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1,000 wins for Ashley

Ingomar accomplished several feats with their Friday night win at Potts Camp. The team is now at .500 on the season at 11-11, they improve their division record to 4-1 and for their head coach, he has now reached the 1,000 win mark for his career as a boys coach. Norris Ashley has been at […]

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Lady Hawks tied for first after win

Chris Greer has watched his squad drop several close games this season, but the Lady Hawks were able to hold on for a big division win over H.W Byers, 53-51, Friday night. Myrtle went on a 6-0 run in the fourth quarter, but like in their other losses this season, turnovers and missed shots almost […]

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Search ongoing in burglary cases

Union County sheriff’s department investigators are continuing their investigation into a string of burglaries that hit the Keownville community within recent weeks. According to Chief Deputy Jimmy Edwards, the department is trying to develop leads as to who might have committed six burglaries over a two-week span. “We’re working on some leads in these burglaries,” […]

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Disappointed in ‘Ask Amy’

Dear Editor: My opinion may not be the same as many, but I find the “Ask Amy” article disappointing. Personally, I don’t think sexually explicit material should ever be printed in a hometown local newspaper. When I noticed that Amy worked for the Chicago Tribune, I’m really not surprised. Surely she’s addressing a clientele whose […]

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Don’t ban pit bulls

Dear Editor: I read Friday, Jan. 14, about the proposed ban discussed on pit bulls and had an aching numbness in my stomach because I am a proud owner of a loving family pit. I think it is wrong to even propose a ban on them. If you do your research, pit bulls are not […]

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Huffman’s promotion

James Huffman will be a tough act to follow at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Huffman, the administrator at our hospital for the past five years, has been promoted to the same job at the rapidly growing 339-bed hospital in the Baptist system in DeSoto County. Based on his handling of the job here in Union […]

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Celebrating 20 years of the Hotbed Classic

From one tournament to the next, we’re shifting gears from the Union County basketball tournament to this weekend’s Hotbed Classic. This is the 20th year for the event, and in honor of the milestone, event coordinator Mike Nobles is bringing in 20 talented teams, including some of the best from Alabama. Also unique to this […]

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Bulldogs win first powerlifting meet

New Albany boys picked up their first ever win in powerlifting, taking first place in the Nettleton Powerlifting Meet last Saturday, Jan. 15. Pictured with the trophy are (front l-r) Boston Newsome (165 Class)4th Place-880 Total, Josh Creekmore (165 Class) 1st Place-1045 Total, Jerrell Howell (132 Class) 1st place -845 Total, Reggie Webb (148 Class) […]

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Tigers earn monumental win at Itawamba

Northeast Mississippi Community College men’s basketball coach David Robbins knew knocking off rival Itawamba in the Davis Event Center in Fulton would be a challenge.   However, the Tiger mentor knew his team was up for the challenge and Northeast was able to walk away with its first win in Fulton in almost eight years, […]

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Light goose conservation hunting

Waterfowl hunters are reminded that even though the regular waterfowl seasons are over, there still remains opportunity for light goose hunting.  The light goose conservation order is a special hunting season developed to help control expanding populations of snow, blue, and Ross’s geese (collectively called light geese).   The remainder of this special season runs […]

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