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March 19th, 2013

Sowell named CTC Teacher of the Year

March 19, 2013

Kramer Sowell is not afraid to get his hands dirty. Or to get his students in the Agricultural Science class dirty. That’s just one of the things that made the West Point School District chose him for Teacher of the Year. He is also Teacher of the Year for the Career and Technology Center. His student look forward to his classes where they learn about livestock, goats, quail and chickens have been raised by the students. They learn about growing food plants and decorative plants at the green house at the back of the CTC building.

Tracy Ridings named WPHS North Campus Teacher of the Year

March 19, 2013

Tracy Ridings has the unenviable job of teaching English I and Honors English to ninth grade students. This is why she was named WPHS North Campus Teacher of the Year. She introduces them to the plays of William Shakespeare with “Romeo and Juliet” and will be taking them back in time to the Holocaust by reading “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne. She has been in education for 17 years, 13 of which have been at West Point High School. Photo by Donna Summerall

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Area chef opens her kitchen for classes

March 19, 2013

I have spent the past 3 Saturdays in the kitchen at J. Broussards restaurant in Columbus learning loads of new cooking techniques.

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City adjusting to inmate labor changes

March 19, 2013

Things have changed in Mississippi when it comes to state inmate labor.

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D.A.R.E resolution passes private committee

March 19, 2013

Clay County law enforcement officials have seen their fair share of drug problems in West Point and Clay County and continue to work diligently to keep illegal drugs off the streets – and out of the reach of children.

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Sundbeck honored with Patriot Award

March 19, 2013

Milton Sundbeck, owner of Southern Ionics is honored with his second Patriot Award at the corporation’s main office on Tuesday. The Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense operational committee bestowed the award in recognition of Sundbeck’s “extraordinary support” of Ron Howell, who has been deployed twice as an employee of Southern Ionics. Pictured are Larry Swartz (ESGR), Sundbeck, Howell and Wendy Howell’s Ron’s wife. Howell will be featured in the Daily Times Leader’s March 31 annual Profile. Photo by Bryan Davis

Court Considering Dismissal of Reckless Disregard Suit

March 19, 2013

The reckless disregard lawsuit filed in 2011 against the city of West Point by Clay County resident Natalie Stafford continues to make its way through federal court this week, but may be dismissed under defense claims brought forth by the city.

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March 18th

OHA continues perfection during break

March 18, 2013

The Oak Hill Raiders closed out the week of Spring Break with a pair of day-games against two fellow MAIS-AA foes.

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Glenn Edward Smith

March 18, 2013

Glenn Edward Smith age 65, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Visitation was Monday, March 18, 2013, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at St. Marks United Methodist Church on Grants Ferry Rd. in Brandon. with a 2:30 p.m. Memorial Service to follow the visitation at the church.

Before and after

March 18, 2013

Last week, the city board of selectmen and other officials pledged support to repair and beautify the Sam Wilhite Transportation museum on Depot Drive. All agreed the structure had been neglected since it was relegated to “appointment only” hours in 2010. Above, the building is already seeing a drastically improved look after the city trimmed the bushes surrounding the museum. The metal sign above was almost completely obstructed by shrubbery last week. Photo by Bryan Davis

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