It’s a hit! Cotton States Softball League

By Dennis Clayton The Cotton States Softball League’s inaugural season began Saturday and from practically all accounts, is a big hit with the players, coaches, and fans. Sunday had all four teams in action again with players coming from across Northeast Mississippi to play. Coach Tom Zahller is commissioner for the newly formed league. Coach […]

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New Albany holds sports camp for special needs students

By Dennis Clayton Monday and Tuesday a sports camp was held for students with special needs with coaches from the athletic department leading the students through drills pertaining to the various sports. Monday was the day for football and soccer. Students worked through agility drills with the football coaches and worked on developing ball-handling skills […]

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Jimmy Bray, 67

Jimmy Quay Bray, 67, of Pontotoc, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 4, 1945, in Pontotoc to C.A. and Verdie Bray. He was a graduate of Ecru School and a retired industrial maintenance supervisor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking care of his family […]

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Billy Cross, 83

Billy Hugh Cross, 83, of Memphis, died Sunday, July 7, 2013. He was a former resident of Tippah County and the son of Algie Freeman and Eula Mae Cross. He was a farmer and truck driver for Mason & Dixon Truck Lines in Memphis. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Ripley Funeral […]

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Dr. Lewis Ragins Sr., 60

Dr. Lewis E. Ragins Sr., 60, of Gulfport, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. He was born in Prentiss County to the Rev. Bill and Katherine Ragins. He was pastor of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church for 22 years and president of Mississippi Baptist Seminary and Bible College of […]

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Charlotte Baker, 75

Charlotte Ann Baker, 75, of Hickory Flat, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center’s Hospice Unit in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 15, 1937, in Union County to George Dewey Chunn and Vera Goode Chunn. She was a retired employee of the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in the dietary department. She was […]

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Mary Southern, 92

Mary Helen Hollis Southern, 92, of West Point, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. She was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Chickasaw County to Clara Mae Kilgo Hollis and Thomas Dewitt Hollis. As a young woman, she moved to West Point, where she spent the rest of her life. […]

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Thomas Scott, 82

Thomas J. Scott, 82, of Pontotoc, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House. He was born in Union County on May 15, 1931, to Robert and Bessie Scott. He retired out of the Air Force after serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also retired from Lane Furniture after 20 years of […]

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Mattie Jones, 70

Mattie Jean Jones, 70, of Myrtle, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1943, to Todd Massey and Willie Mae Wade Massey in Holly Springs. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Reid’s Gift Church in Potts Camp with the Rev. Jerry Lee Williams officiating. Burial was […]

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Verna Grimes, 88

Verna C. Grimes, 88, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at her home. She was a member of Zion Chapel M.B. Church, where she was in charge of the benevolent fund and helped with Vacation Bible School for several years. She is survived by Mavis Johnson; her stepson, Martin David Grimes of Tacoma, Wash.; her stepdaughters, […]

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