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Ingomar players among BMC campers

Among the 79 campers at the recent 2013 Blue Mountain College Girls Basketball Camp were four from Ingomar: (seated) Carson Grisham and Cara Beth Self; and (standing) Ellen Staggs and Madison Willard.

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County participants in ICC camp

Union County participants in the 2013 ICC Lady Indians Basketball Camp: (left to right) Leslie Robinson, Julianna Garner, Savannah Shirley.

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Archery programs gain popularity in schools

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal Mississippi’s fastest growing sport doesn’t involve running or tackling or a ball. Whether interest begins with 4-H programs or the movie “The Hunger Games,” students are asking for archery in schools and trying out for the accuracy-driven sport. With the growing popularity comes growing talent, and three Northeast Mississippi schools […]

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Jimmie Williams, 75

Jimmie Dean Williams, 75, of Belden, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehab. He was born in Pontotoc County on Oct. 14, 1937, to Oscar Odis and Carrie Belle Williams. He was a Baptist and a retired produce deliveryman. He was a great dad and a good man. Services were at 1 […]

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Mary Denley, 76

Mary Evelyn Denley, 76, of Thaxton, formerly of Greenville, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 9, 1936, to Thurman and Lottie Jenkins. She was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, reading, cooking and traveling. Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday,, June 11, […]

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Otis Allen, 97

Lee Otis Allen, 97, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany. He was born Dec. 9, 1916, in Cherry Valle, Ark. He was a retired carpenter. He was a member of West Ingomar Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoyed gospel music. Services were at 3 p.m. […]

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Marty Thomas, 41

Martin “Marty” Lynn Thomas, 41, of Tupelo, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 1, 1972, in Union County to Rickey Joe Thomas and Wanda Kay Hamblin Rollins. He was a 1990 graduate of East Union High School and continued to further his education at Northeast Community […]

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Martha Buchanan, 64

Martha Louise Strange Buchanan, 64, of Fulton, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at The Cedars in Tupelo. She was born March 13, 1949, to Noonan Carlile and Elizabeth Ida Lesley Strange in Mantachie. She was a member of Patterson Chapel Church of God. She enjoyed gospel singing, spending time with her family, and loved […]

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Edna Snyder, 90

Edna Sloan Snyder, 90, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Union County to the late John Thomas Sloan and Hattie T. Chandler Sloan. She was retired after 25 years of service as a dorm proctor at […]

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Jimmy Mauney, 73

Jimmy Dean Mauney, 73, of Blue Mountain, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at his home in Blue Mountain. He was born June 24, 1939, to Manuel Earl and Mary Frances Heavener Mauney. He was a member of Ripley Assembly of Christ. He was plant manager for Mississippi Chemical Corp. He loved his lawnmowers, John Deere […]

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