A little talk about rivalries

There’s nothing I love more than a good ole’ knock down, drag out, southern high school football rivalry. Stands packed, bands battling and excitement throughout, it’s these types of games that fans look forward to every year. For my high school, the biggest game was always the last of the regular season: Starkville. By 2003, […]

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State offering utility bill assistance

Local low-income residents have the opportunity to receive state assistance in paying their utility bills, according to Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley.   Presley (D-Nettleton) announced Monday that funds are available to assist low income households with utility bills, the purchase of an air conditioner and other matters related to their electrical service, […]

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Toyota details hiring process

Persons wishing to apply for positions at the Toyota plant in Blue Springs now have their opportunity to do so, company officials announced Monday.   Toyota officials, along with Gov. Haley Barbour and other local leaders announced that all hiring for its hourly production and skilled maintenance positions is being coordinated through the Mississippi Department […]

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West Union receives $31,000 technology grant, gives students a new way to learn

Students at West Union Attendance Center are getting used to learning differently, interacting with the teacher and fellow classmates differently, and taking tests in a new way, thanks to a new type of classroom technology called the Mobi. The Mobi is a portable piece of technology that is hooked up to a projector, the teacher’s […]

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Local physicians urge parents to look out for lice as school begins

With the beginning of the school year upon us, there will be many obstacles that a child may face in the classroom or at home. One of those problems that can be noticed and taken care of quickly is an infestation of head lice within a child’s head. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, […]

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Supervisors vote to ban spice in Union County

The synthetic cannabis and herbal smoking mixture, also known as “Spice,” “K2,” “Pep,” or fake marijuana, is now banned in Union County.    Monday afternoon the Union County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance that prohibits the use, purchase, possession, distribution, sale, or offering for sale of synthetic cannabinoids or other synthetic products. The ordinance […]

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JROTC holds flag raising

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Three generations of family members vacation in Canada

Three generations of a family recently took a trip this summer to Canada for an all-girl vacation and for a chance to get to know each other more.   Ruby Jeaul Goggans, Melinda (Lindy) Alewine, and Catherine Alewine were the family members that took this adventurous trip to Canada. The trip was from June 26 […]

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When Back-to-School Shopping, Remember the Sunscreen

Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you’re free to forget about sun protection. When shopping for back-to-school supplies, make sure to stop by the sunscreen aisle.    Children in elementary school usually have outdoor recess between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun is especially intense. Just one severe […]

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Playhouse, August 25, 2010

He pushed his way through the door without a knock, ignoring the doorbell. I was braced for his arrival, hoping he would be late this year, but he wasn’t. He had seen the first leaves gather under the cherry tree, heard the turtle doves, and had felt that touch of fall in the air.   […]

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