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Traffic stop nets supply of crystal meth

A traffic stop Monday night led to seizure of about 12 grams of crystal methamphetamine and more than $1,500 in cash. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said deputies pulled over a vehicle with three individuals inside in the Fairfield area. The K-9 officer alerted on the vehicle and a search uncovered the methamphetamine. Further investigation led to […]

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Ripley man faces burglary charge

A Ripley man was jailed in Union County this week after apparently giving in to the temptation of a crime of opportunity. Daniel Lennie Rogers, 43, of 1221A CR 624 Ripley, has been charged with commercial burglary. His bond was set at $10,000. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said Rogers is a logger who was working for […]

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County supervisors get progress report on E-911 phone upgrade

Union County supervisors got a little good news Tuesday during an update from E-911 Coordinator Mildred Churchill. She was telling them that the installation of a long-needed update to the emergency telephone system was proceeding and that a site review was scheduled for Thursday for the power supply for a third dispatch position. Apparently due […]

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Movies and Moonbeams

The Town of Myrtle will present “Movies and Moonbeams,” a free community movie night Friday, June 5. The movie will begin about dark, probably around 7:30 p.m. in C. J. Myers Park. A specific movie had not been selected earlier this week but town clerk Marie White said it will definitely be family-friendly, a G […]

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Toyota Corolla production move from Canada to South America will not affect Blue Springs plant

The Business2Business luncheon this past week provided a variety of news about the health of industry in this area as well as an array of education and job training improvement opportunities. The quarterly program is held by the Union County Development Association and sponsored by a grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi. What some may […]

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New Albany school board votes to make high school ‘all iPad’ school

New Albany school trustees gave final approval Friday to a program that will make New Albany High School an “all iPad” school this fall. In a brief called meeting before graduation ceremonies, board members voted unanimously to accept the sole bid from Apple for the hardware and third-party software. The final actual cost will depend […]

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Saturday last day for absentee voting in congressional run-off

This Saturday at noon is the deadline for in-person absentee voting in the congressional race run-off to be held next Tuesday. Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford’s office will be open from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday for qualified residents to cast absentee votes. A special election was held May 12 to fill the unexpired […]

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Union County Fair about six weeks away

The 2015 Union County Fair and Livestock Show is about six weeks away and the fair board is working to pin down details for this year’s events. The fair will be July 13-18, although one event, the pony pulling, will be the previous Saturday, July 11. Mitchell Brothers Amusements will again provide the midway and […]

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Senior Citizens’ Day held Thursday

The annual Senior Citizens’ Day at the fairgrounds was held Thursday, sponsored by the Union County Sheriff’s Department, aided by a grant for the day. The event included entertainment, door prizes and a free fish fry with cooking and serving done by law enforcement and other county officials. Organizers said this was perhaps the largest […]

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B. F. Ford alumni hold annual reunion

Former students and staff at B. F. Ford School held their annual reunion this past Saturday. Activities were to include a morning program and parade and a banquet and dance that evening.

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