East Union sweeps Potts Camp, advances to second round

East Union advanced out of this weekend’s opening round of the 2A north half playoffs with a sweep of Potts Camp. After defeating the Cardinals, 9-3, on the road Thursday, the Urchins swept the series with an 11-1 win in six innings at home on Friday night. “Potts Camp is a tremendous ball club, and […]

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George Gershwin

Tupelo Symphony to feature Gershwin favorite in performance here Sunday

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Progressive energy steps

The installation of a solar-panel array at the Toyota manufacturing plant in Blue Springs is significant to our community in two ways. First, the system represents Toyota’s continuing commitment to energy efficiency and environmental friendly processes.  Installing solar panels is certainly something Toyota did not have to do, and the panels do not provide power […]

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Trying to do my civic duty

Jury duty is not something that ever crosses my mind. In 46 years of being registered to vote, my name has never come up for a jury pool. That is until a week ago Monday. There I was, sitting in the courtroom of the Union County Courthouse with 75 or 80 other people and listening […]

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Celebration Saturday

This Saturday the local coalition that organized the Excel by 5 early childhood initiative is celebrating the community’s official certification in the program. What is promoted as an “Excelebration” will occur from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Park Along the River. There will be free food, music, games, crafts, storytelling and giveaways. That’s […]

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Lady Hawks advance in playoffs

Survive and advance. That was the message Myrtle coach Marty Cook gave to his team, and they delivered with two, one-run wins over Houlka to advance out of the play-in round of the 1A north half playoffs. “We just survived March madness,” Cook said. “We’ve had some big wins this year, winning by 10 or […]

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Ingomar falls to Vardaman in playoffs

Ingomar’s season came to an end against Vardaman, falling 2-0 in the series. In Saturday’s game on at home, the Lady Falcons fell to the Lady Rams, 13-3, behind a four hit day for Vardaman’s Whittney Gee. Gee had the first of four straight hits for the Lady Rams in the first inning, and back-to-back […]

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East Union finishes second in division

East Union finished the regular season over the weekend and enter the playoffs as the two seed from Region 1-2A after falling at home to Baldwyn, 2-1, on Friday. Defeating the Bearcats 12-2 on Tuesday, the Urchins needed Friday’s win to wrap up the division title, and held a 1-0 lead going to the final […]

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Taylor sets single-season record, eyes career mark

From walk-on to record-setter, Dani Taylor (West Union) is making the most of her collegiate softball career by leaving her mark on the Itawamba Community College softball program. Taylor set the record by striking out the final batter in a three up, three down top of the seventh inning in the Lady Indians’ 6-4 victory […]

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East Union’s Pratt signs with Northeast baseball

Northeast Mississippi Community College head baseball coach Kent Farris has added the tenth athlete to his 2013-14 recruiting class. Farris got East Union’s Dustin Pratt to sign with the Tigers at a ceremony at the Union County-based high school. Pratt has been a key member of not only the Urchin baseball team but also the […]

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