Voters still confused about election process although run-off should be simpler

This past Tuesday’s primary elections have reduced the number of local candidates from nearly 75 to only a dozen Democrats and two Republicans. Their fate will be settled – for the time being – Aug. 25 in the party run-offs. But despite the publicity and discussion, many people apparently do not understand the process statewide […]

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West Union students get technological step up with iMac lab, laptops for classes

West Union Attendance Center students will be starting the year with a new advantage. The school has obtained more than 600 new computers – the latest move by the Union County School District to take advantage of the technology that is becoming available. A new computer lab is being opened with 25 iMacs for older […]

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Faulkner Month to be filled with activities

By Jill N. Smith Director Union County Heritage Museum   Get your best black dress ready, as we are about to enter a period of mourning in New Albany, Mississippi. Don’t cry yet! There’s been no death. However, we are preparing to study Southern customs related to dying. In doing so, what more appropriate book […]

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‘Hee Haw’ returns to civic center stage this weeken

The denizens of Kornfield Kounty are back, bringing their delightfully low-brow humor and foot-tapping music to the stage of the Cine’ Theatre to help fight cancer. The popular “Hee Haw” show is being performed by the Tallahatchie River Players Aug. 13-15 with shows at 7 p.m. each night. The Union County version of the TV […]

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Glenfield Baptist to observe 125th anniversary this weekend

Glenfield Baptist Church will celebrate 125 years of service this weekend with a Sunday service that will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a meal. The church was organized Aug. 15, 1890 as the Baptist Church of Christ at the Valley with W. P. Hutchinson as pastor. Members of the Russell, Dansby, […]

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Annual Connie Davis Fishing Rodeo is week from Saturday

Tackle-maker Tunney Pugh’s dream to honor long-time conservation officer Connie Davis is being realized for the 33rd time this year. The annual fishing rodeo named for Davis will be held next Saturday, Aug. 22, at Camp Armstrong. For years, Davis would assemble busloads of Union County youths, taking them to the Mid-South Fishing Rodeo in […]

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Arts, Beats and Eats a success

Rebecca Browning, Karen Tuck and Sugaree’s Bakery were the winners at the fifth annual Arts, Beats & Eats held Friday, Aug. 7. The award-winning event is sponsored by the New Albany Main Street Association. Browning was chosen as the Best In Show Artist, along with Tuck as the Most Creative Artist. Sugaree’s Bakery received the […]

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Spray park plaque

The New Albany Board of Aldermen has found a good way to honor former Ward Three Alderman Tommie Beasley without creating unneeded controversy by renaming Baker Street in his memory. Board members have agreed to erect a plaque at the spray park in BNA Bank Park honoring the former alderman who died earlier this year. […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Sweating out a road trip

The sweat was beaded up on my wife’s face and she clearly was not happy. We were less than two hours into a nine-hour car trip to visit her mother in northern Kentucky and Jenny was really hot. The temperature was in the low 90s and the car’s air conditioning had stopped producing cold air. […]

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Justice Court Judge Rakestraw retiring after 32 years’ service

While the retirement of two long-serving county supervisors has drawn attention through the recent party primaries, another county official is also retiring and his tenure may be of more historic significance in some ways than that of a supervisor. East Post Justice Court Judge Ronnie Rakestraw is leaving that role at the end of this […]

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