Linda Covington, 65

Linda Poe Covington, 65, of Blue Springs died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Linda was born on Nov. 21, 1947, in New Albany to William F. “Dub” and Irene Gilliam Poe. She was a graduate of Potts Camp High School, and a long time member […]

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Robert Newsum, 99

Robert Gates “Bob” Newsum Jr., 99, of Cairo, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Shreveport, La. He was the oldest member of Cairo Baptist Church and a retired school bus driver with Itawamba Community College. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and was recognized last year at the Veterans Day program as […]

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Deadline looms for students seeking equivalency diplomas

By Charlie Mitchell Oxford Church rec halls and Sunday school rooms all over Mississippi are pretty busy places on weeknights. So are community centers and community college classrooms. Hundreds of residents – no exact tally is available – are facing a Dec. 31 deadline to complete their high school equivalency diplomas as part of their […]

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Politics is not like the weather

A low voter turn-out was expected for the special election to choose a new medical examiner-investigator this week. That’s too bad, particularly since the race had such a large number of candidates. That much interest in participating in our democratic process is not often seen. Granted, the office of coroner is not viewed as desirable […]

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New Haven has pumpkin day

New Haven and New Albany Garden Club enjoyed learning about pumpkins. The clients drew pictures of pumpkins, and got to experiment whether or not different types of pumpkins would sink or float. This garden therapy project included the clients getting their own personal pumpkin.

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First club fellowship meal set; Boys & Girls Club Champions For Youth Award to honor Jay Herrington

On Nov. 25, the Boys & Girls Club of New Albany will honor Jay Herrington and his commitment to youth in New Albany and Union County during the organization’s annual dinner that will be held this year at the New Albany Boys & Girls Club during their first Club fellowship meal. This is the third […]

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Coming Events week of 11/07/13

Extension Office to present Healthier Holidays program The Union County Extension Office will be having a program on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. Karen Caviness, ONE Nutrition Educator, will present the program on Healthier Holidays. Topics to be covered will include, ways to avoid the yearly weight gain over the holidays, how to improve […]

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Carrell piano concert set for Nov. 14 at BMC

By combining artistic playing with informative comments, pianist Scott Carrell will bring the world’s greatest music to life at a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 at Blue Mountain College in the Berry Auditorium of the Administration Building. The Magic of the Piano features standard classical works as well as lesser-known masterpieces. There […]

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Northeast Campus Country readies for second showtime of year

Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Campus Country will hold its second Showtime performance of the 2013-14 academic year on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Seth Pounds Auditorium on the Booneville campus. Curtain rises at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. on the Showtime entitled, “Boondocks.” Admission is free with a Northeast student, staff or […]

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Extension Office to present Healthier Holidays program

The Union County Extension Office will be having a program on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. Karen Caviness, ONE Nutrition Educator, will present the program on Healthier Holidays. Topics to be covered will include, ways to avoid the yearly weight gain over the holidays, how to improve your holiday meals, food safety during the […]

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