Clean up for spring

Spring arrives at 5:45 p.m. Friday, according to the official charts. But for many of us, it sort of arrived Sunday when the sun and the temperature combined for a delightful day. We needed it, too, after snow, ice and seemingly unending rain that made for a somewhat miserable end of winter. Of course, we […]

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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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A little help Barnhart Crane and Rigging employees assemble a giant apparatus that will lift the turbines and generators off a truck and lower them onto a rail flat car. The unit can lift 800 tons.

Giant pieces of former electric power station to move through part of city again

Those who regularly travel on Hwy. 30 E. from the Locust Grove area into New Albany and down Highland Avenue may want to consider a different route over the next several days. Barnhart Crane and Rigging of Memphis is preparing to remove the remaining turbines and generators from the former Enron electric power generating plant […]

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Callie Frazier singles and drives in the East Union run. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins edged by Mooreville

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MOOREVILLE – East Union’s Lady Urchins gave perennial 3A power Mooreville all they could handle on Saturday before falling 2-1 in a hastily scheduled game due to recent rains. “I love playing Mooreville, in my opinion they are the best of the best,” East Union coach Josh Blythe said. “They’ve got two […]

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Witt Roaton delivers the pitch to the plate for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins have mixed results in tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union won their game one in the late innings and lost game two in extra innings at the Pontotoc baseball tournament on Saturday. The Urchins defeated TCPS 7-0 and lost to North Pontotoc 4-3. Witt Roaton had a brilliant performance on the mound in game one, allowing only one hit while […]

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No decision yet on museum expansion bids

The board of directors of the Union County Historical Society have not reached a decision concerning bids submitted Feb. 24 for the planned $1.6-million expansion of the Union County Heritage Museum. Museum Director Jill Smith said the board did meet Monday, but is still waiting to hear from architect William Mills, who was to talk […]

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Election laws have quirks, confusing rules

Mississippians have to deal with at least one election cycle each year so most of the procedure should be familiar routine. But every once in a while, some new question or quirk comes up. This year, for instance, many people found out that an elected office exists here for which a person may qualify and […]

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Pirkle joins race for House seat left vacant by Nunnelee’s death

So far, 10 candidates including one with Union County ties have entered the race to fill the unexpired term of Rep. Alan Nunnelee. Two more weeks remain in the qualifying period with a March 27 deadline. Nunnelee, a Republican from Tupelo, died on Feb. 6 from cancer. The local candidate is attorney Greg Pirkle. Although […]

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Union County man to serve five years for child exploitation

Staff reports A Union County resident is going to prison for child exploitation, Attorney General Jim Hood said Tuesdsay. Marvin Lloyd Lemar, 25, of Myrtle entered a guilty plea to possession of child pornography before Circuit Court Judge John Gregory that same day. As a result, Lemar was sentenced to 40 years in prison with […]

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