Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker The month of May has brought the cool spell that is commonly called “Blackberry Winter” by the locals as I checked our berries near Tye Whiskey Bottom that were in full bloom, The red roses of May were also in season for Mother’s Day Sunday with the scent of the honeysuckle wafting with the warm breeze. […]

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More indictments available include armed robbery, sexual offenses, child endangerment

A second set of indictments returned by the Union County grand jury April 15 and 16 are available for publication. Those published in the Wednesday edition were for sale of various controlled or counterfeit substances. This list includes some drug possession cases but is mostly other non-drug-related crimes and they were not the focus of […]

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2014 2-1A Fast Pitch Softball Co-Players of the Year are Brittany Taylor, Bailey Bogue and Julianna Garner of West Union. Pictured from left: Asst. Coach Bre Anna Heard, Brittany Taylor, Head Coach Lisa Bogue, Bailey Bogue, Julianna Garner and Asst. Coach Leah Paige Goolsby. Photo by Dennis Clayton.


1st team all-division West Union: Callie Baggett, Bailey Bogue, Gracen Conlee, Julianna Garner, Brittany Taylor Myrtle: Emily Cook, Keely Chunn, Lauren Coggin, Audrey Kent Ingomar: Lauren Koon, Hannah Russell, Gara Beth Self Blue Mountain: Lacie Manley, Osheauna Foote Hickory Flat: Hailey Stacks Ashland: Obrianna Davis 2nd team all-division West Union: Jesslyn Brewer, Kylie Massengill, Ashley […]

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Shane Sanderson of New Albany High School was named 2013-2014 Athletic Director of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Coaches. Sanderson also serves on the MAC board as the District 1 3A/4A representative. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Shane Sanderson named MAC Athletic Director of the Year

By Dennis Clayton Shane Sanderson of New Albany High School has been recognized by the Mississippi Association of Coaches as the 2013-2014 Athletic Director of the Year. Sanderson will be honored at the MAC Banquet on June 27 in Jackson. “I feel extremely honored and blessed to be recognized by our Mississippi Association of Coaches […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Lake cabin the end of an era

The end of an era. That’s what my sister, Donna, said after signing the paperwork last week to sell the cabin that my father built on the Lake of the Ozarks, near Camdenton, Mo. It is, too, in a way. The cabin was the only remnant left from our childhood growing up in Missouri. My […]

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Bluegrass competition

The sounds of fiddling, guitars and banjos will fill the air this Saturday as the community hosts the annual Down From the Hills Mississippi Bluegrass Championships. The annual festival, which started here more than a decade ago, brings competitors in fiddle, guitar, banjo, dobro and mandolin together from around Mississippi and neighboring states. It also […]

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BNA Bank tornado relief check

BNA Bank contributes to tornado relief fund

  BNA Bank officials donated a check for $10,000 to the CREATE Foundation’s tornado recovery fund this past week. The presentation was made at groundbreaking Thursday for the bank’s newest Tupelo branch near the Mall at Barnes Crossing. From left are BNA Vice-President Mike Staten, BNA Chairman of the Board Vance Witt, CREATE Vice-President Lewis […]

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Local CEOs, UCDA work on improving employee training and responsibility

Concerning other issues brought up at previous breakfast meetings, Nanney said he had presented most of them to the city board of aldermen. Mayor Tim Kent had already addressed the issue of traffic light timing in the hospital area but said he had not heard back in the past six months. “He said each of […]

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Senior Citizens Day coming May 22

The Union County Sheriff’s Department will hold its annual Senior Citizens’ Day in the fairgrounds arena next Thursday, May 22. The annual free event gets some grant support for funding and county officials volunteer to help cook and serve the fish dinners. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said seniors should arrive about 10 a.m., and food will […]

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County releases first indictments from April grand jury

The first group of indictments returned by the Union County grand jury April 15 and 16 have been released by the circuit clerk’s office. Indictments remain secret until defendants are served with the papers, then become public. Arraignments in circuit court are scheduled for Monday, May 19. Some of the individuals listed in indictments are […]

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