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February 26th, 2013

Customers cringe at food prices

February 26, 2013

Grocery shopping these days is turning out to be a really dreadful task for many local consumers all because of one very evident thing – a rise in food prices.
While shopping Tuesday afternoon in Walmart, Clay County resident Souzen Steelhammer said she, like so many others, is having to reconsider the way meals are cooked at home and is having to bypass certain foods that just don’t meet the budget.

Court denies drug offender new trial

February 26, 2013

Despite his plea, Clay County resident Alphonzo C. Garth will not get to stand trial again for his possession of cocaine charge unless a higher court of Mississippi rules in his favor.
During the January term of Clay County Circuit Court Garth stood trial for the charge, and after a 30-minute deliberation by the jury Garth was found guilty of possessing over 30 grams of cocaine the night of Oct. 6, 2011. One day after the jury weighed the evidence and found him guilty the court sentenced Garth to 25 years in prison followed by five years of post release supervision.

Some residents under boil water notice

February 26, 2013

Clay County residents living in the Northgate Subdivision and the Southgate Subdivision are now under a boil water notice, which was issued Monday evening by the Mississippi Department of Health.
The city of West Point notified the Department of Health that there was a loss of pressure caused by a break in the water line. According to MDH, a water system that loses pressure can become contaminated, and only when waters tests show a positive reading for contamination is the water safe to drink again.

February 25th

Bobbie Jean Jones Arney

February 25, 2013

Bobbie Jean Jones Arney, afe 74, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013. at her home, in Cedar Bluff.

Lady Raiders fall to Prairie View 55-45

February 25, 2013

It was a rematch of the AA North State Tournament semi-final as the Oak Hill Lady Raiders met up with Prairie View Academy again this past Saturday. In the previous meeting, the Lady Raiders used a second half rally to overcome a 12-point deficit to defeat the Lady Spartans 55-50.

Hebron raising expectations for 2013 season

February 25, 2013

After making the first round of the playoffs, the Hebron Christian Eagles will be raising their expectations in the 2013 baseball campaign.
“Yeah, expectations are to make the playoffs,” said assistant coach Cass Tapely about the expectation for the season, “we want to make a deeper run this year.”
With a three senior looking to start, Hebron will also rely on underclassmen to fill in the other six spots in field. Yet the underclassmen will not lack experience as many of them picked up valuable experience in the past seasons.

West Point gearing up for baseball season

February 25, 2013

West Point’s head coach Buddy Wyers feels this team may have the right chemistry. The chemistry which can give experience to younger players and put wins in the win columns. It will be this chemistry that will help the Green Wave find victories in schedule that is full of challenges.
Already getting the season under way, West Point had a great showing in Columbus as the Diamond Wave played abbreviated games against Caledonia and Hamilton in a baseball jamboree. Coach Wyers pointed to a good showing from his young pitching staff that picked up their first true varsity pitch counts.

Anti-Bullying week at West Point School District

February 25, 2013

Students in the West Point School District are making a stand against bullying this week. Each day students have a different theme to show their opposition to bullies. Monday, students wore white shirts or peace signs and had a Bullying Awareness Activity in first period. The weeks theme is X Out Bullying: Respect All. Pictured are South campus students demonstrating bullying behaviors. From left, Josh Ewing, David Waldrep, Gissel Guzeman, Shaniqua Walter and Breanna Shelton. Photo by Bryan Davis

2nd Annual EMCC Art Show coming to Bryan Saturday

February 25, 2013

West Point is rich in the arts, and people around the state are beginning to take notice.
Already famous for the community’s Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival and the Prairie Arts Festival in September, Clay County is now home to two spring events that showcase regional artists, as well as local ones.
The first of the two will take place this Saturday at the Bryan Public Library.
This is the Second Annual East Mississippi Community College Art Show.
It will feature 50 pieces of art by 25 students from EMCC, as well as five faculty members.

Turner: Education, budgets will round out legislative session

February 25, 2013

It has been an eventful new year for Angela Turner so far.
The recently-elected Senator for District 16 has been busy at the state capitol since she took office on January 15 in a special election.
The Clay County native is up to speed with the issues that face legislators during the current 90-day session, and she shared some of her insights on what the final leg of the session will look like during Monday morning’s Legislative Breakfast at City Hall.
“I’ve hit the ground running,” Turner said of the last month and a half.

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