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Museum to open Vietnam War exhibit this weekend

The Vietnam War: A Union County Perspective is an exhibit full of stories and objects that touches Union County in many ways. Jerry Hamblin of New Albany served in Vietnam 1966-1967. He is shown on guard duty at a compound in Vietnam. He survived the war, but the loss of life of Union County young […]

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Coming Events week of 6/13/13

Porch Pickers Anonymous Porch Pickers Anonymous (an informal gathering of acoustic guitarists) will meet Saturday June 29th at 1:00 pm at the Community Center, 307 Wilson St., New Albany, Ms. Bring your acoustic instruments and join us for fun and music. For more information contact Bill Gault 662-871-8061 or billgault2012@hotmail.com Purvis Family Reunion The Purvis […]

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County to raise garbage rates

For residential customers outside New Albany’s city limits that have garbage pick-up, prices will be going up by $2 within the coming month. The Union County Board of Supervisors began discussion of raising prices on garbage collection fees at the end of May.   Board members cited the continual increase in fuel and equipment costs […]

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ICC-Tupelo to hold orientation session

Itawamba Community College will host an orientation session designed exclusively for prospective adult students from 5-7 p.m., June 20, in the Student Services Building at the Tupelo Campus (2176 South Eason Blvd.). The come-and-go session will enable adult students to become familiar with ICC and register for fall semester classes. Highlights will include meeting with […]

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The Playhouse

“I need go to potty,” were the whispered words that jarred me awake at three a.m. one morning last week. Othel volunteered to take our little three-year-old Major to the bathroom, but he was standing at my face and wiggling like the quicker one to the pot would be the better choice. I led him […]

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Ingomar players among BMC campers

Among the 79 campers at the recent 2013 Blue Mountain College Girls Basketball Camp were four from Ingomar: (seated) Carson Grisham and Cara Beth Self; and (standing) Ellen Staggs and Madison Willard.

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County participants in ICC camp

Union County participants in the 2013 ICC Lady Indians Basketball Camp: (left to right) Leslie Robinson, Julianna Garner, Savannah Shirley.

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Archery programs gain popularity in schools

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal Mississippi’s fastest growing sport doesn’t involve running or tackling or a ball. Whether interest begins with 4-H programs or the movie “The Hunger Games,” students are asking for archery in schools and trying out for the accuracy-driven sport. With the growing popularity comes growing talent, and three Northeast Mississippi schools […]

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Jimmie Williams, 75

Jimmie Dean Williams, 75, of Belden, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehab. He was born in Pontotoc County on Oct. 14, 1937, to Oscar Odis and Carrie Belle Williams. He was a Baptist and a retired produce deliveryman. He was a great dad and a good man. Services were at 1 […]

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Mary Denley, 76

Mary Evelyn Denley, 76, of Thaxton, formerly of Greenville, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 9, 1936, to Thurman and Lottie Jenkins. She was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, reading, cooking and traveling. Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday,, June 11, […]

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