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FUTBOL TO FOOTBALL: Gordon makes transition from pitch to gridiron

August 21, 2013

PHEBA –– Harvey Gordon Sr., really never expected his son, Justin Gordon, to switch from kicking a round soccer ball to carrying an egg-shaped pigskin, but for Harvey futbal and football are the same thing now.

“I will tell you. What a child is going to do is never known till the time comes around for them to do it,” Harvey said with a laugh about Justin’s excursion into the world of eight-man football. “Soccer and football is football now, if you know what I am saying.”

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On the grill: Wood-fired pizzas

August 21, 2013

In March, my dad ordered a new grill. Last week, the grill finally arrived.

You must understand, though, this isn’t just any grill. This is a wood burning grill that can burn as hot as around 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. This grill arrived on an 18-wheeler and weighs a little more than 450 pounds.

Local housing market down some, still stable

August 21, 2013

While residential construction nationwide has increased during the last year, and even in the last month — up 5.9 percent in July — West Point and Clay County haven’t necessarily followed the same trend.

Ben Perry Green, senior vice president for the lending division of Renasant Bank in West Point, said new residential construction lending at his establishment was steady but “certainly not booming.”

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WPCCAS combating population problem

August 21, 2013

Beginning its third year of operation, the West Point Clay County Animal Shelter has made an enormous impact on the number of unwanted dogs and cats being euthanized. As one of only two “No-Kill” shelters in Northeast Mississippi, the WPCCAS offers a haven for unwanted animals until they can be adopted.

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Broad Street train tracks to undergo lengthy renovation

August 21, 2013

Residents of West Point might experience a smoother ride the next time they travel over the train tracks on Broad Street.

The Kansas City-Southern railroad crossing is being renovated to fix the rails and crossties of the track, according to Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones.

Permanent fixtures will be introduced within the next four to six months, but temporary fixtures will suffice for right now, he said.

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Annual rodeo wrangles money for WPJA

August 21, 2013

The Junior Auxiliary of West Point’s annual rodeo benefit has come and gone, but not before giving back to the community. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, the West Point Fire Department presented the Junior Auxiliary with a check for $4,500 from this year’s event.

The benefit, which is sponsored by Junior Auxiliary, the fire department and Lummus Rodeo Productions, brings people and families to the West Point area for fun and entertainment.

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