January 9th, 2013
The city of West Point is giving Comcast only a few more weeks to act on a service contract with the city before the city passes a resolution to remove all of Comcastâ€™s attachments on city-owned utility poles.
Paying only $1.50 per pole is no longer an option and is no longer acceptable to the city, which is now asking Comcast to sign a contract through which Comcast would pay $15 per pole. If Comcast officials donâ€™t act soon the city of West Point is ready to detach all Comcast attachments from city poles and negotiate with other cable and Internet service providers.
Longtime West Point Businessman Mike Garnett, owner of Mike Garnett Enterprises, expressed his opposition Tuesday to the city of West Point charging the minimum set rates for electricity and water services for properties that only need services for a few days.
The Pilot Club of West Point met Tuesday night to discuss ad and ticket sales for the upcoming Legends event scheduled for March 2. This years theme is â€śOne Hit Wondersâ€ť and the venue is changing from The Civic to the Community Counseling Services Auditorium, formerly the gymnasium on the Mary Holmes College campus. The pilots are hoping for a large turnout from the community for the night of fun, music and entertainment.
I was born a skeptic. The weather man says it will snow and I scoff because frankly, it typically only snows when there has been no mention of it in the forecast.
The guy from the â€śGuvmentâ€ť says heâ€™s here to help and I let out a unladylike hoot, because we all know thatâ€™s unlikely.
But on the road to skepticism Iâ€™ve had to pass through the valley ofgullibility which materializes when I hear about something healthy that is also fun and tasty.
How can you make 2013 the best year of your life if you are exhausted all of the time? If we are going to start the year strong, we should start by looking at some common energy thieves and figure out ways to lock them up.
1. Rule out health
Fatigue is a common symptom of many illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, anemia, thyroid disease, and sleep apnea. Talk to your doctor if you feel unusually tired.
Finally returning home after a month-long stint away, the Green Wave welcomed the team that started their road trip - the Louisville Wildcats. On Friday December 14, West Point outlasted the Wildcats in the second half and defeated Louisville soundly 73-55.
On Tuesday night, in a rematch that was similar to the last contest between West Point and Louisville, the Green Wave started the first quarter sluggish but were soon to answer Louisville ending the quarter ahead 21-13 and never looking back. West Pointâ€™s second half effort closed out the game as the Wave won dominantly 78-49.
The Lady Wave finally returned to West Point after almost a full month on the road starting back on December 14. It was a rematch Tuesday between West Point and the Louisville Lady Wildcats, a game that the Lady Wave hoped to be more competitive in this time around. The last meeting between these two teams was a Lady Wildcat routing of West Point 72-33 back on December 14 in Louisville.
Like always, this week has been one of highs and lows for the world of sports.
Highest on the list in Mississippi would be Ole Miss, which is coming off a Compass Bowl victory in head coach Hugh Freezeâ€™s first season with the Rebels.
At the very top of the national list is Alabama, which reclaimed its rightful spot atop national polls after demolishing Notre Dame in the BCS Title game on Monday night.
The Oak Hill Raiders fell over the weekend to the MAIS top-ranked Marshall Academy. The Raiders fought hard throughout the game but could not stay with a sharp shooting Marshall, falling to the Patriots 70-36.
Though the loss to Marshall could be disheartening, Oak Hill understands there are more important tasks ahead. The Raiders will make the two hour journey to face Canton Academy Friday night in district 2-AA play. This meeting will be the first for Oak Hill and Canton on the season.
Head Coach Stan Hughey and his Lady Raiders kicked off the New Years with a great victory in Holly Springs against a tough Marshall Academy Saturday. The Oak Hill girls were successful in their attempt to grasp a win in the rematch against Marshall 57-38.