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Hawks split division games with Hickory Flat

A one-point difference handed Hickory Flat’s Lady Rebels team a win on Tuesday as they topped Myrtle in a 41-40 final. Karly Wilburn led in scoring for the Rebels with 12 points, followed by Toot Beard with 11 while Jessica Floyd and Ivory Montomery both ended the night in double digits with 16 and 10 […]

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Heavy law enforcement presence in search for suspect Friday

People traveling in the Carter Avenue and South Central areas near the community center and Reeves Street could not help noticing a heavy law enforcement presence late Friday morning. Officers were looking for a suspect wanted by the Mississippi Department of Corrections for absconding from another jurisdiction and had gotten a tip that he was […]

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Hosemann proposes overhaul of state’s election laws

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann this week proposed a complete overhaul of the state’s election laws. There is no guarantee they will pass but Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford sees only a couple of parts that will have much effect here. The approximately 500-page package was done without involvement from the state circuit clerks […]

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NAHS production of ‘The Little Mermaid’ to be biggest yet

Almost every year it can truthfully be said that the musical production to be presented by New Albany High School is the most technically challenging ever. This year’s effort may still leave its predecessors behind. NAHS is presenting Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” as this year’s annual musical production. The story, as familiarized in the popular […]

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Myrtle to hold special election for alderman

The Town of Myrtle will hold a special election Tuesday, March 15, to fill a vacant alderman’s post. According to Town Clerk Marie White, Alderman David Brown has submitted his resignation because he no longer lives in the town limits and is disqualified from serving as a result. Candidates must, of course, be qualified voters […]

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Nanney says county one of very few ‘recovered’ from Recession of 2008

Union County residents have been aware that our community seems to be doing well – making more progress than other area cities in several respects. It turns out, however, that we are doing much better in some ways than anyone realized. Union County Development Association Executive Director Phil Nanney reported to his board of directors […]

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Baptist Union County selects Service First Champion

   Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County recently announced Ethan Thomas, certified admissions representative, has been named Service First Champion for the quarter. Service First Champions are individuals who consistently exceed all expectations for the purpose of serving others and are nominated by colleagues, physicians, patients and their family/support persons for outstanding service. Thomas was nominated by […]

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New Albany Health and Rehab community blood drive

New Albany Health and Rehab will be holding a community blood drive with Mississippi Blood Services on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be in the parking lot. All donors will receive a T-shirt. Donors can now check their total cholesterol on their MBSConnect Account! February is […]

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New Albany and Union County schools menus for Feb. 1-5

New Albany Schools menu for Feb. 1-5   Elementary School   Monday, Feb. 1 Chicken Patty Sandwich, 
Red Beans and Rice
 with Sausage
, Criss Cut Sweet Potatoes
, Green Peas
, Sliced Strawberries
, Assorted Fruit Juices
, Whole Grain Biscuit
, Chocolate Pudding, 
Fat Free Chocolate Milk
, Skim Milk
, One Percent Milk Tuesday, Feb. 2 Sausage Pizza
, Mexican Burrito
, […]

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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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