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December 21st

Longtime West Point resident Fowler wants District 16 seat

December 21, 2012

When Kenny Fowler approached his wife Lavern of 45 years about the possibility of running for public office, he did not really know what to expect.
Fowler says his wife, a retired West Point school teacher, was immediately supportive, and after exploring the option for some time, Fowler has officially entered the race for the senate seat for District 16.
District 16 covers Clay County, as well as parts of Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee Counties.

BOMB THREAT UPDATE: Police respond to bomb threat at AutoZone, false alarm at school

December 21, 2012

Friday was a busy day for the West Point Police Department.
Before noon, officers had responded to a legitimate bomb threat at the auto parts store AutoZone on Highway 45 Alternate and a false alarm at a West Point school.
“We had a bomb threat at AutoZone this morning,” West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley confirmed on Friday afternoon, adding that this is the third threat of that nature in the last three months. “We're still investigating it.”

December 19th

4-Star Recruit Justin Cox signs with Mississippi State

December 20, 2012

Wednesday was a hectic day for many football programs around the nation as Junior College [JUCO] players were putting pen to paper in the early signing period.
Justin Cox, an East Mississippi Defensive Back and former Green Wave star, walked into West Point's Athletic Department wearing a Mississippi State winter cap and a maroon jacket showing everyone where his loyalties were. Without any hesitation, Cox signed again with the Bulldogs and looked very please with his decision.

Locals can donate to Sandy Hook School Support Fund

December 19, 2012

John Voket, Associate Editor of the Newtown Bee in Newtown, Connecticut issued a statement to other press agencies this week, asking newspapers and other media outlets across the nation and globe to disseminate a link to the Newtown Savings Bank, which serves the community affected by last Friday's massacre.
Unfortunately, the horrific event has paved the way for scams, and many people wishing to donate directly to victims families do not know where to turn. Follow the link below, and you will be able to donate money that will go directly to helping the people affected by this tragedy.

December 18th

Meeting a true hero: Moment with Inouye remains etched in Dyess’ memory

December 18, 2012

Daniel Inouye was not that far removed from his parents’ native land of Japan when Japanese air forces attacked Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. A second generation Japanese-American, Inouye was born on September 7, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Inouye passed away on Monday at the age of 88. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1963 until his death.

Dealing with the loss of a child at Christmas

December 18, 2012

This is not an easy subject to talk about at any time of year, but Christmas seems the most difficult time to try and wrap our minds around this while trying to deal with all of the“Whys.”
Seven years after loosing our son, we still have never found that answer, and after reading books and all of the prayer we will never know that most wanted answer to that question.

Pet of the week

December 18, 2012

Prissy. a seven week old, female beagle mix puppy is ready to be adopted from the West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter. Prissy and her four siblings are very sweet, social puppies, they love to be petted and played with. They have had their first puppy shots and have been wormed. The shelter has over 16 puppies, different colors and types who would make wonderful companions. The shelter will be open Saturday 9 a.m. - noon and will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas. Normal operation times resume Wednesday.

Oak Hill Junior High boys remain unbeaten since 2010

December 18, 2012

It’s been a long time since the Oak Hill Academy Junior High boys team has lost a game.
The impressive streak that was started during the 2010-2011 season has now stretched to 42 games, as the Raiders get ready to host Indianola Academy tomorrow night.
“They’re pretty good,” said Oak Hill head coach Brian Middleton emphatically on Tuesday afternoon. “They work really hard during the summer.”
It’s not just the summer drills that have contributed to this remarkable winning streak. It’s the dedication throughout the entire year that has led to this success.

Trained and Ready: WPPD well-prepared in event of mass shooting

December 18, 2012

The massacre last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School continues to consume the minds of many across the nation, especially the moms and dads of school-aged kids whose protection has shot to the top of the priority list.
Questions about added security at schools have overwhelmed the White House and the law enforcement community, and many parents locally have wondered what the plan of action is if ever a mass murderer found his or her way into schools in West Point.

December 17th

4-County answers Marines’ call of Christmas duty

December 17, 2012

Christmas will be a little brighter for some area families thanks to the efforts of 4-County employees and members. For the fourth straight year, employees and members representing the cooperative’s Corporate Center and five Customer Service Centers dug deep and offered their time and money to do some Christmas shopping for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. The efforts were a big success. Nearly 250 toys and over $400 in donations were collected. The toys will be distributed by Toys for Tots personnel throughout the cooperative’s eight-county service territory.

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