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Urchins sink the Vikings with huge fourth

ELLISTOWN – East Union blew open a tight game with an eight run fourth and cruised past North Pontotoc 12-5 and secured the top seed in Region 3 of NEMCABB baseball pool play at East Union. Thomas Gentry got the onslaught of runs started with his two-RBI double as East Union put runners on by […]

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East Union wins regional opener in NEMCABB

ELLISTOWN – East Union won the opening game in their pool play regional by the final of 9-5 over Baldwyn in six innings in the time-shortened contest. Cade Bell worked five innings and allowed only one hit while striking out four. Baldwyn scored two runs against Bell, both unearned. East Union took a 3-0 lead […]

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County schools ask for 4 percent tax hike

The Union County School District’s Board of Trustees is expected to approve a $24 million budget for the fiscal year 2016-2017 that includes a four percent ad valorem tax increase request when it meets Monday, June 27. Under the budget proposal, which was presented to the board Monday night, the amount of ad valorem tax […]

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A head of his class

Payton Jordan grew this 13-pound cabbage as part of a garden project at New Albany Elementary School. It measures 48 inches around. The third-grader’s mother said they didn’t do anything special, but just appear to have good soil in their Wells Chapel neighborhood. Payton is the son of Pat and Kelli Jordan.

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Festival to include music, patriotism

Union Countians will get a double dose of entertainment mixed with patriotism this weekend as the Levitt-AMP concert series moves a day earlier to make way for the FreedomFest Saturday. The free Levitt concert series, spread over 10 consecutive Saturdays, will be Friday instead. New Albany legend Sam Mosley with the Mosley Johnson Band and […]

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Clayton is rising star in world of arm wrestling

New Albany and Union County have received recognition for various sports achievements lately but we have one champion few people may be aware of. Rance Clayton is proving to be a top contender in the rapidly-growing sport of arm wrestling. In fact, in a couple of months he plans to turn professional and this weekend […]

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Prather is new First United Methodist pastor

First Methodist Church is has announced and welcomes Dr. Tim Prather as the church’s new Senior Pastor.  June 26 will be Dr. Prather’s first Sunday at First Methodist Church. Dr. Prather graduated from McNairy Central High School in Selmer, Tenn.   He earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 1996 from Austin Peay […]

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Pavilion under construction along Tanglefoot Trail

Work is nearly done on the Tanglefoot Trail pavilion being constructed next to the warm-up station off Carter Avenue. Provided by the trail commission, the structure will be available for public use and city officials plan to add an access street to the area, probably running from Gulf Street.

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Museum Madness focuses on music

Cadillac Funk bandleader Andrew Yurkow taught youngsters about rhythm song during Museum Madness. The week-long discovery program is an annual event of the Union County Heritage Museum specializing in hands-on programs.

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MSU lists local graduates, honors

Mississippi State University honor graduates from Union County include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their specific levels of recognition and the minimum required averages for each, based on a 4.0 scale, include: summa cum laude, 3.80; magna cum laude, 3.60; and […]

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NAHS honor roll students recognized at awards ceremony

The following students have been on the honor roll for the first, second, and third nine weeks.   These students were formally recognized at the Awards Ceremony held on May 3, 2016 at New Albany High School: Mayra Aguirre, Santiago Aguirre, Adalyn Aldridge, Emoni Anderson, Mason Armstrong, Alex Austin, Citlaly Avila, Sarah Bain, Amber Balentine, […]

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Imago Dei Boutique has official opening

Imago Dei Boutique had its formal ribbon-cutting sponsored by the New Albany Main Street Association this past Friday. Owner Angie Garrett said the unusual name for her business comes from the Latin for “image of God.” “I believe we all reflect a facet of our Creator in our personality and style,” she said. Her shop, […]

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Martintown bridge nearing completion

Crews were doing the finishing grading on the approaches to the new bridge over the Tallahatchie River on Martintown Road Wednesday. Paving and striping will have to be done but the bridge should be open soon, ending the need for the detour.

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It’s time for back-to-school vaccines

While the end of summer seems a long time away, the Mississippi State Department of Health reminds parents that state law requires kids to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start or daycare. Required vaccinations for children entering school in Mississippi for the first time include: diphtheria, tetanus and […]

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