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Friday Night Lights: Deep ball upends Bulldogs

Itawamba opened the second game of the 2016 season with a statement. Senior quarterback Austin King hit receiver Caleb Whittle for a 68 yard touchdown pass on the first snap of the ball, and the Indians went up 7-0 on the Bulldogs en route to a 21-7 win. Both teams racked up over a 100 […]

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Urchins tame the Lions in shutout win

ELLISTOWN – East Union opened up their offense by mixing in some passing with the heavy-duty ground game and downed the Hamilton Lions 48-0 on Thursday. The Urchin offensive line opened up huge holes for Joel Wilkinson to run through as the sophomore running back ran for 184 yards and a touchdown on just eight […]

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Easy riding ahead

Crews from APAC Paving had milled Bankhead Street and were applying a leveling layer to fill in holes Wednesday before coming back with the final layer of asphalt. The project, from Hwy. 15 to the western edge of the city, was expected to be completed this week. Next, the city will install a box culvert […]

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County schools still among top in state

Another round of test scores was released last week, showing once again that Union County Schools consistently remains one of the top school districts in the state. According to Assistant Superintendent Windy Faulkner, the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) scores released last week are all the more impressive for a couple of reasons. “This is the […]

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Rickey Scaggs to headline Tallahatchie RiverFest in Oct.

While the fall brings with it cooler weather and football, for New Albany it also brings a popular two-day event – The Tallahatchie RiverFest. The RiverFest, normally held on the last weekend in September, has been moved two weeks later this year to Oct. 7 and 8.  According to Sean Johnson, New Albany’s tourism director, […]

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Wife accused of shooting husband six times

A Myrtle woman is free on $150,000 bond, charged with aggravated domestic assault for shooting her estranged husband, Doug. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said Cathy White, 30, was arrested and charged about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after the investigation into the reported shooting. Edwards said his department got a call about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday that a shooting […]

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Police charge two teens with armed robbery of merchant

New Albany police made a quick arrest following an alleged armed robbery at Trio Sales on East Bankhead Street Tuesday afternoon. Police Chief Chris Robertson said two black males entered the store in the Sunflower Shopping Center about 1:30 p.m. “One pulled a handgun on the owner and demanded his wallet and cell phone,” the […]

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Sales tax won’t have to be paid on guns, other weapons and accessories this weekend

Most people are familiar with the tax-free weekend created in part to help families save money on fall clothes for students. Likely somewhat less familiar is the so-called “Second Amendment” Sales Tax Holiday enacted by the legislature in 2014. This is also a tax-free weekend, but the exemption on retail sales tax applies only to […]

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City, county school board races finally get one candidate

With only two weeks left before the deadline, Union County finally got one candidate who officially qualified for one of the school board seats that will be on the November ballot. According to the Union County Circuit Clerk’s office, incumbent Mickey Basil was certified to run for his seat representing the Second Union County School […]

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Labor Day holiday to affect community services

Governmental offices, schools and some businesses will close Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The holiday will affect solid-waste collection in New Albany with no service on Monday. The Monday route will be collected Tuesday and the Tuesday route will be collected Wednesday. County officials had not determined their schedule as […]

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Emergency funds application deadline is Aug. 29

The local board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program is now accepting applications for fiscal year 2015 Phase 33 Funds. Funds awarded to Union County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these […]

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Local resident report being victim of jury duty scam

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a nationwide telephone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. Local residents have reported that several in this community have been called with […]

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Tanglefoot Trail good, but needs more signs

The Tanglefoot Trail has proved to be of more value to our community than almost anyone imagined. Even now, people are just starting to realize we have barely dipped into its potential and are beginning, finally, to develop projects that enhance it. The county library, along with city and county officials are working – albeit […]

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Ellistown Breezes

Margaret McCraw 534-4484 Just a word of thanks to Rio and the many athletes who so wonderfully entertained us for the past two weeks. I so enjoyed the beautiful landscape and appreciate Tom Brokaw for his trip through the rain forest. The scenery was beautiful. Couldn’t you just feel the friendly hospitality of the Brazilian […]

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