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Highway money coveted by non-profits, developers

Only four days into the year 2009 and 16 days before a new president is sworn in with a monied plan to salvage our economy, the “Economic Development is everything” people of Northeast Mississippi have already devised a plan to squeeze more money out of the Federal bailout and position it where only they can […]

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Urchin News

Hello my fellow Urchins!  It is hard to believe that we are almost finished with the month of January! We would like to extend congratulations to those who participated in the county-wide Reading Fair at Myrtle on Friday, January 23rd. Among first place winners were Carol Coker, Savannah Alexander, Anna Clayton, and Savanna Harlow. They will compete in the […]

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Lady Falcons drop heartbreaker, boys gain momentum

Ingomar ran the final play to perfection as Maggie Cobb nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer, but unfortunately for the Lady Falcons, DiDi Miller took care of business from the free throw line a few seconds earlier to give the Calhoun City Lady Wildcats a four-point advantage that led to the crucial 53-52 division victory. […]

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Which is it gonna be, highways or cake?

  I failed to pay as much attention as I should have when a lot of the material about the history of Europe was being covered, so I have less than a working knowledge of the events of over there that ultimately influenced things over here. As a result of that inattention in school, as […]

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Coker wins 2009 Union County Spelling Bee

After going five rounds against 24 other competitors in the Union County Spelling Bee Monday evening, East Union 7th Grader Carol Coker spelled the winning word “pistachio,” beating out 2nd place winner, West Union 7th grader Ben Neal. Coker will now go on to compete in the Mid-South Spelling Bee in Memphis, Tenn. in March […]

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New Albany firefighters prepare for the real thing at local training facility

The 9-1-1 distress call, the smell of smoke, the heat of flames, the weight of the 75-pound turnout gear, and the blood and adrenaline coursing through veins, is only some of what firemen experience every time they answer a call to extinguish a fire. Firefighters at the New Albany Fire Department fight fires on a […]

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County to receive $300k reimbursement for bridge project

Union County will be reimbursed $343,100 for a Local System Bridge Program (LSBP) project that was completed in April 2008. This is for  LSBP projects 73-15, which had two bridges put across Sand Creek and Okannatie Creek on County Road 108, which are in district three. Union County Engineer Hubert Foley said, “The available funds […]

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Donie P. Rakestraw

Donie P. Rakestraw will celebrate her 100th birthday on February 14, 2009. She is the daughter of Melinda and Zack Pickens. Rakestarw was born February 14, 1909, still lives at home by herself and enjoys crocheting and cooking Sunday dinner. She has outlived all 10 of her brothers and sisters, her two children and husband. […]

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Davis wedding reception to be held Jan. 31

John and Linda Davis are proud to announce the wedding of their daughter Jennifer Lynn Davis to Joseph Scott Clayton, the son of Larry Clayton and Sheila Ford. The wedding took place on January 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. in Memphis, Tenn. The reception will be held at Harmony Baptist Church on January 31, 2009 […]

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Liberty School December meeting

Liberty school former students, family members, and supporters met December 16, 2008 for the annual Christmas covered-dish dinner and fellowship. Lil Grisham welcomed the 22 attendees. Prior to the dinner, E. M. Herring led the invocation/blessing. Following the dinner, a brief business session included November meeting minutes read by Joanne Gaines and the financial report […]

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