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September 13th

McBryde to talk Civil War at Luncheon with Books

September 13, 2013

Local author and history buff, John McBryde, is bringing his book “The Battle of West Point” to Luncheon with Books, at noon, Thursday, Sept. 19.

Brothers bring family atmosphere to Raider football

September 13, 2013

Blood is thicker than water.

The Oak Hill football team knows that all too well as it boasts two sets of brothers: the Rileys and the Dragoos.

Twins, junior Drake Riley and sophomore Drew Riley, along with senior Steve Dragoo and his younger brother, freshman, Taylor Dragoo, bring together a strong bond that only a pair of brothers can bring to the table.

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West Point looks to ground Columbus

September 13, 2013

Expect some hard hits and spetacular plays on Friday night as the West Point Green Wave (1-1) hosts the Columbus Falcons (1-1) in a MHSAA non-district bout at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.

The week-four game has senior linebacker Eddious Webb more than ready for the Friday night lights to turn on again.

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September 11th

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.

September 10th

Arrest made in Sunday shooting

September 10, 2013

West Point Police Department officers have arrested a man in connection with an alleged shooting.

Dermarius Brown, 26, of West Point was arrested Sunday after reportedly turning himself in to authorities. Shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday police were dispatched to the 500 block of Washington Street in reference to a shooting. E911 reported to officers that an ambulance had been dispatched.Upon arrival, police discovered a man at a residence who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

City mulls options on water project for Yokohama

September 10, 2013

Bids for a new water tank have been taken off the Board of Selectmen's agenda for their meeting tonight. West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said that the bids were taken off the agenda because the plans have not been finalized.

“There hasn't been a decision made yet,” Jones said. “The plans have not bee certified.”

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Local man to host first ever ‘Back to School at Town Creek’ event

September 10, 2013

Lester Moore only wants the best for his community. A West Point resident, Moore is doing his part to bring something positive to the children of Town Creek Apartments with a community celebration.

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