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Obituaries for Dec. 26, 2008

James Robbins, 75 James Herbert Robbins, 75, of Pontotoc, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008 at his residence. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Aurora, IL and a Mechanic. James loved his cars and working as a tow truck operator. Services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 at Shady Grove […]

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Obituaries for January 14, 2009

Mary Crain, 75 Mary Morris Crain, 75, of Southaven, MS, formerly of Memphis, Tenn. passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009.   Born May 5, 1933 in Union County, MS, she moved to Memphis in 1953.  She was a member of Longstreet United Methodist Church.   Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at […]

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Zachery Howell birthday

Zachery Howell celebrated his sixth birthday at Chuck E. Cheese with family and friends. He is the son of Derrick and Jan Howell of Etta and the grandson of Dorothy Howell of Potts Camp, Miss.

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NAHS soccer sweeps Tish. Co.

New Albany 7 Tish. County 0 (girls) After a tough loss to Corinth last week, NAHS rebounded with a 7-0 win over Tishomingo County. Jenna Davis opened the scoring when she converted a Kellie Skinner cross. Shelby Brown quickly followed with her first of four goals off a pass from Estefany Fernandez. Shelby’s other goals […]

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North Pontotoc rallies to beat foul-happy Falcons

It’s long  been said free throws can win or lose ballgames and the North Pontotoc Vikings proved that statement to be true on Tuesday against Ingomar. The Falcons got off to a strong start behind the hot shooting of Matt Purvis and the interior play of Zach Carnell, but things started to turn the way […]

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WU wins two straight in bowling

West Union’s bowling teams have started the new year off right, as they have won two straight matches after falling to Tupelo in December. The Eagles and Lady Eagles took on South Panola on January 6 and defeated the girls 5-3 and shutout the boys 8-0. Jessica Clark bowled a 170 to lead the Lady […]

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Sharing at Christmas needs your help

The cartoon to the right of this editorial clearly exemplifies the plight of local charities during these hard economic times. The wheels are literally off of the meals-on-wheels program. Obviously, this newsaper is vitally interested in the continued contributions to Sharing at Christmas, as it has been for over 30 years. However, things are really […]

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All the money’s in a bank in Beverly Hills in somebody else’s name

There are few Americans in my age group who do not have parents or close relatives who were touched by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and/or the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), two big-government programs that saved a nation and it’s people. Many of us privately feel gratitude to our government for making their survival possible, […]

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Toyota news not what we wanted to hear

Toyota’s announcement on Monday was not the kind of news most Northeast Mississippian’s would call welcome on the eve of Christmas. Of course, such news would not be welcome at any time of the year anyway. It’s not secret that we have all been somewhat nervous about the progress of the Toyota project partly as […]

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Local National Guard Armory “substandard?”

During Christmas for the past two years, I have spent more time in the New Albany Armory than any other building in Union County other than the New Albany Gazette Building and my house. No, I’m not a member of Troop C, 108th Armed Calvary Unit of the Mississippi National Guard, but I would be […]

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