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Nine local races still to be determined Tuesday along with regional, state races

After 10 months of campaigning, 22 Union County candidates will finally learn their fate next Tuesday in the state general election. While some local races were settled in the party primaries and run-offs, and several others were not even contested, nine office-holders still remain to be determined because they have candidates from more than one […]

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Low unemployment rate continues for county despite slight increase

Union County’s jobless rate for September crept up to 4.6 percent from 4.4 percent the previous month. Even with the increase, however, Union County tied for sixth-lowest rate in the state along with Lafayette and Smith counties. The rate here had been 5.0 percent for July. Most Northeast Mississippi counties reported roughly similar increases. Union […]

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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

Everyone should be able to get back that hour’s sleep they lost in March because Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday. The summer time shift officially ends at 2 a.m., when everyone is asked to reset clocks backwards, repeating one hour. The motto to help remember how to reset clocks is “Spring forward, fall back,” […]

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Christmas shopping In November

  The New Albany Main Street Association has announced that some downtown stores will stay open late three Thursdays in November to provide residents with extra shopping time during the holiday. Stores that will be open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19 include AC’s Coffee, Bellissimo Boutique, French’s New Albany Flower […]

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Betty King

Betty DuVall King has been selected as grand marshal of this year’s New Albany Christmas parade planned for Monday, Nov. 30. Organizers chose King for her extensive contributions to community improvement and education. King, a Mantachie native and one of 10 children, was class valedictorian before going on to Itawamba Junior College and then to […]

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Mississippi under statewide burn ban

JACKSON—At the request and advice of the Mississippi Forestry Commission, Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a proclamation initiating a statewide burn ban. The ban is effective immediately and remains in force until lifted.  The Mississippi Forestry Commission will continue to monitor conditions, and public updates on the burn ban will be issued as needed. The […]

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Ingomar Mound event Saturday to include one of first state atlatl competitions

By Jill N. Smith Director UCHM Ingomar Mound event, set this Saturday, from 10 – 2 at the Ingomar site,  weather permitting,  will be larger this year based on the number of volunteers  who are helping with the event,  and  also new is the  atlatl competition, which will begin at 11:15. The word atlatl may be […]

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Toyota USA Foundation awards Mississippi career education grant

Mississippi is one of three states that will share a $1.5 million grant to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and manufacturing careers. The three-year long project is designed to engage students underrepresented in STEM and manufacturing, with a long-term goal of higher graduation rates and a more educated, skilled, diverse, […]

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Supreme Court rules Browning ineligible to run for Union County school superintendent

Although his name will be on the general election ballot Tuesday, any votes cast for Roger Browning as Union County Superintendent of Education will not count. The Supreme Court of Mississippi Thursday ruled that Browning is ineligible to be a candidate because he is not a resident of the county school district. Browning had been qualified […]

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Flagging support

It is inevitable, of course. Mississippians will change our state flag to make it more acceptable to all our citizens. It won’t happen overnight. It might not happen in the coming year or two, but it will happen as old attitudes fade and new, more progressive attitudes prevail. The current state flag, which contains the […]

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