Ingomar splits with Pine Grove in hoops opener

By Dennis Clayton Ingomar and Pine Grove squared off in the season opener for each team and came away with a split decision as Pine Grove took the girls contest 48-42 and Ingomar won the boys nightcap 83-51. Falcons take boys game In the boys game, Pine Grove opened with an early lead, but the […]

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Myrtle girls are the Class 1A State Cross Country Champions for 2013. Kneeling left: Megan Lowery, Caroline Greer, Ellie Fitts, Stephanie Floyd and Madison Gray. Standing left: Samantha Shettles, Ivory Montgomery, Geniesha Montgomery, Rachel Peeler, Hailey Brown and Kitana High. Back: Coach Chris Greer.

Myrtle takes first in three categories at state meet

By Dennis Clayton Coach Chris Greer’s Myrtle runners enjoyed a highly successful day on Saturday at the MHSAA State Cross Country Championships as they brought home a total of three 1A titles in girls team, girls individual and boys individual. Myrtle took the girls team title with 28 points as they had five runners in […]

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Blake Spruill (middle of photo) plunges in from the three for the winning touchdown for East Union as they defeated H.W. Byers 35-34. It was the first playoff win in football for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union wins first playoff game in school history

By Dennis Clayton Coach Scott Duley’s East Union Urchins showed their grit, determination and heart as they rallied from a 34-21 deficit and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to win 35-34. Coach Duley said “They (Urchins) played an amazing game. They didn’t quit, we just played a team that was more athletic than us and our […]

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Two magazines highlight week

This is an exciting time here at the Gazette as we publish two glossy publications this week that we think you will want to keep. Inside today’s paper you’ll find the 24-page glossy Winter Sports Preview. Now that football is almost over, we’ve turned our attention to basketball, soccer and the cheerleading squads are New […]

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Still time to pledge

Time is growing short for you to help in this year’s United Way of Northeast Mississippi campaign. The United Way, which serves seven counties, including Union, has reached 80 percent of its $2.4 million goal. So far, $1,913,968 has been pledged in the 2013 campaign. It’s important that Union Countians pledge their share to the […]

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Blake Spruill heads upfield with the opening kickoff against H.W. Byers during first round playoff action. East Union won 35-34. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Urchins reach within and rally past Lions

by Dennis Clayton Coach Scott Duley’s East Union Urchins showed their grit, determination and heart as they rallied from a 34-21 deficit and scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to win 35-34. Coach Duley said “They (Urchins) played an amazing game. They didn’t quit, we just played a team that was more athletic than us and […]

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Anderson, Boman to compete in run-off for Union County coroner’s job

By J. Lynn West Pam Browning Boman and Rob Anderson will face each other in a run-off election Nov. 26 to see who wins the Union County coroner’s post. In unofficial results Tuesday, Boman received 22.4 percent of the vote compared to Anderson’s 17.51 percent. The run-off is necessary because no candidate got more than […]

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Main Street Holiday Open House is Sunday

The traditional official beginning of the Christmas shopping season will be this Sunday when the New Albany Main Street Association presents its annual Holiday Open House. The Nov. 10 event will be from 1 to 5 p.m. with many downtown and area businesses open and featuring specials for the early holiday shoppers. “You can join […]

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Early Christmas

Early Christmas Santa visits with two unidentified shoppers Monday to ask about their Christmas wishes.Santa came to town early as part of the News Exchange’s annual Peek into Christmas feature. Look for more photos of Santa’s visit to local businesses and other locations in the Nov. 28 special Thanksgiving shopping edition.

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J W Allen, 87

J W Allen, 87, of Ingomar, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.

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