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Ruby Williams, 54

Ruby Jean Reed Williams, 54, of Tupelo, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Sept. 3, 1958, to Willie Reed and Mary Stanfield Reed. She received her education from the Shannon schools and she graduated from South Pontotoc High School. She worked in retail jewelry sales for McRae’s and […]

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Hester Massengill

Hester Janes Massengill, 82, of Hickory Flat, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born Nov. 25, 1925, to Bryan and Betty Huddleston Janes. She was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church. She was a retired supervisor for Genesco Shoe Company in Ripley. She is survived by […]

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Ruth Turner, 88

Mamie Ruth Turner, 88, of Blue Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Home. She was born May 31, 1924, in Union County to Henry Fred Turner and Willie Stacks Turner. She was a retired factory worker for Irvin B. Schwabe. She loved working in her yard and garden. She was a member […]

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Shirley Johnson, 65

Shirley Dean Johnson, 65, of Booneville, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following an extended illness. She was born April 22, 1947, in Lee County to Earl and Moline Wimbs Buskirk. She was a member of Barnes Crossing Baptist Church. She worked as an insurance agent for several companies […]

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Cathy Nanney, 59

Cathy Lynn Nanney, 59, of Ripley, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Jan. 16, 1954, in Union County to Lee Earl Gilliam and Billie Quay Verrell. She was a member of 1st United Methodist Church in New Albany and a homemaker. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, […]

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Sonya Homan, 43

Sonya Marie Homan , 43, of Hickory Flat, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her home. She was born March 25, 1969, in New Albany to Henry Ellis Hamblin and Mary Seger Hamblin. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Bluff Springs Baptist Church in Ashland with Bro. Faren Ash officiating. Serenity […]

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New Albany Elementary student Madison Cotton, left, daughter of Maggi and Jay Cotton, won the Union County Spelling Bee Tuesday by correctly spelling "nuance." David Greer, center, son of David and Amy Greer of West Union, was second and Alex Grubbs, daughter of Rene and Keith Grubbs of New Albany, was third. Behind are Mike and Gloria Bennett, representing the sponsoring group, the American Legion, which provided a $100 prize to the winners and $50 each to the runners-up. The full story will appear in next week's issue.

Winning by a ‘nuance’

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Two more qualifiers for NA city offices

The New Albany city election process picked up two more candidates for alderman this week. Jimmy Lewis Jackson is running for Ward 3 Alderman and Samantha Morris is running for Ward 4 Alderman. In Ward 3, incumbent Tommie Beasley is not seeking re-election and those vying for that seat in addition to Jackson are Chris […]

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Crotts named New Albany School District Teacher of the Year

Barbara Crotts, a teacher at New Albany Elementary School (NAES), was named “Teacher of the Year” for the New Albany School District (NASD) on January 16. Crotts has 26 years of experience in education. She has worked in the New Albany Schools for sixteen years teaching special education. Crotts graduated from Delta State University with […]

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East Union standout southpaw hurler signs with Northeast

Cody Bo Dillard signed with the Northeast Mississippi Community College’s baseball program on Monday to become the second pitcher to ink with the Tigers this year. Dillard is a left-handed pitcher from East Union High School where he had an impressive 6-2 overall mark — during his junior campaign from the mound in 11 appearances […]

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