Rebecca Sheffield watches the flight of her grand slam homer in the fifth inning of game two against Riverside. Sheffield and her Lady Urchin teammates won the series 2-0 on Saturday to advance to the 2A North Championship. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins advance to 2A North Championship

by Dennis Clayton East Union duplicated their hit total in their round two playoff series against Riverside on Saturday as they pounded out 15 hits during each game. The Lady Urchins now advance to the 2A North Championship on Tuesday in a matchup with Baldwyn. Game one of the series was marred by countless walks […]

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Empty stands

by Dennis Clayton One of the most disheartening things I saw this past week was the near empty stands across the field on the visitors’ side during the football game on Friday. I have zoomed in to count heads and I see around 30 people sitting in the stands. That is depressing. It is inexcusable. […]

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East Union quarterback D.J. Armstrong takes the snap and pivots to make the handoff during the second half of the Urchin loss at Baldwyn. East Union was defeated by the Bearcats 48-7. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Baldwyn fast start too much for Urchins

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Alice McNabb, 75

Alice F. McNabb, 75, of Etta, formerly of Somerville, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She attended Philadelphia Baptist Church at Etta. She had many friends and never met a stranger. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland, Tenn. Interment […]

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Baylon Hall, 14 days

Baylon Paisley Hall, 14 days, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ with the Rev. Jon Vasquez officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany was in charge of the […]

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Robert Waldron, 70

Robert Dean Waldron, 70, of Hurricane, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at his home. He was an employee of the 2nd District in Pontotoc County. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Hurricane Baptist Church. Burial was in Sand Springs Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Survivors […]

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Charles Curry, 67

Charles Maron “Hot Shot” Curry, 67, of Pontotoc, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Fulton. He was born June 5, 1946, in Tupelo to George M. Curry and Beatrice Duke Curry. He grew up in the Palmetto community and was a lifelong resident of Lee and Pontotoc Counties. He graduated from Shannon High School in […]

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Kenneth Finley, 86

Kenneth T. “Dude” Finley, 86, of Danville, Ky., formerly of Memphis, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. He was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Danville to Walter E. and Thelma Wylie Finley. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Southern Law School in Memphis. He was a U.S. Army veteran and attorney at […]

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Lester Jobe, 52

Lester French Jobe Jr., 52, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at his residence. He was born Nov. 28, 1960, in Memphis, Tenn., to Lester French Jobe Sr. and Frances Parks Jobe. He was a painter before becoming disabled and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He enjoyed riding four-wheelers and singing karaoke with his friends. […]

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Jerry Russell, 64

Jerry Lynn Russell, 64, of Pontotoc, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a five-year battle with cancer. He was born May 29, 1949, to Herman Lynson Russell and Nellie Ruth Hale Russell in Union County. He graduated from Hurricane High School and served eight years in the Mississippi […]

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