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February 25th, 2013

2nd Annual EMCC Art Show coming to Bryan Saturday

February 25, 2013

West Point is rich in the arts, and people around the state are beginning to take notice.
Already famous for the community’s Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival and the Prairie Arts Festival in September, Clay County is now home to two spring events that showcase regional artists, as well as local ones.
The first of the two will take place this Saturday at the Bryan Public Library.
This is the Second Annual East Mississippi Community College Art Show.
It will feature 50 pieces of art by 25 students from EMCC, as well as five faculty members.

Turner: Education, budgets will round out legislative session

February 25, 2013

It has been an eventful new year for Angela Turner so far.
The recently-elected Senator for District 16 has been busy at the state capitol since she took office on January 15 in a special election.
The Clay County native is up to speed with the issues that face legislators during the current 90-day session, and she shared some of her insights on what the final leg of the session will look like during Monday morning’s Legislative Breakfast at City Hall.
“I’ve hit the ground running,” Turner said of the last month and a half.

Comcast pays $6K to city, still owes $80K

February 25, 2013

A small portion of the delinquent service fees owed by Comcast Cable was paid recently to the city of West Point, but since receiving that payment the city has not received a dime of the large balance remaining.
In their Jan. 8 meeting, the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen granted Comcast a 45-day extension of time to pay the $6,000 franchise fee owed to the city’s general fund and to enter into a contract through which Comcast would pay $15 per pole attachment.

Local Investigator Qualifies For Ward 3

February 25, 2013

Constituents of Ward 3 in West Point now have one more candidate to consider voting for in the May 7 Primary Election for elected municipal offices in the city of West Point.
Just last week Ken Poole, investigator with the West Point Police Department, declared his intention at City Hall to run for the office of Ward 3 selectman as a democratic candidate. Two other individuals declared their intent several weeks ago to run for the post, including Jimmy Clark and incumbent Charles Collins.

February 22nd

Marie Martin

February 22, 2013

Marie Martin age 96, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at her home.
Marie Martin was born December 18, 2013, in Marietta, to Henry Edwards Mills and Oma Lee Evans. She
retired from Franklin Furniture Factory as an instructor seamstress. She was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were Saturday, February 23, 2013, at 1 p.m. from Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Bro. Ben Yarber officiating. Burial followed in Arbor Grove Cemetery.

William Deandrea Temple

February 22, 2013

William Deandrea Temple age 30, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, in Minot, N.D.
Funeral services were, Friday, February 22, 2013, at 1 p.m. from Northside Christian Church of God with Bishop William Golden officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery.
Carter’s Mortuary Services was in charge of arrangements.

Baseball sign-up through Thursday

February 22, 2013

Sign ups for Baseball, Softball and T-ball are going on at West Point Parks and Recreation. The deadline to get a player registered is February 28. Sign up location is the Recreation Building (by the skate park and old fairgrounds) where forms are available. Cost is $40.00. Submitted Photo

Walter Vance

February 22, 2013

Walter Vance age 57, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Funeral services were Saturday, February 23, 2013, at noon from Payne Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. Bobby Bowens officiating. Burial followed in Lake Grove M.B. Church Cemetery.
Carter’s Mortuary Services was in charge of arrangements.

Lady Raiders sunk by Bowling Green 58-49

February 22, 2013

It was the semi-final round of the MAIS AA State Tournament Friday as the Oak Hill Lady Raiders took the floor against a strong Bowling Green School of Louisiana.

Seasoned Oak Hill ready for 2013 baseball season

February 22, 2013

It is about that time of year again when you start to hear the pop of the ball hitting the glove, and the ping of the aluminum bat followed by the cheers for a long-driven home run ball. As you maybe could guess, it is time for the high school baseball season to get under way here in West Point.

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