Baseball season winding down

Hard to believe we’re almost through the regular season for spring sports, and we have only another week before we enter the postseason for baseball and softball. Next week presents some really good match-ups with seeding for the upcoming postseason on the line. This is also the time that my head spins, trying to figure […]

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Urchins shut out New Site

East Union improved to 6-1 in division play, shutting out New Site, 6-0, on Tuesday. Behind the efforts of Austin Sanders on the mound, the senior held the Royals to five hits and had five strikeouts in the win. The Urchins took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, beginning with Alex Boland bringing in […]

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All-County basketball team selected

County coaches met last Thursday, selecting this year’s All-County basketball team, the top players from each school this season. Headlining  the girls’ selections is Mississippi State signee Jazmine Spears, who led the Lady Bulldogs to a county tournament title, regular season division title and a playoff appearance. The senior led the Lady Bulldogs, averaging 27.8 […]

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Lady Eagles defeat Myrtle

West Union came one step closer to the division title in Region 2-1A, defeating Myrtle, 10-3 on Monday. In a make up game scheduled for earlier this month, the Lady Eagles, took a 5-0 lead in the second, beginning with an RBI single by Jesslyn Brewer. With runners on first and second, Julianna Garner drove […]

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Powerlifters win at state

In only the second year of the program, East Union made its mark on powerlifiting in 2A, winning the team state championship last Saturday in Jackson. Six lifters were gold medalists in their respective weight classes, and it all comes from the dedication they have put in the newly renovated weight room the school implemented […]

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‘Keep America Beautiful’ local cleanup coming in May

The city and county-wide cleanup effort hosted by Keep New Albany/Union County Beautiful, a local affiliate of the national program, will be Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “With spring rapidly approaching, Keep New Albany/Union County Beautiful needs your help to keep America beautiful in our community,” organizer Vickie Duke said.  “You, […]

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Union County corn crop hopes to harvest cancer-fighting funds

Corny jokes, family fun and great music are returning to the Cine’ Theatre, all for a good cause. The Union County version of Hee Haw will be presented Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The event has become something of an annual tradition, […]

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RiverFest shirts already available

  People who want to buy Tallahatchie RiverFest T-shirts won’t have to wait until the week of the festival this year, and risk not being able to get one. Organizers decided to get the shirts early this year and tailor their orders to the actual requests. The logo for the 2013 festival was designed by […]

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Ecru aldermen looking for new revenue

By Sandra Priest After several months of researching current city laws, ad valorem tax revenues, and legal precedents within the Mississippi Code, Ecru Mayor Tom Todd asked aldermen to consider a resolution in which the town could receive amounts nearing the $100,000 mark annually. This revenue, which would come as a result of Road and […]

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Aldermen deal with variety of issues besides liquor

While likely the most anticipated part of the New Albany Board of Aldermen’s April meeting concerned a proposed ordinance on liquor and wine sales following the vote to legalize it, aldermen did handle other business. They did tentatively adopt a liquor sale ordinance, contingent on changes made as the result of the required public hearing […]

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