Archive - 2012
â€śMission first, people always.â€ť
Mississippi State University ROTC graduates repeated those words many times on Friday morning, as retired Col. Dwight Dyess stressed their importance to the cadets who received their first salutes as Second Lieutenants during the ceremony.
Dyess, who heads BancorpSouth in West Point, also serves as the Civilian Aid to the Secretary of the Army for the state.
His short but powerful commencement address drew from his years as a commander and a special forces solider.
How sweet revenge can be. 10 days after a tough road loss at Indianola, the Raiders got their chance to take it to the Colonels, and boy, did they take advantage. Oak Hill played fearless and smart the whole night, never scoring less than 14 points in every quarter while holding Indianola to only 11 points in the second half on route to a 65-38 statement win for the 10-5 Raiders heading into the holiday break.
Thursday night, Oak Hill played their second contest against Indianola within a 10-day span. After a close contest between the Lady Raiders and Lady Colonels, this matchup on Oak Hillâ€™s home court was expected to be another barn burner. The fans certainly did not go home disappointed after the Lady Raidersâ€™ 34-31 defensive battle. In the lowest scoring game of the season thus far, Oak Hill showed its grit and toughness and secured the win through tenacious defense and adjusting to the slow pace of the game.
When Kenny Fowler approached his wife Lavern of 45 years about the possibility of running for public office, he did not really know what to expect.
Fowler says his wife, a retired West Point school teacher, was immediately supportive, and after exploring the option for some time, Fowler has officially entered the race for the senate seat for District 16.
District 16 covers Clay County, as well as parts of Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee Counties.
Friday was a busy day for the West Point Police Department.
Before noon, officers had responded to a legitimate bomb threat at the auto parts store AutoZone on Highway 45 Alternate and a false alarm at a West Point school.
â€śWe had a bomb threat at AutoZone this morning,â€ť West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley confirmed on Friday afternoon, adding that this is the third threat of that nature in the last three months. â€śWe're still investigating it.â€ť
Wednesday was a hectic day for many football programs around the nation as Junior College [JUCO] players were putting pen to paper in the early signing period.
Justin Cox, an East Mississippi Defensive Back and former Green Wave star, walked into West Point's Athletic Department wearing a Mississippi State winter cap and a maroon jacket showing everyone where his loyalties were. Without any hesitation, Cox signed again with the Bulldogs and looked very please with his decision.
John Voket, Associate Editor of the Newtown Bee in Newtown, Connecticut issued a statement to other press agencies this week, asking newspapers and other media outlets across the nation and globe to disseminate a link to the Newtown Savings Bank, which serves the community affected by last Friday's massacre.
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Daniel Inouye was not that far removed from his parentsâ€™ native land of Japan when Japanese air forces attacked Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. A second generation Japanese-American, Inouye was born on September 7, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Inouye passed away on Monday at the age of 88. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1963 until his death.
This is not an easy subject to talk about at any time of year, but Christmas seems the most difficult time to try and wrap our minds around this while trying to deal with all of theâ€śWhys.â€ť
Seven years after loosing our son, we still have never found that answer, and after reading books and all of the prayer we will never know that most wanted answer to that question.
Prissy. a seven week old, female beagle mix puppy is ready to be adopted from the West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter. Prissy and her four siblings are very sweet, social puppies, they love to be petted and played with. They have had their first puppy shots and have been wormed. The shelter has over 16 puppies, different colors and types who would make wonderful companions. The shelter will be open Saturday 9 a.m. - noon and will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas. Normal operation times resume Wednesday.