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June 10th

Trial reset for alleged drug offender

June 10, 2013

A federal jury trial on an alleged drug offender from West Point was originally scheduled to begin Monday, but a federal judge ordered that the trial be pushed to mid-August.

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West Point Resident Jailed For Murder

June 10, 2013

On Sunday, June 9, 2013, around 03:27 a.m., Columbus police officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Highway 45 North in reference to a vehicle accident.
When officers arrived on scene, they noticed an unknown black male in the passenger’s side of a 2004 maroon Chevrolet Malibu with what appeared to be a gunshot wound in the chest area.

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June 7th

Boy Scouts of America National Council Contradicting Oath in Recent Change

June 7, 2013

“On my honor, I will do my best, To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”

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Red Sox go undefeated in 7 and 8 year-old division

June 7, 2013

The Red Sox recently finished the Dizzy Dean regular season undefeated. Pictured above are the coaches from left, Jeremy Duke, Alvin Bowen, Terrance Gibson, Ches Harrington and Junior Ray. Not pictured is Brock Turnipseed. On the middle row from left are Greyson Klutts, John Ross Craven, Chris White and Jaylon Davis. On the bottom row from left are Brandon Naramore, Alvin Bowen, Nathan Harrington and Demarrious Parker.  Not pictured are Dalton Turnipseed, Cole Lloyd, Bo Harris and Jaquay Cooperwood Submitted Photo

Mary E. Smith

June 7, 2013

Mary E. Smith, 89, passed away, on Friday, June 7, 2013. at her home in the Una Community at Prairie.
Mary was born April 22, 1924, in Monroe County, to the late Bertie Barnes and Grady Smitherman. She had worked at TIL Garment Factory in Aberdeen retiring in 1981. During WWII she worked at the Prairie Munitions Plant. and was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Mary E. Smitherman Smith married Neal Hunter Smith, September 28, 1940, in Clay County, he preceded her in death May 14, 2009.

Reed takes over as head of Arts Council

June 7, 2013

Scott Reed has been involved with the West Point/Clay County Arts Council since he was in the second grade.

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Longtime educator Smith leaving for position in Meridian

June 7, 2013

Robert Smith has put a lot of students on the right career path during his 17 years with the West Point School District.

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Citizens warned to lock their doors, catalogue belongings

June 7, 2013

Not much is safe anymore from the hands of thieves.
While police are use to responding to burglaries involving guns, money and other valuables, it appears that a detachable car part was the target of at least one thief.
West Point Police Department Chief Investigator Albert Lee told the Daily Times Leader on Friday that on May 29, police were dispatched an East Street residence where a brake light had been stolen during the night from a 2003 Trailblazer.

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June 6th

Floyd fields questions at Luncheon With Books

June 6, 2013

John Floyd paid his fourth visit to the Bryan Public Library at noon Thursday. Most authors read a few pages from their newest novel or short story collection and continue with teasers about their next project. Floyd’s time during Luncheon With Books wasn’t spent talking about “Deception” or his other books, he connected with his audience in a different way. He opened up the floor for questions.

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Waverly hosts women’s golf tournament

June 6, 2013

Kathleen Gallagher, 16, of Greenwood dethroned two-time defending Mississippi Women’s Golf Association State Champion Ally McDonald, a Mississippi State University golfer and Fulton native, by one hole in match play Thursday afternoon at Old Waverly Golf Course to take the 2013 Women’s Golf Amateur crown. Kathleen is the daughter of Cissye Gallagher and former-PGA player Jim Gallagher Jr. Gallagher is currently a player at Pillow Academy in Greenwood.

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