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August 20th, 2013

Louisville throws four touchdowns to beat West Point 35-14

August 20, 2013

STARKVILLE — Wyatt Roberts with four touchdown passes proved why Saturday afternoon the Louisville Wildcats are tabbed by many to contend for a MHSAA
3-A state title this fall as the Wildcats defeated 5-A favorite West Point, 35-14.

The 6-foot, 200-pound senior quarterback went nine of 13 for 257 yards as the Wildcats air attack raided the West Point secondary during the two-quarter scrimmage at Mississippi State University’s Davis Wade Stadium– a part of the New Hope High School jamboree.

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Residents propose ‘Bark Park’ for pets

August 20, 2013

Dog lovers in West Point could have something new to look forward to in the form of a new dog park if a group of residents have their way. West Point resident Sherry Jeffcoat said she had recently circulated a petition with about 100 signatures and growing to show community support for a “Bark Park” similar to those found in Starkville, Columbus and Tupelo. It’s an amenity she said was sorely needed in West Point.

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Daily Times Leader welcomes new staff

August 20, 2013

There have been big changes at the Daily Times Leader this month.

The five-day daily has welcomed new Managing Editor Mary Garrison to lead the newspaper staff, which added Kate Moser as its general assignment reporter on Monday.

“I'm excited about the potential of both Daily Times Leader and the West Point community,” Garrison said. “I'm looking forward to getting to know this community and becoming a part of it, as well.”

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August 19th

Community bids farewell to local civil rights legend

August 19, 2013

West Point wsa forced to say goodbye to one its most prominent citizens, John Jackson.

Jackson, 90, died Tuesday at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko. Services were held Friday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in West Point.

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Local man arrested on sexual battery

August 19, 2013

A West Point man suspected of three counts of sexual battery was released from jail Friday after posting $75,000 bond, according to Starkville police.

A police department press release said Starkville officers arrested 27-year-old Lamarcus Antonio Brown, whose last known address is 865 Hawkins Trail, Lot G, in West Point, and booked him in Clay County jail. Starkville Municipal Judge Rodney Faver set Brown’s bond.

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Vandenbranden makes ‘Digital Impact’ on West Point

August 19, 2013

People constantly complain about having to travel out of town to buy things. If you need a new computer, laptop, router, an upgrade, or anything computer related, residents can find it at Digital Impact’s new location at 301 E. Main St.

“The new location is great, it is so pleasant for our customers. The building is the perfect size,” said Jennifer Harper, an employee at Digital Impact. “I love that it’s easy to see from the intersection of Main St. and Commerce.”

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August 16th

City approves funding for Yokohama

August 16, 2013

The Yokohama Tire Company’s Clay County project is set to bring hundreds of jobs and scores of economic opportunities to the region over the next decade. The project, however, must be paid for in order for operations to begin, and the city of West Point is doing its part in bringing in funding for the deal through partnerships with organizations like the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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Resident asks to end water fluoridation

August 16, 2013

It took Chad Scott 25 agenda items to get his two minutes of public discourse at Tuesday night’s Board of Mayor and Selectmen meeting, but the local activist made the most of his time.

WPPD receives 2 safety grants

August 16, 2013

West Point Police Department has been awarded two national grants to help prevent impaired driving and endorse occupant protection inside vehicles.

Tuesday evening at the West Point City Board meeting, West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley announced the police department had been awarded grants totaling $17,702.62. The two grants are the “Occupant Proctection Grant” and the “Impaired Driving Grant”, $5,000 and $12,702.62, respectively.

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Gridiron action gets under way: Oak Hill takes on Pickens Academy tonight

August 16, 2013

The Oak Hill Raiders will take the field tonight against the Pickens Academy Pirates in Carrollton, Al, slated to start at 6:30 p.m.

The Raiders are looking confident in their early fall practices and are ready to actually hit somebody else other than their teammates said Oak Hill head coach Daniel Merchant. According to Merchant, Pickens Academy were the 2012 runner-ups in the Alabama Independent Schools Association single-A classification and will have a very strong football team.

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