Charles Turpin, 77

Charles Lee Turpin, 77, of Thaxton, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at his home in Thaxton. Born in Lafayette County, he was a member of the National Rifle Association. He had nearly 30 years of sobriety with Alcoholics Anonymous. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with […]

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Keats Baldwin, 79

Gerald Keats Baldwin, 79, of Pontotoc, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He attended Mississippi State University. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a U.S. marshal for 21 years before retiring. He enjoyed his retirement and drinking coffee with the “Hardee” boys. Services were Wednesday, June […]

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Reecie Thompson, 95

Reecie Lou Thompson, 95, of Aberdeen, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was born, April 20, 1918, in Greenwood Springs to Monte Evans and Maggie Lou Evans. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. She worked at Seminole Manufacturing Company until its closing in 1974. She was co-owner […]

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Aldermen act to insure uniform liquor sign ordinances

By J. Lynn West Aldermen this past Tuesday voted to amend the city’s sign ordinance to make sure the same regulations that apply to liquor stores in commercially zoned area also apply to industrially zoned areas. The scheduled public hearing drew no comments for or against with city attorney Regan Russell only offering a brief […]

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Baker pleads guilty to the murder of Amanda Price

  Craig Baker, the suspect in the murder of Amanda Price, pleaded guilty to the crime earlier today. Price was shot to death when she stepped out of the back door of her home Dec. 5, 2011. Ron Price, her husband and head football coach at New Albany High School, was shot in the shoulder […]

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Coming Events week of 7/04/13

Union County Democrats to meet There will be a meeting sponsored by the Union County Democratic Party at the Union County Library on Thursday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss future plans. All Democrats are urged to be there and be a part of important planning for future projects. Anyone who has questions may […]

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Myrtle Attendance Center Registration

New Student Registration Grades K-12 Tuesday, July 30 9:00-5:00. Must bring previous report card or withdrawal forms, Birth Certificate, SS Card, MS shot record, and 2 dated proofs of residency. Ex: Driver’s License, Utility Bill, lease or mortgage receipt. Please call the school if you have any questions, 988-2416. MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT grades Pre-K-6 […]

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The Playhouse

It was one of those special God surprises Sunday evening when the gentle breezes began blowing through our back porch – more comparable to a September fall breeze than a pre-July. Then the sounds of firecrackers covered the sound of rustling leaves. Children in the adjoining neighborhood were heralding freedom celebration with an early start. […]

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Smart eating

By Dr. Linda Mitchell I was reminded again this week of how different our food experiences are depending on the lives we live, such as what our mama fed us when we were little, what part of the country we grew up in, where we live now. I’m in Sarasota and I’ve been cooking meals […]

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Sherman news

By Martha Swindle A farewell reception was held Tuesday, June 25, for Alderman Dianne Jolly at Sherman Town Hall with several friends and family members. Mayor Logan presented Dianne with a key to the town, and her plaque read: “Dianne Jolly, July 1, 1993 – June 30, 2013 The Town of Sherman thanks you for […]

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