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First Baptist Church to present annual passion play this weekend

Spring is in the air and Easter is just a hop around the corner. Easter is a time to hunt for Easter eggs and eat lots of good candy. However, for Christians, Easter is also a special time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Churches celebrate the Easter season in many different ways, but some […]

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New Haven Center raising funds for 2,000 sq. ft. addition

New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults is embarking on a fundraising effort that is ultimately designed to ease overcrowding and allow for the addition of as many as 20 more clients. The center, more than half a century old, is nearly unique in the state, serving as a community-supported school for many years and […]

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UCDA and Wal-Mart to sponsor driving skills seminars next week

Next week the Union County Development Association in partnership with Wal-Mart Logistics will present a series of programs that UCDA Executive Director Phil Nanney says should be of particular interest to commercial drivers. “It’s also for private drivers or anyone who wants to learn more about driving skills,” he said. “It shows how to be […]

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County Extension Office renovation should begin soon

Work should begin soon on the renovation of the Union County Extension Office and construction of a 20-foot addition to the rear of the building. The Union County Board of Supervisors Monday formally approved the construction contract with Ganger Property Management, who was low bidder with a cost of $198,300. Since the entire building will […]

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Myrtle’s sixth ‘Music at the Tracks’ coming April 18

The Town of Myrtle will hold its sixth annual Music at the Tracks Festival Saturday, April 18, at C. J. Myers Park. This year the growing event will feature a variety of music styles plus food, games, rides, a cash giveaway and even an old-timey candidate speaking. They will also have a 5K run during […]

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Tax assessor reminds homeowners to check on homestead exemption status

The Union County Tax assessor’s office is now accepting applications for homestead exemptions and personal property renditions for the 2015 land roll. A change has been made in the Homestead Exemption law designed to benefit disabled veterans. Thanks to House Bill 1165 passed last year, any disabled veteran whose disability is 100 percent and directly […]

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Union County jobless rate continues upward climb but still among lowest

 Union County’s unemployment rate for January was 6.4 percent, more than half a percentage point above December’s 5.8 percent rate. Despite the increase, the county still moved one place better in the statewide ratings from 10th-lowest to ninth-lowest this month. In a trend that has continued for the past few months, only one county in […]

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County Agent Stanley Wise to retire at end of April

Union County Extension County Director Stanley Wise will retire April 30 after 30 years’ service – almost exactly half of that time in Union County. “It was a lot tougher to come in and say than I thought it would be,” he said, after informing the Union County Board of Supervisors, but agreed with retiring […]

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FAA reviewing airport plan to increase runway length

The Federal Aviation Administration is considering a proposal that would eventually lead to almost doubling the length of the New Albany-Union County Airport runway. If approved, when the project is completed it could attract air and business traffic from other North Mississippi airports, help Toyota and other suppliers and even bring more revenue through private […]

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Renovation of Extension Office to present some logistics problems

The Union County Board of Supervisors approved a bid this past week to renovate and extend the office of the MSU Extension Service at the fairgrounds, which is now presenting a logistics problem. Work is planned to be so extensive that the staff and all of the contents will have to be moved out during […]

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