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Ruby Little

Ruby M. Fortune Little, 89, of New Albany, died July 22, 2010 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born October 30, 1920 in New Albany to the late Arthur and Maggie Taylor Fortune. She was retired from Stratford. She was a member of the 2nd Half Quilting Club of Bethlehem. She was […]

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Helen C. Taylor

Helen C. Taylor of New Albany passed away July 22, 2010. She is survived by her daughter Katherine T. Guyton of Atlanta, Ga., two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Picnic “fun” at reunion

Well, it’s over. And I have to admit, it was better than I expected. I’m talking about my wife’s 40th high-school reunion in Independence, Ky., a suburb of Cincinnati. We drove to Kentucky last week to visit Jenny’s parents and attend her once-every-10-years high-school event. I like visiting her parents, perhaps even more so because […]

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Betty Smith

Betty Claire Starkey Smith, age 78, of Etta, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at her residence. She was born April 13, 1932 in Myrtle to the late Chester Starkey and Ollie Renfrow Starkey. She was retired from 35 years of working at Denton Mills where she was the personnel manager. She was a volunteer for […]

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Ruth Turner

Ruth Russell Turner, 92, of Greenwood, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Rest Haven Retirement Home in Ripley, Miss. Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Wilson & Knight Chapel in Greenwood, Miss. Visitation was held Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 1 p.m. until service time at Wilson & Knight […]

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James Shumpert

James Roy Shumpert, 56, of New Albany, died Monday, July 26, 2010 at the North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 25 from 2-5 p.m. at the Serenity Chapel in New Albany. Services will be held Thursday, July 29th at 1 p.m. at the United House of Prayer in Blue […]

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Not the best grandpa

Being a grandparent comes naturally to some people. I am not one of them. It’s not that I don’t like kids. I love kids and have three of them. Two are married and the third, Joe, is headed off to college next month. I take pride in their successes and feel their hurt when they […]

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Historic Northside District Garden Club, May 2010

Lynn Madden   The Historic Northside District Garden Club met at the First United Methodist Church on May 27, 2010.    Sixteen members and three guests enjoyed salads brought by the members, sandwiches brought by Beverly James, and home made ice cream brought by Jean Ashcraft.  Members present were Jean Ashcraft, Anita Buster, Ninabeth Capaning, […]

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Yuck! Losing weight fast

The pressure is on at our house. We’ve made no real progress and there are only 10 days left. It all started in early May when Marlene, a friend of my wife’s from high school, came to visit, and she and Jenny started talking about their upcoming high-school reunion. Well, they didn’t really spend much […]

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Bill Tate

William “Bill” Carl Tate, 77, of New Albany, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 at his residence.  He was born Sept. 4, 1932 in New Albany to the late Carl Lee Tate and Laura Griffith Tate.  He was retired employee of the New Albany City Schools.  He was a Mason, a member of the New Albany […]

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New Century Club, April 2010

  Anna Quinn   The New Century Club of New Albany met on the afternoon of April 7 in the Union County Library with Lou Ann Staggs as hostess.  Mrs. Staggs served a delicious dessert plate to the members present:  Colette Cross, Jean Dillard, Linda Everett, Michelle Hagins, Joy Hill, Libby Harrison, Anne Holmes, Carolyn […]

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Getting off the couch

I had no idea ya’ll were so much fun! When I rushed home after work on Friday, I didn’t feel much like going out again. At the end of the week, I’m usually ready to loaf. But we’d been talking all week about Sam Mosley’s concert on the courthouse lawn, so Jenny and Joe were […]

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New Albany Garden Club, April 2010

Anita Buster   The New Albany Garden Club met April 8, 2010, in the home of Elizabeth Skinner, with Lori Henson and Laura Fennell serving as co-hostesses.  The floral arrangement entitled Spring Feverwas provided by Susan Feather.   Rheta Ann West, president-elect presided over the meeting in the absence of President Grace Provence.  Mrs. West […]

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Tax money on upswing

A significant increase in New Albany sales tax collections is welcome news as the city begins work on its budget for the coming fiscal year. The latest sales tax numbers, for May, showed a 10.5 percent increase in collections.  Some have suggested that the increase is attributable to the decision by voters to allow the […]

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