Mary Billings, 98

Mary Lucille Hendrix Lindsey Billings, 98, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Union County Health and Rehab after a brief illness. She was born on Jan. 27, 1915, in Prentiss County. She is a charter member of Temple Baptist Church in Myrtle. She volunteered as a Gray Lady at the old Shands Hospital and […]

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Fred Comer, 80

Fred B. Comer of Tupelo died Monday, April 22, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 80 years old. He was born in Fawn Grove in Itawamba County to Golden and Gertrude Comer. He graduated from IAHS in 1952 and attended Itawamba Community College. He was a veteran, serving in […]

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Mind tricks for health

By Dr. Linda Mitchell Weighing in at three pounds with 100,000 miles of transport systems and a quadrillion (I can’t even comprehend this number it is so huge) connections, our brain is unbelievably awesome. There are about 100 billion neurons in the brain, the same as the number of stars in our galaxy. Research (and […]

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A story about our “Hero”

Hero came in one Monday, and immediately caught the heart of the shelter staff members as a real special dog. You could tell from the look in his eyes, he was in pain, but you could still see his spirit shining through. He came in from Union County animal control 4-2-13, emaciated and covered in […]

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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. Still shrinking By Jill Cataldo CTW Features The price stays the same, but the product gets smaller and smaller and smaller. It’s called product “shrink” and it’s the result of rising manufacturing costs. As costs rise, companies must […]

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Former high school standouts make impact in college

It has been a great week for former Union County standouts, as they’ve achieved many accomplishments at the collegiate level. The top two stories in today’s paper highlight what the current high school athletes are doing, including Molly Hale’s individual title in girls’ golf. Often falling off the radar are the athletes that have graduated […]

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Weekend this and that

Once a month or so, I leave New Albany on Saturday morning, turn on “Car Talk” on National Public Radio and head out to Tupelo. It’s sort of a ritual: I try to arrive shortly after Sam’s Club opens, scurry around and get the four or five things we need, and get to one of […]

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Help local retailers

Our local businesses, our cities, our schools and our state are being hurt because many online businesses do not collect sales tax on purchases. Under current federal law, states can only require businesses to collect sales taxes if the business has a physical presence in the state. In other words, our local retailers collect sales […]

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Celebrating success in archery

Archery season came to an end last week with the championships, run by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. With the sport growing throughout the state, more schools are participating each year, but as of right now, this is an activity that does not have a sanctioned state championship by the Mississippi High […]

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East Union track wins division titles

East Union boys’ and girls’ track each won division titles last week, moving on the the round of regionals this week. Below are the competitors that finished in the top three for their respective events. Girls 3,200 Meter run 3. Ally Cisowski; Boys 3200 1. Joey Pace 12.22, 3. Hunter Nobles Girls 100 meter hurdles […]

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