Keep “Feet” on tour

One of the highlights of the walking tour of historic downtown New Albany is the “Famous Feet” mural on Highland Street. The mural, which was created some years ago by art students supervised by New Albany High School art teacher Lee Ann Thompson, depicts the feet of famous Mississippians. Visitors can try their luck at […]

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CREATE program looks for ways to improve career readiness

The economic future of our region looks bright but key to the success of coming generations is increasing career awareness and providing readiness training from an early age. That means more money for education. That conclusion is part of what came out of a public forum here Wednesday sponsored by the CREATE Foundation and Toyota […]

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County’s jobless rate lowest in north half of Mississippi

Union County unemployment rate for July was 6.8 percent, slightly better than June’s 6.9 percent and again lowest among not only Northeast Mississippi counties but this month the entire north half of the state as well. Figures released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security listed Union as having the eighth-lowest jobless rate statewide. Most […]

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New Birth Community Church to hold open house Sunday

Twelve years ago, New Birth Community Church did not even exist. But pastor and founder Jonathan Tucker had a vision. He was able to start his church and move into a small building on Clark Street just east of the old Irwin B. Schwabe shirt factory. His vision went beyond that, however, and this Sunday […]

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Lady Urchins drop two in Baldwyn softball tourney

BALDWYN – After two games on Saturday East Union returned homed winless, falling to both Booneville and Corinth in turn during the Baldwyn Classic Tournament.  The Lady Urchins totaled three hits agains the Booneville Blue Devils in the first game, including a single by Claudia Hill in the third inning and a hit from Sallie […]

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Area teams play in West Union classic preseason tournament

ENTERPRISE – West Union hosted their preseason tournament with fellow Union County teams Ingomar and Myrtle participating in the six-game event along with Falkner, Oxford and Hickory Flat. Each team played two games with a one hour time limit or seven innings.  Ingomar 16, Oxford 5 Ingomar turned a one-run deficit after one inning into […]

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Urchins open season with Houlka Wildcats

Thursday night brings the first game of the 2014 season for the East Union Urchins. This year, the Urchins begin on the road, facing the Houlka Wildcats who will meet East Union at Okolona High School.  Similar to the Urchins situation in previous years, Houlka does not have its own football field.  “I’m happy with […]

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Dramatic Finish: Defensive hold lifts Bulldogs over Aggies

 OXFORD – Another football season, another dramatic win. New Albany came out firing on all cylinders for their jamboree contest against the Kossuth Aggies, winning in a 14-12 decision after taking an early lead and never looking back. For a team who averaged seven points per game last season, the two touchdowns are already an […]

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Political tax talk

Ho-hum. Our politicians are so predictable. Election year is coming and with it – you guessed it – talk of cutting Mississippi taxes. Our governor and lieutenant governor are even sparring over who gets credit for bringing it up first. It’s so blatantly political that it wouldn’t deserve comment if the future of our state […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Football, food and a magazine

Even I, an avid football fan, have a little trouble sitting through the National Football League’s preseason exhibition games. After the first few minutes, the games turn into an exhibition of rookies, hoping to make the team, and backup players who often just seem to be going through the motions waiting for time to run […]

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Barretos to be brought back later this week

Union County’s most famous fugitives, Janet and Ramon Barreto, are expected to be returned to New Albany this Friday or Saturday, Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said. Since going to get the couple in Portland and returning them either by way of air or in a sheriff’s car would be both impractical and expensive, the county has […]

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Incumbent Mahon qualifies in county school board race

Wayne Mahon submitted his qualifying papers this past week to seek re-election as the Fifth County School District member on the board of trustees. Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said the paperwork was in order with the required number of verified signatures and she expected certification by the election commission Monday to be only a formality. […]

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Supervisors starting work on county budget

Union County supervisors gave preliminary approval to the Union County Fire Department budget Monday, although they have just begun discussing other parts of the county department budgets. The reason for the action is that a large part of fire department funding comes from insurance rebate money from the state insurance commissioner’s office and there is […]

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NA aldermen get update on parking, possible cable TV changes, other items

While discussions on the city’s efforts to rid the town of unfit structures and whether it is proper to keep chickens drew most interest, New Albany aldermen had the rest of a two-page agenda to deal with at their monthly meeting Tuesday. Concerning continuing improvements to the downtown area both for visitors and residents, the […]

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