Chase Coffey had three RBIs for the Lady Eagles on Thursday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Eagles fly past Lady Rebels

BY DENNIS CLAYTON HICKORY FLAT – West Union bunched all their runs into two innings to down Hickory Flat 9-1 in their Division 2-1A game on Thursday. Chase Coffey had a big day at the plate, driving in three runs with a double and single plus adding a run scored of her own. After Hickory […]

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Urchins roll past Royals

MARIETTA – East Union hit New Site with four touchdowns in the second quarter and rolled to an easy 48-10 win in their final non-division contest of the season on Friday. East Union held a slim 7-0 lead after a quarter following Chase Hall’s two-yard touchdown and Jared Cunningham’s kick with 9:18 left. The Urchins […]

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Urchins Player of the Week

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Urchins hit the road for final non-division game

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union will go on the road to face New Site in their last game against non-division opponents on Friday. The Urchins take a 3-2 record into the contest while the Royals are 0-4. “They (New Site) are big and run a lot of different formations,” East Union Head Coach Kevin Walton […]

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Double Trouble

BALDWYN – Baldwyn got a heavy dose of Rebecca Sheffield and Tianna Castillo on Tuesday as the duo were a force at the plate and in the field as the East Union Lady Urchins defeated the Lady Bearcats 12-2 in five innings of Division 1-2A softball. The pair went back-to-back with home runs to jump […]

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Regulating caffeine

The Union County Board of Supervisors’ decision Monday to regulate the sale some powdered caffeine in the county was a good one. The ordinance makes it illegal to sell any product that contains more than 25 percent caffeine to anyone under the age of 18. Enforcement is up to the sheriff’s department and is handled […]

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Several elections to be decided Nov. 3 including confusing choice of education initiatives

Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford was waiting on absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 general election early this week but does have the approved final form to serve as a sample ballot to help voters. Unlike in party primaries, voters may choose whichever candidates they wish regardless of political affiliation. At this point disputed […]

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Tallahatchie RiverFest and related events this weekend

The 2015 Tallahatchie RiverFest is Friday and Saturday and this year’s 26th edition will be in a more closely-situated form than in years past. While some related activities will take place in other locations, the RiverFest itself will be in the area occupied by the Biscuits and Jam Farmers’ Market and the land connecting the […]

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Flu shots expected to be more effective this year but adults may need other vaccinations as well

It’s once again time for people to consider getting their influenza vaccinations for the year. While it’s too early to tell for sure, health officials are expecting this year’s vaccine to be more effective than last year. The vaccines have to be prepared before flu season so which varieties that are to be protected against […]

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Learning more about prostate health

By Ben Bernstein, MD September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and I want to encourage everyone, especially men, to learn more about prostate cancer and how it can affect your health. There are late stages of prostate cancer that can cause patients to experience various symptoms like severe back pain, difficulty emptying the bladder, […]

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