Coming Events week of 7/11/13

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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That one time in the newspaper is important

It has been said that most people only appear in the newspaper two times: once when they are born and once when they die. Today, due to patient privacy laws and changing norms, fewer births make it into the newspaper, so that really leaves obituaries. If that is indeed the only time someone is written […]

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Parking without parallel: officials to look at traffic issue

City officials began their new term by making an assortment of decisions, not the least of which was to create a committee to look at downtown parking. This is long overdue, deserves praise, and even more than praise if any action actually results from it. New Albany has a parking problem, which certainly is a […]

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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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