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Bill requiring appointed superintendents 
passes senate committee

The Senate Education Committee Wednesday passed legislation improving the governance of school districts through appointed superintendents, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said. Senate Bill 2438 moves to the full Senate for consideration. “The current model of electing superintendents strictly limits the ability of local communities to find the best candidate for the job,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. […]

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Historic Northside Neighborhood Association to resume with Tues. meeting

A meeting of the Historic Northside Neighborhood Association will be held next Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the Cleveland Street Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. The association was formed more than a decade ago to help improve the quality of life in the historic area and to deal specifically with concerns about crime and […]

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MegMed Clinic has formal opening

The Union County Development Association held a ribbon-cutting for MegMed Health Tuesday, Jan. 19. MegMed Health is an acute and primary care clinic for all ages. Their services include treatment of acute problems, minor emergencies, women’s health, minor skin conditions, lab work, weight loss counseling, DOT physicals, preventive health care, as well as treatment of […]

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Extension Office to hold series of instructional programs

The Union County Extension Office is offering a variety of learning programs over the next few months. A Private Applicator Training class will be given from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Union County Extension Office Feb. 29. There is a $10 registration fee. For more information call 534-1916 or 534-1917 On March 1, a […]

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Appreciation for one of county’s best-kept industrial secrets

Talk about staying under the radar. Union County has a variety of industries, which most people are generally familiar with. But there is one that, arguably, almost no one knew about the first year it was here. Even today, many local residents may know essentially nothing about it. The company seeks no publicity, only occasionally […]

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Ellistown Breezes

By Margaret McCraw  If we were wondering where our cold weather went, now we know. These last few mornings are something that usually stays well to the north of us. I live out in the county and my temperature usually runs about five degrees colder than Tupelo. However, I did not see any snowflakes on […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easley  Well, hello there on this bright and beautiful Friday morning on the fifth of February. I sincerely hope all are well after all the stormy weather on Tuesday. There have been a lot of deaths connected to this area this week. Sympathy is extended to Agnes Hill and Helen Tubman, both of […]

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‘The Little Mermaid’ on stage at New Albany High School this weekend

  New Albany High School will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13, Friday and Saturday, as well as at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. For ticket information call 534-1805.

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Agape Health Services benefit recognizes third year of free care clinic

It is estimated, based on information available, that nearly 6,000 Union County residents have no health insurance. A group of dedicated medical professionals and volunteers are doing their best to help as many of those as possible. The means to do that is through Agape Health Services. The Agape Clinic was created about three years […]

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County supervisors finalize purchase of new E-911 emergency telephone upgrade

The Union County Board of Supervisors Monday gave final approval to the lease purchase of needed new E-911 emergency telephone equipment, and also signed the maintenance agreement. Maintenance, including software, will cost $2,429 per month. The total equipment cost, which will be spread out over years, is $139,291. That’s discounted from the $146,771 original price. […]

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