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Roads throughout county will be leveled and resealed this year

  Nearly 40 miles of Union County roads will provide smoother driving, once a level and reseal program is completed this fall. The program is possible thanks to more than $1.9 million in State Aid funds available to the county. County Engineer Hubert Lynn Foley said the work will begin in June and should be […]

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Easter Egg-citement

  Kountry Kids share Easter tradition with Graceland Children from Kountry Kids daycare visited the residents at Graceland Care Center Thursday and had the opportunity to hunt Easter eggs. Seated left to right: Khloe Bennett, Kailon Martin, Van Paul Poteet,Carly Robbins, Corey Gregory, Wyatt Taylor.Standing left to right: Natalie Davis, Gauge Lewis, Easter Bunny, Madilyn […]

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Home and garden show good opportunity to learn what works and doesn’t in tourism

The Union County Master Gardeners are presenting their fifth annual home and garden show this Friday and Saturday. The annual event may not get as widespread publicity as, say, the Tallahatchie RiverFest but it is noteworthy for several reasons. One, it is put together by a relatively small group but includes a day and a […]

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Willie Hunt, 80

Willie Reed Hunt, 80, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Telico Plains, Tenn., to Clyde Hunt and Cordie McDaniel Hunt. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Marine Corps. He was a retired employee from Caterpillar Corporation in Aurora, […]

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Jerry Bell Sr., 64

Jerry Don Bell Sr., 64, of Sherman, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., after an extended illness. He was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Dec. 5, 1948, to Clarence Bell and Dessie West Bell. He married Beverly Simms on June 13, 1972, and they shared 36 years together living […]

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Charles Gaines, 76

Charles Wayne Gaines, 76, of Sherman, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born April 20, 1936. He was a former maintenance man. He resided at Magnolia Manor of Tupelo. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include two daughters, Tina Walker (Johnny) […]

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Tammy Stearns, 37

Tammy Jo Stearns, 37, of Myrtle, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at her residence. She was born April 4, 1975, in Indiana to Ivy Weaver and Ester Pencil Weaver. She was a homemaker. She attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Services were at 10 a.m. Monday, April 1, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic […]

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Hal White, 6

Harold Taylor “Hal” White Jr., 64, of Jackson passed away on March 28, 2013, from complications associated with an aneurysm. Hal was born on March 13, 1949, in Hattiesburg and spent his childhood in Stone County. After graduating from Booneville High School in 1967, Hal attended the Northeast Mississippi Community College on a football scholarship […]

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Jacky Butler, 52

Jacky Wayne Butler, 52, of Potts Camp, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Oct. 26, 1960, in New Albany to William Ezra Butler and Louise Hale Butler. He was a welding supervisor. He loved cooking out and doing things for others. Services were at 3 p.m. […]

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Jerry Hogue, 54

Jerry Micheal Hogue, 54, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 8, 1959, in New Albany to George Washington Hogue and Earline Hall Hogue. He was a retired employee of Albany Industries. He was a member of the Wallerville Baptist Church. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, […]

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