February 14th, 2013
Since the beginning of the year West Pointâ€™s south water tank near the old Bryan Food plant has been shut down under an order by the Mississippi Department of Health to clean and repaint the tank. Now the city of West Point is moving forward and is in the process of having the tank cleaned out and painted so it can once again be put into operation for the cityâ€™s water customers.
There will be a very important community training seminar in Starkville one week from today.
Attendance from West Pointâ€™s community leaders could lead to a significant impact on poverty and the townâ€™s economy.
â€śBridges out of Povertyâ€ť is an organization that has taught communities that benefits and effectiveness of empowering those in poverty rather than just writing checks to different charities.
Lynn Phillips-Gaines spoke to the West Point Rotary Club last week about the â€śBridgesâ€ť program and the impact it has had on Starkville.
Friends of the Library held their fourth Valentine Bake Sale at the Bryan Public Library Thursday. Goodies galore, cakes pies, cookies, brownies and all sorts of sweet treats were for sale.
Kathy Dyess (left) instructs two of her Calligraphy students Abigail Leonard and Teresa Leonard on the written art during her Monday weekly class at Bryan Public Library. The class is one of many taught through the Mississippi University for Women community betterment program. Photo by Bryan Davis
The Mississippi Senate is moving forward with a bill that would require the consolidation of the West Point School District and the Clay County School District, and some longtime Clay County school officials say theyâ€™re totally in favor of the consolidation.
For 21 years Annie Johnson has served on the Clay County School Board and currently serves as its president. Johnson said consolidating the two school districts in the county is a wise move by state leaders and feels that it will be a great deal for both West Point and Clay County.
Shelia V. Evans age 41, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2013, in Jackson.
Funeral services are Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. from Callahan M.B. Church in Woodland. The body will arrive at the church at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Callahan M.B. Church Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Two weeks ago, the West Point annual banquet was held under the theme â€śOur Secrets Revealed.â€ť The idea being that West Point has tons of history and scores of new opportunities for the future.
Aside from our contributions to the arts and being the home of renowned businesses like Southern Ionics and Mossy Oak, West Point is also home to nearly 200 of arguably the best cattle in the state.
After trying to upload the video of Noontime Tunes repeated times, it appears that the website is just not going to take the video. We apologize for the glitch and hope it is corrected soon.
â€śIs there aught a remedy for this neglect of rural life? Let us, at least, yield ourselves to the gratifications of a beautiful dream that there is. In our dream, we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our moulding hand. The present educational conventions fade from our minds; and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or of science.