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December 24th

WEATHER ALERT

December 24, 2012

Weather reports indicate that a low-pressure system will cause thunderstorms, some possibly severe, on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service is warning that the system will begin to move in the early-morning hours, with showers starting to fall at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
By mid-afternoon, some of the storms may become severe throughout the state, although weather reports indicate that most of the severe weather will occure below Interstate 20.
However, Clay County residents need to be prepared for severe weather that may include tornados, hail or damaging winds.

December 21st

Dyess addresses ROTC graduates at Mississippi State commencement

December 21, 2012

“Mission first, people always.”
Mississippi State University ROTC graduates repeated those words many times on Friday morning, as retired Col. Dwight Dyess stressed their importance to the cadets who received their first salutes as Second Lieutenants during the ceremony.
Dyess, who heads BancorpSouth in West Point, also serves as the Civilian Aid to the Secretary of the Army for the state.
His short but powerful commencement address drew from his years as a commander and a special forces solider.

OHA beats Colonels at home

December 21, 2012

How sweet revenge can be. 10 days after a tough road loss at Indianola, the Raiders got their chance to take it to the Colonels, and boy, did they take advantage. Oak Hill played fearless and smart the whole night, never scoring less than 14 points in every quarter while holding Indianola to only 11 points in the second half on route to a 65-38 statement win for the 10-5 Raiders heading into the holiday break.

Lady Raiders outlast Indianola

December 21, 2012

Thursday night, Oak Hill played their second contest against Indianola within a 10-day span. After a close contest between the Lady Raiders and Lady Colonels, this matchup on Oak Hill’s home court was expected to be another barn burner. The fans certainly did not go home disappointed after the Lady Raiders’ 34-31 defensive battle. In the lowest scoring game of the season thus far, Oak Hill showed its grit and toughness and secured the win through tenacious defense and adjusting to the slow pace of the game.

Longtime West Point resident Fowler wants District 16 seat

December 21, 2012

When Kenny Fowler approached his wife Lavern of 45 years about the possibility of running for public office, he did not really know what to expect.
Fowler says his wife, a retired West Point school teacher, was immediately supportive, and after exploring the option for some time, Fowler has officially entered the race for the senate seat for District 16.
District 16 covers Clay County, as well as parts of Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee Counties.

BOMB THREAT UPDATE: Police respond to bomb threat at AutoZone, false alarm at school

December 21, 2012

Friday was a busy day for the West Point Police Department.
Before noon, officers had responded to a legitimate bomb threat at the auto parts store AutoZone on Highway 45 Alternate and a false alarm at a West Point school.
“We had a bomb threat at AutoZone this morning,” West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley confirmed on Friday afternoon, adding that this is the third threat of that nature in the last three months. “We're still investigating it.”

December 19th

4-Star Recruit Justin Cox signs with Mississippi State

December 19, 2012

Wednesday was a hectic day for many football programs around the nation as Junior College [JUCO] players were putting pen to paper in the early signing period.
Justin Cox, an East Mississippi Defensive Back and former Green Wave star, walked into West Point's Athletic Department wearing a Mississippi State winter cap and a maroon jacket showing everyone where his loyalties were. Without any hesitation, Cox signed again with the Bulldogs and looked very please with his decision.

Locals can donate to Sandy Hook School Support Fund

December 19, 2012

John Voket, Associate Editor of the Newtown Bee in Newtown, Connecticut issued a statement to other press agencies this week, asking newspapers and other media outlets across the nation and globe to disseminate a link to the Newtown Savings Bank, which serves the community affected by last Friday's massacre.
Unfortunately, the horrific event has paved the way for scams, and many people wishing to donate directly to victims families do not know where to turn. Follow the link below, and you will be able to donate money that will go directly to helping the people affected by this tragedy.

December 18th

Meeting a true hero: Moment with Inouye remains etched in Dyess’ memory

December 18, 2012

Daniel Inouye was not that far removed from his parents’ native land of Japan when Japanese air forces attacked Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. A second generation Japanese-American, Inouye was born on September 7, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Inouye passed away on Monday at the age of 88. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1963 until his death.

Dealing with the loss of a child at Christmas

December 18, 2012

This is not an easy subject to talk about at any time of year, but Christmas seems the most difficult time to try and wrap our minds around this while trying to deal with all of the“Whys.”
Seven years after loosing our son, we still have never found that answer, and after reading books and all of the prayer we will never know that most wanted answer to that question.

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