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September 6th, 2013

West Point, Starkville battle in rivalry tonight

September 6, 2013

It is a rivalry game – no one is saying anything different.

This rivalry between two towns that are only 21 miles away is a major spectacle on a September Friday night in the Golden Triangle Area that attracts football fans from across the region.

West Point and Starkville will square off in their annual meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at Hamblin Stadium in West Point.

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Raiders open district play

September 6, 2013

Oak Hill is hoping to bounce back from a heartbreaking 48-42 overtime defeat last Friday to Marshall Academy in Holly Springs.

Despite the difficult loss, the Raiders (1-1) have seemingly not lost any confidence heading into the third week of the MAIS football season. Oak Hill is very enthusiastic to welcome the two-time defending MAIS single-A state champion Tri-County (2-0) to West Point tonight at 7 p.m. The two teams are opening up their district 2-AA slate tonight.

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Hebron Christian sets for battle with Sharkey-Issequena tonight

September 6, 2013

Hebron Christian has set forth a difficult non-district schedule for the 2013 season.

The out of district slate does not get any easier for the Eagles tonight as Hebron (1-1) welcomes Sharkey-Issequena Academy (2-0) to Pheba for a 7:30 p.m. kick off.

The Eagles had a difficult start to the season dropping their first game of the year 26-14 to Victory Christian after leading at halftime 14-12. The disappointing loss left Hebron needing a win.

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September 5th

PSC sets final hearing on raised water rates

September 5, 2013

After a two year hiatus, the Public Service Commission set a final hearing date for the West Point water rate increase. On Tuesday, Northern Region Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that attorneys for both parties agreed to a schedule to help make a decision in the case.

The staff for the PSC will have until Sept. 10 to file new data requests and questions regarding the case. The attorney for the city of West Point Light and Water Department will have two weeks to answer the PSC staff. A final ruling will be made by PSC on Oct. 11.

Renaissance: A new birth in West Point

September 5, 2013

Young people were the topic at Wednesday’s meeting of the Civitan Luncheon Club. Renaissance Vice President Carlos Orr, a Baptist minister and community leader, and Renaissance member Matthew Lewis, who works with the drug court and mentors young men, spoke to the Civitans about their work.

Renaissance literally means “a new birth.” In West Point it is a joint undertaking of the Christian community, drug court and law enforcement to help young people who are at-risk or who have already had a brush with the law.

MSU should hire former Florida quarterback Tebow

September 5, 2013

After a sputtering offensive performance and week one loss, many Mississippi State fans did the usual – talk amongst themselves.

Who else better understands the disappointments in life many Mississippi State fans deal with on a regular basis – the heart-breaking losses and tough losing seasons. I should know: I wear maroon-and-white on Saturdays.

September 4th

More changes for RV Park ordinance

September 4, 2013

The Clay County Board of Supervisors are close to finalizing an ordinance for RV parks that will be built. While the ordinance is not officially set, the board will review any final changes made and meet with the intent to adopt the ordinance on Thursday.

At the end of August, the board met to originally discuss the ordinance and met with concerns and comments from the residents of West Point and Clay County. Those concerns were later addressed and if possible, worked into the ordinance amendments.

Police: Labor Day weekend quiet overall

September 4, 2013

The Labor Day weekend is the last hooray of summer for most, which could potentially see an increase in accidents and disturbances.

However, the city of West Point and Clay County were rather safe over the holiday weekend.

Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the county was “overall pretty quiet,” but there were a few reported incidents.

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GED testing changes prompt concern from adult education

September 4, 2013

Students pursuing a General Education Development certificate in Clay County will soon find testing an entirely different animal than in previous years.

Locals brace for open carry impact

September 4, 2013

Editor’s note: An incomplete version of this story was inadvertantly printed in Tuesday’s edition of Daily Times Leader. It has been reprinted below, in its entirety.

After two months in limbo, Mississippi Supreme Court judges unanimously voted last week to uphold the state’s proposed open carry law, which enables any adult legally allowed to own a firearm or weapon to carry one openly without a permit.

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