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September 13th

2 arrested in scrap metal thefts

September 13, 2013

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department has arrested 2 individuals in connection with an alleged scrap metal theft that occurred on Sept. 9 in western Clay County.

Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested Jonathan N. Clerk, 33, of Cedar Bluff and Terrance D. Collins, 30, of Maben following a report that scrap metal was missing from a Clay County residence. The suspects were apprehended at Jefferson Iron and Metal.

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SKW Offers leadership program

September 13, 2013

The Sally Kate Winters Home is continuing to offer programs to help the community with its after school leadership program. The program is offered 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday during the school year at the Home on North Division Street.

Counseling Coordinator Georgia Sasso said the program offers youth 12-17 a place to go once the school day is over. The purpose of the program is to teach leadership skills and help keep the community youth “out of trouble.”

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Local church reaches out to community

September 13, 2013

The Northside Christian Church will be hosting an event titled “Exalting the Savior: An Evening of Praise” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14. at the Mary Holmes Auditorium

Rev. Orlando Richmond Sr. said that the evening will be a “mass gospel fellowship,” which can bring the community together.

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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.

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