Two open supervisors’ seat to result in run-offs

Regardless of any other outcome, it was clear that Union County would have at least two new supervisors next year with longtime Third District Supervisor Danny Jordan and Fifth District Supervisor Benny Rakestraw announcing their retirement. Neither race will be decided until the Nov. 3 general election but having such large numbers of candidates has […]

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Union sheriff Edwards wins clear victory over predecessor

Incumbent sheriff Jimmy Edwards won the Democratic primary Tuesday and will face Republican Greg Elder in the Nov. 3 general election. Elder was unopposed in the Republican primary. Edwards received 4,418 votes for 70.2 percent in contrast to Wilhite’s 1,861 votes, or 29.6 percent. The race received a lot of attention because an incumbent sheriff […]

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Open 3rd and 5th District supervisors’ seats result in run-offs; other two incumbent supervisors defeated

Regardless of any other outcome, it was clear that Union County would have at least two new supervisors next year with longtime Third District Supervisor Danny Jordan and Fifth District Supervisor Benny Rakestraw announcing their retirement. Neither race will be decided until the Nov. 3 general election but having such large numbers of candidates has […]

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Union sheriff wins clear victory over predecessor

Incumbent sheriff Jimmy Edwards won the Democratic primary Tuesday and will face Republican Greg Elder in the Nov. 3 general election. Elder was unopposed in the Republican primary. Edwards received 4,418 votes for 70.2 percent in contrast to Wilhite’s 1,861 votes, or 29.6 percent. The race received a lot of attention because an incumbent sheriff […]

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East Union community mourns the loss of student

STAFF REPORTS The close-knit East Union Urchin family is grieving over the tragic loss of classmate and teammate TJ Hamblin following a swimming accident on Friday. Hamblin would have been entering the junior class this fall and was a member of the Urchin football and powerlifting teams. According to Mack Wilemon, Tishomingo County Coroner, a […]

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Back to school time

School starts next Wednesday in New Albany and Union County schools, which means it is time for all of us to slow down and start paying closer attention to our driving. Many drivers speed in residential areas, often driving 35 to 45 miles per hour in areas where the maximum safe speed is 25. And […]

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Only three days left to campaign before party primaries Tuesday

Union County’s approximately 60 local candidates have only three days left to sway voters before Tuesday’s Aug. 4 party primaries. Residents will go to the polls to choose either a Democratic or Republican primary ticket and then from that determine who the nominees will be for each office from the party they choose. With close […]

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Potts Camp native turns love of animals into international career and work preserving species

Holley Muraco’s life might make a good movie, except that she has accomplished so much it might be difficult to believe. The Potts Camp native has gone from being a girl who didn’t even know how to swim to becoming an international wildlife researcher and trainer. This past week she successfully defended her thesis to […]

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Take advantage of tax holiday to save on fall clothes

Don’t forget the state-legislated annual sales tax holiday that lasts from 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 31, to midnight Saturday, Aug. 1. The annual event is designed to help families save money on back-to-school and fall clothing items by not collecting the usual seven-percent retail sales tax. The holiday only applies to types of clothing and […]

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Airport receives state transportation grant for hangar improvement

The New Albany-Union County Airport was one of several receiving state grants recently. The Mississippi Transportation Commission approved the Mississippi Department of Transportation awarding grants to regional and municipal airports across the state for maintenance and improvement projects. The airport here will receive $150,400 to rehabilitate existing hangars. “Local airports are vital to the economy of […]

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