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Steve Patterson: “Baloney is not cheap!”

June 13, 2019 // 5 Comments

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. –Adolf Hitler   Alabama’s Governor George C. Wallace once appeared on a Sunday talk show during his heyday as a demagogic segregationist. There, he proclaimed a profound truth — one that has stood the test of time, and [More]

The evolution of Civil War images discussed at Museum Moments

November 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

Civil war images, both drawings and photographs, were the topic of the Museum Moments program Nov. 15 at the Union County Heritage Museum. Historian Rebekah Rinehart’s presentation included a slide show of the work artists and photographers produced 150 years ago. Line drawings were reproduced in periodic [More]

If your church is 100 years old, it should be on the Hallelujah Trail

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Museum celebrates spiritual history of Union County with Hallelujah Trail  The Hallelujah Trail is one way that the Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum will commemorate the Mississippi Bicentennial in Union County. The project has been funded by a $7,500 grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council [More]

“Situation hopeless, but not impossible!”

February 13, 2017 // 3 Comments

By Steve Patterson   Dear Mr. President,   Steve Patterson, December 2015 I am a man of straightforward candor, so let me go ahead and clear the deck. I don’t like you. I have voiced my dislike for your bravado and otherwise distinctive “style,” both in writing and to any and all who sought [More]

Trump’s new way of doing business: Of course he fired Sally Yates!

February 1, 2017 // 1 Comment

I was very happy that Hillary Clinton lost the election and have been trying to be just as happy that Donald Trump won. Trump’s juvenile bragging and outright rudeness trouble me.  For better or worse, though, he brings to Washington a new way of doing business. Trump insists on being the leader, expects those [More]

Trump: a small chip off the Old Hickory block?

January 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

I was born for the storm and a calm does not suit me.Andrew Jackson Comparing Donald Trump with Andrew Jackson is currently a popular pursuit. Is the incoming 45th President of the United States similar to the 7th President, will he govern in the same style? Is that possibility a good thing or a bad thing? We will not [More]

Deputy escapes serious injuries in Wednesday wreck

February 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Union County deputy sheriff and another driver escaped serious injury in a two car wreck Wednesday afternoon, February 24. Deputy Sheriff Avery Adair was responding to an emergency call when the vehicle he was driving collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 15 and County Road 101, the Ingomar [More]

The Islamic-Christian conflict, Part II: circa WWI

December 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Most people in Union County, indeed most Americans, had given scant thought to Islam before September 11, 2001. Until then, for most people, Islam and its conflicts had been, as in the title of George M. Cohan’s World War I song, “Over There.” That all changed the morning Islamists hijacked four [More]

The Islamic-Christian conflict, Part I: the first 1300 years

November 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done, is what shall be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 That which is happening in the Middle East in 2015 is what was happening in the Middle East 14 centuries ago. That which happened in Europe last [More]

Legends and Lore Cemetary tour to be September 19th

September 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Come out and join the Tallahatchie River Players on Saturday September 19, 2015 starting at 4 pm and ending at dusk for the 2015 Legends and Lore Cemetery Tour at the City Cemetery. The TRP has partnered with the Union County Heritage Museum to bring the stories of some of our area to life! Visit with William [More]
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