Union County NEMCC athletes named academic all-state

Student athletes from two of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s most successful athletic programs during the 2012-13 academic year received accolades for their hard work in the classroom. The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) announced that ten Tigers and two Lady Tigers were named to the Academic All-State teams for their respective sport. […]

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Zack Ball breaks through the hole to score for NAMS seventh grade against North Pontotoc in first quarter action. North Pontotoc defeated New Albany in the contest. Photo by Dennis Clayton

New Albany 7th, 8th graders split wins with North Pontotoc

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Football is here!

By Dennis Clayton The much-awaited and much-anticipated college football season has begun and we had mixed results with our teams for week one. Ole Miss had a thrilling come-from-behind win on Thursday against Vanderbilt, State lost to offensive-minded Oklahoma State and Southern Miss lost to Texas State. One game doesn’t make a season, but Ole […]

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Megan Dye delivered a sacrifice fly to drive in Quinlan Amos for the New Albany walk-off victory.

New Albany scores late to beat Myrtle

By Dennis Clayton New Albany and Myrtle locked up in a low-scoring contest between county rivals on Thursday at BNA Bank Park and the Lady Bulldogs escaped with a run in their final at-bat to take the win. New Albany totaled nine hits to even their record at 5-5. Myrtle picked up six hits. Myrtle […]

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Dance Like The Stars makes history by raising over $244,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi

The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi Dance Like the Stars event raised over $244,000 for the youth development organization – the largest ever in the eight year running of the event. The annual event was held August 24th at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo. Eleven local celebrities competed for the titles of Grand […]

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Large grant will fund tutoring in New Albany, Shannon

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal A $1.7 million grant will provide tutoring for students in New Albany and at Shannon High School. “I think it will be a tremendous help,” Lee County School District Superintendent Jimmy Weeks said of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. “…I am confident with this grant, we will be […]

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Mallory Roberts had a productive day for East Union as she was the winning pitcher and had two doubles in the game against Ingomar won by East Union 9-5. File photo.

East Union defeats Ingomar as Roberts shines

By Dennis Clayton East Union jumped out to an early lead and held off an Ingomar rally in the seventh inning to defeat their county rivals by a score of 9-5 on Thursday. Mallory Roberts got the win and also contributed at the plate with two doubles. The Lady Urchins scored one run in the […]

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Toyota, suppliers to mark Corolla launch

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi has been building the new 2014 Corolla for more than a month, and next week, it will celebrate with an invitation-only event at the BancorpSouth Arena. The event is for Toyota’s 2,000 team members and their families, along with TMMMS suppliers and their families. They’ll celebrate at the Arena on Saturday, […]

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Food Bank, Wal-Mart team up to feed 430 Union County households

It looked like there was as much food outside the store as there was inside at Wal-Mart this past Wednesday. Officials with the Mid-South Food Bank staged a Mobile Pantry food distribution in the store parking lot. Food bank staff and local Wal-Mart employees and other volunteers gave out food to more than 400 pre-screened […]

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East Union defeated Middleton TN 47-36 on Friday to improve to 2-0 on the season. Quarterback D.J. Artmstrong leads the Urchin offense in game action from the Houlka game in the photo above. East Union will travel to Potts Camp on Friday to face the 0-2 Cardinals. Potts Camp was defeated by Bruce 39-8 in their game on Friday.

East Union Wins Road Game at Middleton

by Dennis Clayton East Union took their offensive fireworks to Middleton for their game two and brought back a 47-36 win. Quarterback D.J. Armstrong led the Urchins as he finished 3-6 passing for 126 yards and touchdown. Armstrong also added three scores rushing on the night. Leading rushers for East Union were Jacob Elder with […]

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