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August 7th, 2013

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.


July 30th

Oak Hill softball drops first three contests of 2013

July 30, 2013

Growing pains come with their lumps.
The Oak Hill softball team and first year head coach Nathan Ellis may have hoped for a better start to the 2013 campaign as the Lady Raiders dropped their first three games. The Lady Raiders are a young ball club that will be working on improving week in and week out.

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Lady Eagles take flight in victory over JA

July 30, 2013

It is always nice to pick up a win on the first game of a season, it becomes even better win the pitcher hurls six innings of hitless softball.

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Downtown merchants busy with beautification projects

July 30, 2013

A flurry of activity is underway in downtown West Point, as merchants are busy sprucing up their storefronts with planters, tackling repairs, and painting facades.

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United forever, Johnson and Crigler families’ history told through Weeks' quilt

July 30, 2013

Of the 300-plus family members who gathered at Mary Holmes College’s old gymnasium last Friday and Saturday, Minnie Weeks was proud to represent the family of Jourden and Ella Lee Johnson.

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Three crimes mark eventful weekend for WPPD

July 30, 2013

It was an eventful Friday for the West Point Police Department as three crimes were committed in the span of twenty-four hours.

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July 26th

Tim Brinkley Appreciation Month

July 26, 2013

Mt. Hermon M.B. Church designated the month of July as Pastor Tim Brinkley Appreciation Month. The Wise Ones Senior Ministry recently hosted a luncheon in recognition of his six years of strong leadership. Area Pastors joined joined together for the luncheon and were unable to attend the Sunday service. Also in attendance were surprise guests Mayor Robbie Robinson, former Police Chief Bill Ladd, Assistant Chief Gary Turner, present and former police officers. A number of them shared fond remembrances of working with Brinkley and offered support for his ministry and community minded mission.

Hebron Christian football looks for fruitful off-season

July 26, 2013

The Eagles are hoping that 2013 summer workouts will pay dividends when the season kicks off.

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