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August 7th, 2010

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.

Board addresses safety issues

August 2, 2010

By Brandon Walker
Daily Times Leader
Taking action to help alleviate a shortage of equipment at one of the county’s volunteer fire departments highlighted a busy Monday morning for the Clay County Board of Supervisors.
At their monthly meeting, Clay County’s five supervisors heard from Phillip Collins, chief of the Union Star Volunteer Fire Department, who asked the board for its help in replacing outdated equipment.

July 30th

WPPD officers chase down burglary suspect

July 30, 2010

An early-morning escape attempt left two West Point Police Department officers injured, but they got their man.
Tevin Hill, 19, of West Point, escaped from the Clay County Jail at approximately 6 a.m. on Thursday morning, just one hour after being arrested in connection with the burglary of a convenience store at the corner of Bugg and North Division Streets.
Hill, who was being booked at the Clay County Jail early on Thursday, slid through a group of prisoners leaving the jail on work detail and climbed over the facility’s razor-wire fence, injuring himself in the process.

New Bulldogs honored with send-off party

July 30, 2010

When she stood up to introduce herself as a new Mississippi State student on Monday night, Oak Hill Academy graduate Alex McClain had one request.
“I want to ring the cowbell,” McClain said.
With that, the Mississippi State students, alumni and staff in attendance cheered their approval, setting the tone for Tuesday night’s send-off party at Anthony’s in downtown West Point.
Held in conjunction with other send-offs throughout the state, Tuesday night’s gathering was hosted by the Clay County chapter of the Mississippi State Alumni Association.

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