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Mississippi election year anything but dull

After nine and a half months of qualifying suspense, some campaigning, more periods of inactivity and not a little legal drama, the 2015 general election is only two and a half weeks away. Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford is accepting absentee ballots and the deadlines for registering or updating information have passed. On the ballot will […]

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East Union boys (above) won the Union County Cross Country Meet by 19 points over second-place Ingomar. Pictured front left: Chance Betts, Zac Cisowski, Zach Rowan, Jordon Salmon, Hunter Nobles, John Wicker and Joey Pace. Back left: Clayton Fulgham, Izaiah Rich, Steven Ragsdale and Will Duley. East Union girls edged Myrtle by two points to also take home the title. Pictured front left: Keara Davis, Teresa Cobb, Katie Rowan, Karmon Skelley and Mary Kate Nobles. Back left: Delani Akins, Bethany Farrar, Maggie Meinz, Cayce Smith, Sarah Duley and Hannah Duley. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union sweeps county meet

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union boys and girls took the team titles in the Union County Cross Country meet held at East Union on Thursday. East Union boys totaled 20 points in their win to second place Ingomar’s 39 while the Lady Urchins squeaked past Myrtle 37-39 to claim their trophy. Savannah Shirley […]

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Cade Bell hurdles the Mantachie defender as Jeremy Jensen finishes off his block. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Big plays sink Urchins

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MANTACHIE – Mantachie hurt East Union with four plays over 50 yards on Saturday to take a 44-19 Division 1-2A win of a game that was rescheduled due to Friday’s stormy weather. The big plays for the Mustangs included a 75-yard kickoff return, 65-yard run, 62-yard pass and 51-yard run, with all […]

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Wayne Mitchell

My wife “tires” of new car talk

Why not just buy a new car? That was the question my wife’s mother asked last week, when Jenny and I were discussing getting a new set of tires for her 2008 Nissan Altima. The tread had worn down to the replacement point over several years of her commute to Oxford, where she teaches. “I’ve […]

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Our classy downtown

New Albany has a classy-looking downtown, bustling with traffic and shoppers that is the envy of many other communities in Mississippi. Aside from the shops, there are several focal points – the recently renovated historic courthouse, Cooper Park with its greenery and flowers and the Trailhead Plaza and bridge, the entry point for the Tanglefoot […]

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Most county industrial structures full; county getting more building space

Union County has done a good enough job in industrial recruiting that it is running out of available buildings – but officials say we are still in good shape in terms of land. That’s what the county’s industrial developer, Josh West, told those at the monthly Union County Development Association breakfast for CEOs and human […]

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BMH health fair Thursday to provide free flu vaccinations

Health officials agree everyone over the age of six months needs to have an annual flu vaccination and while the cost is going up most places, you can get yours free courtesy of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. The free flu vaccinations will be offered at the BMH annual community health fair Thursday, Oct. 15, from […]

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Supervisors approve $758,000 bid to repave roads in county

The Union County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to spend about three-quarters of a million dollars to have more than 17 miles of county roads resurfaced. Only two bids for the work were submitted: one from Kimes and Stone Construction for $727,703.73 and one from Vance Construction for $758,427.15. Board members voted to accept the […]

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Wellspring Education project to be topic at Business to Business lunch

The second in UCDA’s five-event series of Business to Business networking luncheons for 2015-2016 will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11:45 a.m. in the Magnolia Room of the Civic Center on Bankhead Street. Dr. Charles Garrett, former New Albany school superintendent and now senior consultant with the CREATE Foundation, will present the program. […]

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Ingomar Mound Day Oct. 31 to feature contests, displays

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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