Verna Grimes, 88

Verna C. Grimes, 88, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at her home. She was a member of Zion Chapel M.B. Church, where she was in charge of the benevolent fund and helped with Vacation Bible School for several years. She is survived by Mavis Johnson; her stepson, Martin David Grimes of Tacoma, Wash.; her stepdaughters, […]

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Sherman news

By Martha Swindle Newly elected officials were sworn-in Tuesday, July 2, at Sherman Town Hall. Judge Jim Roberts officially presented the oath of office individually to Mayor Ben Logan and Aldermen Randy Bolen, Wayne Bullock, Todd McDonald, Martha Swindle, and Mike Swords. Afterwards, friends and family visited and enjoyed a light reception. Between 400 and […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary Kathryn Henderson enjoyed a trip to visit with her daughter, Michelle Thompson, in Bay St. Louis from Thursday, June 27, until Tuesday, July 2. Michelle treated her mother to a meal at Ralph and Kacoo’s in New Orleans to celebrate Kathryn’s birthday. Michelle and Kathryn went to visit with a friend that […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker I stopped by the community center on the Fourth of July to look at the veterans’ sidewalk and to enjoy the landscaping around the monument as the flags caught my attention. The monument was presented in 2009 by Jack and June Dorrough Ezell in memory of Quitman Dorrough. They volunteer with a […]

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Cornersville-Blythe news

By Martha Hardy Greetings from the loveliest corner of the world. Here is hoping all is well in your corner of the world and that everyone had a safe and happy Independence Day. It was very quite on Hardy’s Hill as our folks who usually join Austin and me only had one day off work […]

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NA Wine and Spirits opens

New Albany Wine and Spirits held its formal ribbon-cutting ceremony this past Friday. The store, at 700 W. Bankhead, is in the old Giles Truck Stop building, more recently home to Betty’s Buffet and the Old Hwy. 78 Café. Owner-Manager Ira Williams, who also has the Pizza Pit, said the store has about 350 wine […]

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Choose Your Heroes Carefully

We deal with sports in this column on a weekly basis and it is easy to identify certain sports figures as “heroes” or “role models”. Now it is not only sports that this occurs, virtually every situation or field has people that are looked up to whether it be musicians, actors, leaders in the field […]

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University tuition up

Parents of college students in Mississippi will feel more pinch this fall as the state’s universities increase in-state tuition by an average of more than 6 percent. Costs will go up even more at the state’s two major universities. Mississippi State tuition for two semesters will be $6,772, up 8.1 percent, and the University of […]

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Making friends the easy way

Jenny and I got married last week. At least, that is what our son Joe told us after seeing it on the internet. He found it on Facebook. How did it get there? It turns out it was my fault, and I was pretty embarrassed. It was a quick reminder of the danger of me […]

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It’s county fair time

The Union County Fair and Livestock Show, which bills itself as “the best little county fair in Mississippi, kicks off its 72nd anniversary year Friday at the fairgrounds. This year’s fair opens with the rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights, and the Miss Union County Fair and Scholarship pageant before the rodeo on Saturday. The […]

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