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Blue Springs board chooses officials, further adds to town operational procedures

The Town of Blue Springs held their first meeting with newly elected officers July 2. Mayor Rita Gentry welcomed everyone, saying she believes the town has a great board and it will be good for Blue Springs. Present were Aldermen Shirley Allen, Lynda Bramlett, Leanna Hollis, Malcom Leath, Leia Shelton, town clerk Jan Musgrove and […]

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Whitehead resigns Ecru board then retracts

Regina Butler , Pontotoc Progress Staff Writer Ecru has just sworn in five new aldermen and already one has resigned. The Progress confirmed with Mayor Mark Baldwin late Friday afternoon that alderman Jimmy Whitehead tendered his resignation and turned it into city hall. Citing that he would be moving to Oxford because of his wife’s […]

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Junior Miss Union County Fair

Winners of the Junior Miss Union County Fair pageant, held Saturday evening, are, from right to left, Third Alternate Eden Rain Conlee, 9, daughter of Greg and Penny Conlee and a student at West Union; Second Alternate Macy Lane Moorehead, 10, daughter of  Rodney and Summer Coltharp and Josh Moorehead and a student at New […]

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Pre-Teen Miss Union County Fair

Winners of the Pre-Teen Miss Union County Fair Pageant held Saturday are, from left, Third Alternate Meredith Carol Prescott, 12, daughter of Bill and Frankie Prescott and a student at New Albany Middle School; Second Alternate Molly Beth White, 12, daughter of Chad White and Ashley McNutt and a student at New Albany Middle School; […]

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Teen Miss Union County Fair

Winners of the Teen Miss Union County Fair pageant held Saturday are, from left, Third Alternate Kiona Chontel Finley15, daughter of Cora and Drake Finley and a student at New Albany High School; Second Alternate Maggie Erin Wall, 16, daughter of Randy and Christy Wall and a student at Ingomar; First Alternate Haleigh Snyder, 15, […]

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Miss Union County Fair

Winners of the Miss Union County Fair pageant held Saturday are, from left, Third Alternate Victoria Land Alshargatli, 18 daughter of Sue and Mar Alshargatli of Saltillo; Second Alternate Patience Tara Campbell, 19, daughter of Anthony and Amanda Parker of Blue Springs; First Alternate Carol Coker, 17, daughter of Larry and Paula Coker of East […]

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Boman announces candidacy for medical examiner

Lifelong resident of Union County, Pamela Browning Boman has announced her candidacy for the office of Coroner/Medical Examiner in the Nov. 5 special election. Boman, 46, is the daughter of Graden and Martha Browning of Lonestar Community and has one son Chandler. She is a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, a 1984 graduate of […]

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County garbage fee increase becomes official

The Union County Board of Supervisors formally voted to increase the cost of solid waste collection in the county outside the city limits during their meeting Monday. The basic increase will be from $8.00 to $10.00 per month for residential customers, a raise of 25 percent. The rate has not been increased since it was […]

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Corbin wows fair crowd

Country entertainer Easton Corbin performed before an enthusiastic crowd at the Union County Fair Tuesday, his last stop before going on tour with Blake Shelton. Bluegrass group Breaking Grass opened for Corbin and although the concert was listed as a highlight of the fair, several large events remain. The Little Mr. and Miss Union County […]

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Dozen now interested in winning coroner’s post

By J. Lynn West The list of hopefuls for the Union County Medical Examiner-Investigator’s post keeps growing with an even dozen having either qualified or picked up qualifying papers. One additional candidate has withdrawn. The Nov. 5 special election will be required because of the resignation of coroner Mark Golding following the revelation that he […]

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