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August 21st

WPHS football game vs. Columbus canceled

August 21, 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.

August 11th

Veto upheld at city board meeting; Shelter decision delayed

August 11, 2010

Two major actions highlighted Tuesday night's meeting of West Point's Mayor and Selectmen.
Near the end of the two-hour meeting, the board went into executive session to discuss personnel matters, where the board majority attempted to overturn a veto by Mayor Scott Ross that reinstated Electric Department Superintendent Dwight Prisock and City Administrator Randy Jones.
Prisock and Jones were fired by the board at its regular July meeting, by a vote of 3-2 with selectmen Homer Cannon, Jasper Pittman and Charles Collins voting for the duo's dismissals.

August 7th

Lady Eagles fly past Marshall 6-1

August 7, 2010

Rain came as a sweet relief to most in the Clay County area on Thursday evening. While it poured in West Point, the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles were still able to get their home game in against Marshall in Pheba.
It was a tough night for the Lady Patriots, who came all the way from Holly Springs just to fall to the Lady Eagles 6-1.
Every person in the Hebron starting lineup got a hit on the night, amounting to 13 total the Lady Eagles. Marshall was held to just three on the evening.

Alliance welcomed at CAFB meeting

August 7, 2010

The Columbus Air Force Base may do its day-to-day operations in Lowndes County, but Clay and Oktibbeha counties both play large factor in the base’s operations, and they receive a large portion of the economic output from the outpost. On Friday, the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance members were special guests at the Base Community Council’s quarterly meeting at the base.
BCC President Kevin Stafford introduced the Growth Alliance, applauding them on their efforts to support the men and women at Columbus Air Force Base.

Lineup announced for blues festival

August 7, 2010

When he set out to create the lineup for the 15th annual Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival, director Richard Ramsey knew he had to go big.
“This is the Year of the Wolf,” said Ramsey, “so we have to have a festival worthy of that name. This year would have been Howlin’ Wolf’s 100th birthday, and I think we have an event this year worthy of the man himself.”

Central Air: School cool again

August 7, 2010

It came down to the wire, but everything is good to go at Central School.
On Friday, work was completed at the school on Westbrook Street to install temporary air conditioning unit, fixing a problem that started early in the Summer when the school’s existing units stopped working.
“They finished the work on Friday,” said West Point Superintendent Steve Montgomery. “It was close, we made it.”

August 2nd

WP’s 18 and Under netters take second

August 2, 2010

By Kristen Stevens
Daily Times Leader
Julie Ready’s 18 and Under Advanced tennis team brought home a second place victory from the 2010 Junior Team Tennis State Championship held in Jackson last weekend after they fell to team St. Amant of Ocean Springs in the final round. Eight teams from around the state qualified to compete on the Advanced level.

Area consumers take advantage of holiday

August 2, 2010

By Bryan Davis
Daily Times Leader
Good economic news is hard to find these days, but retailers around the state are saying that the past weekend’s sales tax holiday brought a boost to business.
The second annual holiday was observed Friday-Sunday by West Point businesses and other stores in the Golden Triangle area.
The purpose of lifting the seven percent sales tax for the 48 hour period is to alleviate some of the economic pain in back-to-school shopping.

West Point still plagued by heat

August 2, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
The Summer may be winding down, but the temperature just keeps rising.
On Monday, West Point and the rest of the deep South experienced the hottest day yet this Summer, as temperatures reached 104 degrees by the middle of the afternoon and heat index ratings topped the 115-degree plateau.
In a word, it was hot. Very hot.

Raspberry speaks on program

August 2, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Continuing his pursuit to help the education of Clay County’s children, Dr. Johnnie Raspberry appeared before the Clay County Board of Supervisors with his latest pitch on Monday morning.
Raspberry, who is attempting to start a youth program aimed at early education in Clay County, brought a letter to the board’s attention citing a great need for early education among the youth of Clay County.
Raspberry focused on the growing need for early literacy.

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