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Lady Falcons overcome slow start and advance to Jackson

INGOMAR – Ingomar started Friday’s game against JZ George in the most sluggish fashion, but the Lady Falcons were able to use a strong second half to post the 63-37 win. “Looking back on it after you know the result, it wasn’t fun to go through it, but I’m kinda glad to have a bit […]

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Blue Devils ground the Hawks in division championship

ENTERPRISE – Ashland was clicking on all cylinders offensively as they won handily by a 90-40 final in the Division 2-1A boys championship at West Union. The Blue Devils began the game on a 7-0 run only to have Myrtle fight back to within a point at 11-10, but Ashland was able to find the […]

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Lady Urchins roll past Riverside

ELLISTOWN – Kallie Roberts led East Union to a huge first quarter as she connected on five three-pointers and a total of six on the night in the Lady Urchins 86-40 win in 2A girls basketball. “It felt good to get ahead in the first quarter since it was a playoff game,” Roberts said. “They […]

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Hawks clip Eagles in closing seconds

ENTERPRISE – West Union saw an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter evaporate in the closing seconds as Dillon Kennon’s three-point bomb with 21.4 seconds gave Myrtle the 65-63 lead and win on Thursday in Division 2-1A boys action. Myrtle trailed 46-35 early in the fourth quarter, but the Hawks fought their way back to […]

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East Union closes season with senior night split decision

ELLISTOWN – East Union closed out the regular season of basketball with mixed results as the Lady Urchins downed Wheeler 61-37 while the Urchins lost in the nightcap, 71-44. The Lady Urchins raced out to a 23-0 lead after a quarter and breezed to the win as they did not allow a point until Wheeler […]

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East Union Men’s and Women’s Bowling teams qualify for the State championship tournament

The East Union Men finished second behind Kossuth and were led by Sam Lewis’s high series 768 with a high game of 247. Lewis and Larry Robbins (748, 213) were both selected All-Region. East Union Women finished fourth behind Kossuth, Tupelo Christian Preparatory School, and Mantachie. The girls earned a wild card entry and were […]

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County schools name Teachers of the Year

Myrtle Attendance Center teacher Laura Byers Stockstill has been voted both Teacher of the Year for her school and for the Union County School District. Other Union County Teachers of the Year include Kim Sanders from West Union, Jana Edwards from Ingomar and Heidi Brock from East Union. Stockstill is the wife of Eugene Stockstill […]

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Supervisors seek grant for courthouse restoration

The Union County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to seek grant monies to help pay for restoration work at the Union County Courthouse. The county will apply for a $148,000 Community Heritage Preservation grant to pay for the installation of a metal cornice, masonry and additional fees related to the exterior of the building. “This […]

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NA Cares Week at Boys & Girls Club

Harris looks to create NA Cares week

NEW ALBANY – What began as her own community service project turned into something more for New Albany teenager Hannah Harris. Since November, Harris has been involved with the Boys and Girls Club of New Albany, teaching club members the value of giving back to their community. “We’ve done different projects,” Harris, a sophomore at […]

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Union County teachers of the year

Toyota presents awards to city, county teachers of the year

Toyota Wellspring Education Fund at CREATE Foundation presented Teacher of the Year awards to New Albany and Union County selected teachers at a joint meeting of both school boards Monday night. Mike Staten, representing the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund, presented the awards. “As teachers you provide so much more to your students than education,” Staten […]

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West Union’s Heard named Athletic Director of the Year

For work as the Athletic Director at West Union Attendance Center, Penny Heard was awarded quite the surprise. During a conference for athletic directors in Biloxi, Miss in January, Heard was named the Athletic Director of the Year for Class 1A, 2A, and 3A. “I was so surprised,” Heard said, “And the really cool thing […]

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MYRTLE – The second match up for West Union and Myrtle in Division 2-1A went to the Hawks. What was a closely played contest through three quarters ended with a 70-62 final score as Myrtle used a fourth quarter run to pull away from the Eagles and grab the win. “When you are playing teams about […]

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Lady Bulldogs fall to Richland in soccer playoffs

RICHLAND – New Albany girls had their playoff run stopped in the second round by Richland for the second consecutive year as the Lady Rangers defeated the Lady Bulldogs 3-0 on Saturday. “First of all, it was tough losing a heartbreaker like that,” New Albany girls coach Bert Anderson said. “The first 15 minutes of […]

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