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NEMCC’s first pitch baseball banquet less than a month away

Just over a month remains for fans to purchase tickets to Northeast Mississippi Community College’s baseball program’s fifth annual ‘First Pitch’ banquet on Monday, January 24 in the Claude Wright Room on the second floor of the Haney Union on the Booneville campus. Northeast’s ‘First Pitch’ banquet has served as a kickoff for the baseball […]

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Talented sophomores headline 2011 NA softball season

With the new year and the second semester of school beginning, the time is drawing closer for the opening of softball and baseball practice for area schools. Throughout the course of the next month, the Gazette will feature each county team as they prepare for the upcoming season. In New Albany, the Lady Bulldogs hope […]

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Former EU runners help lead BMC

When Heather Duley took over the cross country program at Blue Mountain College, several familiar faces graced her, ones that, not long ago, helped her start the sport at East Union. In the last decade, East Union has developed a prominent cross-country program, consistently competing for state championships and breeding some of the area’s top […]

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Toyota and tobacco

The decision by Toyota Motor Manufacturing to implement a totally tobacco/smoke free campus at its new Union County facility is somewhat surprising given the number of Mississippians who smoke or chew. The company announced this week that the Mississippi manufacturing plant will be the first Toyota plant in North America to become totally tobacco/smoke free. […]

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Ellistown Breezes for Dec. 31, 2010

By Margaret McCraw This Friday completes the year.  We will leave 2010 with memories of a white Christmas.  Something I have seen in Mississippi only four times in my lifetime; 1962, 1963, 1964 and 2010. I stayed five years in Chicago and only remember one Christmas that it didn’t snow. Of course, that was the […]

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Ecru News for Dec. 31, 2010

By Bonnie Todd The descendents of Olen and Louise Simmons met for a Christmas get together at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Simmons and  family on  Dec. 18.  Attending were Mike and Pam Simmons and family; Larry and Joy Simmons and family; Joe and Sondra Waldrop and family; John and Donna Bailey and […]

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Macedonia News for Dec. 31, 2010

By Lou McQuary I hope that everyone had a very merry white Christmas.  Excitement was everywhere when residents awakened to a blanket of snow on Christmas morning.  I wonder if this is a prelude to the type of winter we are going to have this year!!  I’m counting the days until spring.   Larry Hill […]

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Eastern Lights for Dec. 31, 2010

By Loretta Easley Christmas is a wonderful time of the year any year.  A time to remember all the Christmas’s past and to rejoice in the present.  God has been good to us in the good times and bad times. Growing up I never remember having Christmas at home.  I had three grandparents, Mama’s Mother […]

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Gardening with Tim for Dec. 31, 2010

By Tim Burress I hope everyone enjoyed the snow on Christmas Day.  I for one got a Christmas wish that I wish for every year, a white Christmas.    I can’t think of anything pressing to do in the garden this time of year, with the exception of general clean-up or the building of new […]

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Wanda Allen obituary

Wanda Gail Allen, 50, of Blue Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Survivors include three sons, Stacy Patterson of Amory, Nelson Patterson of Corbin, Ky. and Eugene Patterson of Cleveland, Tenn.; one sister, two brothers, nine grandchildren, and a special friend and his children. Visitation was from 5 […]

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