Administrative changes at schools moved to next week

New changes will take place right after Spring Break at New Albany Elementary School, West Union Attendance Center, and the Union County School Administration office. Last month, Windy Faulkner, current principal at NAES, accepted the position as assistant school superintendent with the Union County School District. Her start date was slated to begin July 1. […]

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U.S. Senate race becomes more crowded

Although local judicial races remain unchanged with mostly incumbents who are unopposed, the U.S. senate race became more complicated Friday. Long-time Republican incumbent Thad Cochran had said he would seek re-election and long before that, tea party candidate Chris McDaniel, Republican state senator and attorney, had begun his own campaign for the office. Shortly before […]

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Support our thespians

In our community, we have what many communities only dream about – an active community theater group with a nice theater available to present its work. The Tallahatchie River Players, our community theater group, is approaching its 10h anniversary, a reason for much community pride. The last play in its current season, the comedy “Arsenic […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Knots on the family tree

We all have our knots on the family tree, I suppose. But some family trees have more knots than others, and I always have thought mine was downright gnarly. In fact, my sister Donna and I sometimes swap stories about who we would consider “normal” among the many cousins from our childhood, growing up on […]

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Honoring a legend

The documentary, “Beyond the Tracks,” put together by New Albany High School students, is a fitting tribute to a New Albany legend, Sam Mosley. More than 650 people turned out in the school auditorium last Thursday to see the video documentary and hear a concert by the Mosley and Johnson Band, along with New Albany […]

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Green Metals ribbon cutting

Toyota recycler opens near plant

Nationwide and globally recognized scrap metal recycling and waste handling company Green Metals, Inc. opened up a new facility located at 1034 Corolla Lane in Blue Springs. Green Metals, Inc. is a subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho and handles recycling for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Inc. and TMMMS Tier One and Tier Two suppliers. President and […]

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Pulling the strings

The Mississippi House of Representatives has again failed to increase funding for public education to bring the funding level into compliance with state law. The House voted 66-53, mostly along political party lines, to approve a $2.1 billion budget for kindergarten through 12th grade, which is $265 million short of the funding required under the […]

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Wayne Mitchell

TV history passes me by

When I was growing up, the ritual at our house was the same most nights. My sister and I would do our homework before supper, then the family would move to the living room to watch TV. At 10 o’clock, my mother would wake up my father, who usually had drifted off in his recliner, […]

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Broaden horizons

The recent incident involving the statue of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi has again cast the university and our state in a negative national light. It is unfortunate that the Feb. 16 incident, in which a noose was placed around the statue’s neck and the statue draped by a defunct Georgia flag dominated […]

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New Century Club

The New Century Club met at the Union County Library on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.  Shelia Robbins, President, presided during the business session and introduced Program Leader Jill Smith who reviewed the book Under A Wing by Reeve Lindbergh, youngest daughter of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.  It was noted that both parents were gifted […]

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