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August 3, 2013

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“There has never been any question of cutting Riley,” Kelly said. “His status with us is not in question.”

Cooper said the last few days have been incredibly difficult and he will step away to seek counseling.

“My actions were inexcusable,” he said. “The more I think about what I did, the more disgusted I get. I keep trying to figure out how I could have said something so repulsive, and what I can do to make things better.”

Cooper apologized profusely Wednesday after a video of him using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert last month surfaced on the Internet. The Eagles immediately fined him.

Private/public debate heats up in Mississippi

BELDEN, Miss. (AP) — The private-public school debate has officially gone public.

At the Mississippi High School Activities Association District 1 coaches meeting this week, there were five proposals, none more open to debate than one by Smithville principal Chad O’Brian.

He introduced a proposal that would, at the next reclassification, disallow private, parochial and boarding schools from being MHSAA members.

The O’Brian proposal passed by a majority of votes from the 41 schools in attendance at Belden’s Itawamba Community College campus and now moves over to the MHSAA executive meeting in October.

The major concern, debated quietly until now, has been the ability of private schools to accept students from within a 20-mile radius, while public schools allow only students in their smaller district.

Eagles bowling league seeks players

The Thursday night Eagles men’s bowling league is looking for players and teams for the upcoming season. The league will hold an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 15.

For more information on the league, which runs for 30 weeks, call Ed Madsen at 453-7267 or Rick Kelly at 432-8757.

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