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City approves funding for Yokohama

August 16, 2013

The Yokohama Tire Company’s Clay County project is set to bring hundreds of jobs and scores of economic opportunities to the region over the next decade. The project, however, must be paid for in order for operations to begin, and the city of West Point is doing its part in bringing in funding for the deal through partnerships with organizations like the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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Resident asks to end water fluoridation

August 16, 2013

It took Chad Scott 25 agenda items to get his two minutes of public discourse at Tuesday night’s Board of Mayor and Selectmen meeting, but the local activist made the most of his time.

WPPD receives 2 safety grants

August 16, 2013

West Point Police Department has been awarded two national grants to help prevent impaired driving and endorse occupant protection inside vehicles.

Tuesday evening at the West Point City Board meeting, West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley announced the police department had been awarded grants totaling $17,702.62. The two grants are the “Occupant Proctection Grant” and the “Impaired Driving Grant”, $5,000 and $12,702.62, respectively.

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Gridiron action gets under way: Oak Hill takes on Pickens Academy tonight

August 16, 2013

The Oak Hill Raiders will take the field tonight against the Pickens Academy Pirates in Carrollton, Al, slated to start at 6:30 p.m.

The Raiders are looking confident in their early fall practices and are ready to actually hit somebody else other than their teammates said Oak Hill head coach Daniel Merchant. According to Merchant, Pickens Academy were the 2012 runner-ups in the Alabama Independent Schools Association single-A classification and will have a very strong football team.

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New Coach, Familiar Face

August 16, 2013

Roger Burton will tell you that he bleeds green-and-white and there is no one doubting that answer.

After two years away from West Point High School, Burton returned to the Green Wave football program, hoping to continue the success he experienced during his earlier three-year stint between 2008 and 2011. Burton is a familiar name, a familiar face and a coach that many of the West Point players and coaching staff have known prior to this season.

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