County still trying to determine legality of firearm possession in court buildings

Union County supervisors are still trying to determine whether the possession of firearms can be prohibited in the courthouse and chancery court building. At the previous week’s meeting, board members said several county officials had received notices from the office of state attorney general Jim Hood that signs prohibiting the possession of firearms in the […]

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Weather causes county garbage rescheduling

Solid-waste collection in Union County was cancelled Monday due to bad weather. As a result, the Monday route will be collected Wednesday, Feb. 18, instead. At newspaper deadline time the Tuesday route was expected to be collected as usual. The city garbage routes were not affected.

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Noah Ford gets the putback for the Urchins against the Thrasher Rebels on Tuesday.

Urchins top Thrasher

ELLISTOWN – In their last home game of the season, the Urchins garnered a pair of wins as both squads defeating the Trasher Rebels. The Lady Urchins took a 71-38 victory while the Urchins won in a 85-34 final. The girls opened their game with a 13-2 run, going on to outscore the Lady Rebels […]

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Washington, Bridges awarded All-District honors

Five New Albany Bulldog players have received All-District honors from the 2-4A coaches who selected the team on Wednesday. Among the selections are junior Miles Washington as Defensive MVP. Washington is joined on the team by Jarel Lipsey and Rashad McWilliams while Reggie McWilliams was awarded an Honorable Mention. For the Lady Dawgs, Samantha Bridges […]

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CodeRED provides free, specific severe weather, other warnings to Union Countians

With the advent of severe weather season, Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton is urging anyone who has not done so to sign up for the CodeRED program. CodeRED is a service that makes automated phone calls alerting citizens to dangerous weather conditions or other threatening or unusual situations. One of its most important […]

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Aldermen hear from historic preservation commission

After years of the program’s being dormant, New Albany aldermen heard from the recently-reactivated Historic Preservation Commission formally for the first time at their monthly meeting Tuesday. Laura Dunnam spoke on behalf of the commission (which is also the city’s parking committee). “We just wanted to present some things presented to us and find the […]

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Dr. Sneed

State tops in heart disease deaths but many risks can be controlled

Mississippi has the highest prevalence of heart disease not only in the U. S. but also all of the United States Territories. Mississippi also has the third-worst record for stroke-related deaths. While we can do nothing about many heart disease risk factors, there are plenty of others that can be controlled. Monday, Dr. Darrell Sneed […]

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52 candidates in local races so far

The races for Union County supervisor continue to heat up following the announcement this past month that long-time Fifth District Supervisor Benny Rakestraw and Third District Supervisor and board president Danny Jordan are retiring and not seeking re-election. Eight more candidates have qualified since this past week – six of them for supervisor. Republicans Bo […]

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Prepare for bad weather

Severe weather season seems to be getting earlier, and it’s time now to plan for the inevitable storms, tornado watches and tornado warnings in our area. We again urge you, if you have not already done so, to sign up for the CodeRED system available to all Union County residents. It’s sort of a reverse […]

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Jonathan Scales goes up for two points against Jumpertown’s Tyler Moore.

Hawks split wins with Cardinals

MYRTLE – Myrtle had an answer for every run that Jumpertown made and held on to defeat the Cardinals 60-55 on Tuesday. The Lady Hawks fell 52-45 to Jumpertown in the opening game. “We did not have the effort that we have been having, but a quick turn-around from last night’s road game at Falkner,” […]

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