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April 17th

Emily Jones: The best tomatuh in the hood

April 17, 2013

My neighbor (I’ll call her Brenda for the sake of anonymity) is one of the best things that ever happened to me. She moved into my declining neighborhood and everything changed including my ability to grow good ole summer ‘maters despite a lack of ample sun and a thumb that will only turn green if I spray paint it.

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Columbus Choral Society concert coming Sunday

April 17, 2013

“Sweet ‘n Sassy” is the theme for the Columbus Choral Society Concert this Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m., in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church. Sponsored by the West Point/Clay County Arts Council, this free event promises to both entertain and uplift.

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Pony in midst of negligence case

April 17, 2013

A civil case in which a mother is fighting for her son is still very much active in the United States Northern District Court of Mississippi, and the mother contends that The Pony club is partly to blame.

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Vance a perfect fit for CASA coordinator

April 17, 2013

Mary Jean Vance has been a part of the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) system in Clay County since its inception in the early 1990s.
On Wednesday, Vance was sworn in as Clay’s Volunteer Coordinator for CASA by Judge Tom Storey just before the county’s Drug Court deliberations began.

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Gov. Bryant signs sweeping education laws

April 17, 2013

The four education laws that were signed by Gov. Phil Bryant at Northwest Rankin High School on Wednesday were not as sweeping as most who supported them had originally hoped, but the legislation package represents the biggest changes in public education law since 1982.

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April 16th

Police address realistic BB gun issue

April 16, 2013

Tuesday’s gun scare at McDonald’s involving three juveniles could have turned fatal very quickly, but fortunately no one, including local police officers who responded, were injured.

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Rotary (March) Students of the Month

April 16, 2013

Rotary has announced its Students of the Month for the month of March. Pictured from left are Carlitta Poston (West Point High School), Austin Foster (Hebron Christian Schoo), Taylor McCallum (Oak Hill Academy) and Akilah Adams (West Point High School). Photo by Bryan Davis

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The first thing I made with my new mixer

April 16, 2013

I thought for a long time about what the first thing I would mix in my new Kitchenaid mixer would be and this past weekend, I finally got to get mixing.
I’ve wanted a mixer for over a year. How anyone goes to a department store and doesn’t drool over the arrangement of brightly colored mixers, I will never know. And finally, my time came.

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Carey E. Henley

April 16, 2013

Carey E. Henley, known as “Coach”, age 76, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away April 15, 2013 at his home in East Ridge.
He was born in West Point, to the late W.L. (Bud) Henley and Annie Rea Berry Henley.

Bennie Lee Neely Sr.

April 16, 2013

Bennie Lee Neely Sr., age 58, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013, at University Hospital of Jackson.
Funeral services are Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Payne Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. Edward Dean officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

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