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Voter apathy guarantees status quo

     Apathy, when it comes down to really doing something about an undesirable situation, guarantees that the situation will not only not change, but will get worse as that apathy and lack of action gives license for those undesirable activities to continue. Tyrants, bullies and self-serving politicians rely on public apathy to carry them forward […]

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Annual Prentiss-Union Clash even match-up for county teams

Union and Prentiss Counties matched-up over the weekend in the Prentiss-Union Clash in Baldwyn. This year’s showdown featured several close games, and in the end, the counties tied the day at 3-3. West Union 61 Jumpertown 60 Wesley Jumper had a slow start, but his herorics in the final seconds gave West Union the 61-60 […]

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Supervisors adopt decrease in mileage reimbursement

During its weekly meeting Monday morning, the Union County Board of Supervisors approved the Department of Finance’s  mileage reimbursement rate decrease going from 58.5 cents per mile to 55 cents per mile. The Department of Finance recently announced this decrease, citing a decline in gas prices in recent months as a factor in the decision. […]

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School funding cut manageable with public help

     It is always sad when there is a necessary budget cut, as in the one Governor Haley Barbour proposed this week, that the reduction in money so badly needed by our schools has to be a part. Regardless, however, school funds are included and, once again, our school administrators, teachers and staff will shoulder […]

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Jewelewe and V. B. Sanders

Jewelewe and V. B. Sanders of New Albany celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary February 1, 2009 at Western Sizzlin. Family and friends attended the party. Family members include Jimmy Sanders, Tina Sanders, Tyrone Sanders, Trinity Berry, Tony Sanders, Tykieu Sanders, Terrance Venson Sanders, Torie Sanders, Little Tim Sanders, and Tasmone Sanders.

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Union Co. school board to repair school electrical problems

The Union County School board are making preparations to advertise for bids on the renovations of electrical issues at each of the district’s four schools in the coming weeks, beginning with Ingomar. The board looks to correct and bring up-to-date numerous issues at each county school that have been the cause of overloading of circuits, […]

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Lots of time left to file for Municipal Primary

We received copies of the “Qualifying Statement of Intent For a Candidate For Party Nomination For The Office of Alderman” and copies of the same named form for the office of Mayor. All candidates who filed out these forms are filing as Democrats and will vie for their party’s nomination at the Primary Election to […]

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Robertson’s Sportswear an overwhelming success

Saturday’s 12th annual Robertson’s Sportswear Challenge reminded many in the area that girl’s basketball can be just as challenging and exciting as their male counterparts as several Northeast Mississippi teams faced off for a few nailbiters, including Union County’s Lady Urchins. Briarcrest Christian 55 Itawamba AHS 45 Itawamba’s Noel Prestage connected on her first two […]

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Historic inauguration should be covered in local paper

Dear Editor: January 20, 2009 was a day that will be remembered by many.  This was one of the most historic days in the long history of our country.  It was a day that I could not pull myself away from my TV.  I rejoiced, I cried, I clapped, I cheered and I was overwhelmed […]

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Interest in municipal election of concern to area neighbors

The out-of-town tabloid gleefully announced this week that  “With only a little over a month left in the qualifying period, interest remains low in the upcoming New Albany municipal election.” This utter nonsense was written with great enthusiasm as their out-of-town puppeteers erroneously figure from their uninformed sources who at least spend some time here […]

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