Playhouse for Aug. 11, 2010

    “On-Star!  They can unlock it.  Let me get their number,” Katie said in a composed voice as she handed me Major.     Katie and their three little ones hadn’t been at our home long enough to unload – just long enough for  Major, now six months old, to wake from his nap.   It was […]

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Local schools await impact of aid

Like many school districts across the state of Mississippi, both New Albany and Union County School Districts are cautiously optimistic about the impact of the $26 billion in emergency aid signed into federal law Tuesday. The law, if it takes effect like many supporters hope, would bring approximately $250 million to the state’s school district, […]

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County fair bake-off winner teaches local restaurant owner new recipe

New Albany Middle School student Merlyn Potts,11, was the recent winner of the 2010 Union County Fair Bake Off at the Union County Fair and Livestock Show. She won for overall and most original. Potts competed against five other people at the Bake Off contest and won for her Strawberry Rolls with Chantilly Lace cream […]

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Sherman News for Aug. 11, 2010

The Sherman Fire Department is one of four departments that participated in a fundraiser for the Pontotoc Fire Association.   This fundraiser went through the state fire marshal’s office, and Sherman Fire Department has received 75 smoke detectors to be installed up to two per household on a first come, first served basis. The owner […]

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Center Hill News for Aug. 13, 2010

Well, I reckon I’ve got some “catching up” to do since I’ve not written in the past couple of weeks. VBS was a wonderful success this year. One of my granddaughters told me that if we would have VBS every day during the summer, she would come. She loves Center Hill’s Vacation Bible School. The […]

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Gardening with Tim for Aug. 13, 2010

Tim Burress   The heat is still here and probably will be for another couple of weeks, so please be careful out there while doing your gardening chores.    Drink plenty of fluids and take regular breaks.  Don’t forget to wear a hat in the hot sun to protect your face.  Try to plan your […]

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Macedonia News for Aug. 13, 2010

Lou McQuary   By now school at West Union is back in full swing again and the new year 2010-2011 has officially begun.    I hope all the students are happy with their new teachers and new schedule. Also I hope the teachers are rested and refreshed and raring to start a new school year.  […]

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Ellistown Breezes for Aug. 13, 2010

Last weekend I watched as motor homes and boats slowly passed by heading in from a last vacation and/or weekend of fun before school begins Wednesday.   But, “cheers” Labor Day is very close and perhaps another break. Happy birthday to Brian Randle Friday, August 13th. Next Friday, my youngest step-granddaughter, Mar-g McCraw Windham will […]

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Eastern Lights for Aug. 13, 2010

The revival at Pleasant Ridge Baptist got off to a good start.    They really have a good music system and some good talent.  Betty Camp and daughter Sandra Jones do a fine job on the organ and piano. Mrs. Ronald Owen has returned from a family reunion in Wichita, Kansas.  She said they all […]

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Northeast Baseball schedules free clinic

BOONEVILLE, Miss. –  Northeast Mississippi Community College’s baseball program is offering a free baseball clinic to any athletes within its five-county district.   Northeast’s first in-district baseball clinic is available to players in the college’s five-county district of Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo and Union counties.   The free three-hour clinic will be broken into two […]

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