Taylor named Player of the Year

West Union received many accolades for their successful 2009 season in fast pitch softball, but none bigger than the one accomplished by their primary pitcher. Danielle Taylor was honored by the division coaches as the Player of the Year for Division 4-1A, a feat that is big considering Taylor is only an eighth grader. “It […]

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Macedonia news

 Well, if all goes well on this Tuesday visit to the Foot Clinic, my visits will be cut to every two weeks, not every week. Wish me well! Twanda Black came by one day for a visit. I really enjoy her visits!  She had brought a beautiful plant for Nancy Rhea because of her mother’s […]

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Ecru News

 Sympathy is extended to the Darnell Browning family. Darnell died Friday, May, 22 and funeral services were held Monday, May 25 at Ecru Baptist Church with burial in Ecru Cemetery. Victory Sunday will be held at Friendship Baptist Church on June 1.  There will be no Sunday School; only worship services at 10:30 a.m. The […]

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Eastern Lights

 Last week was a long week as we were on the road to and from the hospital over at Oxford.  Thanks to all of you for your prayers and concern for David and the rest of us.  David is much improved.  There is still some follow up to do but we feel that all will […]

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The Dinner Bell

 BEST RECIPES FROM AMERICA  COOKBOOK   ‘COMPANY’S  COMING’  CORNBREAD (from Arkansas)   2 tablespoons shortening 1 cup buttermilk or sweet  milk 2 eggs 2 tablespoons honey ½ cup chopped onions 1 (2-oz) jar pimentos,  drained 1 (16-oz) can  whole-kernel corn, drained 1 (4-oz) can chopped  green chile peppers,  or about ½ cup pickled  peppers, chopped […]

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Obituaries for May 27, 2009

 Francis Wiseman, 95 Francis Pauline Wiseman, 95, died May 20, 2009 at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was a retired factory worker and inspector in the factory of Irvin B. Swabey Co. Visitation was held on Friday, May 22 at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany, and services were held on Saturday, May […]

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Sherman News

 Be creative at your library.  Everyone can be creative this summer at the Sherman Public Library’s summer reading program for ages zero to sixth grade.  Activities will include playing, dancing, singing, reading, writing, and much more!  So stop by every Tuesday in June from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon and “Be creative at your library.”  […]

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More education, higher incomes tie together

 The Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi met in Tupelo last week and told us a lot of what we already know  that the state’s economic future depends largely on increasing the educational level of its citizens. But it doesn’t hurt to hear it again and again. The 16-county region of  Northeast Mississippi continues […]

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Union County Year in Review

Fall 2008 Lady Falcons hand West Union their first loss of the slow pitch season In one of the most exciting games of the regular season, Ingomar bettered West Union 14-11, handing the Lady Eagles their first loss of the 2008 season. Both teams combined for 19 runs over two innings after Ingomar took the […]

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BMC names NAHS’ Fowler as new baseball coach

Curt Fowler will be at the helm of the newly added Toppers baseball program at Blue Mountain College, the school announced May 22. In a press release by BMC, the school talked about their plans to add both baseball and softball starting in the 2010-2011 school year. “Blue Mountain College is so pleased to expand […]

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Displaying the Ten Commandments

 A reader of my column in White County, Georgia, alerted me recently of a development at the courthouse there. Following the lead of many government entities around the country, county officials have established a public display featuring the Ten Commandments along with some other historical documents. The reader recalled a column I wrote a few […]

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Birth of Briley McKenna Stout

Keri (Grisham) and Corey Stout of New Albany, Miss. welcomed daughter Briley McKenna Stout into the world on March 20, 2009 at 9:21 a.m. at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo, Miss. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Briley is the granddaughter of Joyce and John Grisham of […]

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The Rutledges united on April 25

Shirley Knighton and Robert Rutledge, both of Union County Health and Rehab, New Albany, MS, were united in marriage on April 25, 2009, at the facility. The Rev. Kerry Powell officiated. The couple exchanged vows before an antique brass arch decorated with white netting and spring flowers. Antique brass stands, holding baskets of ferns flanked […]

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Remembering Decoration Day

 I figure the peonies are blooming this week in Missouri. As a young kid on a farm in the northern part of the state, I remember the row of peonies that would spring up this time of year in back of our three-room tar-paper house. They were just in time, too, because my mother would […]

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