The Dinner Bell

The Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County has a new cookbook out,‘Temptations  Tried and True.” Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. It is really a bargain for $10 plus shipping and I know you will want a copy. Every recipe sounds delicious. Today’s are […]

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Ecru News

Sympathy is extended to the Pete Robbins family and to the Scott Hill family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Ecru Baptist church will sponsor “Children’s Ministry Day”, Saturday, February 14.  The day will begin with a pancake breakfast. We want to remember Lois Wilder in our prayers.  She has been so […]

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Gardening with Tim

Hello there again.  I’ve had a few questions sent to me, so I thought I would address them first: When do you prune a snowball bush?  Personally, I would probably let it grow all it wanted to, but if space is a problem, you can prune it back after it blooms.  When do I cut […]

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Macedonia news

I missed church again Sunday so I had to depend on Malcolm for most of my news. Margaret Murphree is having knee surgery. Brother Landreth’s sister-in-law is not doing well.  He asked for prayer. Katherine Grose had two stints put in her heart. She is doing pretty good. Pat Moody went through her surgery to […]

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Ellistown Breezes

Deepest sympathy to the family of Billy Wayne Anderson who was buried last  Saturday. I know two of his sisters, Nell Anderson and Bobbie Jones.  Bobbie and husband, Gaston are members of our Church. Imogene Priest had surgery last week on her sinuses and said she is doing fine.  I am sure that was not […]

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NAMS Bulldog News

I hope everyone’s had a great week!! We have some new additions to our school! We have added two student teachers into all the chaos here at NAMS. Brittney Cloyd and Rebecca Moore are from Blue Mountain College and will be with us this semester! Rebecca Moore will be with Mrs. Leanne George in 8th […]

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Interest in municipal election of concern to area neighbors

The out-of-town tabloid gleefully announced this week that  “With only a little over a month left in the qualifying period, interest remains low in the upcoming New Albany municipal election.” This utter nonsense was written with great enthusiasm as their out-of-town puppeteers erroneously figure from their uninformed sources who at least spend some time here […]

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Lots of time left to file for Municipal Primary

We received copies of the “Qualifying Statement of Intent For a Candidate For Party Nomination For The Office of Alderman” and copies of the same named form for the office of Mayor. All candidates who filed out these forms are filing as Democrats and will vie for their party’s nomination at the Primary Election to […]

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School funding cut manageable with public help

     It is always sad when there is a necessary budget cut, as in the one Governor Haley Barbour proposed this week, that the reduction in money so badly needed by our schools has to be a part. Regardless, however, school funds are included and, once again, our school administrators, teachers and staff will shoulder […]

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Voter apathy guarantees status quo

     Apathy, when it comes down to really doing something about an undesirable situation, guarantees that the situation will not only not change, but will get worse as that apathy and lack of action gives license for those undesirable activities to continue. Tyrants, bullies and self-serving politicians rely on public apathy to carry them forward […]

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“Idiot candidates” have their counterparts among voters

 After seemingly years of campaigning by an array of almost frightening personalities running for political offices, I’ve become almost reluctant to read politically oriented articles for fear the nightmare will start all over again. But, as it happens, some of the most interesting and entertaining stories are involved with politics, so I can’t help myself. […]

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Bailout determined by campaign contributions?

Following the national news on television on Wednesday evening, I sat a few silent minutes with the sound muted and pondered the enormity of the numbers being thrown around by politicians and television commentators in regard to the efforts being recommended to save our nation’s failing economy. I don’t mind admitting that I feel intimidated […]

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West Union falls in bowling to Pontotoc

West Union dropped only their second match of the season in bowling, as both  the Eagles and Lady Eagles lost to Pontotoc, 5-3. Pontotoc 5 West Union 3 (g) Brittany Rush scored the high game and series for the Lady Warriors as Pontotoc defeated West Union. Rush bowled a 204 for the high game and […]

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County teams winding down regular season

New Albany 68 Pontotoc 34 (g) NAHS picked up their 20th win of the season in a divisional showdown versus Pontotoc Tuesday night. Jazmine Spears led the Lady ‘Dawgs with 19 on the night, as a tenacious defensive effort held the Lady Warriors to 14 points in the second half. Also leading New Albany on […]

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