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Sharing at Christmas needs your help

The cartoon to the right of this editorial clearly exemplifies the plight of local charities during these hard economic times. The wheels are literally off of the meals-on-wheels program. Obviously, this newsaper is vitally interested in the continued contributions to Sharing at Christmas, as it has been for over 30 years. However, things are really […]

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All the money’s in a bank in Beverly Hills in somebody else’s name

There are few Americans in my age group who do not have parents or close relatives who were touched by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and/or the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), two big-government programs that saved a nation and it’s people. Many of us privately feel gratitude to our government for making their survival possible, […]

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Toyota news not what we wanted to hear

Toyota’s announcement on Monday was not the kind of news most Northeast Mississippian’s would call welcome on the eve of Christmas. Of course, such news would not be welcome at any time of the year anyway. It’s not secret that we have all been somewhat nervous about the progress of the Toyota project partly as […]

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Local National Guard Armory “substandard?”

During Christmas for the past two years, I have spent more time in the New Albany Armory than any other building in Union County other than the New Albany Gazette Building and my house. No, I’m not a member of Troop C, 108th Armed Calvary Unit of the Mississippi National Guard, but I would be […]

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Opinions are whatever you read into them

In the truest of classic form, my year is ending as I duck that two-sided sword. Everyone knows that when you express your opinion, someone, somewhere will disagree. Often times, however, out-of-the-blue, comes disagreements with opinions you never had in the first place. My case in point is the phone call our managing editor, David […]

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County district takes next step with football

The next step for the addition of a football and band program for the Union County schools is underway after the school board had an unanimous vote on January 6 to add a county-wide program. The process has begun in finding both a band director, as well as a head football coach so the county […]

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Myrtle picks up win, WU and EU fall before tourney

Walnut 65 West Union 63 Hunter McQuary stepped up for the Eagles with 24 points, but it would not be enough as West Union fell at home versus Walnut 65-63 Tuesday night. After leading by seven at the half, Walnut scored 22 in the third to take a 50-39 lead into the final quarter. The […]

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Myrtle destroys Strayhorn, WU downs Walnut

West Union 50 Walnut 30 The Lady Eagles bounced back into the win column with a 20-point victory over Walnut Tuesday night. Kimberly Jumper and April Rollins both scored 11 for West Union, followed by Robyn Taylor with 10. West Union’s defense held Walnut to single digits in scoring for the first three quarters, as […]

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Lady Hawks hand NAHS first loss of the season

Aspriona Gilbert lived up to the hype as she had 24 points in Myrtle’s 50-49 upset over New Albany Friday night. The Lady Hawks took advantage of Jazmine Spears’ early foul trouble, as the Lady ‘Dawgs leader picked up her third foul at the 6:05 mark in the second quarter. “We’re a different team when […]

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Ingomar splits contests with Okolona

Things are coming together piece-by-piece for the Ingomar Lady Falcons. Saturday night’s pieces of the puzzle came in the form of a pair of double-doubles from Brittany Edwards and Shelly Grisham. “Brittany, Shelly, and Claire (Wise) were behind our guard play at the start of the season, but they have been working real hard to […]

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