Choose Your Heroes Carefully

We deal with sports in this column on a weekly basis and it is easy to identify certain sports figures as “heroes” or “role models”. Now it is not only sports that this occurs, virtually every situation or field has people that are looked up to whether it be musicians, actors, leaders in the field […]

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University tuition up

Parents of college students in Mississippi will feel more pinch this fall as the state’s universities increase in-state tuition by an average of more than 6 percent. Costs will go up even more at the state’s two major universities. Mississippi State tuition for two semesters will be $6,772, up 8.1 percent, and the University of […]

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Making friends the easy way

Jenny and I got married last week. At least, that is what our son Joe told us after seeing it on the internet. He found it on Facebook. How did it get there? It turns out it was my fault, and I was pretty embarrassed. It was a quick reminder of the danger of me […]

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It’s county fair time

The Union County Fair and Livestock Show, which bills itself as “the best little county fair in Mississippi, kicks off its 72nd anniversary year Friday at the fairgrounds. This year’s fair opens with the rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights, and the Miss Union County Fair and Scholarship pageant before the rodeo on Saturday. The […]

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Newport furniture files bankruptcy

New Albany-based upholstery manufacturer Newport Upholstery has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company estimated its assets at $1 million to $10 million and liabilities of $10 million to $50 million, Furniture Today reported Monday. Newport was established in 2010 in the former Caye Furniture location, after that company announced its closing the previous year. […]

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Billy Joe Moffitt Sr., 77

Billy Joe Moffitt Sr. was born in Tippah County on July 25, 1935. He was the second of seven children born to the union of Roy Moffitt and Beulah Bennett Moffitt. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rodney Moffitt, and survived by one brother, Roy Benton Moffitt and his wife, Norma, of New […]

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Micah Wade Willard

On June 23, 2013 Micah passed away peacefully in God’s arms, and was born into his parent’s arms on June 26, 2013. Micah is the son of Joel and Victoria Willard of Myrtle; the grandchild of David and Karen Willard, Wayne and Cathy Messer, and Kathleen White; the great-grandchild of Reece and Frances Newby, CV […]

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Dustin Pannell, 20

Dustin Randall Pannell, 20, of Holly Springs, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at Med in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Sept 5, 1992, in New Albany, to Randal Gene Pannell and Wanda Forester Gurley. Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Jonathan Childress officiating. Burial was at […]

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Judge William Lamb, 82

Judge William Robert Lamb, 82, of Oxford, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. He was born in Water Valley to William Jackson and Walda Holladay Lamb. He was a graduate of the University High School in Oxford and the University of Mississippi where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, […]

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Myrel Basham, 88

Myrel Basham, 88, of Nettleton, died on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born on Sept. 3, 1924, in New Albany, she was a daughter of the late Roy A. and Maggie Mae Parish Cobb. She was a graduate of Ingomar High School. On Oct. 3, 1942, she married Horace Basham. Retiring […]

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