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Gracen Conlee fields the Kossuth pop-up to third to retire the batter in West Union’s first round game of the Robertson Sportswear Tournament. Pictured L-R: Julianna Garner, Gracen Conlee, Jesslyn Brewer and Callie Baggett. West Union went 2-1 in the tournament as they defeated Kossuth and Clarkdale while losing to North Pontotoc.

Robertson’s Sportswear Tournament

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13 vying for coroner’s post

By J. Lynn West The qualifying deadline for the Nov. 5 special elections passed Friday afternoon with 13 candidates for the office of Union County Medical Examiner-Investigator. All but one had qualified earlier in the period. Only one person ended up qualifying for the county school board race, and another for the election commission so […]

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Harvest Time: Markets, weather shape potential good farm year

By Errol Castens/Daily Journal Farmers and crop specialists are cautiously optimistic about major agricultural commodities in Northeast Mississippi after crops got off to a very late start due to a cool and wet spring. It’s one of the busiest times of the year for farmers in the region. Any lengthy rural drive will show thousands […]

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City budget expected to be up 3.69 percent but tax levy unchanged; city school tax sees rise

By J. Lynn West New Albany aldermen were scheduled to meet late Tuesday afternoon to approve a $9.8 million budget for the city for 2013-2014. The meeting was too late for the deadline for this week’s edition of the News Exchange but Mayor Tim Kent said few changes were expected from the version presented this […]

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State Auditor’s office demands Golding repay over $398,000

State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced Thursday afternoon that special agents served a demand to former Union County coroner, Mark Golding, in the amount of $398,418.83.   The Auditor’s Office began an investigation on Golding on May 28 and determined that Golding submitted false claims, totaling $276,591.56 to the Union County Board of Supervisors requesting fees […]

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Schools receive Toyota grants

PONTOTOC – The Union County and New Albany school districts received more than a quarter million dollars in grant checks Thursday from the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund. The Union County Schools received $143,000 to upgrade network infrastructure to allow students and teachers to use wireless internet devices at all four district schools. New Albany Schools […]

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Achieving the pinnacle

The level of academic excellence that can be achieved in our New Albany Schools has been demonstrated for the second consecutive year. A New Albany High School senior, Jamie Crow, daughter of Darrell and Patricia Crow, is among 136 students in Mississippi to become a National Merit Semifinalist. Crow follows Joseph Male, son of the […]

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Toyota throws event for employees, families

By Dennis Seid/Daily Journal TUPELO – Carl Phillips calmly walked to the podium on the stage at the BancorpSouth Arena to tell everyone how proud he is to work for Toyota. “That wasn’t too bad,” he said later, “especially in front of a few thousand people.” Indeed, as many as 9,000 people jammed the BancorpSouth […]

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Coming Events week of September 12th.

College and career night set for Sept. 30 The New Albany/Union County College & Career Night will be held Monday, Sept. 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the New Albany High School practice gym and at the Career and Technical Center. Local business and industry representatives, college admissions counselors, and armed forces representatives will […]

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Union County Schools menu for Sept. 16-20

Monday, Sept. 16 Lunch Pre-K-8 Country Fried Steak, Ham Yumbo, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Veggie/Dip, Blushing Pears, Raisins, Fruit Juice, Whole Wheat Rolls 2 oz., Whole Wheat Buns, Vanilla Ice Cream Cups Lunch 9-12 Country Fried Steak, Ham Yumbo, Chef Salad Union County, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Veggie/Dip, Blushing Pears, Raisins, Fruit Juice, Whole Wheat Rolls 2 […]

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