Charles B. Hill, 74

Charles B. Hill, 74, of Tupelo, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. after a short illness. Born April 30, 1939, in Ecru to James Rufus and Jettie Hill, he spent most of his life in Tupelo. A veteran of the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, he served as […]

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Joe Bryan Harmon, 71

Joe Bryan Harmon, 71, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at his residence. He was born Oct. 16, 1942, in New Albany to Rodney Bryan Harmon Jr. and Edna Willard Melton Harmon. He served in the Mississippi National Guard for 20 years. He spent the majority of his working career at Hill’s International in New Albany […]

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Brenda Nell Sisco, 57

Brenda Nell Sisco, 57, of Hickory Flat, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 1, 1956, in Lafayette County to Jessie Houston and Dora Rachel Lucille Hayes Sisco. She was a Baptist. Services will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at United Funeral Service in New […]

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Matt Robinson, 25

Matthew “Matt” Robinson, 25, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. He was born June 16, 1988, in Tupelo to Anita Robinson. He worked in the frame department at Albany Industries. Services will be were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Serenity-Simmons Chapel in New Albany with Evangelist Travis […]

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Linda Covington, 65

Linda Poe Covington, 65, of Blue Springs died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Linda was born on Nov. 21, 1947, in New Albany to William F. “Dub” and Irene Gilliam Poe. She was a graduate of Potts Camp High School, and a long time member […]

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Robert Newsum, 99

Robert Gates “Bob” Newsum Jr., 99, of Cairo, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Shreveport, La. He was the oldest member of Cairo Baptist Church and a retired school bus driver with Itawamba Community College. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and was recognized last year at the Veterans Day program as […]

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Deadline looms for students seeking equivalency diplomas

By Charlie Mitchell Oxford Church rec halls and Sunday school rooms all over Mississippi are pretty busy places on weeknights. So are community centers and community college classrooms. Hundreds of residents – no exact tally is available – are facing a Dec. 31 deadline to complete their high school equivalency diplomas as part of their […]

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Politics is not like the weather

A low voter turn-out was expected for the special election to choose a new medical examiner-investigator this week. That’s too bad, particularly since the race had such a large number of candidates. That much interest in participating in our democratic process is not often seen. Granted, the office of coroner is not viewed as desirable […]

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New Haven has pumpkin day

New Haven and New Albany Garden Club enjoyed learning about pumpkins. The clients drew pictures of pumpkins, and got to experiment whether or not different types of pumpkins would sink or float. This garden therapy project included the clients getting their own personal pumpkin.

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First club fellowship meal set; Boys & Girls Club Champions For Youth Award to honor Jay Herrington

On Nov. 25, the Boys & Girls Club of New Albany will honor Jay Herrington and his commitment to youth in New Albany and Union County during the organization’s annual dinner that will be held this year at the New Albany Boys & Girls Club during their first Club fellowship meal. This is the third […]

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