Union Co. school board discuss band program

While it did not make a decision regarding the hire of a new band director or beginning a band program this year or next, the Union County School board did entertain a presentation from a retired band director regarding the subject last week. Robert Plunkett, a retired band director from Northeast Community College, presented a […]

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Birth of Hannah Horton

Meredith and Andy Horton of Baldwyn welcomed daughter Hannah Grace Horton into the world on December 22, 2008 at 2:39 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County in New Albany, Miss. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed by her brother Andrew Horton. Hannah is the granddaughter […]

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Birth of Eli Massengill

Tyler and John Mason DeCanter are pleased to announce the birth of their little brother Eli Cain Massengill, who was born on December 16, 2008 at 8:52 a.m. at Special Delivery Services at the Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.  He weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18 inches long. Eli […]

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Karley Danielle Gullick

Karley Danielle Gullick turned one year old on January 16, 2009. She celebrated at home with family and friends and her big sister Haiden Brooke Williamson. She is the daughter of Jessica Williamson and Jason Gullick. Her grandparents are Anthony and Melacca Williamson, the late Dean Rodgers, and Rita Valentine. Her great-grandparents are Gene Hutchenson, […]

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Aiden Nunnelee

Aiden Bryce Nunnelee turned five years old on November 7, 2008. He celebrated with a Star Wars birthday party on November 9, 2008 at his great-grandparents house with family and friends. He is the son of John and Kelly Nunnelee of New Albany. His grandparents are Dwight and Barbara Wood of Blue Springs and Paul […]

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Robertson, Sipes to wed February 28

Norris Robertson Sr. of Oxford announces the engagement of his daughter, Kathy Robertson of Oxford to T.J. (Terry) Sipes Sr. of Ecru, Miss. Kathy is also the daughter of the late Ruth Ellene Denson Robertson, and Terry is the son of the late Albert Merchant and Peggy Merchant of Ashtabula, Ohio. Kathy attended West Union […]

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Williams, Spradling to wed February 21

Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Williams of New Albany, Miss. announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Rachel Williams, to Cory Blake Spradling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Spradling of Mantachie, Miss. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Jack and Rachel Dowdy and the late Estle and Alta Williams, all of New Albany. […]

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Lady Eagles advance to next round

West Union 48 Potts Camp 45 (girls) Claire Wilkerson led with 10 on the night as the Lady Eagles keep their season alive by defeating Potts Camp 48-45 in the first game of the night. A 21-point fourth quarter helped to get the West Union back into the game, as they found themselves down 37-27 […]

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Lady ‘Dawgs eye region championship

New Albany hit their first major bump in their road to redemption during the Region 1-4A Tournament at Itawamba Community College on Wednesday in the form of the Itawamba AHS Lady Indians. The Lady Indians handed New Albany a 78-66 road loss in late January that left a bitter taste in the mouths of Coach […]

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Hawks outlast Ashland, East Union ends season

Myrtle 76 Ashland 58 (boys) The Hawks were able to comeback after falling behind early versus Ashland Tuesday night. Tony Hill hit three three pointers in the first quarter to give the Blue Devils the early advantage. Ashland also took advantage of early foul trouble by Myrtle’s Jimel Judon, who had to sit out the […]

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“Poor economy” is no longer a good excuse

    Using the excuse of a “bad economy” to excuse everything from misuse of federal bailout money by bankers to inappropriate business transactions on a personal level, is becoming the practice of those who experience questions or challenges about what their activities. The problem is that, as an excuse, it has been worn completely out […]

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Obituaries for February 11, 2009

Cathy L. Tackitt, 54 Cathy Lynn Robertson Tackitt, 54, of Ecru, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born in Mercedes, Calif., to Charles W. Robertson and Jo Ann Huffstatler. She spent most of her adult life in the Ecru/Pontotoc/Tupelo/Verona areas. She graduated from Westwood High School in 1972 […]

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Pay increases for officials and some school confusion

       Described by some as political hot potatoes, the salaries of elected and appointed officials in any city, county or state, are anything, but that. What we, as taxpayers, pay our elected representatives and what they, in turn, pay the appointed officials should not be some sort of secret or rumor to be whispered to […]

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Etta News

Time comes and time goes, can’t stand still.  Sorta comparable with the weather conditions.  Cold comes in goes out and warm conditions moved in.  As it was a very pleasant day Sunday with the warmer temperature and it was better than the preceding shivering days with the cold winds blowing so strongly made it more […]

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