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Second Rubber Duck Regatta called success

The Union County Historical Society and Rotary Club of New Albany carried off another successful Rubber Duck Regatta during the Tallahatchie RiverFest Saturday. The two organizations joined for the first regatta a year ago to raise funds for their respective projects. They started off selling sponsorships for 1,000 bathtub-appropriate rubber ducks that were to be […]

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Low unemployment rate continues for county

Union County’s Jobless rate for August was down slightly again from July, which was a half percentage point lower than June’s. All the counties in Northeast Mississippi reported similar decreases. Union County listed 4.4 percent unemployment for August, a decrease from the higher 5.0 percent the previous month. This moves Union County one level higher […]

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Witt named to NEMCC Hall of Fame

Vance Witt of New Albany and Earline “Woodsie” Woods make up this year’s class of inductees into Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Inductions werr set to take place at the annual Homecoming Alumni & Sports Hall of Fame dinner. Recognitions were also to be made during the pre-game ceremony prior to the Homecoming football […]

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Supervisors get update on debts owed to county

County Tax Assessor-Collector Randy Dunnam presented his annual insolvency list to supervisors Monday as part of a generally unremarkable agenda consisting of mostly routine matters. The list includes bad checks issued to the county, businesses no longer in operation, mobile homes gone and other potential financial losses to the county. Dunnam assured the county board […]

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Lauren Thompson drives her three-run homer over the left field fence during the second inning. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Gooch and Thompson power Lady Falcons to win

BY DENNIS CLAYTON DUMAS – Morgan Gooch and Lauren Thompson drove in seven runs for Ingomar on Tuesday as the Lady Falcons downed Pine Grove 11-6 in non-division play. Gooch drove in four runs with a double and single while Thompson hit a three-run homer and singled. Gooch’s double and Thompson’s homer came with two […]

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The East Union Player of the Week for the September 25 game against New Site is senior running back/linebacker Chase Hall. Hall rushed for 53 yards and two touchdowns in the Urchins 48-10 win. Hall averages 7.2 tackles per game on defense with five tackles for loss. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins Player of the Week

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Craig Hutchens led all Urchin rushers against New Site with 115 yards and two touchdowns. Photo by Dennis Clayton.                                    

Urchins host Lions in division opener

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union opens division play on Thursday at home against H.W. Byers. East Union enters the game at 4-2 while Byers has a record of 1-5. Byers defeated Houlka in their lone win 12-8 and lost to Benton County, Fairley (Memphis), Coldwater, Strayhorn and West Tallahatchie. “They have a running back that […]

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Jordon Salmon helped lead the Urchins to the 1A-3A boys team win as he won the individual race in 17:10.00. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins and Lady Hawks claim wins in SouthernTee’s Challenge

BY DENNIS CLAYTON NEW ALBANY – East Union boys and Myrtle girls ran to victory in the 1A-3A varsity races at Saturday’s SouthernTee’s Challenge at BNA Bank Park Complex. Race numbers totaled 583 runners competing in the four varsity races and two junior high races. Jordon Salmon helped East Union to the win in the […]

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Chase Hall breaks into the New Site secondary for a 29-yard gain.  Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins roll past Royals

MARIETTA – East Union hit New Site with four touchdowns in the second quarter and rolled to an easy 48-10 win in their final non-division contest of the season on Friday. “The key to our success is they have bought into what we have been trying to teach them and they work hard every week […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Not a pleasant weekend trip

I stepped down from the cab of the rental truck at the convenience store in Florence, Ala. We had only been on the road for two hours in the bumpy 15-foot truck, but I needed a Diet Coke. I reached into my pocket, but my wallet wasn’t there. “Do you have my wallet in your […]

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