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Etta News

Time comes and time goes, can’t stand still.  Sorta comparable with the weather conditions.  Cold comes in goes out and warm conditions moved in.  As it was a very pleasant day Sunday with the warmer temperature and it was better than the preceding shivering days with the cold winds blowing so strongly made it more […]

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Birth of Eli Massengill

Tyler and John Mason DeCanter are pleased to announce the birth of their little brother Eli Cain Massengill, who was born on December 16, 2008 at 8:52 a.m. at Special Delivery Services at the Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.  He weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18 inches long. Eli […]

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Eastern Lights

Here I am once again trying to fill a gap that has been broken once again.  My dear friend Johnnie Bell has been diagnosed with cancer and has had surgery and will be having chemo in the near future.  She will be unable to write community news so I will attempt to write once again […]

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Pay increases for officials and some school confusion

       Described by some as political hot potatoes, the salaries of elected and appointed officials in any city, county or state, are anything, but that. What we, as taxpayers, pay our elected representatives and what they, in turn, pay the appointed officials should not be some sort of secret or rumor to be whispered to […]

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Birth of Hannah Horton

Meredith and Andy Horton of Baldwyn welcomed daughter Hannah Grace Horton into the world on December 22, 2008 at 2:39 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County in New Albany, Miss. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed by her brother Andrew Horton. Hannah is the granddaughter […]

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Ecru News

Happy birthday to Floyd Todd who will celebrate February 7.  May you have many more. Floyd will celebrate his 85th birthday. A baby shower for Stephanie Moody Coomber and a birthday party for Breezy Moody were celebrated at the home of Rodney and Gretchen Moody and boys Taylor and Matthew, Saturday, January 31.  Twenty-eight family […]

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Obituaries for February 11, 2009

Cathy L. Tackitt, 54 Cathy Lynn Robertson Tackitt, 54, of Ecru, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born in Mercedes, Calif., to Charles W. Robertson and Jo Ann Huffstatler. She spent most of her adult life in the Ecru/Pontotoc/Tupelo/Verona areas. She graduated from Westwood High School in 1972 […]

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Union Co. school board discuss band program

While it did not make a decision regarding the hire of a new band director or beginning a band program this year or next, the Union County School board did entertain a presentation from a retired band director regarding the subject last week. Robert Plunkett, a retired band director from Northeast Community College, presented a […]

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Macedonia news

Oops, I goofed again!  Margaret Murphree’s mother was having surgery, not Margaret. Sorry Margaret! Tim and LaCosta Watson are proud parents of a new baby, Avery Lane Watson, born at 8:06 P.M. on January 23, 2009, weighing 10 lb. and 4 oz. and was 19 ¾ inches long.  The baby is welcomed by big brother, […]

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“Poor economy” is no longer a good excuse

    Using the excuse of a “bad economy” to excuse everything from misuse of federal bailout money by bankers to inappropriate business transactions on a personal level, is becoming the practice of those who experience questions or challenges about what their activities. The problem is that, as an excuse, it has been worn completely out […]

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