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Toyota grant offers health careers course

While there may be a growing need for health care professional in a variety of medical fields, students are finding it challenging to choose and enter one. Often, they don’t know what preparation is required, whether the career will meet their expectations, or perhaps what the specific career even consists of. Thanks to a grant […]

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Upgrade the library

Our Union County Library is having trouble paying its bills and meeting its payroll. That, to us, is a sad situation for an institution that is one of the most important assets of any community. We think you can generally get a pretty good idea of a community and its values by the vitality of […]

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Adam Coleman

Coleman guilty of sex offenses

Former Myrtle high school teacher and coach Adam Coleman was sentenced to 15 years in prison, 11 of them suspended, at the conclusion of a hearing held Monday afternoon in Tippah County Circuit Court. Coleman pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery and one count of enticement of a child and will serve four […]

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Dental education program works to ‘give kids a smile’

Head Start students learned about the value of having healthy teeth as well as ways to care for their teeth Friday with a visit from Dr. Kelton McClinton and staff. The visit was part of the annual “Give Kids a Smile” program sponsored by the American Dental Association and in conjunction with Children’s Dental Health […]

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DAISY presentation Angie Wilson with Randy White Jan 2014-1

Baptist Union County recognizes nurse who performs above and beyond expectations

  Angie Wilson, a labor and delivery nurse for the Women’s Center at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an award given in appreciation of the work nurses do. Wilson was nominated by a former patient who praised Wilson for her outstanding care and compassion. Nurses like Wilson are […]

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‘Way We Worked’ series continues with art of basket weaving

Visitors to the Union County Heritage Museum Saturday were able to learn the pioneer art of basket weaving, a class offered in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution exhibition “The Way We Worked.” “One of the ways we worked is how we used to make things with our own hands,” museum director Jill Smith said. Participants […]

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Grand Champion Cow-calf Pair

  Champion Hill Georgina 7666 won grand champion cow-calf pair at the 2014 Dixie National Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, Feb. 9 in Jackson, Miss. John Davis, New Albany, Miss., owns the March 2010 daughter of S A V Providence 6922. A December 2013 heifer calf sired by Gambles Safe Bet completes the winning […]

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Owen joins 30-Plus ACT club

New Albany High School presented an ACT 30-Plus Club T-shirt to Cole Owen on Jan. 24.  Students who have a composite or subscore of 30 or more on their recent ACT are inducted into the club.  Sixty-three students have become members of the ACT 30-Plus Club since its creation in the fall of 2009.

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Wayne Mitchell

Do spoon, PJs bring snow?

You can blame that snowy, icy morning last week on the kids in Jenny’s fourth-grade class in Oxford. They wanted a snow day so badly that they decided to give Mother Nature a little help. Jenny said that one of the kids said last Monday she had heard that putting a spoon under your pillow […]

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The Playhouse

There’s a mailbox right outside our new home. I can easily see it from the front door. It sits next to the street curb and is shaded by towering pine trees. You’re already wondering why I would even mention a mailbox, but I’ve never had one so close to our home. In Etta, the mailbox […]

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