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Morris wins state Tennis Official of the Year award

New Albany resident Susan Morris has been awarded the Mississippi Tennis Association’s Tennis Official of the Year award. This award is presented to a certified tennis official in recognition of outstanding contributions to the cause of tennis officiating in Mississippi, according to a press release issued by the MTA. Morris became an official to help tennis […]

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East Union drops pair to Booneville Blue Devils

East Union traveled to Booneville Friday for a pair of non-division games and dropped both contests to the Blue Devils. The Lady Urchins fell 66-50 and the Urchins lost 67-48. East Union boys played a strong first half, leading 34-28 at the intermission, but Booneville stormed back in the second half as they outscored the […]

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Ingomar holds off Myrtle in 2-1A contest

INGOMAR – In a division 2-1A battle, the Falcons came out on top defeating a rallying Myrtle team 66-63 in the Union County rivals’ final regular season meeting. The Lady Falcons also garnered a win against Myrtle with a 67-35 final. In the girls’ game, Gara Beth Self led with 17 points, followed by Mallory […]

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Trio of teams compete in weekend tourney

  PONTOTOC – East Union, West Union and Ingomar opened the Robertson’s Sportswear basketball tournament on Saturday, with the the Lady Falcons extending their win streak to thirteen games. (G) Ingomar 53, Kossuth 38 The Lady Falcons were led by Mallory Russell with 25 points and nine rebounds against the Aggies, with Lauren Thompson adding […]

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Education meddling

January has come and gone, but not before the Mississippi Legislature got down to work, considering legislation that, if passed, will set the state apart from most of the nation when it comes to setting standards for the education of our children. Many in the legislature are seeking to undermine, and even do away with, […]

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Need a W-2? Print it yourself

Jenny was sitting on the couch, reading emails on her laptop computer. “Hey,” she said. “This says I have to go online someplace and set up an account to print out my W-2 for our taxes.” “Surely not,” I said. “Usually it’s a form with several tear-apart pieces that comes in the mail.” Jenny logged […]

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Wilhite running for sheriff again

What was arguably the most-watched race in county elections in 2011 was for sheriff. That could be the case again. Monday, former sheriff Tommy Wilhite qualified to run for the office, challenging incumbent Jimmy Edwards. Four years ago Democrat Edwards defeated Jim Taylor running as a Republican, getting 69 percent of the vote. But the […]

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County to upgrade E-911 system

The Union County Board of Supervisors Monday voted unanimously to approved a needed upgrade to the county’s E-911 emergency telephone system. Supervisors decided to purchase the new equipment rather than lease it, as has been done for the past 20-odd years of Union County 911’s existence. This means the county will own the equipment in […]

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Arrest ends burglary spree but recovered items need to be identified

An arrest Friday by the Union County Sheriff’s Department has led to the solving of at least a dozen Northeast Mississippi residential burglaries although, somewhat ironically, none apparently occurred in Union County. Now, Sheriff Jimmy Edwards and officers are trying to find out who the recovered stolen items – valued at possibly $10,000 or more […]

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Urchins name Walton as new football coach

Kevin Walton has been named head football coach at East Union, succeeding Scott Duley who stepped down to devote more time to family. The Union County School board approved the hire in their meeting on Monday night. Union County Superintendent Ken Basil said, “Coach Walton has done an excellent job in our system…he has had […]

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