The Playhouse

May has been a momentous month for our oldest grandchild, Camea. She graduated from Mississippi College after four years of great grades and accomplishments that made her grandparents gleam! In the midst of this monumental month, she’s watched us move her grandparents’ home from Etta to Brandon. Tonight she dropped by our new home for […]

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Ethan Kimbrough with his third-place awards.

Six-year-old swimmer finishes third in Nashville triathlon

By Joanna Madding Tallahatchie Tidal Waves Swim Team of New Albany/Union County had one of their own participate in his third triathlon – and he’s only six years old. Swimming is one of the fastest growing sports and is one that can be promoted as a lifelong skill. Let’s say he’s using his lifelong skill […]

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Accidental childhood drowning can be prevented with locally available lessons

By Joanna Manning The second leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under is accidental drowning. Did you know that? Another staggering set of statistics include ten people die a day from drowning accidents. Preventable? Possibly made better with formal swimming lessons. Over 70 percent of African Americans, 60 percent of Latinos, and […]

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New Albany wins second straight tennis title

By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal JACKSON – This year’s state championship was a lot sweeter for New Albany High School tennis twins Christopher and Christian Scott. The brothers, sporting their trademark mohawk haircuts, defeated St. Stanislaus’ Mitchell Walk and James Luffey 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday to clinch the Bulldogs’ 5-2 victory in the MHSAA Tennis Championships […]

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Junie Timmons, 83

Junie Mae Cartwright Timmons, 83, of Ripley, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. She was born June 24, 1929, to Charlie and Mittie Mae Hall Cartwright. She was a member of The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ in Blue Mountain. She was retired from American Biltrite. Services were […]

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Dorthy Stanton, 83

Dorthy Faye Hall Stanton, 83, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born Feb. 6, 1930, in Union County, to Mark Calvin Hall and Mary Lou Adair Hall. She was a homemaker who loved her flowers and babysitting. She was a member of the New Prospect Primitive Baptist […]

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Mary Simmons, 88

Mary Etta Cobb Simmons, 88, of Myrtle, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany. She was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Ingomar to Henry Anderson and Mary Elizabeth Gement Cobb. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Myrtle. She loved her church family and lived a […]

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Timothy Ross, 58

Timothy Ben Ross, 58, of Pontotoc, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 7, 1954, in Pontotoc County to Collins A. and Mary Elizabeth Dowdy Ross. He worked for M.D.O.T. He was a passionate turkey and deer hunter. He was a member of Shady Grove […]

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Super-Couponing Tips

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too. Here’s how. Rebranding the stockpile By Jill Cataldo CTW Features “Stockpiling” is the term couponers have long used for shopping ahead of sales cycles, then storing groceries and supplies until the next sale. It’s a great strategy for shelf-stable, non-perishable […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker The fragrance of the honeysuckle vines is a pleasant one as the recent flash floods in the area have contributed to a countryside lush with greenery and flowers. Magnolias are also in bud. The roses are also beautiful. Southern smells of the month of May are timeless. The ‘grandarlins’ have shared roses […]

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