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Coaches, teammates remember Dragoo

June 11, 2014

By Will Nations
sports@dailytimesleader.com

There is one characteristic that sticks in the minds of the people in West Point and surrounding Oak Hill Academy. For the past few days, many remember Taylor Dragoo’s smile, which will forever carry his spirit.
Dragoo, 15, was involved in an ATV accident Friday in West Point. He died from injuries suffered in the crash Saturday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The news shocked many friends, teammates and coaches.

West Point School District approves purchase of new $179,119 scoreboard

June 11, 2014

BY WILL NATIONS
and JOSH PRESLEY
www.dailytimesleader.com

The bright lights of McCallister Field will grow even brighter at the start of the 2014 football season.
The West Point School District board approved the construction of a new $179,119 scoreboard, which includes a video screen and two play clocks at its meeting Monday.
West Point High School Athletic Director Chris Chambless, who is also the head football coach, said he and the board have been discussing a new scoreboard for the past two months and believes it will create a better atmosphere at Hamblin Stadium in the fall.

FEMA sets up in Phillip’s Hardware

June 11, 2014

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials have set up shop at Phillip's Hardware on Highway 45 in West Point and are looking to provide residents with information on how to better prepare themselves for emergency situations.

Local officials urge ATV safety

June 11, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

According to the Mississippi Department of Health, more than 100 Mississippians have died as a result on ATV accidents since 2008.
The state has had more than 400 ATV-related deaths since 1982, 100 of those being children under 16. According to MDH, ATVs present unique dangers because they can reach high speed off the road where unpredictable conditions can cause collisions and rollovers.
Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H/Youth Agent Fran Brock said with statistics are alarming, and that ATV safety is more important than ever.

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