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August 19th, 2013

Local man arrested on sexual battery

August 19, 2013

A West Point man suspected of three counts of sexual battery was released from jail Friday after posting $75,000 bond, according to Starkville police.

A police department press release said Starkville officers arrested 27-year-old Lamarcus Antonio Brown, whose last known address is 865 Hawkins Trail, Lot G, in West Point, and booked him in Clay County jail. Starkville Municipal Judge Rodney Faver set Brown’s bond.

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Vandenbranden makes ‘Digital Impact’ on West Point

August 19, 2013

People constantly complain about having to travel out of town to buy things. If you need a new computer, laptop, router, an upgrade, or anything computer related, residents can find it at Digital Impact’s new location at 301 E. Main St.

“The new location is great, it is so pleasant for our customers. The building is the perfect size,” said Jennifer Harper, an employee at Digital Impact. “I love that it’s easy to see from the intersection of Main St. and Commerce.”

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August 16th

City approves funding for Yokohama

August 16, 2013

The Yokohama Tire Company’s Clay County project is set to bring hundreds of jobs and scores of economic opportunities to the region over the next decade. The project, however, must be paid for in order for operations to begin, and the city of West Point is doing its part in bringing in funding for the deal through partnerships with organizations like the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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Resident asks to end water fluoridation

August 16, 2013

It took Chad Scott 25 agenda items to get his two minutes of public discourse at Tuesday night’s Board of Mayor and Selectmen meeting, but the local activist made the most of his time.

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.


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