Melvin Locke

Melvin Locke, 72, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Miss. in Oxford. Survivors include his wife, Aline Robertson Locke of Oxford; special cousins, a special sister-in-law and caregiver and several other cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Visitation was from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Waller Funeral Home. The funeral service was at […]

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Lou Etta Jordan

Lou Etta Henderson Jordan, 90, of New Albany, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 at her residence. She was born May 19, 1920 in Union County, Mississippi to the late Joe and Lizzie Adair Henderson. She was a retired supervisor for Irwin B. Schwabe. She enjoyed working in her yard and gardening. She was a member […]

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Bobby Payne

Bobby J. “Dolly” Payne, 78, of Blue Springs, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He is survived by four sons David Payne, Robert Payne, Henry Payne and Andy Payne; a sister, four brothers, 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Services were at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at  the United […]

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Mary McKinzie

Mary “Mae Lee” McKinzie, 81, of Blue Mountain, died Oct. 7, 2010 in her home. Survivors include her children, Samuel McKinzie of Pontotoc, Martha Smith and Darnell McKinzie of New Albany, Caryolyn Smith, Auther Lee McKinzie, Danny McKinzie and Mary Jane Graham, all of Blue Mountain, Dwight McKinzie of Olive Branch, Paulette Bailey of Myrtle, […]

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George Chunn

George Austin Chunn, 93, of Mobile, Ala. (formerly of Batesville) died Sunday morning, Sept. 26, 2010 at Norwood Point in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Chunn is survived by his daughter, Sandra Chunn Trussell of Mobile, Ala.; 2 sons, George Darrell Chunn of Austin, Texas and Benny Chunn of Hattisburg; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A graveside […]

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Onie Mae Rainer

Onie Mae Rainer, 75, of Boston, Mass., died Sept. 6, 2010 at the Brigham and Women Hospital in Boston. Onie Mae leaves to celebrate her memory three children: Gregory, Richard and Travis and 10 grandchildren all of Boston, Mass.; sisters, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, both of Boston and Missisippi. There will […]

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October is Fire Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month, which is a time for reminders on how to keep safe from a  fire and how to prevent fires from ever starting. Mark Whiteside, assistant chief with New Albany Fire Department, said, “As cooler weather and the holidays approach, so does the chance for fire in your home.  We […]

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Community discusses future of Tallahatchie Riverfest

A forum discussion was held Tuesday night to discuss changes that need to be made at next year’s Tallahatchie RiverFest. Phil Nanney of the Union County Development Association organized the meeting and heard ideas from community members, business representatives, and city officials. Some of the items discussed were to limit the number of food vendors […]

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Basil seeks school board, District 2 post

Mickey Basil, 48, of the Enterprise community, has announced his candidacy for Union County School Board, District 2. Mickey graduated in 1985 with a finance degree from the University of Mississippi and has been employed with R. J. Reynolds for the past 25 years.    He and his family attend Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Basil stated […]

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Garrett selected as 2011 state Superintendent of the Year

The Mississippi Association of School Administrators announced Tuesday afternoon that New Albany School District Superintendent Dr. Charles E. Garrett, Jr., has been selected as the 2011 Mississippi Superintendent of the Year.   Garrett will also represent Mississippi on the national level for being chosen as the American Association of School Administrators 2011 Superintendent of the […]

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