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It’s IRS scam season; stay on the alert

Union Countians are known for taking care of their family and community members. There’s a way you can help others, particularly the elderly, that you may not have thought of. Income tax season is here again and most people will receive their various tax-related forms in the next few days. Many will file their returns […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding As I look out the window on our winter landscape, I’m trying to remember the trees as they were a few weeks ago – covered in leaves that were splashed in golden hues. Today those trees are towering skeletons with their once-green attire piled in brown heaps beneath them. During my watch, […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easlely This is the twenty-fifth of January 2016. My, it seems just a short time ago that it was January 2015. Well, a lot has happened this week. There has been plenty of cold weather and two snows. Only a little on Tuesday and about two inches on Thursday. We have lost several […]

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New Albany Garden Club

The New Albany Garden Club met on Thursday, Jan. 14 at, the Concord Inn, home of Tanya Coombs. Hostesses were Paulette Cossitt, Lydia Kimbrough, and Lynn Madden. Members were welcomed with a dessert table featuring apple turnovers and ice cream made by Mrs. Madden. The table was centered with a beautiful arrangement, “Winter Wonderland,” made […]

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Ingomar Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks Special Honor Roll 3rd Grade Joshua Cooper Ball, Kamille Beard, Marissa Bell, Presley Mae Burton, Madilyn Buskirk, Shayna Crook, Morgan Crossen, Olen Faulkner, Jaci Hallman, Chloe Hamm, Sadie Hamm, Jaxxon Harrelson, Andrew Johnson, Brayden Jumper, Madison Laher, Garrett McClellan, Graham McClellan, Brantly McMillen, Kyla Parker, Macie Phifer, Ethan Potts, Tanner Rakestraw, Evan […]

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New Albany High School Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks All A’s Mayra Jannet Aguirre, Adalyn Claire Aldridge, Citlaly Avila, Amber DeeAnn Balentine, Kara Brooke Balentine, Bethany Danielle Barnes, Emma Grace Blakemore, Hayley Danielle Boone, Anna Marie Bullock, Rush Sanders Butler, Samuel Carnell Cagle, Morris Kelly Clayton, Denaje Alexander Collins, Mary Elaine Day, Elise Allen Dunnam, Miller Scott Dunnam, Leah Morgan Ellis, […]

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East Union takes first in powerlifting meet

East Union’s girls won first in the Calhoun City Invitational powerlifting meet on January 25 at the Calhoun City. The Lady Urchins competed against Calhoun City, Oxford, Lafayette, Tishomingo County, Noxubee County, and Mantachie. East Union won the match with a 44-34 point advantage over second-place Calhoun City. “This is the first time we’ve had […]

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Lady Bulldogs edge Pontotoc in playoff opener

NEW ALBANY – New Albany scored their goals early and then held on to deny Pontotoc the comeback opportunity as the Lady Bulldogs won the Class 4A soccer playoff match 2-1 and advanced to the second round. “The first half we got on top, got two good goals and went into half up 2-0,” New […]

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Hwy. 9 railroad crossing at Blue Springs to close Thursday for repairs

On Thursday, January 28, B&S Railroad crews will be closing the railroad crossing on Highway 9 in Blue Springs to make needed repairs to the crossing. The closure will take place from 5:30 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m. A detour route will be in place along Interstate 22, Highway 15 and Highway 348.

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County road manager James Byers to retire; board names Wiginton to take over job

Union County will have a new road manager next month after long-time manager James Byers retires. The board of supervisors Monday voted to name Scotty Wiginton new road manager effective next month. “We did everything we could to get James to stay but I think he just thinks it’s time and wants to spend more […]

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