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Jordon Salmon and his East Union teammates hope to build on last week's successful first place finish at Saltillo as they host the SouthernTee's Challenge. File photo.

SouthernTee’s Challenge to feature competitive field

BY DENNIS CLAYTON Saturday’s SouthernTee’s Challenge will host a field of 24 teams and should again prove to be extremely competitive in all four varsity races. East Union is fresh off a big day at the Saltillo Invitational in the 1A-3A boys as they took first with 43 points easily out-distancing second place Potts Camp’s […]

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Chase Coffey had three RBIs for the Lady Eagles on Thursday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Eagles take division win over Lady Rebels

BY DENNIS CLAYTON HICKORY FLAT – West Union bunched all their runs into two innings to down Hickory Flat 9-1 in their Division 2-1A game on Thursday. Chase Coffey had a big day at the plate, driving in three runs with a double and single plus adding a run scored of her own. After Hickory […]

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Mattie Pilcher slides into third following her leadoff triple in the second inning. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Eagles clip Lady Hawks in division

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ENTERPRISE – West Union came into Tuesday’s game against Division 2-1A rival needing not only a win, but needing to win by three runs. They got the win and nearly had the run differential, but the Lady Hawks rallied for four runs with two outs in the seventh to close to within […]

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Jordon Salmon led East Union to the win with his second-place finish on Saturday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins run away with first at Saltillo Invitational

BY DENNIS CLAYTON SALTILLO – East Union boys ran in dominating fashion at the Saltillo Invitational Meet on Saturday as they took top honors in the 1A-3A division with 43 points, easily outdistancing second place Potts Camp, which finished with 128 points. Jordon Salmon led the Urchins with his second place finish with a time […]

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 Cade Bell threw for two touchdowns in the final minute of the first half to rally the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Urchins rally for win

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – Cade Bell and his offense rallied in the final minute of the first half to score two touchdowns in 31 seconds and carried that momentum into the second half to a 68-36 win over Alcorn Central. Alcorn Central had just scored two quick touchdowns to take a 28-14 and seemed […]

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East Union 2015 Homecoming Court was presented during the halftime of Friday

2015 East Union Homecoming Court

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RiverFest Weekend

It’s Tallahatchie RiverFest Weekend and all of the activities that entails will be taking place this Friday and Saturday in New Albany. What started 26 years ago as the Tallahatchie River Run evolved three years later into a festival and now encompasses an entire weekend of activities. It gets under way at noon Friday with […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Hot sand and sky-high prices

This column originally appeared May 18, 2011, in the Gazette. It sounded pretty simple the first time we talked about it: Plan a week’s vacation to Florida. But it’s been anything but simple. It all started when my sister Donna and her husband Homer said they planned to spend two weeks this summer in Florida, […]

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CREATE VP says area has good education base to build on

The fall series of Business2Business luncheons sponsored by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi began this past Thursday with an outside view of New Albany and its educational system by CREATE Foundation Vice-President Lewis Whitfield. And, mostly, he had good news for the community, saying we were doing well in most areas. Whitfield, who joined CREATE 11 […]

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Browning on education superintendent ballot while Supreme Court mulls constitutionality

The fate of Roger Browning’s candidacy for Union County Superintendent of Education is in the hands of the Supreme Court of Mississippi, but his name is on the Nov. 3 ballot for now. Circuit Court Judge John Gregory ruled that Browning should be on the ballot, based on a section of state law backed by […]

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