Debra Strickland, 54

Debra “D.J.” Strickland, 54, of Ripley, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born March 24, 1959, in Tennessee to Lester and Calburdia Strickland. She was a member of Gates of Praise Church. She was a prayer warrior. She loved to cook and work with children. Services were […]

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Mississippi leans more heavily on federal revenue

By Sid Salter Politicians talk earnestly, passionately and with historical flourishes about cutting federal spending. Here’s the rub – the Congressional Budget Office projects that the federal government will spend $3.602 trillion in Fiscal Year 2014 and collect $3.042 trillion in revenues, which will leave a projected federal budget deficit of some $600 billion. As […]

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Coming Events week of 10/31/13

Northside Baptist Revival The Northside Baptist Church revival will be held Monday, November 11th through Friday November 15th. Bro. Verlon Wood will be preaching and Bro. Donald Tallent will be leading in the music. Bro. Terry Rodgers, Pastor. ‘Southern Comfort’ returns to Old Liberty this week The Southern Comfort Show will be at Old Liberty […]

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Sherman news

By Martha Swindle Trick-or-Treaters are invited to come by Sherman Public Library Halloween night for some candy. If weather permits, the Sherman Public Library will be hosting a Movie Night featuring “Epic” rated PG Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Library. So come on out, bring a warm blanket and your […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker The cold snap last week had childhood friends, M.P. Jarrett of Lappatubby Creek and Roy Dillard of Duncan Creek, both octogenarians, out hunting squirrels for stew in their respective neighborhoods as this is their annual fall meal. Now the persimmons, the sweet potatoes, and new sorghum molasses will grace area menus as […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary On Saturday, Oct. 26, Ava Grace Russell celebrated her fourth birthday at her home with a pirate party.The children came dressed as pirates, and Ava Grace was dressed as Izzy from the cartoon “Jack and the Never Land Pirates.” Children celebrating with Ava were Amya Slack; Garrison Carpenter; Jed Rucker Long; Zoey […]

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Cornersville-Blythe news

By Martha Hardy Even though we have had several nights that the temperature has dropped down to the freezing point and has gotten all my plants that we meant to save, put inside etc., we still have lots of things that have not been killed, such as my cherry tomato plant. It has been such […]

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Noted composer, arranger to perform concert at ICC

Raymond K. Liebau of Malvern, Ark., pianist, composer, arranger and teacher, will perform at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 5, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Itawamba Community College Fulton Campus. The recital, which will include Liebau’s original compositions or personal arrangements, is free and open to the public. Liebau started piano lessons […]

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Law enforcement officials pleased with drug disposal program

Union County residents turned in enough unused or expired prescription medicines Saturday to more than fill four large boxes. David Garrison said the quantity was much larger than when the program was held a year ago and that officials were pleased. The program is called the National Take Back Initiative 6 and was held Saturday, […]

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Myrtle girls won first in the 1A Region 1 cross country meet on October 26.

Myrtle takes girls team, individual 4000 and 5000 meter division wins

1A Region 1 Championship Cross Country Meet Varsity Girls 4000 Meter Run ================================================================= Name Yr Team Time Pts —————————————————————– 1 Kitana High Myrtle High School 16:09.00 1 2 Savannah Shirley West Union 16:30.00 — 3 Geniesha Montgomery Myrtle High School 16:53.00 2 4 Madison Laney Tupelo Christian Pre 17:08.00 3 5 Samanatha Shettles Myrtle High […]

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