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DAR members to honor 9/11 fallen

September 11, 2013

The Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution have a busy day on tap. DAR members are out this morning putting American flags on Commerce Street to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on American soil in New York City and Washington D.C. by extremists under the guidance of Osama Bin Laden.

Horseshoe Robertson DAR members, Brenda Edwards, Jane Caston, Jenny Caston and Regent Gaynell Duke are doing their patriotic duty by putting out the flags in honor of the 12th anniversary of 9/11.

West Point PD to host ‘drug drop’

September 11, 2013

The West Point Police Department will be holding a “drug drop-off” day, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the police station.

Detective Sergeant Zate McGee said this would be the fifth time the police department has participated in the event, which McGee encourages city and county residents to participate in.

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Tobacco-free ordinance proposal on hold

September 11, 2013

According to the Mississippi Tobacco-free Coalitions, there are 86 cities in the state that have passed 100 percent smoke-free ordinances. These cities include Starkville, Columbus, Tupelo, Aberdeen and Amory.

West Point, however, is not on this list. While no official ordinance is in place, the city remains tobacco-free, according to West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones.

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American sports wrapped in red, white, blue forever

September 11, 2013

My third-grade teacher, Mrs. Bryant, had instructed my classmates and me to complete a notebook that would display our penmanship in cursive, something that I still consider a monotonous, unrewarding task.

The project enlisted us to write the capital letter and the lower-case letter of each letter in the English alphabet, in cursive 50 times. I did the math – I had just learned my multiplication tables – and it seemed like an implausible thing to do as a little third-grader.

DTL staff STARKVILLE — The West Point varsity baseball team traveled to Starkville High Saturday...
DTL staff PHEBA — The Hebron Christian Academy Eagles won their final game of the regular season...
DTL staff The Oak Hill tennis team dropped its first district match Monday afternoon 5-4 in West...

 

 

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