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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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County outlawing sale of high caffeine content products to minors

The Union County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to regulate the sale of some powdered caffeine in the county. The action came after a Water Valley woman told of her son’s death from a heart attack after taking a couple of the caffeine capsules widely available to anyone. Although the ordinance is several pages long, […]

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‘Legends and Lore’ brings local historical characters back to life

Local history buffs with perhaps a taste for the ghoulish got to visit with some mostly-long-departed residents of Union County Saturday at the annual presentations of Legends and Lore. Sponsored by the Union County Historical Society and produced by the Tallahatchie River Players, the event brought back to life a variety of well-known as well […]

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County elementary classes participate in multi-faceted Literacy Festival

Elementary classes from all four county schools combined fun with learning this past week as they participated in a literacy festival held at the Magnolia Civic Center. Students had stories read to them as the action was also played out on stage. They were allowed to play Bingo, compete in games outside, share snacks and […]

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Rebecca Sheffield hits a two-run homer in the first. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Sheffield and Castillo spell double trouble for Baldwyn

BY DENNIS CLAYTON BALDWYN – Baldwyn got a heavy dose of Rebecca Sheffield and Tianna Castillo on Tuesday as the duo were a force at the plate and in the field as the East Union Lady Urchins defeated the Lady Bearcats 12-2 in five innings of Division 1-2A softball. The pair went back-to-back with home […]

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Cade Bell gains 11 yards on the quarterback keeper. Bell led the Urchins to two quick scores before the half. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins down Bears with huge second half

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – Just when Alcorn Central appeared to have all the momentum following a fumble return for touchdown with 4:03 left in the half, but quarterback Cade Bell coolly led the Urchins back to score twice in 31 seconds to tie the game 28-28. Bell was 6 of 6 passing for 72 […]

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County teams to play at Robertson Tournament

Saturday will be the 17th Annual Robertson’s Sportwear slowpitch tournament at BNA Bank Park. All four county schools will be playing against some of the top teams in North Mississippi. Tournament action is set to begin at 9:00. Here is the schedule for the four Union County teams. The schedule could change, but this was […]

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Local cross country teams to compete at Saltillo Invitational meet

Teams from East Union, Ingomar, Myrtle New Albany and West Union will compete on Saturday at the Saltillo Invitational which is one of the largest and most competitive cross country meets in the state. This year is no different with over 40 high school teams scheduled to run. Varsity schedule starts at 10:00 with the […]

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East Union's Player of the Week for the September 11 against Strayhorn is quarterback Cade Bell, who was 6 of 15 passing for 125 yards and a touchdown.

East Union Players of the Week

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