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Dill speaks to NSDAR about harvesting methane from trash

February 16, 2013

Former Mayor and Chairman of the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority, Kenny Dill, spoke to the Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the NSDAR during their monthly meeting at the Bryan Public Library Wednesday.
“You really never think about making money from garbage, but the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority has been doing just that since October of 2011,” explained Dill. “We take garbage and collect the methane gas that is produced and sell it to TVA. They convert the gas to make clean, green electricity.”

Summerall: Young and stupid

February 16, 2013

I have often wondered who decided that kids who graduate high school at 17 or 18 years old have enough sense to make decisions that impact the rest of their lives. I know when I was young, I was stupid. Young and stupid, two words that are synonymous. Case in point, ask a kid in high school what they want to study in college.
“I don’t know.”
“You’re going to have to major in something.”
“I don’t know what I want to do. I don’t want to have to take a bunch of math.”
“You have to have math.”

Lady Raiders beat Marshall, Prairie View

February 16, 2013

The Lady Raiders continued their postseason run in the MAIS AA North State Tournament on the campus of Leake Academy.
In the quarterfinal round, Oak Hill met up with division 1-AA opponent Marshall Academy. The Lady Raiders and Lady Patriots had played twice during the regular season, splitting the series.

Oak Hill falls in last quarter to Leake in Friday semi-final

February 16, 2013

Oak Hill has enjoyed the postseason this week with wins over North Delta School and Central Hinds Academy, the number one seed from district 3-AA. These two wins during the week placed the Raiders into the MAIS AA North State semi-finals and punched their ticket into the AA State Tournament.
Friday night the Raiders returned to the hardwood to take on the Leake Academy Rebels in their third match-up of the season. In the previous two meetings, the Rebels had gotten the better of Oak Hill defeating the Raiders both times.

A scene from Upward Sports at West End Baptist Church

February 16, 2013

David Henley has one rebound come right into his hands during Saturday’s game.

Jannie M. Fenton

February 16, 2013

Jannie M. Fenton age 73, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Jackson University Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Union Star M.B. Church with the Rev. Sammie Hill officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Columbus.
Carter’s Mortuary Services was in charge of arrangements.

SKW to host Fun Run, 5K in April

February 16, 2013

April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and there is no better place to raise awareness for this issue than West Point, home of Sally Kate Winters Family Services.
The Sally Kate Winters Home services families and runaway teens who are dealing with bad home environments and abusive situations.
SKW will be hosting its fourth annual Spring Into Action event on April 13, which will include a 5 p.m child Fun Run, followed by a full-on 5K at 5:30.
“We want to be a silver lining for kids when they are in a dark place,” said Heather Usry, spokesperson for SKW.

GA building repaired, tourism tax already making a difference

February 16, 2013

The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance has been busy during the first month-plus of 2013.
Two weeks ago, GA Director Cynthia Wilson hosted the 87th Annual Banquet for the city under the theme “Our Secrets Revealed.”
Over the past few weeks workers have been busy remediating the Growth Alliance building due to mold issues. The building, constructed in 1915, was remediated thanks to money donated by the West Point Community Foundation and Milton Sundbeck.

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