County’s June jobless rate lowest in NE Mississippi; eighth best in state

Union County’s unemployment rate for June was 6.9 percent, making it eighth-lowest in the state and the lowest among counties in Northeast Mississippi according to figures from the Mississippi Employment Security Commission. Although among the lowest, the rate did represent a slightly upward trend for the county, which reported 6.5 percent in May and 5.5 […]

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Museum Madness looks at animals

    Mitch Robinson, conservation education manager for the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, shows snakeskins and talks about other animals this past Tuesday at the Union County Heritage Museum’s annual Museum Madness program for young people. The theme for the day was “My Favorite Pet” and artist Rebecca Browning was to help participants create artwork […]

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Arts Beats and Eats bringing food, art and fellowship back Friday

By Angie Barmer The popular local event, Arts, Beats and Eats is taking place Friday night in downtown New Albany. Arts, Beats and Eats is an event sponsored by the New Albany Main Street Association that showcases local musicians, local artists, and local restaurants. Attendees get to taste local cuisine, while mingling with other locals […]

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Union County Fair Pet Show winners

  Winners in the Puppy (6 months and under) category of the Union County Fair Pet Show were, from left, fourth place, Sadie, shown by Lacy Raines; third, Chloe, shown by Laura Cobb; second, Bella, shown by Peyton Ligon; and first, Gracey, shown by Hailey Sprouse.       Winners in the Small Dog category […]

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Northeast Mississippi Jets pitcher Josh Hargett (Itawamba AHS)winds up for the throw. Hargett tossed a no-hitter against the Inverness Bollweevils on Tuesday.

Jets shut out Bollweevils

The Northeast Mississippi Jets earned a shut-out win on Tuesday, knocking off the Inverness Bollweevils 12-0 in five innings.  Starting pitcher Josh Hargett (Itawamba) Agricultural High School was the star of the game, tossing a no-hitter of four innings and striking out three.  Relief pitcher Jacob Kent (Myrtle) closed the game in the fifth inning.  […]

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Tallahatchie Tidal Wave Head Coach Joanna Manning and Tidal Wave swimmers, from left, Tyler Wilkins, Bryce Rainer, Keaton Young, Jack Rutherford, Nick Little, with USA Swimming Club Development Consultant Dave Thomas during Thomas’ visit at the 2014 Mississippi 8 and under swimming developmental meet in Tupelo.

USA swim rep visits Tallahatchie Tidal Wave

The Tallahatchie Tidal Wave received a very special visitor at the Baptist Heathplex in USA Swimming Club Development Consultant Dave Thomas.  Thomas stopped in New Albany on his way to attend the Mississippi long-course state championships, and spent time learning about the Tidal Wave program, head coach Joanna Manning said.  “It is quite an honor […]

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The Extra Point: Basketball championship expansion a miss

The long-awaited change for the football championships has finally arrived but, in traditional fashion, the Mississippi High School Activities Association has adjusted another sport in what is sure to lead to a giant headache once March rolls around. This upcoming school year will mark the first in recent memory where there will be no North […]

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County school board election coming up

The dust still has not settled concerning the Republican senate primary and run-off but Union County is about to see another race state – this one likely much less dramatic. On the Nov. 5 general election ballot will be the District Five seat on the Union County School Board of Trustees. Wayne Mahon is the […]

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State residents to get yearly back-to-school purchasing ‘tax holiday’

The state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday will take place during a 48-hour time period beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 25, and ending at midnight Saturday, July 26. The popular “back to school” event is worth seven percent in savings to consumers as result of waiving the sales tax on specific items. It was established and […]

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Interns invaluable for county heritage museum

The Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum are embarking on an effort to raise approximately $1 million for a much-needed expansion of the museum. Included in the plans is adding to the museum staff. But for the past three years the museum has been fortunate to have extra help in the form of interns […]

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