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September 20th

CASA seeks volunteers

September 20, 2013

Everyone deserves a voice. Court Appointed Special Advocates of Clay County work to give children within the community theirs.

West Point battle discussed in depth at book luncheon

September 20, 2013

John W. McBryde was Thursday’s speaker at Luncheon With Books. The local author has brought history to life in his book The Battle of West Point.

“I’m totally sold that Nathan Beford Forrest was the best of all confederate generals,” said McBryde. “He should have been the head of the Confederate Cavalry. His education came from living and hunting in the woods of Mississippi. He knew how to survive and put that knowledge to work during the Civil War.”

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Jr. Civitans ready for teacher appreciation

September 20, 2013

Civitan sponsors Jay Jackson and Peggy Goode were directing new Jr. Civitan members through the sign up process while Junior Civitans in their second or third years were busy working on boxes to hold snacks for teacher appreciation.

“The kids filled the boxes with apples, bananas and pastries and have the boxes in the teachers lounge.” said Goode. “We like to do projects for our teachers; they deserve all the thanks they can get. The Junior Civitans are always ready to participate in projects to do things for others.”

Green Wave searching for 2013 season identity

September 20, 2013

The Friday non-district loss for the West Point Green Wave to the Columbus Falcons in week-four came as a shock for many in the West Point area and around the state.

The offense was not clicking, the defense was not getting the important stops to get off the field and possibly the only positive highlight from the contest came when junior place kicker Omar Lemus tacked on two successful extra points.

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Oak Hill looking to spark winning streak

September 20, 2013

Oak Hill enters into week-five following a strong, needed District 2-AA victory against the Winston Academy Patriots.

Tonight, the Raiders exit district competition and head south to take on MAIS non-district opponent, the Newton County Academy Generals at 7 p.m. in Decatur.

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September 19th

Yokohama names president

September 19, 2013

The Golden Triangle Development Link hosted executives from the Yokohama Tire Company Wednesday at its quarterly luncheon on East Mississippi Community College’s West Point Campus, as well as some much anticipated news. The company tapped long-time company management Tadaharu Yamamoto to serve as the President of Yokohama Mississippi LLC.

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Burglary suspect arraigned

September 19, 2013

The West Point man accused of committing a series of auto burglaries has been arraigned.

Johnnie Edwards, 19, was arraigned on 40 counts Tuesday in West Point Municipal Court. Edwards entered a plea of not guilty and is being held on $315,000 bond. The charges include mostly auto burglaries, as well as one count of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of stolen firearms, according to West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley.

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Hospital preps for flu season

September 19, 2013

In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control reported 22,048 cases of the flu from Sept. 30 through the end of the year. This year, North Mississippi Medical Center is taking precautions early to make sure the community is prepared for the flu season.

Residents of Clay County will be able to receive their flu shots from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the NMMC Wellness Center. Hospital employees have already received their shots.

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Aspire to Excel reaches six years of success

September 19, 2013

Rev. Robert Shamblin-Traylor had a vision to help school children who might otherwise fall through the cracks. He spoke to his congregation at Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church about starting a tutoring program. Six years later Aspire to Excel is thriving, with students kindergarten through eighth grade. Most of the Aspire to Excel students are honor roll students according to Traylor.

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September 18th

WPPD investigates more burglaries

September 18, 2013

The West Point Police Department has been investigating more burglaries in the area. According to Chief Investigative Officer Albert Lee, two calls were made to the police last week in reference to burglaries.

On Sept. 8, police reports show that officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Park Circle in reference to an alleged auto burglary. Lee said that when officers arrived, the passenger side window of a truck had allegedly been broken to gain inside access.

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