Sharmin Patterson, 32

Sharmin M. Patterson, 32, of Memphis, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was born April 23, 1981, in Amory. She was a stage hand and worked numerous music sets with many talented artists. She was very artistic and enjoyed drawing and painting. She loved animals, especially Lucy, her Chihuahua. […]

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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. As seen on TV By Jill Cataldo CTW Features Dear Jill, Your column is the first thing I read in the morning. I love couponing and your answers are so informative. I have a question for you about […]

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New novel category announced in Faulkner writing competition

There is good news for writers. The William Faulkner Literary Contest offers a new category in Novel Writing. Thanks to the generous donation of former Union County resident Eric Saul, now of Franklin, Tennessee, the contest is expanding to emerging novelists. The expansion of the contest and the inclusion of the community into the Southern […]

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Arts and Crafts Fair planned for May 11

The Benton County Forestry Association, in cooperation with the Benton County Extension Agency, will host an arts and crafts fair on Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. until at the Benton County Agri-Center. Entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. Individuals are invited to set up booths to sell quilting, artwork, paintings, woodwork, pottery, ceramics, wreaths, […]

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Farmers’ market vendor meeting scheduled

There will be a meeting of vendors for the 2013 Biscuits and Jam Farmers’ Market on Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Union County Extension Office. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor should attend this very important meeting. The market encourages locally grown produce, homemade jellies, jams, etc., and handcrafted items. There is […]

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Law still looks for Barretos, four years after escape

By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Janet and Ramon Barreto still evade authorities four years after they ran away from state charges surrounding the death of a 2-year-old adopted daughter. But recently, they could have been spotted in Bakersfield, Calif. “It sounded just like them,” said Jimmy Edwards, sheriff in Union County. […]

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Introduction to Home Canning Basics Workshop May 14

Janet Jolley, Mississippi State University Extension Agent, will be conducting an Introduction to Home Canning Basics workshop on Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. in the Union County Extension Office. The program will cover the basics of home canning including equipment, hot water bath processing, pressure canning processing, and other aspects of home canning. There […]

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Book about the adventures of Oxford twins to be library program topic

Book about the adventures of Oxford twins to be library program topic Lunching with Books May 21, at the Union County Library in New Albany will feature a review of the book “Ya’ll Twins?” by the authors Katherine and Margaret King of Oxford. In the book the twins share their stories, experiences, and antics growing […]

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Weather a factor in community activities

The possibility of bad weather has caused the cancellation of one community activity and may force the relocation or postponement of two more. The Great American Clean-up, scheduled for this past Saturday morning, was cancelled because of the possibility of rain. Organizers are considering the possibility of having a community clean-up day late one weekday […]

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Toyota Enhancement Endowment Fund, MSU to pair up

Toyota Enhancement Endowment Fund Advisory Committee and MSU President Dr. Mark Keenum announce first dual enrollment class The Toyota Enhancement Endowment Fund Advisory Committee and Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum were to announce the first course in the recently-established dual enrollment program on Tuesday, May 7, in the CREATE Boardroom in Tupelo at […]

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