Mississippi Arts Commission’s Whole Schools Summer Institute “Getting to the Core of a 21st Century Education”

The Mississippi Arts Commission’s 15th Annual Whole Schools Initiative Summer Institute will offer educators new and innovative ideas for classroom arts integration. This year’s Institute will be held at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, July 15 – 18, and will focus on “Getting to the Core of a 21st Century Education”. Approximately 300 teachers, […]

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Statewide Coordination Transportation Summit scheduled for July 9 – 10

Through a targeted effort to increase awareness and provide access to current trends in transportation, stakeholders have continued to organize and coordinate resources statewide to meet the challenge. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to invite individuals who are interested in increasing mobility options in their communities to participate in the 7th Annual […]

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Interest in open medical examiner-investigator’s post already strong

Two other local elections to be on November ballot By J. Lynn West It has only been a little more than a week since Union County Medical Examiner-Investigator Mark Golding resigned following the revelation that he is under investigator by the state auditor’s office, but as of Monday, eight people had expressed interest in replacing […]

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Barretos continue to elude authorities

By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal OXFORD – Janet and Ramon Barreto’s chief Mississippi searcher is empty-handed today but convinced a recent California dragnet will pay off. “We continue to search for them,” says Chris Felix, U.S. Marshals Service supervisor for the region’s fugitive task force. “We’re much closer than we were.” Felix is home […]

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Holiday closings

The News Exchange office will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The holiday will not affect deadlines and rack and carrier copies of the News Exchange will be distributed as usual, but mail copies will be a day later. We apologize for the inconvenience. Governmental offices will close Thursday and Friday […]

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County garbage fees going up

The cost for garbage collection in Union County is apparently going up, attributed by county supervisors to the increasing cost of fuel and equipment. State law requires solid-waste departments of local government to be self-sustaining and while operating costs have gone up, the rates have not since the arrangement with Three Rivers Regional Landfill in […]

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Coming Events week of 6/27/13

Indian artifact show An Indian artifact show sponsored by the Magnolia State Archaeological Society will be held Saturday, June 29, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center, 5395 Hwy 145, Verona. Collectors from the Southeast will display a wide variety of some of the finest prehistoric native American artifacts collected from […]

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Union County students listed on chancellor’s, dean’s honor rolls

The following University of Mississippi students are listed on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll for the spring 2013 semester. For the honor, a grade-point average of from 3.75 through 4.0 is required of full-time students carrying at least 12 semester hours. Stephanie Amber Hall, Myrtle; Justin Kyle Tanner, Myrtle ; Katie Elaine Jenkins, Etta; Alexandria Nicole […]

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The Playhouse

When the magnolia’s ivory petals unfold, when the honeysuckle’s aroma saturates the evening breeze and the lighting bugs begin their electric light show, it’s not only summer in Mississippi. It’s chigger time! I’ve got to get on the Internet or dig into the library volumes to get the where and why of these little critters. […]

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Jerry Owens, 66

Jerry William Owens, 66, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 8, 1946, in Prentiss County to Leon and Myrtle Owens. He was a retired auto mechanic and attended Northside Baptist Church. He was a very special man. Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, […]

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