February 23rd, 2015
As a partner in education, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) made $1,000 donations to three schools in the West Point School District (WPSD) last week.
WPSD Community Relations Director Nancy Young said TVA made donations to West Point High School, Fifth Street Junior High and South Side Elementary.
"They've done this for the past several years," Young said. "The money is to be used for science, technology, engineering and math, whether that's workshops for different teachers to attend, or classroom implements."
The Wellness Center in West Point is celebrating its 20 year anniversary Monday. The Wellness Center, a partner with North Mississippi Medical Center, offers something for everyone with exercise routines tailored to the needs of the client. Tracy Stebbins Arnett, director of the Wellness Center said she wants to thank the whole community for making her 20 years with the Wellness Center such a joy. Stebbins originally came from south Florida to make the Wellness Center the state - of - the - art facility it is today.
The Oxford Lady Chargers (22-7) used a strong first-half finish and 11 total 3-pointers, dispatching the West Point Lady Wave 65-52 in the MHSAA District 2-5A championship game Saturday at West Point High School.
West Point (15-15) overcame a five-point deficit for a 15-11 advantage at the end of the first quarter. During the second quarter, the Lady Wave stretched its advantage to 20-11 with 3:50 left in the quarter, but then the Lady Chargers surged. Sparked by three straight 3-pointers of seven in the first half, Oxford entered the break on an 18-2 run.
The West Point Lady Wave might garner a little more respect with its current form on the basketball court.
After a six-win 2013-14 season, the Lady Wave (15-14) squares off against the Oxford Lady Chargers for a MHSAA District 2-5A title at 6 p.m. tonight at West Point High School. Already in the postseason, West Point could lock up a first-round bye with a win.
â€śIt feels great to play for a district championship,â€ť West Point Head Coach Dashmond Daniel said. â€śWe have reached all our goals for this season and adding a district championship would be the icing on the cake.â€ť
The Oak Hill football program is looking for another head man.
Raider Head Coach Tony Stanford accepted an offensive-line coaching position at Starkville Academy Wednesday, multiple sources confirmed. Oak Hill Academy Headmaster Yandell Harris said he learned the news Wednesday morning.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
Many residents many be unaware that Zuber Park, located on Highway 45 in West Point, was named for the city's first black physician. The family of Dr. Thomas L. Zuber, the park's namesake, looks to rectify that with a new plaque commemorating the doctor's life.
Zuber family friend Charles Ivy said the park had been in West Point for more than 30 years, and that younger residents and park visitors might not be aware of the doctor's impact.
By Donna Summerall
The fifth annual Mardi Gras Beer and Wine Tasting Event for the West Point Clay County Animal Shelter is from 6 â€“ 9 p.m. with cash bar from 9 p.m. - midnight, Saturday at The Civic in West Point. Tickets are $25 per person and appetizers will be served.
Frank Portera, chairman of the project, said this was a fun event for those who enjoy good food, fine wine and craft beer, dancing, music, spirits and a cash bar.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The West Point School District selected its Administrator and Teacher of the Year in a surprise assembly on Feb. 7. The winners will move on to represent WPSD in the state Administrator and Teacher of the Year selection.
Central School Principal Wynesther Cousins was selected as the WPSD Administrator of the Year, and East Side Pre-K teacher Lacie Pumphrey was chosen as Teacher of the Year.
Superintendent Burnell McDonald said the WPSD made nominations for Administrator of the Year, followed by a voting process.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
The harshest cold typically waits until February to visit Mississippi and, according to weather forecasts, the cold looks to have arrived. Local officials are advising citizens to take precautions against the cold for the sake of their personal safety and comfort, and also for the sake of their water and electric bills.
The temperature is set to bottom out in the teens tonight, according to the National Weather Service, with more cold and precipitation coming through the end of the week and over the weekend.
BY JOSH PRESLEY
As part of the city's continuing initiative to make improvements to the McCharen Field airport, crews have been busy clearing trees to allow lower-altitude landings on the runway.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the airport was under a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restriction due to the height of trees at each end of the runway.