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August 16th

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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August 7th

West Point arts coming and going

August 7, 2013

Everyone driving through West Point on Hwy. 45 Alt., will be sure to notice that this is the home of the Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival and the Prairie Arts Festival. Soon new large aluminum adaptations of the poster art from both festivals will be added to the Welcome to West Point signs on the North and South end of at the city limits. The signs will attract attention as people are coming into and leaving West Point. The new four by eight ft. signs will let people who are visiting our state on the Blues Trail know this is the birthplace of Blues Legend, Chester Arthur Burnett.

August 6th

Oak Hill Football gets practice on

August 6, 2013

"No shortcuts, no excuses!" That's the motto for the Oak Hill Raiders this season following a 6-6 overall record in 2012 and a playoff berth, the first since 2009.

Hebron Christian building bonds at camp

August 6, 2013

People tend to get to know each other better when they have to stay within close proximity to one another.

That's exactly what Hebron Christian's head football coach David Foster is hoping will happen during his three-day football camp being held on the campus of the school in Pheba.


July 30th

Oak Hill softball drops first three contests of 2013

July 30, 2013

Growing pains come with their lumps.
The Oak Hill softball team and first year head coach Nathan Ellis may have hoped for a better start to the 2013 campaign as the Lady Raiders dropped their first three games. The Lady Raiders are a young ball club that will be working on improving week in and week out.

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Lady Eagles take flight in victory over JA

July 30, 2013

It is always nice to pick up a win on the first game of a season, it becomes even better win the pitcher hurls six innings of hitless softball.

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Downtown merchants busy with beautification projects

July 30, 2013

A flurry of activity is underway in downtown West Point, as merchants are busy sprucing up their storefronts with planters, tackling repairs, and painting facades.

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United forever, Johnson and Crigler families’ history told through Weeks' quilt

July 30, 2013

Of the 300-plus family members who gathered at Mary Holmes College’s old gymnasium last Friday and Saturday, Minnie Weeks was proud to represent the family of Jourden and Ella Lee Johnson.

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