Obituaries for February 4, 2009

Phillip Stroud, 57 Phillip Wayne Stroud, 57, of Pontotoc, died Jan. 31, 2009 at his residence near Pontotoc.  He was born on March 2, 1951 in Memphis, Tenn. to the late L.C. and Haddie Reid Oaks Stroud.  He was a disabled veteran of the US Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne, a member of the […]

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Urchin News

I hope everyone has had a great week so far.  The students here at East Union have been trying to get to Friday.  We are ready for the weekend. The Lady Urchins competed in the Robertson’s Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 31.  They fell short in the game against Hickory Flat.  The tournament was held for […]

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Etta News

Well, another new month for this new year has crept in on the calendar and what it holds weather wise remains to be seen yet.  It came in like a lamb-beautiful and fair at the beginning.  Then quickly in the afternoon clouds began rolling in and there may be some more falling weather to move […]

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Hurricane News

Congratulations to Morgan Shettles and to Whitney Owens who were on the President’s List at ICC for the fall semester.  Congratulations to Daniel Robbins and to Landon Kidd who were on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll at the University of Mississippi for the fall semester.  Featured on TV’s Mississippi Crossroads were Native American artifacts collected by local anthropologist […]

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Sherman News

The Sherman Church of Christ youth went over to Wes and Raleigh Bass’ home after evening services, Feb. 1, to watch the Super Bowl. A singing school for the young men of Sherman Church of Christ started Sunday afternoon, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. and was led by Ray Kennedy. A birthday party was held […]

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There are no dull moments if you’re paying attention

The famous Depression Era comedian/cowboy, Will Rogers, once told a story about a mountain lion who, after eating an entire bull, felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral to Mr. Rogers’ story is that when you’re full of bull, keep your mouth […]

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Historic inauguration should be covered in local paper

Dear Editor: January 20, 2009 was a day that will be remembered by many.  This was one of the most historic days in the long history of our country.  It was a day that I could not pull myself away from my TV.  I rejoiced, I cried, I clapped, I cheered and I was overwhelmed […]

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Union Co. school board to repair school electrical problems

The Union County School board are making preparations to advertise for bids on the renovations of electrical issues at each of the district’s four schools in the coming weeks, beginning with Ingomar. The board looks to correct and bring up-to-date numerous issues at each county school that have been the cause of overloading of circuits, […]

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Supervisors adopt decrease in mileage reimbursement

During its weekly meeting Monday morning, the Union County Board of Supervisors approved the Department of Finance’s  mileage reimbursement rate decrease going from 58.5 cents per mile to 55 cents per mile. The Department of Finance recently announced this decrease, citing a decline in gas prices in recent months as a factor in the decision. […]

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Union County Jail Docket for Feb. 4, 2009

Miguel Vangas, 422 North St., New Albany, 20, was charged with mittimus on Jan. 24, 2009, at 5 p.m. Kevin Ray Hester, 1217 HWY 349, Myrtle, 32, was charged with suspended driver’s license on Jan. 24, 2009, at 5:50 p.m. James H. Sowell, 392 Houpt Rd., Pontotoc, 35, was charged with a DUI-other and no […]

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Pilot club members celebrate 55th anniversary of New Albany chapter

The Pilot Club of New Albany met Monday evening to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Pilot Club of New Albany. Pilot Club members from other clubs in Mississippi celebrated with the Pilot Club of New Albany. These clubs included the towns of: Holly Springs, Columbus, Starkville, West Point, Houston, Iuka, Fulton, Mantachie, Booneville, and Tupelo. […]

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Local residents travel to D.C., witness historic inauguration

Fifty-five North Mississippians recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to witness the historic inauguration ceremonies of Barack Obama. The inauguration was held on January 20, 2009 at the Capitol building. Seven New Albany residents were among this group. Jeri Cobb, Mary Cobb, Catanea Spears, Mary Spears, Vernell Kimmons and Cheryl Brewer went on the bus trip […]

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Tucker to face opposition in Ward 4 race

Ward Four incumbent Bill Tucker will face an opponent in his bid for re-election this spring, as J. Pullman recently filed with the New Albany city clerk to run for the seat. Also qualifying in recent days was Ward One Alderman Jeff Olson, who plans to run for his second term on the board. To […]

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Elected officials should handle bailout funds

A major stumbling block in the way of the passage of a federal “bail-out” plan for our country’s ailing economy are the partisan provisions for expenditures having little or nothing to do with restarting the economy. As with previous measures considered for similar purposes, greed and political ambition make up a lot of the motivation […]

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