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June 12th, 2013

Mayor, selectmen express appreciation during final meeting

June 12, 2013

For the last time Tuesday night, the outgoing West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen sat down together at City Hall and took up their last business matters before taking a few moments to say their goodbyes to the city.

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City applying for Yokohama CAP loan

June 12, 2013

The City of West Point is proceeding with their promised support to the Yokohama Tire Corporation by moving forward with a Capital Improvements Revolving Loan to bring infrastructural needs to the tire manufacturing facility.

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Community Living Center cuts ribbon

June 12, 2013

The West Point Community Living Center cuts the ribbon on its new entrance and physical therapy area at its Eshman Ave.
center. Photo by Bryan Davis

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June 11th

Dorothy Reed Felder

June 11, 2013

Dorothy Reed Felder, 90, passed away, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mandeville, La.

Mary Beth Ryan

June 11, 2013

Mary Beth Ryan passed away Tuesday June 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by Robinson Funeral Home.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis J. Dreher

June 11, 2013

Phyllis J. Dreher, 83, passed away, Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, in Columbus. Phyllis Jean Dreher was born July 19, 1929, in El Dorado, Arkansas to the late Lena Jane Haynie and Walter Samuel Parks, Sr. She had worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in West Point Public School System and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Columbus. Phyllis Jean Parks Dreher married Frederic Nicholas Dreher May 31, 1947, in El Dorado, Ark.

Sure Shots 4-H Club sending 7 to state competition

June 11, 2013

The Sure Shots 4-H Club has had a very busy year. In preparation for the Northeast Region Shooting Competition they participated in three qualifying events: The Golden Triangle Shooting Competition in Columbus, Alcorn County 4-H Shooting Competition in Glen, and the Pontotoc County 4-H Shotgun Competition in Pontotoc. Sure Shot members earned 18 first place medallions, 11 second place medallions, and three third place medallions from the competitions during the three competition span.

State Department applauds WPHS

June 11, 2013

A report delivered Monday by a Mississippi Department of Education representative revealed that strides taken by West Point High School are moving the school out of an at-risk status and up the achievement ladder.

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Terrorists, Snowden and liberty all on the run

June 11, 2013

While many in the media continue to ask the obvious questions about Edward Snowden, the contractor who leaked information about the National Security Agency spying on Americans, there is one question that bothers me.

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New electrician job to save school district thousands

June 11, 2013

Saving each and every dollar that can possibly be saved is one of the goals of the West Point School District, which recently discovered another way to save not hundreds but thousands of dollars beginning next school year.

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