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Union County Tournament pairings

2016 Union County Basketball Tournament at Myrtle High School January 15 & 16 Times with teams and seedings Friday, January 15 4:00 (Girls) West Union (2) vs Myrtle (3) 5:30 (Boys) Myrtle (2) vs West Union (3) 7:00 (Girls) Ingomar (1) vs East Union (4) 8:30 (Boys) Ingomar (1) vs East Union (4) Saturday, January […]

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Joseph Rainey scored a goal and had an assist in Saturday's win over Pontotoc.

Bulldogs sweep Pontotoc

BY DENNIS CLAYTON New Albany swept Pontotoc in Saturday’s first match back from the Christmas break. The Lady Bulldogs won the opener 3-1 and the Bulldogs took the boys contest 4-1. Cynthia Betancourt scored two goals to lead New Albany and Carey Beth Doyle added the other goal. The win improved the Lady Bulldogs record […]

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East Union 2015 Boys Cross County Awards from left: John Wicker, Chance Betts, Will Duley, Zach Rowan, Hunter Nobles, Jordon Salmon, Clayton Fulgham.

State Champions recognized at East Union Fall Sports Banquet

State Champions recognized at Urchin awards banquet BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union’s 2015 state champion 2A boys and girls cross country teams were recently recognized at the fall sports banquet. The Urchin boys won their second title in four years and have had two second place finishes in state 2A the other two years. The […]

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Abiram Frazier chases down the loose ball to start the Myrtle fast break with Jonathan Scales. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Hawks fall to Ashland in Division 2-1A hoops

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MYRTLE – Myrtle dropped a pair of games to division rival Ashland on Tuesday night with the Blue Devils taking the boys contest 61-51 and the Ashland girls took the opener by a narrow 63-62 score. Ashland took control of the game during the second quarter after switching to a zone defense […]

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Owen to lead board of supervisors for coming term

Randy Owen will serve as president of the Union County Board of Supervisors for the next four years. Owen, the Fourth District Supervisor and lone incumbent to return to the board, was unanimously elected during the first meeting of the new term Monday. Third District Supervisor Dave Kitchens was named board vice-president. Most of the […]

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Our opinion: County board off to good start

A rare occurrence happened here Monday: the Union County Board of Supervisors started a term of office with four of its five members being new. It’s not been uncommon for an election to produce one or two new supervisors over the years but four is nearly unheard-of. The only “veteran” this year is Fourth District […]

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West Union’s Ryder Willard drives down from the top of the key against Mantachie during the 9th Annual Peggy Bain Memorial Tournament at Alcorn Central High School.

Lady Hawks, Falcons win at Peggy Bain Tournament

GLEN – The conclusion of the Peggy Bain Memorial Tournament netted a set of trophies for three Union County teams. Myrtle’s Lady Hawks, as well as both Ingomar clubs, took home victories in their respective pools during the tournament. The Hawks won Pool D which included Mantachie, Tishomingo County and Walnut. The Falcons took the […]

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Holly Springs tornado causes power outage in New Albany

By David Johnson New Albany Gazette Half of the power grid in New Albany is out now, according to Bill Mattox, manager of New Albany Light, Gas and Water. The outage includes two substations because they are tied to the Tennessee Valley Authority feeder out of Holly Springs. That feeder was hit by the tornado […]

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Virginia and Santa

Below the Gazette reprints eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s letter to the editor of New York’s Sun newspaper and the newspaper’s response on Sept. 21, 1897: Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my friends say there is not Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Seventy, satisfied and full of cake

It was supposed to be one of those dreaded birthdays. You know the ones when you roll over another number in the “10s” column. I can remember what a downer it was moving from 39 to 40, 49 to 50 and then 59 to 60. I would spend much of the year preceding my birthday […]

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