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October 13th, 2014

VIDEO: Mississippi State Rises To No. 1 In AP Top 25

October 13, 2014

Mississippi State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, replacing Florida State and making the fastest rise to the top spot in the history of the poll. The Bulldogs received 45 first-place votes from the media panel Sunday. Mississippi State beat Auburn 38-23 on Saturday, its third straight victory against a top-10 team. The Bulldogs are the first team in the poll's 78-year history to go from unranked to No. 1 in five weeks.

October 12th

No. 2 Auburn falls to No. 3 Mississippi St 38-23

October 12, 2014

DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Auburn's Nick Marshall had some good moments on Saturday afternoon.

His teammates D'haquille Williams and Jonathan Jones did as well.

But the Tigers couldn't pull themselves out of the mammoth hole their mistakes caused in the first few minutes of the game.

No. 3 Mississippi State beat No. 2 Auburn 38-23 on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium.

The Bulldogs capitalized on a nightmarish start for the Tigers, which included two turnovers on their first two offensive plays.

October 10th

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall

October 10, 2014

Summer may be over, but there are a few flavorful fruits and veggies that may get you excited for the Fall season! Krystin Goodwin (@Krystingoodwin) has a few of the best harvested produce to inspire you to get cooking this season!

Local historian brings Shiloh to life

October 10, 2014

By Donna Summerall

The Horseshoe Robertson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR,) met Wednesday at the home of Regent Gaynell Duke in West Point. Special guest was Ben Rosenkrans, a Civil War historian, who spoke to the ladies about the Battle of Shiloh and gave a slide presentation.

Cattlemen host cookout

October 10, 2014


The Clay County Branch of the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association will host a benefit cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at the Kroger parking lot in West Point.
Clay County Cattleman John Elliott said the MCA will offer ribeye steak dinners for $12 apiece, and steak sandwiches for $6. The cattlemen will also raffle two cuts of ribeye loin for $1 apiece.
“We’re doing this to raise money for agricultural scholarships for our 4-H members,” Elliot said. “We’ve been doing it for several years now and we always have a great turnout.”

County appoints 2 to LINK board

October 10, 2014


The Clay County Board of Supervisors appointed two residents to the Golden Triangle Development LINK oversight board at its meeting Thursday. The board, comprised of four members from each LINK county, meets once a month with LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins to keep the counties informed about economic development in the area.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson, who previously served on the board, said it’s responsible for setting and approving policy for the LINK.

October 9th

VIDEO: College Football Playoff rankings: If the season ended today

October 9, 2014

Sports Illustrated's B.J. Schecter and Ben Glicksman debate which four teams would make it to the College Football Playoff if the season ended today.

Green Wave spirit strong in ICS students

October 9, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Clay County Institute of Community Service Head Start (CCICSHS) welcomed several guests during Spirit Day Wednesday. The West Point High School Green Wave football team, cheerleaders, drum line, Greenie the mascot and the Slab Bandits Motorcycle Club visited the Head Start center in support of Spirit Day.

County AmbuBus installed, in service

October 9, 2014


Representatives from the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) were in town Wednesday to install the Clay County Emergency Management Association’s new AmbuBus kit. The AmbuBus is a kit retrofitted to an existing bus and used for mass evacuation and transport of special needs patients, casualties and others who require non-ambulatory transport during an emergency situation.

Local teen organizes toy drive

October 9, 2014


Mikayla Poindexter is more than the average 15-year-old girl. The sophomore student at Oak Hill Academy is working toward earning honors in the Miss Outstanding Teen pageant series in Mississippi, but more than that, she's working to make a difference in the lives of sick children.

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