Three young race winners.

Frog-a-Nanny run raises awareness for special needs students

The Frog-a-Nanny fun run and 5K run were held Friday at BNA Bank Park with 47 participants in the main run. The event is held to focus awareness on special needs students and help raise money to pay for projects for the students. Frog-a-Nanny began 18 years ago as part of Frog-a-Nal, a festival to […]

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Gail Howard, 53

Brenda Gail Childers Howard, 53, of Hickory Flat, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 6, 1959, in New Albany to Harold and Evelyn Beasley Childers. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Hickory Flat. She was an employee of Master-Bilt in New Albany. Services […]

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James Brownlee, 52

James Allen Brownlee, 52, of Dresden, Tenn., died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at his home in Dresden, Tenn. He was born March 25, 1961, in New Albany to Ray and Marjorie Brownlee. A 1980 graduate of Myrtle High School, he was a 1984 graduate of Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Farm […]

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Evelene Gafford, 83

Evelene Mary Gafford, 83, passed away Sunday, June 2, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born May 5, 1930, in New Albany to Curtis and Lizzie Taylor. She was retired from child care service. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Service were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at United […]

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Joseph Jones Jr., 58

Joseph E. “J.J.” Jones Jr., 58, of Dumas, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Nov. 28, 1954, to Joseph E. Jones Sr. and Emma Lucille Lee Jones. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. He was owner and operator of a convenience store in Booneville. […]

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Rita Elliott, 54

Rita Kay Elliot, 54, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Graceland Nursing Home in New Albany. Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Jonathan Coleman, 30

Jonathan Brooks Coleman, 30, of Thaxton, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Thaxton. He was born Dec. 14, 1982, in Tupelo to Johnny and Martha Coleman. He graduated from North Pontotoc High School in May of 2001. He attended Itawamba Community College. He was of the Baptist faith, attending Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Laodicea […]

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Peggy Williams, 77

Peggy Joyce Williams, 77, of Decatur, Ill., died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, Ill. She was born July 4, 1935, in New Albany to Arbie and Katleen Crain Miller. She had worked at Munsingwear, Piper Impact, and Denton Mills. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, tending to her Quaker parrot, Babe, and […]

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Claudette Price, 72

Claudette Candevan Price, 72, of Nettleton, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at her home after an extended illness. She was born Sept. 17, 1940, in Oakland, Calif. to Eugene and Rose Perry Candevan. She had lived most all of her life in Nettleton, was a retired supervisor over health and nutrition at North Mississippi Medical […]

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Forrest Lessel, 90

Forrest Woodford Lessel, 90, of Pontotoc, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi and had been a resident of Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Oxford. He was born May 30, 1923, in Blue Springs to James Robert and Ruth Ann Hollimon Lessel. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. […]

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