Back To School Resource Fair officially opens the 2013 United Way Campaign

United Way of Northeast Mississippi will hold its annual Back to School Resource Fair (Program) on July 20 and 27.  This Program will provide free backpacks filled with school supplies to more than 5,000, K-6 school-aged children across seven counties: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union. The inaugural event held in 2011, distributed […]

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State residents to get another back-to-school ‘tax holiday’

The state’s fifth Sales Tax Holiday will take place during a 48-hour time period beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 29, and ending at midnight Saturday, July 30. The popular “back to school” event is worth seven percent in savings to consumers as result of waiving the sales tax on specific items. The items exempt from […]

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Obituaries for the week of July 18, 2013 issue

Ed Ludlow, 75 George Edward “Ed” Ludlow, 75, of Gainesville, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville, Fla. He was born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Miami, Fla., to Luther Spencer Ludlow and Gertrude Hester Clary Ludlow. He graduated from Miami Senior High School in […]

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Voting Rights Act wasn’t for guaranteed outcomes

By Sid Salter Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal In the wake of the 5-4 decision of the Supreme Court that held that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional unless it was retooled by Congress as a national safeguard against the denial of voting rights rather than as a regional safeguard applied primarily in […]

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Flame Warriors Classic fireman competition gives hard-working volunteers opportunity to shine

By Tim Burress Are you up to it?  Are you man enough?  Is your Team ready? This year’s event will be held at the Union County Fairgrounds Pulling Track, Saturday July 20, at 8:00 p.m. You and your team can register up to the night of the event and the fee is $25.00 per team.  […]

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The Playhouse

Four little “grands” in car seats make for interesting commutes. On their recent week with Mama C and Daddy O, we were on our way to a fun day at the Children’s Museum. An altercation surfaced from the back seat between the two older girls. As the sounds escalated, I interrupted and took on the […]

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Ricky Nobile editorial cartoons

 

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Coming events

  Union County Democrats to meet There will be a meeting sponsored by the Union County Democratic Party at the Union County Library on Thursday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss future plans. All Democrats are urged to be there and be a part of important planning for future projects. Anyone who has questions […]

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Blue Springs board chooses officials, further adds to town operational procedures

The Town of Blue Springs held their first meeting with newly elected officers July 2. Mayor Rita Gentry welcomed everyone, saying she believes the town has a great board and it will be good for Blue Springs. Present were Aldermen Shirley Allen, Lynda Bramlett, Leanna Hollis, Malcom Leath, Leia Shelton, town clerk Jan Musgrove and […]

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Whitehead resigns Ecru board then retracts

Regina Butler , Pontotoc Progress Staff Writer Ecru has just sworn in five new aldermen and already one has resigned. The Progress confirmed with Mayor Mark Baldwin late Friday afternoon that alderman Jimmy Whitehead tendered his resignation and turned it into city hall. Citing that he would be moving to Oxford because of his wife’s […]

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