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February 27th, 2013

West Point Karate School Exercise Class still open

February 27, 2013

Albert Lee’s exercise class at the West Point Karate School has been a hit, and folks can still join up for the class if interested.
Coming up at the end of April, the class will take a trip to the Mississippi River for a weekend dinner cruise. The “biggest loser” in the class between now and that time will get a free dinner cruise that weekend.
The school is located at 114 West Main Street, and those interested may call Lee at 295-1076. Submitted Photo

A scene from Tuesday’s West Point Junior High jamboree

February 27, 2013

Terrance Cherry takes down a ball rusher for West Point on Tuesday. Photo by Will Nations

Norman Clay

February 27, 2013

Norman Clay age 57, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Funeral services are Friday, March 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Hermon M.B. Church with the Rev. Tim Brinkley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Hard-working people keeping Ellis Steel afloat

February 27, 2013

If West Point ever suffers another economic blow, you can bet it won’t be coming from longtime construction company Ellis Steel. No, Ellis Steel President Frank Hopper said Wednesday that Ellis Steel is going strong and Ellis Steel is here to stay.
But how has the manufacturer of steel structures been able to thrive nearly 90 years, especially in today’s tough economic situation? Well, Hopper said, the biggest reason the company is doing so well is the dedicated, hard working team of 175 people, who continue daily to give the company all they have.

Blazon Tube closing April 1

February 27, 2013

It’s definitely trying times for the city of West Point, which continues to get hit with news of industries closing up shop – Now one more local company officially announced Wednesday that it’s shutting its doors.
Following a August 2011 announcement from Blazon Tube that it would potentially be going out of business, the management team of Leggett & Platt announced this Wednesday that Blazon Tube of West Point is slated to end production April 1.

Pastor, television personality Brown talks education at WPHS

February 27, 2013

R. H. Brown’s voice is one of the most recognizable in north Mississippi.
He preaches the word from the pulpit at his West Point church, and he is a master at relaying stories of human interest for WCBI out of Columbus.
On Wednesday, he was the keynote speaker at West Point High School’s Black History program.
That distinct voice and his unique dialect comes from his birthplace on St. Helena Island, South Carolina.

February 26th

Respecting differences at WPHS

February 26, 2013

West Point High School continues with the week long Anti-Bullying Campaign. Tuesday students wore silly miss matched socks to remind them to respect each other’s differences. Students and teachers were happy to show off their silly socks. Pictured are (from left) Abby Scott, Maggie Redmond, Maghan Flanders, Angela Reives, Tosha Moore, Michael Bilbo, Jaliya Moore Angelica Colbert, and teachers Mr. Fentress Ms. Barakat and Ms. Kees. Photo by Donna Summerall

Silliest socks of all

February 26, 2013

West Point High School student Antonio Dent was chosen by Principal Mario Willis to be wearing the most ridiculous looking socks in school during the Anti-Bullying campaign. Photo by Donna Summerall

Williamson winner of local Wendy’s Heisman

February 26, 2013

John Wesley Williamson was selected as the local winner of the Wendy’s Heisman award for Oak Hill Academy. He was also a state finalist. There were only 20 state finalists, 10 girls and 10 boys. He recently attended the Wendy’s Heisman Awards luncheon in Jackson where he received a medal and trophy. The guest speaker was former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. John Wesley is the son of Wes and Michelle Williamson. He plans to attend Mississippi State University in the fall and major in business law. Submitted Photo

Dill, Atkins honored

February 26, 2013

Oak Hill Academy’s Sarah Dill and Shay Atkins were named to the 2013 MAIS AA State Tournament All-Tournament team after their outstanding performances at the state tourney in Canton last week. Submitted Photo

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