Key state programs get appropriations

Both of Mississippi’s U.S. senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, made an imprint on a major appropriation bill that passed out of the Appropriations Committee last week. Each of the provisions in the bill impacted Mississippi through federal programs affecting jobs and quality of life. Cochran, Republican ranking member of Appropriations, helped shape the bill […]

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Coming elections are non-partisan, party committee reminds

Just a reminder that special elections are non-partisan by nature unless a county committee requests that they be allowed to enter a partisan candidate. We have made no such request and to my knowledge neither have the Union County Democrats. So at this point there is no candidate can register to run under either party’s […]

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Ricky Nobile for the week of July 25

             

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Russell-Cellular now open

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Kids in the Kitchen workshop

Mississippi State University Extension Service Office of Nutrition Education Program will be sponsoring a Kids in the Kitchen Workshop on Wednesday, July 31. This free workshop will be held at the Union County Extension Office from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Ages 6-9 are welcome. Youths will learn how to prepare simple, healthy foods that […]

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Sherman aldermen hear of improvements

Regina Butler Progress Staff Writer Sherman aldermen held a recessed meeting this past Tuesday with two new aldermen present to tend to the town’s business. The town is in need of a new truck to use in the public works department among other items that were discussed. Public Works director Clint Long gave the board […]

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Theatre camp experiences ‘Aladdin’

   

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Newport Furniture liquidation end of era

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – The closing of Newport Furniture could be the end of a 65-year-old furniture manufacturing legacy. Last week, Newport filed for Chapter 7 liquidation, an unsurprising move given its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing a few days earlier. Production at the plant had all but ceased in recent […]

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Local woman offers wide range of small business development help through Ole Miss

With some hope that the economy is improving and anticipating the benefits of Tanglefoot Trail, now is a time that some are thinking about starting a new business or upgrading an existing business. What many may not know is that free, practical, confidential help is available through the Mississippi Small Business Development Center. Serving the […]

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