NEPD adds K9 to detect drugs

The newest member of the Northeast Police department is a bit furry. Jax, a 4-year-old bridle-colored Dutch shepherd will be the official K9 Police dog and Officer Nathan Johnson’s partner. Jax will help the NEPD fight drug crime along the 380 and 377 corridors in the area. “I love it,” Johnson said. “It’s something that I had an interest in and wanted to do. It was kind of a career goal to eventually do. As a little kid I wanted to be a police officer. Now that I’m here doing it and seeing there are so many different sides to the job, it’s just another neat kind of niche to fill.” Jax comes from a police department in Colorado. Because cannabis is legal in that state, there was no need for

Close friendship boosts Lady Cats’ heavy hitters

Sometimes in life, there is nothing like a friend. A pair of Lady Cat teammates feel that way when they are on the volleyball court—and off it, too. “We are best friends,” Shelby Malone said of Alyssa David. “On the court and off it,” David added with a smile. Malone and David both play outside hitter for the Lady Cats. They have provided the spark the team needed to compile a winning record going into district play. After Tuesday’s match with Tom Bean, the Cats had won 19 matches, compared to 17 all of last year. Malone, a junior, has been on the varsity squad the past two seasons. The left-hander has found her place as one of the Lady Cats’ leading hitters. David moved back to the Pilot Po

Weighing the options

College reps make pitches to students at Pilot Point High Recruiters from over 100 universities, institutions and trade schools flooded Pilot Point High School Tuesday afternoon, beckoning students to come and learn about a multitude of programs with colorful banners, informational booklets and free gear. “It’s a good way for our students to see the options out there,” said Kevin Moffitt, head counselor at PPHS. “The world is a big place, and hosting recruiters from a variety of universities makes students realize—yes, you can go to LA. You can go to Florida. There are opportunities everywhere.” College Day at PPHS is an annual tradition, its goal exactly what Moffitt said: To give students

Back to life

Pilot Point volunteer working with city on plan to restore Bloomfield Schoolhouse Chris Aquinaldo climbed a ladder to check out how the roof of the Bloomfield Schoolhouse is supported. At some point in its 130-year history, the one-room schoolhouse was moved, and the top half of its roof was taken off. “They have scabbed the roof rafters back together, which makes it a little more difficult to work with,” Aquinaldo said. “From what I’m seeing, the attic area is just completely full of makeshift supports to help hold the roof up.” A contractor specializing in home remodeling and the chairman of the Pilot Point Historic Review Board, Aquinaldo has been tapped by city leaders as part of a plan

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