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February 18th, 2013

City welcomes two new patrolmen

February 18, 2013

The city of West Point and the West Point Police Department proudly welcomes West Point native Ramirez Ivy and Macon native Mary Beth Watt to the force of the WPPD where they will serve as patrol officers.
Last Tuesday, the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen voted in executive session to hire Ivy and Watt, who both said they are pleased and excited about serving the community of West Point.

Wolf’s voice helped create America’s music

February 18, 2013

There is an aura of mystery which surrounds the Mississippi Delta Blues.
The music itself is still mysterious to the ear, even decades after its inception and subsequent years of exploration and yet to be achieved perfection.
Legends tell of spirits, demons and contractual agreements at haunted “crossroads” where a musical wannabe could turn himself into a musical virtuoso by giving his soul as a ransom for talent.

Twisted burgers a big hit so far on Main

February 18, 2013

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader

It’s a burger fit for a king.
Well, it would be good enough for the king of Rock and Roll anyway.
If Elvis Presley is still living, like some still believe, he will undoubtedly make the 45 minute drive from his hometown to the Twisted Burger Company on Main Street.
“The Fat Elvis,” a burger named in his honor and in memory of some of the King’s not so great eating habits is fixed with peanut butter, banana, a sizable beef patty, a couple of strips of bacon and some thick bread for a bun.

February 16th

Dill speaks to NSDAR about harvesting methane from trash

February 16, 2013

Former Mayor and Chairman of the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority, Kenny Dill, spoke to the Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the NSDAR during their monthly meeting at the Bryan Public Library Wednesday.
“You really never think about making money from garbage, but the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority has been doing just that since October of 2011,” explained Dill. “We take garbage and collect the methane gas that is produced and sell it to TVA. They convert the gas to make clean, green electricity.”

Summerall: Young and stupid

February 16, 2013

I have often wondered who decided that kids who graduate high school at 17 or 18 years old have enough sense to make decisions that impact the rest of their lives. I know when I was young, I was stupid. Young and stupid, two words that are synonymous. Case in point, ask a kid in high school what they want to study in college.
“I don’t know.”
“You’re going to have to major in something.”
“I don’t know what I want to do. I don’t want to have to take a bunch of math.”
“You have to have math.”

Lady Raiders beat Marshall, Prairie View

February 16, 2013

The Lady Raiders continued their postseason run in the MAIS AA North State Tournament on the campus of Leake Academy.
In the quarterfinal round, Oak Hill met up with division 1-AA opponent Marshall Academy. The Lady Raiders and Lady Patriots had played twice during the regular season, splitting the series.

Oak Hill falls in last quarter to Leake in Friday semi-final

February 16, 2013

Oak Hill has enjoyed the postseason this week with wins over North Delta School and Central Hinds Academy, the number one seed from district 3-AA. These two wins during the week placed the Raiders into the MAIS AA North State semi-finals and punched their ticket into the AA State Tournament.
Friday night the Raiders returned to the hardwood to take on the Leake Academy Rebels in their third match-up of the season. In the previous two meetings, the Rebels had gotten the better of Oak Hill defeating the Raiders both times.

A scene from Upward Sports at West End Baptist Church

February 16, 2013

David Henley has one rebound come right into his hands during Saturday’s game.

Jannie M. Fenton

February 16, 2013

Jannie M. Fenton age 73, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Jackson University Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Union Star M.B. Church with the Rev. Sammie Hill officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Columbus.
Carter’s Mortuary Services was in charge of arrangements.

SKW to host Fun Run, 5K in April

February 16, 2013

April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and there is no better place to raise awareness for this issue than West Point, home of Sally Kate Winters Family Services.
The Sally Kate Winters Home services families and runaway teens who are dealing with bad home environments and abusive situations.
SKW will be hosting its fourth annual Spring Into Action event on April 13, which will include a 5 p.m child Fun Run, followed by a full-on 5K at 5:30.
“We want to be a silver lining for kids when they are in a dark place,” said Heather Usry, spokesperson for SKW.

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