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February 7th, 2013

Eagles to take on Calhoun

February 7, 2013

Head Coach Gary Vaughn and his Hebron Christian Eagles are chomping at the bit as they are ready to enter into the district 3-A basketball tournament tonight.
Hebron has not played a game in over two weeks and have been really anticipating entering into the tournament. Even though some Eagles fans may be looking ahead to Saturday night, Coach Vaughn knows his team has to take care of Calhoun Academy first understanding how important the game is for seeding.

Oak Hill faces district at Leake

February 7, 2013

Oak Hill’s Head Coach Brian Middleton knows how important tonight’s game is against Canton Academy as the Raiders have yet to defeat the Cougars this season.
“A big game,” said Coach Middleton during a phone interview Thursday, “a win over Canton puts us one step closer to a district championship.”

Drug Court aims for $200K grant

February 7, 2013

Financial assistance is out there, but one just has to find it.
That’s a little easier said than done considering the fact that most grants for municipal or county projects are very competitive, whether that be nationally competitive or competitive in-state.

Wanted man surrenders to police

February 7, 2013

47-year-old Kenny Lang of Columbus surrender to the Clay County Sheriff Department Thursday morning, according to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott.
Lang was wanted by the Sheriff Department on a Clay County Circuit Court capias warrant for driving under the influence – third offense.
Lang’s bond was set at $5,000 and Lang bonded out by mid-afternoon Thursday.

February 6th

Youth attend conference in Pearl

February 6, 2013

Multiple colleges net eight Green Wave seniors

February 6, 2013

When it was all said and done on Wednesday, five colleges, both in and out of state, got signatures from eight West Point High School seniors to play football in the fall.
The class includes Mario Virges (East Mississippi Community College), Tez Lane (Northeast Mississippi Community College), Freddie Reed (University of North Alabama), Lyndon Johnson (Holmes Community College), Ed Brown (Coastal Carolina), Eric Lemus (East Mississippi Community College), Tre’ Bennett (Holmes Community College) and Terence ‘T.J.’ Minor (East Mississippi Community College).

Conference approaches in suit against officers

February 6, 2013

The United States Northern District Court of Mississippi is proceeding this month with a lawsuit filed against two West Point police officers accused of assaulting and wrongfully arresting Clay County resident Gregory Brooks.
Brooks filed a lawsuit in September alleging that for no reason these two officers assaulted him and took him to jail after Brooks reportedly called officers out to his home to press charges against his sister for telephone harassment.

Robbie Mary Morton

February 6, 2013

Robbie Mary Morton age 87, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013. at West Point Community Living Center.
Funeral services are Friday, February 8, 2013, at noon from Towncreek M.B. Church with the Rev. Charles Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in Towncreek M.B. Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. from Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

February 5th

Douglas Ellis Ward

February 5, 2013

Douglas Ellis Ward age 69, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral services are Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 1 p.m. from Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Abbott Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

“Go Hard MS” visits WPHS

February 5, 2013

Every 23 seconds a student drops out of school. The group with Go Hard Mississippi, a drop out preventative program want to change that, at least in Mississippi schools. Aldric Beal of Newton, and a graduate of Newton High School, has been with the program for two years and wants to get teens excited about staying in school.
“We want to interact with the kids and have fun,” said Beal. “We try to throw in a few life lessons and hope the message will stick with them. They need to stay in school and prepare for their future. I hope a few of them get that.”

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