Still no decision on Extension Office renovation; gun carrying prohibition clarified

Union County supervisors still have not decided on bids submitted this past week for the renovation and limited expansion of the MSU-Union County Extension Service office at the fairgrounds. The bids had come in higher than expected, supervisors said, but part of the higher cost may have been due to adding work that would delay […]

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Testing for graduation

The Mississippi Legislature has opted to stop meddling with graduation requirements in our schools, wisely leaving the issue with educators and the State Board of Education where it belongs. The Senate Education committee, chaired by Gray Tollison, an Oxford Republican, decided not to consider a bill that already had passed the House 119-0 that would […]

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Ingomar defeats Montgomery County for semi-final appearance

JACKSON – When the Falcon’s needed a playmaker, senior point guard Laquain Foster answered the call. Foster turned in 27 points in Ingomar’s 67-54 win over Montgomery County on Tuesday, finding runs in a game full of them to outlast the Hornets quietly creeping towards overtaking the lead. Ingomar jumped out ahead early, posting a […]

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Baggett leads Eagles to win over Bogue Chitto

JACKSON -When the shots counted the most they fell for West Union who held on for a 57-55 win in overtime against Bogue Chitto on Wednesday. The Lady Eagles led for the duration of the 32 regulation minutes with the Bobcats managing three ties in the final seconds of play. Zariah Matthews earned the shot […]

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Lady Falcons log thirtieth win in quarterfinal contest

JACKSON – Ingomar’s young Lady Falcons squad reached another milestone on Wednesday, nabbing their first win inside Mississippi Coliseum with a 81-37 final over the Sebastopol Lady Bobcats. The victory marked the thirtieth win for the 2014-2015 season while also guaranteeing the Falcons a game on March 9 in the Class 1A girls semi-finals. Sebastopol […]

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Election season

Whew! What a slew of candidates we have who have qualified to run for office in the Aug. 4 primary election. A few months ago we would have predicted a fairly calm, lackluster local election season, but that all had changed by the time the filing deadline passed last Friday. Of course, the announcement by […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Just another trip to Oxford

It’s become sort of a monthly ritual for our family. One Saturday a month Jenny attends a training seminar for elementary math teachers in the Oxford School District, and our son Joe and I tag along. No, we don’t go to the training. Rolling out of bed in time to get to Oxford for an […]

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William Douglas Conway

A Union County solid-waste employee, Randy Lyons, underwent emergency surgery in Tupelo Monday afternoon as a result of being crushed between two vehicles on the job. Another Union County man now faces three felony charges as a result. Lyons is also a recently-announced candidate for District Three Supervisor. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the incident occurred […]

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Qualifying ends with nearly 70 candidates in local races

The qualifying period for county elections ended Friday with more of a bang than a whimper as nearly a dozen more citizens announced their candidacy the last two days. The last qualifier, Greg Elder, came in about 4:30 p.m., before the 5 p.m. deadline. Candidates declaring party affiliations only had to submit their papers and […]

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Daniel Wayne Rhynes

County makes arrests in area burglaries

Union County law enforcement officials have four persons in custody and are looking for a fifth in connection with a burglary in the Pinedale area. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the burglary occurred Tuesday when someone broke into a home and locked barn shed. “They stole a zero-turn Gravely lawnmower, two backpack leaf blowers, some tires, […]

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