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August 25th, 2010

Annual rodeo benefits area children

August 25, 2010

Helping children grow and reach their full potential was the purpose of the West Point Fire Department’s and Lummus Rodeo Production’s Annual Benefit Rodeo for the Junior Auxiliary of West Point held last Friday and Saturday.
More than 1,500 spectators came out to enjoy two nights of bareback riding, calf roping, games, food and fun. The fire department and Lummus Rodeo Productions raised $4,500 for the Junior Auxiliary, $500 more than last year.

Cooking school to open this Fall

August 25, 2010

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to cook but didn’t know where to turn, then West Point’s new cooking school will give you the tools you need to be a master in the kitchen.
Culin Arts owner Valeda Carmichael and Le Cordon Bleu graduate and chef Matthew Molina have teamed up to create Palate Panache, a cooking school slated to open in October for beginners to those who just want to try something new. Work on the school has already began and will be located next to Culin Arts.

Progress being made at Main Street site

August 25, 2010

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are being put back into the city of West Point by allowing Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District to repair the bridge on Highway 50, money that may be used for other street projects.

August 24th

West Point’s week three game vs Columbus cancelled

August 24, 2010

West Point High School’s football game at Columbus high, scheduled for Sept. 3, has been canceled according to Steve Montgomery, Superintendent of West Point schools.
The cancellation stems from an issue with the MHSAA and the addition of a game against Mainland Fla., which takes place this Friday. In April, West Point officials applied for permission to add Mainland to the scheduled, giving West Point 12 regular season games, which is one over the allowed number of 11.

A sweeping success

August 24, 2010

What a day it was in West Point Saturday with over 200 dedicated volunteers working together to make the city look its best in the First Annual Big Tidy Up.
City and County leaders teamed up with the Clean Up committee of the West Point/ Clay County Growth Alliance to lead the clean up efforts.
Several families worked together to get Catherine Bryan Preschool in tip-top shape and everyone, including the kids, enjoyed it, said Community Director for the Growth Alliance Martha Allen.

West Point says no to loan companies

August 24, 2010

New pay day and title loan companies wishing to start business in West Point are facing a moratorium until the city can make further decisions on whether or not these lenders should be permanently banned from the city.

Diamond Eagles win fourth in a row in Starkville

August 24, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
Ever since falling in back-to-back games to Oak Hill two weeks ago, the Hebron Christian Diamond Eagles have been on a tear.
They are winners of four consecutive ball games, including three this past weekend at the Starkville Exposure Tournament.
Before those games, the Lady Eagles played Winona, at home, last Thursday evening, and they blasted them 13-0.

Busy but short practice week for Wave starts

August 24, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Sports Editor
The West Point Green Wave football team (1-0) will be making its much-anticipated trip to Daytona Beach (Fla.) this week to take on the Mainland High School Buccaneers.
For the Wave, it’s going to be a short week of practice, as the team departs on Thursday to its destination.
“It’s business as usual for us,” said Green Wave head coach Chris Chambless. “We always use Mondays to correct mistakes from Friday, and then we start working on our next opponent.”

B.T. “Ben” Brashier Jr.

August 24, 2010

B.T. “Ben” Brashier Jr.

B.T. “Ben” Brashier Jr., age 88, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, in Roy, Utah.
Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

T.J. Rodgers Jr.

August 24, 2010

T.J. Rodgers Jr.

Thomas Jefferson Rodgers Jr., age 84, passed away on Monday Aug. 23, 2010, at Darlington Oakes in Verona. He was born in Mansfield, Ark., on Feb. 20, 1926, to Thomas J. Rodgers Sr. and Sudie Mae Neely. Mr. Rodgers was owner of TJ’s Army-Navy Surplus store for many years. He was retired from the United States Naval Reserve having served in WWII.
Funeral services are Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Robinson Chapel with the Rev. R.C. Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.

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