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March 16th, 2013

DAR discusses historical mound

March 16, 2013

The Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the NSDAR met Thursday at the First Christian Church. The ladies have brought up the need lately for the clearing and restoration of the Native American mounds, South of town on Highway 45 Alt. The original marker on the Highway which shows the site to be on the National Registry of Historic Places, was placed there under the direction of the wife of Presbyterian minister and missionary J.P. Unger. She herself was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Gerald N. Moore

March 16, 2013

Gerald N. Moore age 79, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home, in West Point.
He was born September 27, 1934, in Valley Station, Ky., to the late Lillian Vaughn and Walter Moore.
He was at Retired U. S. Marine Master Gunnery Sargeant for 24 ½ years. He attended Montpelier Baptist Church. After retirement he worked in civil service for the U. S. Navy. A Veteran of U. S. Marines having served during Korea and Vietnam. Gerald N. Moore married Mary Powell Moore October 10, 1958, in Buford-Parris Island, S.C.

Oak Hill’s diamond bunch hosts tourney, gets past Lamar and Kirk to go 8-0

March 16, 2013

Oak Hill Academy’s baseball team is off to one of its best starts ever, improving to 8-0 on the season this past Friday, as the Raiders hosted a tournament that featured the squad in two games. In the first game, OHA defeated Kirk Academy 7-4. In the second match, the Raiders nearly repeated that score when they beat Lamar 7-5.
In the picture above, Tres Turner makes a critical out at third base during the game with Kirk. To the right, Trevor Turner scoops up a ball in right field during the tournament.

John Michael “Foots” Vance

March 16, 2013

John Michael “Foots” Vance age 66, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at his home, in Pheba.
He was born December 30, 1946, in Houston, to Anna Lloyd Fant Morgan and Lt. Col John Gurney Vance.

Summerall: Death by soda

March 16, 2013

The United States used to be the country that everyone else envied. People risked their lives to escape from Communist Cuba and Haiti by boat, they drown coming from Mexico when trying to swim deep fast moving rivers.

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Intercollegiate Rodeo competition to be hosted in Clay County

March 16, 2013

West Point will be cowboying up this upcoming week as the East Mississippi Community College rodeo team will host their inaugural rodeo March 21-23 here in West Point.

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Acker, Wilkerson withdraw from city election

March 16, 2013

Two residents of West Point, who recently submitted their intentions to run for selectmen seats, made the decision last week to withdraw their names from the running.

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March 14th

Continued tradition: Harpoles still in the stands

March 14, 2013

It has been something that the Harpoles enjoy doing. It is something that they look forward to continuing.

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Undefeated Raiders host tourney

March 14, 2013

The Oak Hill Diamond Raiders will not take Spring Break completely off as head coach Marion Bratton and his ball club will hit the diamond today.

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Shendopen welcomes artists

March 14, 2013

Michael Williams is the owner of Shendopen Productions in downtown West Point which provides a variety of video and photography services. The artists are Williams, David Hodges, Jane Weaver Dill and Bill Parker. More on page 6. Photo by Donna Summerall

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