Faith in God, family help Weeden overcome cancer

“No news is good news” may be a cliché, but it describes Donna Weeden’s situation accurately. When Journal Publishing began The Pink Project, an extensive month-long focus each October on breast cancer survivors and victims five years ago, Weeden was one of the first to share her story. She was a cancer survivor not once, […]

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Ingomar Mound Day is Saturday

Ingomar Mound Day will be Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the historic site near Ingomar.  Events for the day include historic weapons demonstration, flint knapping demonstration and an atlatl throw and competition as well as object identification and mound tours. There will also be stations for learning about crafts of Native […]

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Urchins run over the Cardinals

BY DENNIS CLAYTON POTTS CAMP – East Union blitzed Potts Camp for 21 first quarter points and defeated the Cardinals 62-14 to earn a spot in the 2A playoffs in two weeks. Joel Wilkinson had a huge first half for the Urchins, scoring four touchdowns and gaining 130 yards on 10 carries as the Urchins […]

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Urchins Player of the Week

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Urchin face Potts Camp in final road game

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union travels to Potts Camp on Friday seeking to break a two game losing streak and to become playoff eligible with a win. The Urchins are currently 5-4 (1-2) while the Cardinals are 1-8 (0-3) on the season. “I think they (Potts Camp) will do a lot of different things on […]

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Rebecca Sheffield of East Union was named the Division 1-2A Player of the Year in slowpitch softball.

Sheffield, Lady Urchins top 1-2A All-Division team

Player of the Year Division 1-2A *Rebecca Sheffield *CO-MVP McKinley Montgomery First Team All-Division East Union 1- Sallie Pannell 2- Kaitie Boatner 3- Tianna Castillo 4- Raelee Bell Mantachie 1- Holly Maxcy 2- Anna Wagster 3- Emilee Clouse Baldwyn 1- Jeni Kate Scott 2- Hannah Durham 3- Emily Jenkins Okolona Honorable Mention 1- Chanda Owens […]

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Sharing at Christmas

Today marks the start of the 41st annual Sharing at Christmas push for money to help provide holiday help for families in need in Union County. Although the Sharing at Christmas program has been sponsored by the Gazette all these years, it really is about the community, not the newspaper. It’s about all those who […]

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I-22 sign unveiling set for Friday morning

Hwy. 78 will officially become Interstate 22 at 10:30 a.m. Friday during a ceremony scheduled to be at BNA Bank Park between the tennis complex and highway. The designation represents the culmination of about 37 years of road improvement projects between Memphis and Birmingham. It is also expected to help bring more industry and other […]

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Museum making strides toward fundraising goal, will seek help through Mississippi Day of Giving

Construction crews are making visible progress on the Union County Heritage Museum’s $1.5-million expansion, but perhaps more important is that the Historical Society is making progress toward its fund-raising goal Museum Director Jill Smith said the group has raised a total of about $1.1 million in cash and pledges – just about enough to pay […]

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Burning banned due to two-months’ dry weather

Due to the extensive lack of rain over the past month coupled with high winds, Union County supervisors Monday placed the county under an official burn ban. Tuesday, Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statewide burn ban. The local ban is effective for 30 days, from Monday this week to Nov. 16, but County Fire Coordinator […]

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