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We are the other choice

I was raised with the notion that it isn’t good manners to toot one’s own horn or be prideful. On the other hand, how does one resolve the conflict between that and the admonition not to hide one’s light under a bushel? Perhaps the ideal is somewhere in between. What’s the point of this? Just […]

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The Playhouse

“I need go to potty,” were the whispered words that jarred me awake at three a.m. one morning last week. Othel volunteered to take our little three-year-old Major to the bathroom, but he was standing at my face and wiggling like the quicker one to the pot would be the better choice. I led him […]

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‘Agape Number 12’ shares value of free clinic

Editor’s note: A group of caring volunteers have form the Agape Health Service free clinic on North Street with the mission of sharing the love of Christ by providing free health care to those without insurance. The clinic is just getting started, so far is only open once a month and has only been open […]

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Thanks from UCDA

On behalf of Union County Development Association – Thanks to all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to support Union County at the State of the Region Meeting today in Tupelo. We are honored to be the county with the most people in attendance! We appreciate you all! Sincerely, Joanne Lesley […]

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Why we need a rubber field

Frog-a-Nanny has had a tough year because of the weather. The parade, pep rally and ball game were postponed twice due to rain and storms and ultimately put off until the late summer when school starts again. The fun run and 5K did come off Friday, however, with about 80 participants total. That’s not bad […]

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The Playhouse

They call it a courtyard. It’s my first. I’m more accustomed to seven acres of yard, boulders, hills, hollows, garden spot, and forest. The courtyard came with our new home – recently landscaped by its builder. Our backyard is larger – big enough to create a garden that can be manicured and watched in detail […]

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Fair takes a chance

The organizers of the Union County Fair have taken a bold step in an effort to take the fair up a notch. The fair, which will be held July 12-20, has decided to bring in an entertainer for a concert. Country music star Easton Corbin will appear in concert on Tuesday, July 16. “This is […]

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To the polls, again

One more election and we are done for the year. The actual, official municipal elections are next Tuesday, June 4, to select mayors, aldermen, and in some cases, chiefs of police. As always, everyone needs to go vote. Granted, there will be little interest here, other than in the Ward 4 alderman’s race, the only […]

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Charlie Mitchell: Champions of liberty are often the worst abusers

By Charlie Mitchell OXFORD – “What in the world are we doing? We look like Mississippi.” That’s what a disgusted Gov. Beverly Perdue said last May after 61 percent of voters in North Carolina cast ballots in favor of defining marriage in the state constitution as a legal bond between one man and one woman. […]

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Just relaxing on Memorial Day

What did you do on Memorial Day? We stayed home. We did some house cleaning and grilled hot dogs. That’s about it. We didn’t do a whole lot the entire weekend. Jenny and I don’t have any interest in car racing, NASCAR or otherwise, so we didn’t even watch the two big races in Indianapolis […]

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