Two more join county supervisors’ races

The flow of new candidates into the circuit clerk’s office may have slowed to a trickle, but it hasn’t stopped. Two more hopefuls entered the already-crowded supervisors’ races this past week. Billy Kizer qualified as a Democrat to run for First District Supervisor and Eddie Mitchell qualified, also as a Democrat, for the Third District […]

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Three Rivers director Randy Kelley named one of top economic developers

Randy Kelley, executive director of Three Rivers Planning and Development District has been named one of North America’s top 50 economic developers for 2015. Kelley was selected to the list by Consultant Connect, a consulting agency that bridges the gap between economic developers and site consultants. The economic developers were nominated by their colleagues in […]

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Bulldogs grind out a win over Lafayette

OXFORD – New Albany appeared to still be on the bus in the opening quarter of their 2-4A division tournament game against Lafayette. The Bulldogs found themselves on the wrong end of the 18-12 score, but they kept grinding and working to down the Commodores 57-50 on Wednesday. “You can’t make excuses, they (Lafayette) just […]

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Falcons, Lady Hawks advance to first round

ASHLAND –  After being pushed back by one day due to winter weather, the 2-1A division tournament got off to a start in Ashland. On Wednesday’s opening night slate were two Union County teams, as well as the Hickory Flat Rebels. Thursday will see Ingomar’s Lady Falcons and Myrtle’s Hawks boys’ teams making their tournament […]

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Lady Urchins end season with loss at Hatley

HATLEY – In a put-out round, the home-standing Hatley Tigers did enough to keep their season going, defeating East Union’s Lady Urchins 51-47 in the 1-2A Division Tournament. East Union opened strong, gaining a 12-5 advantage over the  Lady Tigers that quickly evaporated as Hatley staged a 8-0 to end the first quarter and opened […]

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Myrtle’s Abriam Frazier looks for the pass against Potts Camp’s Xavion Allen.

Hawks end regular season with split

MYRTLE – The Hawks closed up the regular season with a split decision against Potts Camp, as the Lady Cardinals held off the advancing Lady Hawks for a 67-62 win while the Myrtle boys’ team earned a 62-58 victory. Missing starter Ivory Montgomery, the Lady Hawks needed a big game from post player Jessica Floyd. […]

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Should we get more bread?

Early Sunday afternoon, Jenny and I were discussing whether we needed to get another loaf of bread in case freezing rain caused a power outage. I had been out Saturday morning buying groceries for the week, so we had a lot of food on hand. But the issue was how much of it was going […]

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Attend the public school

The issue of allowing home-schooled students to participate in all the sports and other activities of the local public school has again come up in the Mississippi Legislature. Fortunately, the state Senate, on a vote of 31 to 17, last week rejected the proposal sponsored by Sen. Joey Fillingane, a Sumrall Republican, that would have […]

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Lady Urchins tame the Lady Tigers

SALTILLO – East Union used a slower tempo to defeat a much taller Saltillo team 40-33 on Friday night. East Union spread their offense and worked for the high percentage shots to take the win. The Urchins boys were defeated by a 61-47 score. “I knew they (Saltillo) were big and they presented some challenges […]

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New Albany’s Latavious Bailey drives to the goal against Ingomar’s Laquain Foster.

Ingomar and New Albany split wins in season finale

INGOMAR – Ingomar and New Albany met again for the second time in less than a month and the Lady Falcons kept their win streak alive in a took a 56-36 win  over the Bulldogs New Albany won the nightcap 70-56. In both games, the winning team took an early lead and never relinquished it. […]

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