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February 16th

SKW to host Fun Run, 5K in April

February 16, 2013

April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and there is no better place to raise awareness for this issue than West Point, home of Sally Kate Winters Family Services.
The Sally Kate Winters Home services families and runaway teens who are dealing with bad home environments and abusive situations.
SKW will be hosting its fourth annual Spring Into Action event on April 13, which will include a 5 p.m child Fun Run, followed by a full-on 5K at 5:30.
“We want to be a silver lining for kids when they are in a dark place,” said Heather Usry, spokesperson for SKW.

GA building repaired, tourism tax already making a difference

February 16, 2013

The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance has been busy during the first month-plus of 2013.
Two weeks ago, GA Director Cynthia Wilson hosted the 87th Annual Banquet for the city under the theme “Our Secrets Revealed.”
Over the past few weeks workers have been busy remediating the Growth Alliance building due to mold issues. The building, constructed in 1915, was remediated thanks to money donated by the West Point Community Foundation and Milton Sundbeck.

February 15th

Chad Scott: West Point/Clay County should end water fluoridation

February 15, 2013

97% OF WESTERN EUROPE HAS CHOSEN FLUORIDE-FREE WATER This includes:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden,
and Switzerland. (While some European countries add fluoride to salt,
the majority do not.) Thus, rather than mandating fluoride treatment
for the whole population, western Europe allows individuals the right
to choose, or refuse, fluoride.

(http://www.fluoridealert.org/articles/fluoride-facts/)

February 14th

Nicknames can be fun

February 14, 2013

In a time where remakes of movies are coming out constantly and every thing is starting to look the same, it is always refreshing to see something that stands alone.

Oak Hill boys remain in contention for crown

February 14, 2013

The Oak Hill Raiders clinched a berth into the MAIS AA State Tournament next week after a Wednesday victory over the Central Hinds Cougars.
In the quarterfinals, the Raiders outplayed the Cougars and soundly defeated the district 3-AA tournament champions 65-24. Oak Hill used great performances from Drake Riley and John Wesley Williamson to help propel themselves to the state tournament berth.

City proceeds with south water tank project

February 14, 2013

Since the beginning of the year West Point’s south water tank near the old Bryan Food plant has been shut down under an order by the Mississippi Department of Health to clean and repaint the tank. Now the city of West Point is moving forward and is in the process of having the tank cleaned out and painted so it can once again be put into operation for the city’s water customers.

Classes offer citizens “bridges out of poverty”

February 14, 2013

There will be a very important community training seminar in Starkville one week from today.
Attendance from West Point’s community leaders could lead to a significant impact on poverty and the town’s economy.
“Bridges out of Poverty” is an organization that has taught communities that benefits and effectiveness of empowering those in poverty rather than just writing checks to different charities.
Lynn Phillips-Gaines spoke to the West Point Rotary Club last week about the “Bridges” program and the impact it has had on Starkville.

Valentine’s bake sale a sweet success, raffle winners announced

February 14, 2013

Friends of the Library held their fourth Valentine Bake Sale at the Bryan Public Library Thursday. Goodies galore, cakes pies, cookies, brownies and all sorts of sweet treats were for sale.

Calligraphy class teaches new art

February 14, 2013

Kathy Dyess (left) instructs two of her Calligraphy students Abigail Leonard and Teresa Leonard on the written art during her Monday weekly class at Bryan Public Library. The class is one of many taught through the Mississippi University for Women community betterment program. Photo by Bryan Davis

School officials in favor of consolidation

February 14, 2013

The Mississippi Senate is moving forward with a bill that would require the consolidation of the West Point School District and the Clay County School District, and some longtime Clay County school officials say they’re totally in favor of the consolidation.
For 21 years Annie Johnson has served on the Clay County School Board and currently serves as its president. Johnson said consolidating the two school districts in the county is a wise move by state leaders and feels that it will be a great deal for both West Point and Clay County.

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