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Carrie Patterson, 66

Carrie V. Patterson, 66, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a former employee at Futorian Mfg. Co. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Beasley Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tim Haddix officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home was in charge […]

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Ed Whiteside, 86

Earnest Edward “Ed” Whiteside, 86, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Ripley. He was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Union County to Ervin Ellis Whiteside and Dena Brownlee Whiteside. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a retired lab tech for Buckeye in Memphis. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, […]

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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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Lottie Browning, 86

Lottie Mae Browning, 88, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Union County to James Linton “Bud” Browning and Catherine “Cassie” Turner Browning. She was retired and she was a Baptist. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at United Funeral Service in New […]

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Tallahatchie RiverFest bringing national performers to event

The 2013 Tallahatchie RiverFest will again have nationally-known talent headlining the entertainment part of the festival. The starring performer Saturday night will be Josh Thompson. Opening for him will be Skyler Lane, familiar to many from her appearances on “American Idol.” The main performer Friday night will be Brian Randle with “Southern Justice.” Randle performed […]

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UNITE presents grants

The Union County-New Albany Initiative to Excel (UNITE) is hosting a grant awards presentation and fundraising dinner on Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the New Albany First United Methodist Church. The event, described as a community celebration, will recognize those organizations that use grant funds to improve the quality of life for residents […]

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Liquor could be on sale by July 4

By J. Lynn West New Albany aldermen took the next step in the process of legalizing sale of wine and liquor inside the city limits Tuesday but it will be at least a couple of months before anyone can sip a glass of wine in a restaurant. The city board unanimously gave preliminary approval to […]

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Home and Garden show expected to draw thousands this weekend

The Union County Master Gardeners are putting on their fifth New Albany Home and Garden Show Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5 at the fairgrounds. The event, which has drawn close to 2,000 visitors from at least four states, is done in conjunction with Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel and other area Master […]

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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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