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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Sherman News

Mrs. Erma Lee Pope will be 100 on February 12.  Her children, David and Julia Gilfert, Billy and Marilyn King, and four grandchildren are hosting a birthday celebration from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Sherman Baptist Church Activities Building.  All friends and relatives are invited.  No gifts, please. Mrs. Pope has […]

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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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