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Minister for civil unions

 Rev. Welton Gaddy, a Baptist minister, is pastor at Northminster Church in Monroe, Louisiana. He also serves as the president of the Interfaith Alliance in Washington, D.C. This past week, according to a story carried by Associated Baptist Press, Gaddy issued a position paper detailing his support of civil unions for homosexuals. His argument is […]

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A prudent increase

 The Union County School Board has voted to request a 4 percent increase in ad valorem taxes for the 2009-2010 year. Under Mississippi law, the Union County Supervisors are required to grant the request. The board decided to request the tax increase even though the preliminary estimate of the amount the county will receive in […]

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Obituaries for August 12, 2009

 Gene Mayo. 77 Eugene “Gene” Mayo, 77, of New Albany, died Saturday, August 8, 2009, at his home due to complications of a previous stroke. He was born January 1, 1932 in Union County to the late R.C. Mayo and Mary Crumpton Mayo.  He was a retired dry wall finisher.  He was a member of […]

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Hurricane News

 Brianna Fae Logan and Pete Raif III were married in a beautiful wedding ceremony at Toccopola Baptist Church on Saturday, August 1.  Attending from our community were the following:  Faye Dillard, Bernis Graham, Lamar, Ruth and Amber Hale, Wendell and Lynn Russell.  Emily Browning of Germantown,Tenn., enjoyed a visit with Don, Freida and Guide Browning […]

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Macedonia news

 We have lots of sick in our community. Hazel Vance is in the hospital but is some better. Delores Douglass is very sick and has been for three weeks. Mildred Fair was sick Sunday as well as Joe Hale. James Shirley’s feet are much better. He was able to stand shoes on to come to […]

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Ask Amy

 Dear Amy: My parents are crazy. My mother is a part of the parental gossip network in our town. All the mothers are always gossiping about teenagers and reporting what we do. I’m not even allowed to sleep over at one of my best friends’ houses now because my mom heard so many rumors about […]

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Etta News

 I don’t think anyone can say we are not experiencing some hot August weather now with the coming of the summer month.  It will be fall season before long but we have so much to be thankful for.  I am sure thankful that I hope the worst of my unexpected fall-accident- is over the worst […]

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Local athlete turns teacher

What do you get when you take two traditional sports and combine them? For one New Albany resident, you have a sport quickly generating interest, not only in Union County, but the Deep South. Kayla Pablic has long had a love for horses. While living in Pennsylvania as a young child, Pablic joined the local […]

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Planning for growth

 Union County residents will have an opportunity to find out more about a proposed county comprehensive plan at a meeting at 5 p.m. Monday in the Union County Courthouse. We encourage county residents to attend and offer their thoughts on the proposal drawn up by Slaughter and Associates, planners from Oxford. We haven’t had time […]

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Obituaries for August 7, 2009

 Johnny  Wooldridge, 48 Johnny “Bulldog” Wooldridge, 48, of Baldwyn, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a member of Norris Chapel Baptist Church. He was a retired factory worker. He enjoyed hunting, riding four-wheelers and his dog, Boo., and he loved his grandson, Dawson, dearly. Services were at 2 […]

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