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Faulkner and Folk Art exhibit opens, winners announced

Awards were given in the categories of interpretation of this year’s selection, “A Light in August,” interpretation of Faulkner, the man, and general Faulkner folk art. Winners are: 1st John Steele Davis, Water Valley, for “Lena Grove” 2nd Maria Tucci Hughes, Baldwyn “Wagon Road” Oil Painting, 3rd Hakey Yurkow, New Albany, Glass etching on reclaimed […]

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Literary winners announced

One of the first things those attending the Faulkner Literary Luncheon Friday learned was that the book title, “Midnight to Guntown,” had nothing to do with time. Guest speaker John Hailman, who has a widely extensive resume in law enforcement and journalism, spent much of the time telling stories about some of the many and […]

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Absentee voting starts this week for Nov. general election

Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said absentee ballots should be ready by mid-week for those who are qualified due to their being away from their precincts on election day, Nov. 8. Anyone who needs to update voter information should do so before Oct. 8 to avoid a possible delay in being allowed to vote. […]

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Ollie Otter teaches kids to buckle up

Children at New Albany Elementary School now know about Mississippi’s booster seat law after a visit from a delightful furry mascot named Ollie Otter.  The law requires that children ages 4 – 7 must be in booster seats if they are under 4’9” tall or under 65 pounds. Ollie Otter says “You Otter Buckle Up!” […]

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Supervisors try again on bridge contract

The Union County Board of Supervisor accepted bids Monday, trying again to award a contract to build a new bridge on County Road 137 after initial bids were considered much too high. They still did not get a bid as low as the engineer’s estimate, but at least got closer. The bidding this time was […]

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Main Street drainage work delayed

Mayor Tim Kent said work to place a box culvert under Main Street beneath the Tanglefoot Trail bridge is being delayed, partly because officials do not want to risk having the street blocked during the Tallahatchie RiverFest that will be held nearby. Some work may be done on placing culverts in the creek beside the […]

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NAES students study Constitution

Mr. Glenn Reeder’s Excel class studying the Constitution. Mr. Roberts, Assistant Principal, has also reported facts about the Constitution over the intercom each morning for all of the students this week.

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‘Y’all vote’ site launches, allows Mississippians to change voter registration information online

Mississippians no longer have to leave the comfort of their home or office to change their existing voter registration information. ‘Y’all Vote’ — located at www.yallvote.sos.ms.gov — launched Wednesday in connection with National Voter Registration Month.  The site allows citizens already registered to vote to change their voter-roll information by submitting an online application, and […]

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Northeast ushers in homecoming

BOONEVILLE, Miss. — Northeast Mississippi Community College Student Government Association (SGA) has a variety of events lined up to help the college celebrate its fifty-ninth homecoming. On Monday, Sept. 26, Northeast’s Sodexo cafeteria staff moved its operations out to the quad area surround the fountain for “Lunch on the Lawn” from 11 a.m. to 1:30 […]

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Center Hill Baptist Church news

By Tommie Cooper Bro. Hall sang a special, “My Home a Beautiful Song to God.” His message was in Revelations 22:8-21. The title of the message was “Final Warning.” Verse 13: “I am Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end first and last.” Verse 21: ‘The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with […]

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