Ellistown Breezes

 Do you realize we only have twenty more days left in the first half of 2009?  Come July 2nd we start on the last half of the year. Have we accomplished everything on our “to do” list? This week I wish my sis, Katie, a Happy 80th birthday on June 11.  Her children are sponsoring […]

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Booneville team boasts several county players

Don’t be confused when looking at the roster of the Booneville Braves, as the Senior Legion team boasts several names from Union County, including their head coach, Shane Sanderson. One of three area teams, the Braves work to give area players a chance at playing summer ball while giving them the exposure and experience they […]

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Getting to know: Rascals Jon Andy Scott

Jon Andy Scott is living his dream despite having  potentially career ending surgery. The left handed pitcher hails from Booneville, where he graduated in 2007 after leading the Blue Devils to three 3A state tournament appearances. The summer after his graduation, Scott had Tommy John surgery, which is most common in baseball players. After having […]

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Ohio company buys Piper Impact

As of last week, employees at Piper Metal Forming Corp. on Sam Barkley Drive now have a new employer – Worthington Industries of Columbus, Ohio. Worthington, which is a worldwide supplier of pressure cylinders, is in the process of buying the assets of Piper Metal, as well as U.S. Respiratory Inc. and Pacific Cylinders Inc., […]

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Obituaries for June 10, 2009

 Lenore Floyd, 80 Lenore Floyd, 80, of Ripley, died Sunday, June 7, 2009 at his residence in Ripley.   He  was born May 27, 1929 to the late Dink Wallace Floyd and Ethel Annie Windham Floyd.  He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. He was a retired factory worker. Services were at 2 […]

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Sherman News

 Congratulations to Rickey and Rhonda Holmes for winning the May yard of the month. Their yard was selected by the Sherman Beautification Committee. Wayne and Dianne Bullock announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Alise Bullock, to Michael D. Fears, son of Brenda and Tyson Tallant of Tupelo, and the late William Fears of Tupelo. […]

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Ohio company to purchase Piper Metal

 Although it is too early to make a definitive statement, we think the purchase of New Albany’s Piper Metal Forming Corporation by Worthington Industries could be a good thing for our community. The deal is expected to close in about 30 days. Worthington, a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the […]

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The sanctity of life

 This past week Dr. George Tiller was murdered while attending church services in Wichita, Kansas. This is the second time Dr. Tiller has been shot, and both times for the same reason. Dr. Tiller performed abortions. The response from the pro-life movement has been interesting and instructive. Long time pro-life activist Randall Terry remarked that […]

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NAHS to build cheerleading facility

NAHS cheerleading is looking toward the future, as plans are in the process for the squad to have their own practice facility. As approved in the June 1 school board meeting, coaches Mary Beth Muncie and Neely Robertson, along with the board are taking bids for the building, which could be open as early as […]

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Myrtle police undergo first response training

Myrtle’s police department is taking steps to help ensure their residents are safe in any situation. As discussed in the June Aldermen meeting, Chief Jim White and officer Rob Anderson talked to the board about purchasing rifles and jump bags in the event of a serious situation, or active shooter. The Myrtle police department has […]

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East Union firefighters to attend thermal imaging training in Pearl

Firefighters from East Union Fire Department will soon be learning the skills of thermal imaging with cameras when they attend classes related to the subject at the State Fire Academy. Matt McNutt, Tim Hatcher, Drew Cook, Justin Williams, and Chris Seawright are attending the event June 14-15, 2009 in Pearl, Miss. “They will learn the […]

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NA School Board approves cheerleading facility

n the near future, the cheerleaders at New Albany High School (NAHS) will have their own cheerleading practice facility on the NAHS campus. At the New Albany School Board meeting Monday night, the board approved NAHS Cheerleading Coach Mary Beth Muncie to begin asking parents of cheerleaders and community members to help fund this facility. […]

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Meadows, Halford to wed June 20

Derek and Sherrye Meadows of Blue Mountain, Miss. are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Emily Marie Meadows of Blue Mountain to Mitchell Wayne Halford of Mathiston, Miss. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Billie Ruth Thurmond and the late Leroy Thurmond of Blue Mountain and the late Alton and […]

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Kingston Baye Parker turns 2 years old

Kingston Baye Parker will celebrate his second birthday on June 28, 2009 with a party at Apostolic Revival Center.  Kingston is the son of Brooke an Adam Parker of New Albany.  His grandparents are Laurie and Daniel Parker of New Albany and Beverly Jackson and Melissa Robbins of West Union.  His great grandparents are Carolyn […]

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