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Perry Taylor, 65

Perry James Taylor, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at his home. He was born July 22, 1947, in Union County to Carl Taylor and Marie Roberson Taylor. He was a retired furniture salesman. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Serenity Funeral Home chapel in New Albany. Burial was in Glenfield Cemetery […]

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Ethelene Winston, 69

Ethelene “Ma Pudin’” Winston, 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 2, 1943, in New Albany to Ulysses and Jessie Love Folsom. Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at St. Mary United Methodist Church in New Albany with the Rev. W. T. Mayfield officiating. Burial was in […]

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Jerry Taylor, 64

Jerry F. Taylor, 64, of Saltillo, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born June 13, 1948, in Corinth to Merle “Red” Taylor and Martha Jean Ellis Taylor. He spent most of childhood traveling with his dad who was a legend in Blue Grass music. […]

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James Lindsey, 80

Myrtle-James Clifton “Jimmy” Lindsey, age 80, died Monday, December 31, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.  He was born September 9, 1932 in Prentiss County to the Jesse Urban Lindsey and Mary Lucille Hendrix Billings.  He was a member of the Amos Dorman Masonic Lodge #480, and a charter member of the Temple Baptist Church. […]

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The Playhouse

The wedding was booked in the summer of 2012 for January 5 of 2013. It would probably be a cold Saturday with little else happening. At least that’s what Othel thought when he agreed to photograph it. No one would have guessed that the Rebels would go bowling in January. Even the bride and groom, […]

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Alas, ‘trending’ is no longer trending

Last week I wrote about the folks at Lake Superior State University who, once a year, compile a list of over-used, misused words they would like banished from the English language. I listed some of the words they have consigned to oblivion along with the years of their popularity, and added a few suggestions of […]

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Bringing back some nearly forgotten pledges

Recently we have been writing about New Year’s resolutions – a regular topic of conversation for this time of year. We had a story this past week about the history of resolutions, some of the more popular..and most often broken. The News Exchange also is taking a look at resolutions from a more practical and […]

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Vote conscience, but beware wrath of God on alcohol issue

To the editor: We read in the newspaper that the citizens of New Albany are still attempting to bring about a vote about serving and selling liqueur, wine, etc. or as we referred to it when I lived in Memphis and they had the vote, it was called liqueur by the drink. Oh and the hue […]

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The Harpe Brothers and other historic outlaws topic of January Museum Moments with Zack Stewart

Outlaws, robbers, killers have always held a morbid fascination for many. And as this region and area surrounding the Natchez Trace was evolving at the end of the 17th century and early 1800s, outlaws were a real and present danger to travelers as well as the pioneer residents. Come to the Union County Museum at […]

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