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Browning back on school superintendent ballot but case appealed to Supreme Court

Circuit Court Judge John Gregory did indeed rule in favor of putting Republican county school superintendent hopeful Roger Browning back on the Nov. 3 general election ballot, as was unofficially said earlier this week. The dispute concerning his candidacy is far from over, however. No sooner had the judge approved an order Tuesday than current […]

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Wildman, left, and McCollum with plaques from the police department showing appreciation for their years of service

Veteran law enforcement officers retire with nearly 80 years of service

Two of the community’s longest-serving law enforcement officers are retiring and were honored with a luncheon at Taylor’s Place Tuesday. Frank McCollum has spent 42 years in law enforcement and James “Bing” Wildman only slightly less at 36 years. McCollum started with the Okolona Police Department, serving as investigator for 22 years, then became Sherman […]

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Death and dying is topic of monthly library program

Death and dying was the program topic for Luncheon with Books at the Union County Library Tuesday. The event was one of a series of events related to Nobel Prize-winning New Albany native William Faulkner going on this month and culminating in the writer’s birthday Sept. 25. The reason for the specific program topic was […]

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Main Street annual membership meeting set for Oct. 1

New Albany Main Street Association is hosting their annual membership meeting Thursday, Oct. 1, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the In Bloom reception hall. Suzanne Smith, president of Mississippi Main Street Association, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Smith is a Senior Vice-President and Western Region Retail Administrator for Renasant Bank. Her degree […]

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‘Legends and Lore’ cemetery tour of local personalities will be Saturday

The Tallahatchie River Players will present the 2015 Legends and Lore Cemetery Tour at the City Cemetery Saturday, Sept. 19. The program starts at 4 p.m. and ends at dusk. The TRP has partnered with the Union County Heritage Museum to bring the stories of some of our area to life. Those attending will visit […]

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Tractor Supply hosting pet adoptions, check-ups for Pet Appreciation Week

The Tractor Supply Co. store in New Albany will host activities for families and their pets, including pet adoptions, Saturday, Sept. 19, as part of Pet Appreciation Week. Held Sept. 16 – 20, Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pet owners and their furry friends. “Pet ownership is exciting […]

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Mattie Pilcher had a big night for the Lady Eagles with three hits including a triple. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Eagles clip Lady Hawks in division action

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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Kylie Massengill slides home for the Lady Eagles while Tyesha Bills attempts the tag for the Lady Hawks. File photo.

Myrtle and West Union play important division game

Myrtle and West Union will meet today in an important Division 2-1A softball game at West Union. Myrtle comes into the game with a perfect 3-0 record, hoping to stay atop the division while West Union is fighting desperately to stay in the playoff conversation. Myrtle won the first meeting 9-7 at Myrtle as West […]

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East Union Homecoming Court

2015 East Union Homecoming Court seated left: Janna Humphreys, Tianna Castillo, Katie Rowan, Karley Crump and Calla Basil. Standing left: Jordon Salmon, Thomas Moore, Witt Roaton, Cody Taylor and Chase Hall. Presentation of the Homecoming Court will take place during halftime of the East Union vs Alcorn Central football game on Friday, September 18.

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Kallie Roberts is safe at home as she slides in during the first inning. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Lady Urchins shutout Mantachie for division win

BY DENNIS CLAYTON EAST UNION – The Lady Urchins of East Union needed only five innings to down Mantachie 10-0 to take their Division 1-2A opener. East Union took the lead early and used the combination of steady defense and Sallie Pannell’s pitch location to shutout the Lady Mustangs. “I told these kids, last year […]

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