Union County man drowns in Tallahatchie

 Authorities recovered the body of a Union County man late Sunday night, after he allegedly drowned in the Tallahatchie River in the Enterprise community. Tracy Smith, 28, of New Albany, had apparently jumped into the river from a bridge on County Road 46.  According to Union County Sheriff Tommy Wilhite, the accident occurred at approximately […]

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Ingomar to receive necessary facelift

Students and faculty at Ingomar Attendance Center will see a noticeable change in the school when they return from summer vacation. The Union County School Board recently approved the demolishing of the school’s front awning due to safety concerns. According to Union County School District Superintendent Ken Basil, the awning became an issue earlier this […]

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Union County, Health Dept. set up crisis response site

In case of an emergency, Union County, in conjunction with the Mississippi State Department of Health, has established two Point Of Dispensary sites and a security team. Heath Williams from the Mississippi Department of Health came before the Union County Board of Supervisors Monday morning to discuss acquiring a primary and secondary POD site and […]

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Frogs hop over to Magnolia Place

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Porter named WU’s Star Student

 Adam Porter was honored in May as West Union’s Star Student for the Class of 2010. The son of Bill and Becky Porter, he made a 32 on the ACT and was a member of FBLA, SADD, Press Club and Mu Alpha Theta while at West Union. “West Union is a small school, so we’re […]

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Storm destroys Ellistown home

 Tragedy struck one Union Countian Monday night, as lightning from a storm caused a fire, destroying almost half of the home of Brother Marvin Cox. “Fire departments from East Union, Alpine, Southeast and man power from Northeast and Sherman arrived on the scene at approximately 9:07 p.m.,” according to Union County Fire Coordinator Steve Coker. […]

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Museum attendees treated to Faulkner garden experience

For William Faulkner fans across the country and the globe, there were many sights, sounds, and smells to behold during last week’s Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. One of the stops on the trail was the Faulkner Literary Garden at the Union County Heritage Museum. Approximately seven people from the Faulkner conference came to the museum […]

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Supervisors OK architect for courtroom project

An architect has been approved for the upcoming renovation for the Chancery Courtroom in New Albany. Mills and Mills Architects of Oxford, Miss. was the architecture firm approved for the project at Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The board discussed the courtoom renovation months ago, and the plans are to make the courtoom bigger and […]

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UC Red Cross office to remain open

 As of July 1st, the Union County chapter of the American Red Cross closed their building after ninety years of being a chapter in Mississippi.  According to Patty Tucker, regional director for the Northeast Mississippi chapter, the office will remain open as a location, the services will remain the same for New Albany and Union […]

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Rascals win CSBL championship

Only a short month ago, Tallahatchie head coach Chris Basil stated that it was not how his team started, but how they finished. That statement rang true, as the Rascals won the 2010 BNA Bank Cotton States league tournament championship last Saturday at the Sportsplex. Finishing the regular season at 15-7 and as the regular […]

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