Don’t over-analyze things

Friday night’s game between New Albany and Amory had one of the most exciting endings that you will ever witness. What made it even more exciting was the way the emotions of the game swung one way and then another, then back the other way. Things started innocently enough with New Albany settling to let […]

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Youth football is in full swing as the local Shockers played on Saturday at BNA Bank Park. Over 60 area youth are involved with play against neighboring teams.

Youth tackle football going on this fall

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Golding plea deal

The decision by Mark Golding to plead guilty to two counts of fraud involving the coroner’s office and avoid a trial probably was in his best interest. He was sentenced to 10 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, but six of those years were suspended. He also received four years of post-release supervision and […]

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Myrtle wins important division game against Ingomar

Emily Cook had two hits, scored two runs and was the winning pitcher for Myrtle in their home division win over Ingomar. Morgan Gooch is behind the plate for Ingomar. Photo by Dennis Clayton Myrtle needed not only a win over Ingomar, they needed to cover the run differential from an earlier loss to the […]

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Unhappy with county

Dear Editor: This letter is in regard to a meeting I had with the Union County Supervisors in August. It concerned my garbage bin being full and needing emptied. I also talked to them about a stopped up culvert of mine, and a ditch that was overgrown. Mr. Danny Jordan told me they would come […]

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Exhibit brings Army memories

Forty-six years ago this week was when the letter came. I was on my honeymoon, staying in a small motel across the street from Disneyland when my mother called from Kansas City. An official-looking letter had arrived addressed to me. Did I want her to open it? Inside was the notice to report for induction […]

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RiverFest report card

Each year, after RiverFest has come and gone, we take a look at how it fared and what, if anything, might make it better. Last year we noted that RiverFest had become very successful at drawing a crowd over the last several years and we thought the festival was generally on the right track. This […]

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McClellan honored as one of the top swimmers in state

Aniston McClellan was honored with an invitation to the Top 5 Banquet at the McClain Lodge in Brandon, MS, on August 17. This is a banquet for swimmers who had a time during the year that placed in the top 5 in the state in every event all year (short and long courses). The swimmers […]

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Golding pleads guilty in Circuit Court

Former Union County coroner Mark Golding pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal information in Tippah County Circuit Court Monday.   Each count contains five years to be served consecutively.  Golding will serve four years in prison, with six years suspended. Golding's case was set to go to the grand jury next week, but he […]

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Sweetness of life

By Dr. Linda Mitchell “You be a sweet girl today,” my Grandmother Busby would say to me as I headed off to school. And when I was bad, hard to believe I know, but on rare, rare occasions, when I slipped up a bit she’d question, “Where’s my sweet girl? “Now, don’t act ugly,” would […]

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