Taking focused approach to promoting area a positive step

We learned with considerable surprise this week that New Albany now has a marketing director. Apparently aldermen had been discussing the idea for many months, but not at any meetings I attended. Local governments still have a tendency to do most of their horse-trading and rat-killing outside public meetings and that is not likely to […]

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Lil Miss Cowgirl and Lil Mr. Cowboy pageant

Winners of the Lil Ms. Trail Blazer pageant were, from left, Stella Jo Porch, daughter of Chase and Jordan Porch, third; Kyla Porch, daughter of Keegan and Charlie Porch, second; and Brianna Voyles, daughter of Brian and Brittney Voyles, winner. Winners of the Lil Mr. Trail Blazer pageant were, from left, Ryder Neal, son of […]

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Union County Fair Talent Showcase

The winner in the variety act category of the junior division was Haley Cockrell of Ripley, who sang “Pulled.” Second was MacKenzie Huffstatler of Walnut who sang “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. Youth division entrants are considered for competition in the Mid-South Fair but may call fair officials to ask about being included. Winner of […]

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GumTree Quilters to hold Tupelo show

The GumTree Quilters Guild will host a Quilter’s Bed Turning and Quilt Show on Saturday, August 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Tupelo at 608 W. Jefferson St, All Saints Episcopal Church, Parish Hall. Admission is $3.00. This will be an exhibit of quilts and quilt-related items of individual projects made by the […]

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Questions arise in pelican shooting investigation

By Adam Ganucheau Daily Journal SALTILLO – The location of an American white pelican that was shot last week remains unknown, despite multiple calls to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing, according to MDWFP Officer Richard Stephen, but officials are not optimistic that the shooter will […]

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City hires Johnson as marketing director

The City of New Albany now has a marketing director. Mayor Tim Kent said the Board of Aldermen hired New Albany native Sean Johnson for the post at an adjourned meeting Thursday. Johnson now serves as marketing director for the Tupelo Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. Kent said aldermen had been discussing the move since about […]

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Tuition funding a challenge but Northeast still good value for Union County students, president tells supervisors

Budget time is rolling around again for city aldermen and county supervisors and this is when various organizations who receive local government funding come to make their cases to officials. Monday, Northeast Mississippi Community College President Johnny Allen visited Union County Supervisors, not so much asking for funds as giving a report on the value […]

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Coming Events week of 8/01/13

Liberty School meeting Liberty school August meeting and pizza and dessert dinner will be Tuesday, August 20 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment will be provided. Everyone is welcome. NAACP announces August meeting The Union County NAACP will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 12, at 6:00 p.m. at Watson Grove Baptist Church. The meeting […]

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Future astronauts

Fourteen Union County young people learned about principles of gravity, motion and other aspects of physics related to space travel during Space Camp at the Union County Extension Service. 4-H Youth Agent Gina Wills and Extension Director Stanley Wise led the group through a series of experiments including building and launching a rocket. Here, from […]

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Local 4-Hers win honors at club congress

First Place Team (L-R) Valerie Moody, Lauren Cantrell, Hannah May and Rachel Peeler won first place in both the Consumer Judging Contest and the Veterinary Science Contest at the 2013 State 4-H Club Congress at Mississippi State University. The team will travel to Denver Colorado in January to compete in the Western National Consumer Judging […]

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