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Gabriel Ligon

Wade and Shanna Ligon of New Albany, Miss. are proud to announce the birth of their son Gabriel Reese Ligon. Gabriel was born at 10:09 a.m. on May 21, 2009 at North Mississippi Women’s Hospital in Tupelo, Miss. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18 inches long. Gabriel has one sister named Savanna […]

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Hurricane News

 The Harmony Valley Singing School will be held July 19-24 at Bethany Primitive Baptist Church on Hwy 346 located at the Shady Grove exit.  Registration will begin at 5:30p.m. on Sunday.  Daily assembly will begin at 9:00a.m. Monday-Thursday.  Bro. Phillip Green of Arkansas will be directing the music as well as other teachers from Jackson.  […]

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Gardening with Tim

Most of us have been experiencing the effects of the humid heat lately.  I’ve noticed that the birds are spending more time in the fountain and the bird bath lately.  My Grandson, J.T. has been wanting to play in the sprinkler while we water the plants here lately also.  The birds have made their presence […]

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Eastern Lights

 Well, it is that time of year again. Another birthday is creeping up.  It seems as if they get here quicker every year. Others enjoying birthdays are Brenda  Hill, Robert Cook, Toby Grisham and Charles Baker. Happy Anniversary to Erin and Robin Algee and to Lavern and Chrystine Ketchum. Mattie Lee Bryson visited Nannie Lee […]

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NA schools receive federal physical education grant

New Albany School District will soon receive federal help to improving its physical education program. U.S. Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS) announced Tuesday that the district will receive nearly $300,000 in funding under the Carol M. White Physical Education Program. The program is designed to initiate, expand, or improve physical education programs for students in kindergarten […]

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Junta Club

The Junta Club met on May 5 with Shelia Robbins as hostess.  The 15 members present were served an “indoor”  picnic plate. During the business meeting the roll was called and minutes were read and approved. The resignation of Clydell Hudson was accepted with regret. The Life and Times of Edith Head  by David Chierichette  […]

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Ellistown Breezes

Each day I seem to be reminded of how living in the country has changed in the last sixty years. Yesterday a fox “trotted” across my yard. (The only thing missing was the music.) I still have a stray cat making its home under my house and I think she could easily defend herself against […]

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Eastern Lights

Well, it is that time of year again. Another birthday is creeping up.  It seems as if they get here quicker every year. Others enjoying birthdays are Brenda  Hill, Robert Cook, Toby Grisham and Charles Baker. Happy Anniversary to Erin and Robin Algee and to Lavern and Chrystine Ketchum. Mattie Lee Bryson visited Nannie Lee […]

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Letter to the editor

Dear Editor:   The world has lost a sweet, gentle soul in a young man named Marshuan. This earth and our lives will be a little dimmer without his presence. But we know now heaven will be a brighter place because of  his smile and disposition. You never saw him when he was not smiling […]

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Getting to Know: Rascals’ M.J. McWhorter

M.J. McWhorter is one of the many local faces playing in the BNA Bank Cotton States League this summer. The 6’1 outfielder hales from Blue Springs and is very familiar with his head coach, Chris Basil. “It’s been a lot of fun,” McWhorter said of reuniting with his high school coach. “I didn’t think I […]

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