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September 6th, 2013

Schools celebrate Grandparents Day

September 6, 2013

The West Point School District is recognizing the importance of grandparents in the lives of children. Grandparents of third graders at South Side Elementary were invited to come and have lunch with the students in honor of Grandparents Day. The children proudly showed off grandparents to friends and teachers.

“We always love to have our grandparents visit,” said Principal Shirley Gibson. “We have excellent participation from our parents and grandparents on special days.”

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Passionate Pursuit offers kids chance to hunt

September 6, 2013

Five years ago, West Point residents Allen Flynt and Scott Hinnant were drawn to a greater calling. Both devout Christians and avid hunters, Flynt and Hinnant had been trying individually incorporate the idea of finding the presence of God through the outdoors.

It wasn’t long until the two collaborated, and Passionate Pursuit Ministries was born.

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Suicide growing problem in youth

September 6, 2013

In the past few years, suicide has become a prevalent problem in the world. According to the World Health Organization, “suicide rates have increased by 60 percent worldwide” in the last 45 years.

In the U.S., it is just as problematic. In the most recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) publication, it was reported that 38,364 residents commit suicide each year, which equates to about 105 suicides a day.

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West Point, Starkville battle in rivalry tonight

September 6, 2013

It is a rivalry game – no one is saying anything different.

This rivalry between two towns that are only 21 miles away is a major spectacle on a September Friday night in the Golden Triangle Area that attracts football fans from across the region.

West Point and Starkville will square off in their annual meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.

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Raiders open district play

September 6, 2013

Oak Hill is hoping to bounce back from a heartbreaking 48-42 overtime defeat last Friday to Marshall Academy in Holly Springs.

Despite the difficult loss, the Raiders (1-1) have seemingly not lost any confidence heading into the third week of the MAIS football season. Oak Hill is very enthusiastic to welcome the two-time defending MAIS single-A state champion Tri-County (2-0) to West Point tonight at 7 p.m. The two teams are opening up their district 2-AA slate tonight.

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Hebron Christian sets for battle with Sharkey-Issequena tonight

September 6, 2013

Hebron Christian has set forth a difficult non-district schedule for the 2013 season.

The out of district slate does not get any easier for the Eagles tonight as Hebron (1-1) welcomes Sharkey-Issequena Academy (2-0) to Pheba for a 7:30 p.m. kick off.

The Eagles had a difficult start to the season dropping their first game of the year 26-14 to Victory Christian after leading at halftime 14-12. The disappointing loss left Hebron needing a win.

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September 5th

PSC sets final hearing on raised water rates

September 5, 2013

After a two year hiatus, the Public Service Commission set a final hearing date for the West Point water rate increase. On Tuesday, Northern Region Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that attorneys for both parties agreed to a schedule to help make a decision in the case.

The staff for the PSC will have until Sept. 10 to file new data requests and questions regarding the case. The attorney for the city of West Point Light and Water Department will have two weeks to answer the PSC staff. A final ruling will be made by PSC on Oct. 11.

Renaissance: A new birth in West Point

September 5, 2013

Young people were the topic at Wednesday’s meeting of the Civitan Luncheon Club. Renaissance Vice President Carlos Orr, a Baptist minister and community leader, and Renaissance member Matthew Lewis, who works with the drug court and mentors young men, spoke to the Civitans about their work.

Renaissance literally means “a new birth.” In West Point it is a joint undertaking of the Christian community, drug court and law enforcement to help young people who are at-risk or who have already had a brush with the law.

MSU should hire former Florida quarterback Tebow

September 5, 2013

After a sputtering offensive performance and week one loss, many Mississippi State fans did the usual – talk amongst themselves.

Who else better understands the disappointments in life many Mississippi State fans deal with on a regular basis – the heart-breaking losses and tough losing seasons. I should know: I wear maroon-and-white on Saturdays.

September 4th

More changes for RV Park ordinance

September 4, 2013

The Clay County Board of Supervisors are close to finalizing an ordinance for RV parks that will be built. While the ordinance is not officially set, the board will review any final changes made and meet with the intent to adopt the ordinance on Thursday.

At the end of August, the board met to originally discuss the ordinance and met with concerns and comments from the residents of West Point and Clay County. Those concerns were later addressed and if possible, worked into the ordinance amendments.

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