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On the grill: Wood-fired pizzas

August 21, 2013

In March, my dad ordered a new grill. Last week, the grill finally arrived.

You must understand, though, this isn’t just any grill. This is a wood burning grill that can burn as hot as around 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. This grill arrived on an 18-wheeler and weighs a little more than 450 pounds.

Downtown merchants busy with beautification projects

July 30, 2013

A flurry of activity is underway in downtown West Point, as merchants are busy sprucing up their storefronts with planters, tackling repairs, and painting facades.

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Tim Brinkley Appreciation Month

July 26, 2013

Mt. Hermon M.B. Church designated the month of July as Pastor Tim Brinkley Appreciation Month. The Wise Ones Senior Ministry recently hosted a luncheon in recognition of his six years of strong leadership. Area Pastors joined joined together for the luncheon and were unable to attend the Sunday service. Also in attendance were surprise guests Mayor Robbie Robinson, former Police Chief Bill Ladd, Assistant Chief Gary Turner, present and former police officers. A number of them shared fond remembrances of working with Brinkley and offered support for his ministry and community minded mission.

Midsummer mental health tune-up

July 24, 2013

In case you have been wondering why everything in my garden is dead, let me assure you it’s for a good reason. I spent last week on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with my high school classmates who were celebrating our “senior trip.” My bone-dry underdeveloped tomatoes being eaten by stink bugs were the furthest thing from my mind.

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Oak Hill graduate Pugh finds “Something Bigger” in writing

July 23, 2013

Oak Hill Academy has been an inspiration for two authors in the past five years.
There was Bobby Cole’s reference to the small West Point school in his book “The Dummy Line” in 2008.
While not mentioned in “Something Bigger,” the school certainly played a part in the writing process of author Caroline Pugh.

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