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March 20th, 2013

Sidewalk safety project awaiting approval

March 20, 2013

When the schoolhouse is just two or three blocks down from an adolescent’s house, it sort of makes sense for a parent to allow that child to walk or bike to school. However, parents want nothing more than for their child, who commutes independently, to make it to school safely as possible.

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Alleged scrap metal thief arrested

March 20, 2013

An investigation of stolen scrap metal began two weeks ago through the West Point Police Department, and thanks to a helpful lead in the case at least one arrest has been made.

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March 19th

Collegiate Rodeo reminder

March 19, 2013

The Ozark Region Collegiate Rodeo competition is coming tomorrow. The three-day event will kickoff at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at Eagle Ranch in Clay County. See tomorrow’s paper for more coverage of the event that is slated to bring 350 competitors from all over the Southeast. Photo Courtesy of EMCC

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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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