Urchin News

Love is in the air at East Union and tons of activities are starting up!  On Tuesday, February 3rd, our Urchins and Lady Urchins faced Baldwyn.  After a long, hard fight, the girls added another win to their season! The boys persevered through the whole game, but in the end, they came up just a […]

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Liberty School News

Lil Grisham welcomed the 45 attendees to the January 20th meeting of Liberty School. Bill Wigington gave the invocation/blessing prior to the covered dish dinner. In the business session Joanne Gaines read minute from the December meeting and Jewel Rowan gave the financial report. “New Creations’ from Parks Baptist Church provided entertainment for the evening. […]

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The Dinner Bell

Today’s recipes are from an old Amish Cookbook adapted from the kitchen and pantries of an old order Amish cooks.   GLORIFIED RICE   2 cups cooked rice ½ cup sugar 1 cup pineapple chunks, drained 1 cup whipping cream   Combine rice, sugar and pineapple chunks. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Just before […]

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Hawk News

Hello again Hawk fans!  It’s basketball playoff time again.  The Lady Hawks defeated Shaw last Friday night and the Hawks defeated Booneville Saturday in the Prentiss/Union Clash.  Both teams were in action in our last regular season home game with Ripley Tuesday night at 6 p.m.  Our Seniors were also honored at the game.  The […]

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NAMS Bulldog News

Hey all you Bullpup fans!! I hope that everybody’s doing GREAT! It seems like we’re always busy at school doesn’t it? Well it sure does to me, but I hope that everybody can keep up with the fast pace! Don’t forget that we’re NAMS and nothing’s impossible with God! We’re going green here at New […]

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Ellistown Breezes

I am not a dedicated football fan, but yes I did watch most of the Super Bowl and certainly “got my money’s worth.”  What a game!  No wonder the headlines on sports page this morning (Monday) read “Holmes sweet Holmes.”  Player Holmes (10) on Pittsburgh Steelers caught the  football in he air, held his feet […]

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Macedonia news

Oops, I goofed again!  Margaret Murphree’s mother was having surgery, not Margaret. Sorry Margaret! Tim and LaCosta Watson are proud parents of a new baby, Avery Lane Watson, born at 8:06 P.M. on January 23, 2009, weighing 10 lb. and 4 oz. and was 19 ¾ inches long.  The baby is welcomed by big brother, […]

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Ecru News

Happy birthday to Floyd Todd who will celebrate February 7.  May you have many more. Floyd will celebrate his 85th birthday. A baby shower for Stephanie Moody Coomber and a birthday party for Breezy Moody were celebrated at the home of Rodney and Gretchen Moody and boys Taylor and Matthew, Saturday, January 31.  Twenty-eight family […]

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Eastern Lights

Here I am once again trying to fill a gap that has been broken once again.  My dear friend Johnnie Bell has been diagnosed with cancer and has had surgery and will be having chemo in the near future.  She will be unable to write community news so I will attempt to write once again […]

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“Out of sight, out of mind” keeps some officials in office

One of the things that continues to strike me as unusual about living in Northeast Mississippi is that the government of the State of Mississippi seems to be located in a land far, far away and state government activities are simply not discussed much in this part of the state. Actually, there are groups who […]

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Big Tobacco will fight tax increases

This editorial appeared in The Arkansas Leader, the newspaper in Jacksonville, Arkansas. It was written by Garrick Feldman, owner and publisher and is being reprinted with his permission. Tobacco companies are organized and will fight any serious attempt to increase taxes on their products, as they will also do as we consider raising tobacco taxes […]

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Comprehensive Plan should top any candidate’s “wish-list”

My comments this past Wednesday about the items  that were assumed to be part of Incumbent Mayoral Candidate Tim Kent’s platform were considered in error and corrected on Thursday by Mayor Kent via David Johnson, New Albany Gazette editor. Despite the fact that Mayor Kent was discussing these projects in answer to a question about […]

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Shopping at home makes sense and benefits everyone

 Mathematically, it is virtually impossible to prove any of the theories that for every $100 you spend locally, X amount of dollars stay at home. Different surveys have provided different results, so all that can be said is that it makes sense for the folks in any community to spend their money with their local […]

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Mayor outlines goals for reelection

For both his political rivals and the rest of the citizens of New Albany, our current mayor, Tim Kent, has released what appears to be his platform, upon which he intends to run his campaign for reelection. Ironically, but true to the past four years of not being communicative to the people he represents, he […]

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