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March 21st, 2013

Brinkley: In the face of death

March 21, 2013

Execution has always been the fate of the worst criminals, bandits and outlaw. Once a condemned man is sent to the gallows society never has to worry about him again. We don’t have to feed him. We don’t have to maintain a jail cell for him. We don’t have to worry about medical expenses for him. There is no cost associated with him after that because they always go from the gallows straight to the grave.

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Tourism tax revenue already making a difference

March 21, 2013

It’s a tax that is nearly unidentifiable to customers at restaurants and hotels in West Point.

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WPPD begins prescription drug collections

March 21, 2013

Once again law enforcement agencies all across the country are gearing up for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, held April 27, but the West Point Police Department is getting a jump on things.

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Absentee voting for District 36 runoff begins

March 21, 2013

There are two elections on the minds of citizens in Clay County; one, the April 2 runoff election for Mississippi Representative District 36 and the other, the upcoming May 7 Primary Election for municipal offices.

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March 20th

Spring is here

March 20, 2013

Wednesday, March 20 marked the first day of spring for 2013, and it certainly feels like early spring this week. After a relatively mild winter, residents are already planning afternoon walks and cookouts anticipating warm April and May months. Photo by Donna Summerall

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EMCC Rodeo rolls into town

March 20, 2013

The action will be high-octane as the East Mississippi Rodeo arrives in West Point for three days of competition, today through Saturday.

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Sidewalk safety project awaiting approval

March 20, 2013

When the schoolhouse is just two or three blocks down from an adolescent’s house, it sort of makes sense for a parent to allow that child to walk or bike to school. However, parents want nothing more than for their child, who commutes independently, to make it to school safely as possible.

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Alleged scrap metal thief arrested

March 20, 2013

An investigation of stolen scrap metal began two weeks ago through the West Point Police Department, and thanks to a helpful lead in the case at least one arrest has been made.

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March 19th

Collegiate Rodeo reminder

March 19, 2013

The Ozark Region Collegiate Rodeo competition is coming tomorrow. The three-day event will kickoff at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at Eagle Ranch in Clay County. See tomorrow’s paper for more coverage of the event that is slated to bring 350 competitors from all over the Southeast. Photo Courtesy of EMCC

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Sowell named CTC Teacher of the Year

March 19, 2013

Kramer Sowell is not afraid to get his hands dirty. Or to get his students in the Agricultural Science class dirty. That’s just one of the things that made the West Point School District chose him for Teacher of the Year. He is also Teacher of the Year for the Career and Technology Center. His student look forward to his classes where they learn about livestock, goats, quail and chickens have been raised by the students. They learn about growing food plants and decorative plants at the green house at the back of the CTC building.

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