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Olice Massengill

Olice A. Massengill Sr., 85, of Hickory Flat, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Hester Janes Massengill of Hickory Flat; two sons, Ollice Massengill Jr. and Alan Massengill, all of Hickory Flat; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 5 to […]

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Jerry Hunt

Jerry Lee Hunt, 51, of New Albany, died Jan. 7, 2011 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Andrea Bridgeforth Hunt; four children, Howard Hunt, D’Erica Jones, La’Darrius Bridgeforth and Darrean Bridgeforth, all of New Albany; a brother, a sister, five grandchildren, his mother and father-in-law, Cynthia and Thomas Bridgeforth and a host of other […]

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Union County Sheriff’s jail docket for Jan. 12, 2010

Robert A. Roberson, 1040 CR 335, Myrtle, 18, was charged with disorderly conduct at 12:30 p.m., Jan. 5, 2011. Bryan Carroll, 104 Springdale, Ripley, 19, was charged with a DUI-other, no driver’s license and no insurance at 10:30 p.m., Jan. 5, 2011. Larry Edward King, 106 Smith Dr., Ripley, 38, was charged with a DUI, […]

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Town of Myrtle Police Department Call Log for January

Nov. 17 – theft, Beaudron Tire Nov. 20 – suspicious vehicle, South Street Nov. 23 – disturbance, Myrtle Grove Apts. Nov. 26 – disturbance, Myrtle Trailer Park Dec. 11 – residential alarm, Graham Ave. Dec. 14 – disturbance, Megginson Lane Dec. 15 – accident, Highway 78/Myrtle exit Dec. 16 – suspicious vehicle, Car Auction Dec. […]

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Town of Myrtle Water Department Log for January

Changed chlorine tank out at well #2 Put seats in truck Frozen meter at Mike Mattox Cleaned ends of coverts out Ran generator for i30 Fixed leak on CR 51 Vacuumed leaves out of ditches Checked complaint about water line being laid on CR 352 Fixed leak on CR 352 Read meters Had lights put […]

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New Albany to host Miss. Health Dept. smoke-free air conference

Union County residents who want to learn about the affects of secondhand smoke on their health may do so at an upcoming event to be held at the Magnolia Civic Center. Smokefree Air Mississippi, a program led by the Mississippi State Department of Health, will host a seminar entitled “Clearing the Air” from noon to […]

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Supervisors approve voting precinct change in county’s 3rd District

Union County residents who regularly report to J & J Grocery to vote during elections will now need be required to vote at another location. The Union County Supervisors recently approved a change of venues for Precinct 301, or Kings Chapel, from J & J Grocery to Ingomar Fire Station, located at 1521 Lot 1, […]

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BNSF announces railroad closings

BNSF Railway Company has announced repairs to two crossings in Myrtle next week. According to BNSF spokesman Rick Pipken, the railroad company will be repairing crossings at Union County Road 478 and at Old Highway 78 at the Union/Benton county line, both in the Myrtle area. Pipken said that the County Road 478 crossing will […]

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Sen. Browning appointed to Finance-Public Employees Retirement System Subcommittee

District 3 Senator Nickey Browning of Pontotoc has been appointed to serve on the Finance – Public Employees Retirement System Subcommittee of the Mississippi Senate. The committee works with PERS to ensure that the system remains solvent. Browning, Chairman of the County Affairs Committee and Vice Chairman of the Public Utilities Committee, was appointed by […]

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County schools begin plans to replace Ingomar awning

Students and faculty at Ingomar Attendance Center will have to wait until next year before they see a new front entrance to their school. The Union County School Board is currently seeking a contractor to construct a new entrance to the school, where the front awning once stood.   According to Union County School District […]

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