Archive | November, 2012

Amory, Aberdeen host Christmas parades this week

The county’s Christmas parades continue Monday and Tuesday in Amory and Aberdeen and wrap up Dec. 15 in Smithville. Here’s the rundown: Amory The Amory Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3. Grand marshal will be Amory’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Kevin Crook. Local school bands will participate. Characters appearing […]

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Officials listen to retirees' concerns in town hall meeting

ABERDEEN – Intended for retirees’ needs, a town hall meeting aimed at that demographic slid off course Nov. 19 to an overall picture of opinions to better the town for everyone. “My reason for leaving Aberdeen when I was 24 was to make money support my family, but I came back 19 years ago after […]

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Mississippi State student captures life through different angle

ABERDEEN – Simply put, Rebekah Trotter sees opportunities when looking through the lens of a camera. Images she’s captured have provided opportunities for the Mississippi State senior to showcase her works most recently in a thesis exhibition entitled, “Commune.” Though she didn’t grow up with a 35 mm camera in her hands, she spent plenty […]

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Ghosts of establishments passed a haunting reminder of what once was

It’s like asking me what a sip of Billy Beer tastes like. Children born of this date forward might only know of Ho Hos and Ding Dongs from the older people’s recollections and pop references to the 20th Century and a few years after. Hostess’ recent move to file for bankruptcy is another case of […]

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It's a wonderful life and the season can make it even more so

I love this time of the year. I am always anticipating the Christmas movies that come on television. Actually, there is an occasional Christmas movie that will come on all throughout the year, but they actually start about the second week in November. I am not much on technology, but one thing I really like […]

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Obituaries, Nov. 14, 2012

Ralph Harold Tate HARTSELLE, Ala. – Ralph Harold Tate, 69, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born Oct. 1, 1943, in Monroe County to Ausie Ralph Tate and Lillie Mae Easter Tate. He graduated from Hatley High School, Itawamba Community College and received a B.S. from Mississippi State University, […]

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Obituaries, Nov. 7, 2012

Bettye Lenoir ABERDEEN – Bettye Hudson Lenoir, 81, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Pioneer Garden Suites in Aberdeen after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 15, 1930, to James William Hudson and Annie Montgomery Hudson in Durant. She graduated from Aberdeen High School, where she was Miss AHS, and she attended MSCW for […]

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Obituaries, Oct. 31, 2012

Annie B. Daniels ABERDEEN – Annie B. Daniels, 72, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at her home. Services were at 2 p.m. Oct. 24 at Ebernezer M.B. Church with the Rev. Willie Mack Payne officiating. Burial was in Ebernezer Church Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen was in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include […]

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Obituaries, Oct. 24, 2012

Veraline Barnes AMORY – Veraline Crawford Barnes, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Amory. She was born Feb. 23, 1922, in Amory to Clifton and Cealia Haynes Crawford. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church and a graduate of M.C.T.S./West Amory High School. She later moved to […]

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Obituaries, Oct. 17, 2012

Mae Bickerstaff NETTLETON – Eula Mae Bickerstaff, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Oak Tree Plantation in Amory after a long illness. She was born on May 26, 1927, in Arkansas to Homer Ellis and Letha Dean Brown. She had lived in Monroe County most of her life. She was a retired seamstress and […]

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