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February 16th, 2013

Lady Raiders beat Marshall, Prairie View

February 16, 2013

The Lady Raiders continued their postseason run in the MAIS AA North State Tournament on the campus of Leake Academy.
In the quarterfinal round, Oak Hill met up with division 1-AA opponent Marshall Academy. The Lady Raiders and Lady Patriots had played twice during the regular season, splitting the series.

Oak Hill falls in last quarter to Leake in Friday semi-final

February 16, 2013

Oak Hill has enjoyed the postseason this week with wins over North Delta School and Central Hinds Academy, the number one seed from district 3-AA. These two wins during the week placed the Raiders into the MAIS AA North State semi-finals and punched their ticket into the AA State Tournament.
Friday night the Raiders returned to the hardwood to take on the Leake Academy Rebels in their third match-up of the season. In the previous two meetings, the Rebels had gotten the better of Oak Hill defeating the Raiders both times.

A scene from Upward Sports at West End Baptist Church

February 16, 2013

David Henley has one rebound come right into his hands during Saturday’s game.

Jannie M. Fenton

February 16, 2013

Jannie M. Fenton age 73, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Jackson University Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Union Star M.B. Church with the Rev. Sammie Hill officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Columbus.
Carter’s Mortuary Services was in charge of arrangements.

SKW to host Fun Run, 5K in April

February 16, 2013

April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and there is no better place to raise awareness for this issue than West Point, home of Sally Kate Winters Family Services.
The Sally Kate Winters Home services families and runaway teens who are dealing with bad home environments and abusive situations.
SKW will be hosting its fourth annual Spring Into Action event on April 13, which will include a 5 p.m child Fun Run, followed by a full-on 5K at 5:30.
“We want to be a silver lining for kids when they are in a dark place,” said Heather Usry, spokesperson for SKW.

GA building repaired, tourism tax already making a difference

February 16, 2013

The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance has been busy during the first month-plus of 2013.
Two weeks ago, GA Director Cynthia Wilson hosted the 87th Annual Banquet for the city under the theme “Our Secrets Revealed.”
Over the past few weeks workers have been busy remediating the Growth Alliance building due to mold issues. The building, constructed in 1915, was remediated thanks to money donated by the West Point Community Foundation and Milton Sundbeck.

February 15th

Chad Scott: West Point/Clay County should end water fluoridation

February 15, 2013

97% OF WESTERN EUROPE HAS CHOSEN FLUORIDE-FREE WATER This includes:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden,
and Switzerland. (While some European countries add fluoride to salt,
the majority do not.) Thus, rather than mandating fluoride treatment
for the whole population, western Europe allows individuals the right
to choose, or refuse, fluoride.

(http://www.fluoridealert.org/articles/fluoride-facts/)

February 14th

Nicknames can be fun

February 14, 2013

In a time where remakes of movies are coming out constantly and every thing is starting to look the same, it is always refreshing to see something that stands alone.

Oak Hill boys remain in contention for crown

February 14, 2013

The Oak Hill Raiders clinched a berth into the MAIS AA State Tournament next week after a Wednesday victory over the Central Hinds Cougars.
In the quarterfinals, the Raiders outplayed the Cougars and soundly defeated the district 3-AA tournament champions 65-24. Oak Hill used great performances from Drake Riley and John Wesley Williamson to help propel themselves to the state tournament berth.

City proceeds with south water tank project

February 14, 2013

Since the beginning of the year West Point’s south water tank near the old Bryan Food plant has been shut down under an order by the Mississippi Department of Health to clean and repaint the tank. Now the city of West Point is moving forward and is in the process of having the tank cleaned out and painted so it can once again be put into operation for the city’s water customers.

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