Hawk News

Hello again Hawk fans!  There’s a lot of news to report so I’ll get right to it.  Who’s Who elections were held recently and the results are as follows:  Mr. Myrtle Senior High – Justin Jordan; Miss Myrtle Senior High – Beth Goolsby; Most Likely to Succeed – Josh Walker and Brooke Thompson; Most Intellectual […]

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Obituaries for January 28, 2009

Troy L. Defer Jr., 58 Troy L. Defer Jr., 58, of Red Banks, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at his residence. He was born Nov. 23, 1950, in New Albany to the late Troy Leon Defer Sr and Mary Virginia “Lou” Hisaw. He was the Pastor of Red Banks Baptist Church and an executive member […]

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NAMS Bulldog News

I’d like to start off this week by saying a huge congratulation to the students who competed in the National Geographic Bee this year. 90 students in 6-8 grades competed in the preliminary rounds, 27 students competed in a tiebreaker for the last two spots in the final round of 10. The students in the […]

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Ellistown Breezes

Brother Mike started back with two services Sunday before last and there was a good crowd for both services.  Aileen Roberts was scheduled for special music in the early service and Heather Roberts (Brother Chad’s wife) was scheduled for the second service. Since Brother Chad’s mother was worse, of course they were not present so […]

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Macedonia news

OLE MISS WON THE COTTON BOWL!!     Sharon cooked supper for all Ray Shirley’s family. Sharon bought and Malcolm cooked, but Sharon fixed his salad and rolls. All of Cyndi and Eddie’s family didn’t come, just them and Mende, Martha, Mark, Jay and Adrianne were here. It was a nice night. New Year’s Eve night […]

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The Dinner Bell

BANANA NUT BREAD   1 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter or margarine, softened 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 2 eggs 1/4 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ to 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup well-mashed bananas   Preheat oven to 350. […]

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The first day

 With our country in the grip of economic turmoil and at war in two different places at the same time, Barack Obama took the oath of office Tuesday and began his tenure as America’s 44th president. Now comes the “hundred day watch.”    Ever Since Franklin Roosevelt pushed through sweeping reforms and new government programs […]

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Litterbugs trashing roads throughout Union County

After making major inroads toward a goal of a litter-free New Albany and Union County, the recent rains have washed up trash, particularly on county roads, that either was missed this past summer or has been contributed by inconsiderate motorists during the fall and so far this winter season.     Fast food hamburger wrappers and […]

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Which is it gonna be, highways or cake?

  I failed to pay as much attention as I should have when a lot of the material about the history of Europe was being covered, so I have less than a working knowledge of the events of over there that ultimately influenced things over here. As a result of that inattention in school, as […]

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Highway money coveted by non-profits, developers

Only four days into the year 2009 and 16 days before a new president is sworn in with a monied plan to salvage our economy, the “Economic Development is everything” people of Northeast Mississippi have already devised a plan to squeeze more money out of the Federal bailout and position it where only they can […]

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Pig-in-the-poke may turn out as no pig at all

It’s hard to believe, but here we are, once again, $80,000 later, still enduring presentations from planning consultants about a comprehensive plan,. This time it was for Union County, but as usual, the report isn’t finished and the consultants are still “asking for our input.” According to consultant Sam Russell, “I am about done with […]

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Buying locally supports and strengthens our local economy

Leakage is a term freely used by Chamber of Commerce types to describe the amount of money that “leaks” from our market into surrounding markets and benefits their economy, but not ours. Measuring leakage is difficult, but not impossible, because some of it can be easily identified. As we start our a new year, our […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

At the end of one year and the start of another, many of us will renew our commitment to living with daily affirmations. We strive to know the power of affirming our truths, over and over, everyday!      While these may not suit everyone’s taste, here are some “possible” affirmations to consider!      1. As […]

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Having started in 2008, will continue in 2009

 As I attempt to review everything that happened during the year 2008, both personally and with the newspaper, I am almost overwhelmed. Lots of things have taken place, some good, some not so good, but all-in-all, when you put them together, they form a pretty dad-gummed good year.      With no apologies to some certain […]

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