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Home Run Derby

Mooreville tops Lady Urchins in slowpitch slugfest ELLISTOWN – East Union and Mooreville locked up in a home run battle and the Lady Troopers out-homered the Lady Urchins by a nine to five margin and outscored them 18-16 to take the win on Tuesday. The home run ball was more impressive in the run total […]

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County Champs

Walk-off homer lifts Lady Falcons over East Union for 2016 title INGOMAR – Ingomar and East met for the Union County Slowpitch Championship in the day’s final game and the Lady Falcons won 9-8 in the bottom of the seventh on Lauren Thompson’s walkoff home run with no outs. Ingomar had earlier tied the game […]

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Urchins host Hamilton in Thursday’s home opener

East Union will have a short week as they will play host to Hamilton on Thursday in their second game of the season. East Union is coming off an impressive offensive performance as the Urchins ran for 492 yards in their game at Falkner. The Urchin line opened big holes for Joel Wilkinson to run […]

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Long ball drops Lady Hawks

MYRTLE – South Pontotoc played long ball against Myrtle and their five home runs that drove in eight runs proved to be the difference as they defeated the Lady Hawks 18-11 on Monday. Myrtle took an early 5-1 lead after an inning, sparked by Karlie Bolden’s two-run homer, but South Pontotoc began to find the […]

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Latest city school test scores good

New Albany School Superintendent Jackie Ford is generally pleased with the MAP test scores released this past week – among the highest in the state – but noted caution. “I don’t want to get too excited,” he said. “The ratings will come out in October.” Those ratings are rankings from “A” down to “F” based […]

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Multi-faceted author John Hailman to be guest speaker at Faulkner Literary Luncheon

Author John Hailman will be the guest speaker at the annual Literary Luncheon on Sept. 24 at noon at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany. Awards for the William Faulkner Literary Competition 2016 will also be presented at the luncheon. Hailman began his writing career as a columnist for the Washington Post. He […]

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Delinquent tax land sale something of misnomer

About 10 pages filled with names of those who have not paid county property taxes appeared in Wednesday’s issue this past week as well as today’s. Next Monday, Aug. 29, the tax assessor-collector will hold a public sale of the approximately 1,000 parcels that have unpaid tax. It sounds like a big deal, but assessor-collector […]

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Paul Rainey museum program returns by popular demand

The Life of Paul Rainey will be presented for the second time by popular demand on Thursday, Aug. 25, at noon at the Union County Heritage Museum. Renelda Owen, Delta State University English Department, will present the interesting stories of the adventuresome life of the late millionaire who came to Union and Tippah Counties at […]

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County to replace roof on supervisors’ building

The Union County Board of Supervisors voted to spend $20,200 for a new roof on their building at Monday’s weekly board meeting. The building, purchased several years ago, was the former law offices of Talmadge Littlejohn, and was acquired because of its location across the street from the chancery court building and a lack of […]

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Ingomar Baptist Church dedicates sanctuary

On Sunday, Aug. 21, the congregation of Ingomar Baptist Church welcomed 480 people to her new sanctuary for the first time, dedicating that building for worship, praise, and service to God. The building, which sits atop a hill on CR 101 in Ingomar community, seats over 500, and is adjacent to the current campus. Ingomar […]

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School menus for Aug. 29-Sept. 2

New Albany school menu for Aug. 29-Sept. 2   Elementary School   Monday, Aug. 29 Corn Dog, Meatloaf, Baby Carrots w/ Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Chilled Diced Pears, Assorted Fruit Juices, Biscuit Whole Grain, Vanilla Pudding, Fat Free Chocolate Milk, Skim Milk, One Percent Milk   Tuesday, Aug. 30 Sausage Pizza, Red Beans and Rice with […]

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Furniture, Cancer Center openings confirm worth of community

By Lisa Bryant General Manager New Albany had a very good week last week. In Friday’s paper you read that New Albany celebrated two openings. Emerald Furniture held their ribbon cutting on Friday morning. What was encouraging to me was not only did a company choose Union County to establish their business, but in the […]

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Letter: Thanks to community for generosity in aiding Louisiana flood victims

August 21, 2016   A Letter to the Public,   The folks of New Albany and Union County are exceptionally generous. On Sunday evening, an 18-wheeler crammed-jammed full of supplies to aid those flood-stricken homeless citizens of Southeast Louisiana left Roberts Trucking after literally hundreds of local individuals gave and gave and gave for the […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary On Aug. 14, flowers were placed on the pulpit in memory of Raymond Owen by Chris Long and Jimmy Shirley. He died several years ago from leukemia. On the card they wrote “In memory of our friend “Leroy!” Leroy must have been a nickname Chris and Jimmy called Raymond. We sure do miss Raymond […]

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