A political “stunt?”

Gov. Haley Barbour has done the right thing and acknowledged that he was mistaken when he lashed out against a bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama that will provide as much as $250 million to Mississippi schools. Barbour got a lot of national publicity by saying that the state would have to […]

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A rivalry renewed

New Albany and Ripley have a long rivalry that will open a new chapter Friday night. The Bulldogs won in the final minute last season, 33-28, and are looking this season to take advantage of a young Tiger defense. “We’re not going to change a whole lot on offense, we’re just going to work on […]

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Goode named ‘Player of the Week’

After an impressive performance last week against Booneville, senior Taylor Goode was named the “Player of the Week” for August 20. Goode caught seven passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns against the Blue Devils. Pictured with Goode are NAHS head coach Ron Price, Alan Greer of BancorpSouth and NAHS principal Lance Evans. BancorpSouth sponsors […]

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Walnut shocks Lady Eagles in seventh

Proving that no lead is safe, Walnut’s late game surge was enough to top West Union, 6-3, on Tuesday. The Lady Eagles built a 3-0 lead, starting in the second frame. Hannah McQuary opened a with a  walk and advanced to third on Gina Beth Conlee’s double. With runners in scoring position, Grace Rutledge’s sacrifice […]

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A little talk about rivalries

There’s nothing I love more than a good ole’ knock down, drag out, southern high school football rivalry. Stands packed, bands battling and excitement throughout, it’s these types of games that fans look forward to every year. For my high school, the biggest game was always the last of the regular season: Starkville. By 2003, […]

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State offering utility bill assistance

Local low-income residents have the opportunity to receive state assistance in paying their utility bills, according to Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley.   Presley (D-Nettleton) announced Monday that funds are available to assist low income households with utility bills, the purchase of an air conditioner and other matters related to their electrical service, […]

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Toyota details hiring process

Persons wishing to apply for positions at the Toyota plant in Blue Springs now have their opportunity to do so, company officials announced Monday.   Toyota officials, along with Gov. Haley Barbour and other local leaders announced that all hiring for its hourly production and skilled maintenance positions is being coordinated through the Mississippi Department […]

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West Union receives $31,000 technology grant, gives students a new way to learn

Students at West Union Attendance Center are getting used to learning differently, interacting with the teacher and fellow classmates differently, and taking tests in a new way, thanks to a new type of classroom technology called the Mobi. The Mobi is a portable piece of technology that is hooked up to a projector, the teacher’s […]

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Local physicians urge parents to look out for lice as school begins

With the beginning of the school year upon us, there will be many obstacles that a child may face in the classroom or at home. One of those problems that can be noticed and taken care of quickly is an infestation of head lice within a child’s head. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, […]

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Supervisors vote to ban spice in Union County

The synthetic cannabis and herbal smoking mixture, also known as “Spice,” “K2,” “Pep,” or fake marijuana, is now banned in Union County.    Monday afternoon the Union County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance that prohibits the use, purchase, possession, distribution, sale, or offering for sale of synthetic cannabinoids or other synthetic products. The ordinance […]

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