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By Lou McQuary On Aug. 14, flowers were placed on the pulpit in memory of Raymond Owen by Chris Long and Jimmy Shirley. He died several years ago from leukemia. On the card they wrote “In memory of our friend “Leroy!” Leroy must have been a nickname Chris and Jimmy called Raymond. We sure do miss Raymond […]

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Klarksyn Denise Coleman birth announcement

Matthew and Katlin Coleman of New Albany announce the birth of their daughter, Klarksyn Denise Coleman, born July 19 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Union County. She weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and measured 20 inches long. She is welcomed home by a brother, John Alan Coleman, 2 years. Her grandparents are Mickey and Karen Boyette […]

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Wilder to celebrate 90th birthday

Edith Wilder will be celebrating her 90th birthday from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Aug. 27 at Pleasant Hill CAC.  All family and friends are invited to attend.  No presents please.  Birthday cards are welcomed.

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Purvis couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

Bro. and Mrs. Enoch Purvis were married July 4, 1946 in Blue Mountain in the home of the Rev. S. V. Gullett. Bro. Gullett performed the ceremony. Enoch is the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Purvis of Blue Springs and Loyce is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Otis Reed […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker Hurricane residents are preparing for the upcoming dove season that will be the big news for the Labor Day holiday. The homecoming at Union Nazarene Church will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with Bro. James Pardee preaching. The traditional noon meal will be held in the fellowship hall. […]

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Center Hill Baptist Church news

By Tommie Cooper In Wednesday night’s Bible study, Bro. Hall was teaching in Galatians 4:3-6, I John 5:1 and Matthew 24. We had brotherhood Sunday, Aug. 21, with Bro. Troy Montgomery with a good bunch of men. We had a good crowd for preaching today. Shoeboxes need soap, washcloths and deodorant. Bro. Hall sang a […]

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Mississippi Law Enforcement Shows Zero Tolerance for Drunk Drivers

As the summer winds down, this traditionally festive time has also become one of the most dangerous times on Mississippi’s roads, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. Approximately one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers. Nationwide, someone is killed in a drunk-driving crash every 53 […]

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Local students selected for ICC Indian Delegation

Members of Itawamba Community College’s Indian Delegation have been selected for 2016-17 and they include some Union County area students. On the Fulton Campus they include Paige Imel of Aberdeen; Adrian Moffett, Hunter Holley, Hayden Plunkett, Ryan Williams, all of Amory; Laken Jones, Taylor Kelley, both of Belden; Madison Colley of Corinth; Makayla Hathcock of […]

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The 5th Annual Mississippi Craft Show

1000-plus years of combined crafting experience come together all under one roof at the 5th annual Mississippi Craft Show. Showcasing the hand crafting excellence of Mississippi artisans the event will span two days on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, at the Trade Mart, State Fairgrounds in Jackson. Featuring a selection of Mississippi’s finest […]

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Olympics in New Albany – First Grade Style

First graders at New Albany Elementary School recently completed a unit of study on the Olympics.  As a part of the study, the students were allowed to share with the class the Olympic games and athletes they had watched the previous night.  Students also learned about the history of the Olympics and how it has changed over […]

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Early entry registration ends Aug. 31 for Tanglefoot Ride

David Helms Pontotoc Progress   Persons interested in participating in the first Tanglefoot Hub Bicycle Ride have one more week to register at an “early entry” discounted rate. A featured event of that day’s Bodock Festival in Pontotoc, the Tanglefoot Hub Bicycle Ride is scheduled for Saturday morning, Sept. 17, beginning at 8 a.m. Hub […]

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Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage. The summer months are among the most challenging times of years to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. Many regular donors delay giving while they take vacation and […]

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Urchins swim past Eagles in opener

Joel Wilkinson scored early and often as the sophomore running back rushed for 292 yards on 19 carries and five touchdowns in the Urchins 47-25 win over Falkner. East Union scored first on Wilkinson’s 38-yard run and never trailed in the game. Zach Penny recovered a Falkner fumble and returned it 31 yards to to […]

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Friday Night Lights: Defensive battle goes to Bulldogs

NEW ALBANY – One pass made all the difference. The Bulldogs 7-0 win over Bruce in the season opener came in the first quarter as quarterback Sam McMillin hit senior wide receiver Sam Cagle with a touchdown pass. “It was all we needed,” McMillin said, “It was enough.” Following that score, the two offenses entered into […]

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