BY WILL NATIONS
Many Mississippi State football fans possibly did not expect a 6-6 record coming during the 2013 football season.
Possibly these fans were still inebriated by the success of baseball Head Coach John Cohen and the Diamond Dogs finishing second place to the UCLA Bruins at the College World Series in June, or maybe the eight-win season in 2012 gave the Bulldog faithful a new outlook on life. Either way, not many State fans thought the Bulldogs would be fighting for bowl eligibility in the final two weeks of the regular season.
BY MARY GARRISON
As of Nov. 18, residents of West Point have another local option in meeting their pharmaceutical needs, with the opening of Point City Drugs at 849 Highway 45 in West Point. And owners Scott Cooper and Blair Thompson are working to emphasize the local.
BY MARY GARRISON
Some 141 million shoppers took to shops and malls this weekend, signaling the first full rush of the holiday shopping season. And at least some of those shoppers hit the stores in West Point, as many business owners observed satisfactory results, particularly on Small Business Saturday.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The turkey was had, the bargains were nabbed and the low volume of mischief and mishap in the city, county and state as a whole brought with it a much-welcomed atmosphere of calm as per local law enforcement agencies.
â€śIt was smooth,â€ť said West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley. â€śWe didnâ€™t have anything major going on.â€ť
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By Will Nations
STARKVILLE â€” Senior point guard A.J. Jones led West Point with a team-high 22 points, including a 14 of 17 shooting performance from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, and the Wave (3-1) defeated the Aberdeen Bulldogs (1-2), 66-62, in a MHSAA non-district basketball contest Saturday at the Starkville High School Thanksgiving Classic.
â€śIt was a pretty tough game,â€ť Jones said. â€śThey were fouling and playing real aggressive so we had to step up to the line and make our free throws to win the game.â€ť
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The Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and parade originally scheduled for 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively, today has been postponed due to inclement weather. Festivities will resume Tuesday. Children will come to decorate the tree in Sally Kate Winters Park tomorrow throughout the day, weather provided, and the lighting ceremony will commence at 5:30 p.m.
The parade will begin shortly thereafter at 6:30 p.m.
LADY RAIDERS 55, HARTFIELD LADY HAWKS 24
Sophomore Sarah Dill was the Lady Raider's leading scorer for the third consecutive game in a row, and Oak Hill (4-2) clinched a non-district win over the Hartfield Lady Hawks in a MAIS basketball game Saturday on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point.
Rebekah Crair and Chloe Peavey led the Lady Hawks with their eight points each during the losing effort.
BY JUSTIN MINYARD
The West Point Police Department is investigating the Friday robbery of the Highway 45 Package Store.
Officers were dispatched at about 5:45 p.m. Friday to 524 Hwy. 45 alternate North in reference to a robbery in progress.