Photo by Dennis Clayton

Falcons rally for win

INGOMAR – Late in the fourth quarter, Ingomar trailed Coldwater in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs. Not only did the Falcons need a big play, they needed someone to step up and lead the team. They got both in senior Laquain Foster, who turned a turnover earned by Ingomar’s defense into […]

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Urchins fall to Chieftains’ scoring surge

OKOLONA – East Union started out hot on Tuesday, sinking five three-pointers in the opening minutes of their Class 2A playoff game, but the Urchins came up short losing 70-55 to the Okolona Chieftains. East Union’s 17-16 lead at the end of the first quarter was led by the efforts of Hunter Nobles, who earned […]

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Rebels season ended by Hornets

Hickory Flat’s playoff run ended on Tuesday as the Rebels lost 80-64 to John F. Kennedy High School in the Hornets’ second half comeback. Rebels leading scorers Randtail Isom and Hunter Mason both posted double-doubles in their final game. Isom scored 29 points and earned 10 rebounds, while Mason added 23 points and 10 rebounds. […]

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New Albany holds off Greenwood to advance

New Albany gained a narrow 53-52 victory on Tuesday, defeating Greenwood in the opening round of the Class 4A state playoffs. “I feel that our offensive execution and our kids’ willingness to match their (Greenwood) physicality on both ends of the court were definitely the keys to the win,” New Albany coach Brad Gray said. […]

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Ingomar Lady Falcons 2-1A Tournament Champions front left: Ashley Forester, Allie Williams, Maggie Smithey, Gara Beth Self, Sydney Roberts, Carson Grisham. Back: Morgan Nance, Laura Hogue, Abbie Williams, Abby Deaton, Dylan Reeder, Jakayla Banks, Lauren Wooley, Hope Mason, Lauren Thompson, Mallory Russell, Lindsay Hall, Coach Trent Adair. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Falcons win division tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ASHLAND – Ingomar’s Lady Falcons rallied in the second half to win the Division 2-1A tournament championship on Saturday, defeating Ashland 45-35. Ingomar trailed 27-20 with 4:05 left in the third quarter, but the Lady Falcons went on a 25-8 run to close the game and take the win. “We did have […]

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Ellistown Breezes for Feb. 27, 2015

By Margaret McCraw Deepest sympathy to the families of Dean Pannell who recently died. I enjoyed a nice visit last Saturday, Feb. 21, from my cousins who live in Memphis and Horn Lake.  First cousin Hulan “Jack” Roberts, age 95, and his two sons, Jerry and Mike.  He lost his oldest son Jackie in early […]

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Eastern Lights for Feb. 27, 2015

By Loretta Easley Hello to Twanda Little who is improving nicely after a short illness.  She is always busy with household chores.  By the way, she is a good cook also. The weather may be icy before you read this. Spring weather only last a few days and then winter sets in again this time […]

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Cornersville-Blythe for Feb. 27, 2015

By Martha Hardy Greetings from the very cold Hardy hilltop. We have really been having some wintertime weather. We all talk about the weather, but can’t do anything about it so we just might as well roll with the tide. The weather was indirectly responsible for my having missed church Sunday morning as I could […]

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Beautification committee set to finish street sign project

For seven years now, the New Albany City Beautification Committee has been placing decorative street signs in neighborhoods throughout New Albany. There have been 314 decorative street signs put up since the inception of this project, which was 2008, at a cost of $117, 750. The remaining street signs have been approved to be purchased […]

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Ingomar rallies late to post win

(B) Ingomar 71, Coldwater 65 Ingomar rallied from a 63-56 deficit, going on a 15-2 run to close the contest and win in the first round of State 1A playoffs on Tuesday. The game featured 10 lead changes plus numerous ties, with the largest lead only being seven points. Ingomar held an early lead by […]

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Disappointed in editorial

Dear Editor: In regard to the Gazette’s recent editorial opinion voicing opposition to private and home school, I am disappointed with the paper’s failure to objectively examine both sides of this issue. Yes, public school is the right choice for most parents and students. But, private school and home school exactly meet the needs of […]

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Toyota production

The Toyota manufacturing plant in Union County reached another milestone this month – the production of the 500,000th Corolla to roll off the assembly line since the plant opened in 2011. The plant produced about 189,000 Corollas in 2014, which is a new high in annual production at the facility in Blue Springs. And the […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Checking over my resume

Sunday afternoon I was looking over my resume on the computer. Now don’t jump to any conclusions. I’m not looking for another job. Some days I struggle enough just trying to do this one. No, I was looking back over it to see if there was anything on there that was an exaggeration. That’s a […]

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Extension Office renovation effort hampered by higher-than-expected bids

Union County supervisors opened bids Monday for a project to renovate the Union County-MSU Extension Office at the fairgrounds, but it was not clear whether the project would proceed. The concrete block building, more than 60 years old, has interior wall damage, ceiling damage and water drainage problems in that it sits on a flat […]

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