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Dinner Bell for Dec. 31, 2010

We always start off the year with the traditional Southern Black-Eyed peas, and today’s recipe is just one version of this delicious dish. Happy New Year to all!   Southern Black Eyed Peas   1 lb. dried black eyed peas, soaked overnight in water to cover 2 teaspoons salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 large onion, […]

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Union County Sheriff’s jail docket for Dec. 31, 2010

Gary Cannon, 406 Jackson St., New Albany, 44, was charged with petit larceny at 5:11 p.m., Dec. 28, 2010. Ernest P. Rea, 1087 CR 12, Myrtle, 29, was charged with simple assault at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 28, 2010. Jonathan Rea, 1087 CR 12, Myrtle, 26, was charged with telephone harassment at 7 p.m., Dec. 28, […]

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Union County Sheriff’s call log for Dec. 31

December 6 Hwy 78 WB: Red Grand Am all over the road. CR 59: Lady advising of six horses being out and the gate from the pasture opened up into the road. CR 2: Man called in advising of his son having bruises after he has come home from his mother’s from the weekend. CR […]

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Jackie’s International to open Fresh Market Cafe in former Western Sizzlin location

A new restaurant will be opening soon in New Albany. Housed in the former Western Sizzlin building, Fresh Market Cafe will be opening in March and will provide local residents and visitors a restaurant complete with fresh food and home cooked food. There are more Fresh Market Cafes in central Mississippi, but this will be […]

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State tightening rules on housing committed persons in county facilities

Effective Jan. 1, 2011, the Mississippi Legislature is requiring all county holding facilities, like the Union County Jail, that hold committed persons that are awaiting transfer, to become certified by the State of Mississippi Department of Mental Health. As a result, the Union County Sheriff’s Department may soon have to adhere to a new set […]

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Qualifying for ‘11 races opens Jan. 1

Two Union County elected officials say they do not plan to seek re-election in 2011. Both Union County Sheriff Tommy Wilhite and County Tax Assessor/Collector Dennis Rakestraw have announced that they will not run for another term of office. Wilhite, who was first elected as sheriff in 1999, said he wants to retire and have […]

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Saying goodbye to 2010

Hard to believe the new year is upon us, and it is this time that we  take to look back at all of the biggest headlines and moments from 2010. Earlier this week, I printed a ‘Year in Pictures,’ showcasing some highlights from throughout Union County. Now I’ll entertain you in written form with some […]

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Union County basketball 2011 preview

The second half of the 2010-2011 basketball season tips off next Tuesday, and for several teams, it is time to make a push toward potential division titles as well as the state tournament in late February. New Albany boys and both East Union squads are in action this week, participating in separate tournaments, with the […]

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Pickens takes part in winter baseball clinic

One of Myrtle’s best returning starters from last year’s baseball state runner-up had a unique opportunity to improve his game over the Christmas break, traveling to Arizona with Coast-to-Coast Athletics. Justin Pickens was selected for the opportunity after participating in a tryout in Tupelo under the encouragement of his friend, Zak Jumper. Going against 20 […]

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Clearing the way for gifts

It was 8 o’clock Christmas morning and Jenny was getting a little peeved. “Quit doing that and come inside. Everyone is waiting to open their presents,” she called out from the front porch of her parents’ house in northern Kentucky. The exasperation in her voice came from the knowledge that her stubborn husband (that would […]

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