, it sometimes pour.
The Snowtown Stars rallied 19 runs on 14 hits to defeat the Tibbee Ramblers, 19-2, in the final regular season game of Tombigbee Waterways Baseball League (TWBL) Sunday.
The Stars ran away with the game in a 6-run sixth inning, which included a 2-run home run. Another homer in the seventh and an unearned run gave Snowtown a 16-2 advantage. Three more runs in the eighth gave Snowtown its final.
Tibbee’s pair of runs came from Tez Lane’s 2-run blast to center field in the sixth. The Ramblers left eight runners on base.

Robert Lee 'Bodeen' Morton

July 29, 2014

Robert Lee “Bodeen” Morton, age 63, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
A memorial service is 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Town Creek M.B. Church.

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