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September 20th, 2013

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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First Baptist to host ‘Fall Family Fest’

September 18, 2013

First Baptist Church in West Point is working to bring children and parents together in an appreciation for God and reinforcing the family bond through its first ever Fall Family Fest.

The three-day event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 with a just for kids "Hay Day," featuring crafts, games and music with a western motif, which will emphasize growing and the friendship with Jesus. Children's Minister Thea Kay Tribble said the goal was to offer parents a "night out" and teach youths that learning about God could be an exciting and entertaining experience.

Traffic stop nets driver meth charge

September 18, 2013

A Clay County man was arrested late Monday evening on Hwy. 45 S. Alt. after a routine traffic stop allegedly yielded methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said Jonathon D. Fleming, 40, was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine — a felony, punishable by up to three years if convicted — possession of paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license and improper equipment, after a canine unit search.

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Local man shares love for horses with county

September 18, 2013

For 40 years, Sammie Jefferson has been entertaining the residents of Clay County with his Tennessee Walking Horses.

On the third Sunday in September at the family estate of Highway 47 West, Sammie and his children put on a horse show for the residents of Clay County. Families are welcome to come and watch the racking, saddle, leadline and walking horses perform, according to Jefferson’s daughter, Temeka.

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