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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary Ernie Fuller was moved to Baptist Desoto in Southaven last week. He was flown by airplane because the doctor didn’t think he was well enough to withstand the long drive from Tallahassee. He is receiving therapy three times a day. The family is elated that he is doing as well as he […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker The September 13-5th weekend weather was perfect in the community as the early morning temps in the 50s had residents busy with lawn care, area joggers and bike riders on the move, and the harvest for soybeans underway. The sign at the Hurricane Haunted House and Forest located behind the community center […]

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The Playhouse

The significance of packing and moving the last item from our home of thirty-eight years was more than substantial, but that wasn’t my struggle today. It was what to keep and what to throw away as I sorted through the “archives” of our lives. My discipline had earned high marks in sorting through furniture and […]

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Recipe for destruction: Pay college athletes

“It’s Time To Pay College Athletes,” TIME magazine declares on its cover this week. Here’s another statement: “It’s Time To End Intercollegiate Sports.” By Charlie Mitchell Think about it. The two sound different. Fundamentally, though, they’re the same. Look at the Olympics. There are those of us old enough to remember before 1992 when all […]

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Republican Women announce series of upcoming meetings

The Union County Republican Women is a group of dedicated Republicans who meet monthly to discuss current events and listen to keynote speakers promote conservative ideals and other issues of the day. Below is a list of meeting dates and agendas. These meetings are not just for women, men are invited to and do attend […]

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BNA Bank to host 24th annual Tallahatchie River Run September 21

Baptist Hospital sponsoring Kids Challenge The 24th Annual BNA Bank Tallahatchie River Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, in coordination with the Tallahatchie RiverFest in downtown New Albany. Approximately 500 runners will gather at 8:30 a.m. on the Tallahatchie River Bridge to run a challenging 5k course. “The Tallahatchie course is known to be […]

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Tallahatchie on Tap Saturday will offer sampling of variety of craft and specialty beers

The third annual Tallahatchie on Tap is an outdoor beer tasting event with local food, live music and folk art that will be held on the Tallahatchie Riverbank downtown in New Albany on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. Live music will be performed by the Cake Walkers from Oxford. Punch cards will […]

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Coming Events week of September 19th

College and career night set for Sept. 30 The New Albany/Union County College & Career Night will be held Monday, Sept. 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the New Albany High School practice gym and at the Career and Technical Center. Local business and industry representatives, college admissions counselors, and armed forces representatives will […]

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Toyota presents $5 million check to CREATE Foundation

Toyota Wellspring Education Fund committee announces grant recipients This past week Toyota officials presented $5 million to CREATE Foundation, the fourth annual installment of Toyota’s pledge of $50 million to enhance public education. In 2007, Toyota committed to donate $50 million over a 10-year period to enhance public education in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties. […]

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Auditor demands $398,000 from Golding

From staff reports The state auditor’s office has made a civil demand for payment by former Union County Medical Examiner-Investigator Mark Golding in the amount of $398,418.83. This comes after auditors discovered Golding had submitted false claims totaling $276,591.56 to the Union County Board of Supervisors for death investigations he did not perform. Additionally, the […]

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