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James Thompson, 71

James Hugh “Tody” Thompson, 71, of Tupelo, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 26, 1941, in Union County, to Gara Herring Thompson and Erskin Thompson and was the second of five sons. He lived most of his adult life in Lee County. He was a Baptist. […]

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Neil Montgomery, 55

Murry Neil Montgomery, 55, of Hurricane, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at his residence. He was a member of Sand Springs Community Church. He graduated from North Pontotoc High School in 1975 and attended Itawamba Junior College. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in education. He taught school […]

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Belle Cross, 89

  Iva Belle Entrekin Cross, 89, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born Jan. 25, 1924, in Lawrence County, Tenn., to Joseph Grady and Lorene Kobek Entrekin. She married Thomas Eugene Cross on Oct. 14, 1943. He preceded her in death on June 19, 1998. She lived […]

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Jamie Yates, 82

Jamie Rodgers Yates, 82, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at her residence. She was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Myrtle to William John Henry Rodgers and Opal Lee Raines Rodgers. She was a homemaker and a member of Northside Baptist Church. Services were at 10 a.m., Friday, March 22, at Northside Baptist Church with the […]

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Billy Botts,76

Billy Wayne Botts, 76, of Palmetto, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 11, 1936, in Union County to William Hollis and Maudie Lee Carter Botts. He was raised in the Jugfork community and was a 1956 graduate of Cedar Hill High School. A […]

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Boyce Gresham, 81

Boyce A. Gresham, 81, of Myrtle, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013. He was born Jan. 2, 1932, to Tommy Lee and Mary Benefield Gresham. He graduated from Myrtle High School and worked most of his life as a much sought after painter and finishing carpenter. Even more well known as a superb sportsman, […]

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Tanglefoot gets places to rest

ARC to help fund Tanglefoot Trail whistle stops The Appalachian Regional Commission announced this past week approval of a grant in the amount of $177,880 to the Three Rivers Planning & Development District for the Tanglefoot Trail Whistle Stops project. The project will involve the construction of four whistle stop rest areas along the Tanglefoot […]

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Bulldogs get huge win over Vikings

By Dennis Clayton Coach John Walker’s New Albany Bulldogs needed a win over neighboring divisional rival North Pontotoc and his troops came through in the clutch. Coach Walker said of the victory “Huge win tonight, we needed that. After starting the year 7-0, we had lost six straight and we kind of had a fear […]

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Stations of the Cross

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Aldermen to deal with possible specifics of liquor and wine sale next week

By J. Lynn West New Albany aldermen are expected to discuss details concerning sale of liquor and wine inside the city at their regular meeting next Tuesday, April 2. Sale was made legal Tuesday last week under a change in state law that allows only residents in a municipality to vote on the issue rather […]

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