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Local men’s group to address community needs at Saturday meeting

January 7, 2013

The Town Creek Square Apartment complex has been a thorn in the side of West Point law enforcement for some time.
In early August, West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley called upon management at the complex to get unruly tenants and their guests under control.
While many of the immediate problems have been addressed, the systemic problems, which affect the youth of the community, still persist.
On Monday morning, Lester Moore invited members of the Clay County Board of Supervisors to New Hope Missionary Baptist Church this Saturday morning for a meeting of the “Men of Praise” group that is looking to make a positive impact on the youth at Town Creek in 2013.
“I encourage all men to come out this Saturday,” Moore said. “This is a brotherhood, and we’re doing God’s work to better this community, city and county.”
Moore says that Pastor Carlos Orr will be the guest speaker at the 8 a.m event.
He says that “Men of Praise” will be starting a mentoring program for young men and women at Town Creek as an intervention strategy.
Moore said the group received input from West Point School District Superintendent Burnell McDonald last year, and he said that Town Creek was in need of role models and mentors, particularly for the young men in the community.
The group’s motto for 2013 is “We’re Better Together” which Moore says is a message to the entire community that unification is necessary for community improvement.

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