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September 17th, 2013

Suspect charged in hostage situation

September 17, 2013

A Clay County man has been taken into custody and charged with one count aggravated assault on a police officer and one count kidnapping following an alleged hostage situation and shooting on Saturday.

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Brownfield meeting set Wednesday

September 17, 2013

The city of West Point is hosting an open session to the public at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the upstairs board room of City Hall in an effort to isolate properties throughout the city in need of an environmental assessment.

Deputy clerk retires after 17 years service

September 17, 2013

The Board of Supervisors room at the Clay County Courthouse was filled to overflowing with well-wishers who had come to say goodbye to Susan Plunkett after 17 years as deputy clerk for the Clay County Circuit Court office. Court employees, county supervisors, friends and family brought food and gifts for a surprise party in Plunkett’s honor.

DTL FOOTBALL WRAP UP

September 17, 2013

West Point High School
At Hamblin Stadium, the Columbus Falcons (2-1) used three consecutive scoring drives in the first and second halves to upset the West Point Green Wave (1-2) on Friday night in West Point, 41-14.

Oak Hill Academy
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-2; 1-1) scored 20 unanswered points to defeat District 2-AA rival Winston Academy, 20-15, on Friday night in West Point.

Oak Hill Academy
The Oak Hill Academy Raiders (2-2; 1-1) scored 20 unanswered points to defeat District 2-AA rival Winston Academy, 20-15, on Friday night in West Point.

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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