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Tax assessor reminds homeowners to check on homestead exemption status

The Union County Tax assessor’s office is now accepting applications for homestead exemptions and personal property renditions for the 2015 land roll. A change has been made in the Homestead Exemption law designed to benefit disabled veterans. Thanks to House Bill 1165 passed last year, any disabled veteran whose disability is 100 percent and directly […]

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Union County jobless rate continues upward climb but still among lowest

 Union County’s unemployment rate for January was 6.4 percent, more than half a percentage point above December’s 5.8 percent rate. Despite the increase, the county still moved one place better in the statewide ratings from 10th-lowest to ninth-lowest this month. In a trend that has continued for the past few months, only one county in […]

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County Agent Stanley Wise to retire at end of April

Union County Extension County Director Stanley Wise will retire April 30 after 30 years’ service – almost exactly half of that time in Union County. “It was a lot tougher to come in and say than I thought it would be,” he said, after informing the Union County Board of Supervisors, but agreed with retiring […]

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Sorting the music CDs

This column is reprinted from the June 9, 2010, Gazette. Unpacking our CDs the other day was a lesson in generational differences. We’ve got a couple hundred and I had asked Joe, our son, to sort them by genre and then put them onto shelves. Soon, he was asking lots of questions. He was unpacking […]

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Clean up for spring

Spring arrives at 5:45 p.m. Friday, according to the official charts. But for many of us, it sort of arrived Sunday when the sun and the temperature combined for a delightful day. We needed it, too, after snow, ice and seemingly unending rain that made for a somewhat miserable end of winter. Of course, we […]

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FAA reviewing airport plan to increase runway length

The Federal Aviation Administration is considering a proposal that would eventually lead to almost doubling the length of the New Albany-Union County Airport runway. If approved, when the project is completed it could attract air and business traffic from other North Mississippi airports, help Toyota and other suppliers and even bring more revenue through private […]

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Renovation of Extension Office to present some logistics problems

The Union County Board of Supervisors approved a bid this past week to renovate and extend the office of the MSU Extension Service at the fairgrounds, which is now presenting a logistics problem. Work is planned to be so extensive that the staff and all of the contents will have to be moved out during […]

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A little help Barnhart Crane and Rigging employees assemble a giant apparatus that will lift the turbines and generators off a truck and lower them onto a rail flat car. The unit can lift 800 tons.

Giant pieces of former electric power station to move through part of city again

Those who regularly travel on Hwy. 30 E. from the Locust Grove area into New Albany and down Highland Avenue may want to consider a different route over the next several days. Barnhart Crane and Rigging of Memphis is preparing to remove the remaining turbines and generators from the former Enron electric power generating plant […]

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Callie Frazier singles and drives in the East Union run. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins edged by Mooreville

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MOOREVILLE – East Union’s Lady Urchins gave perennial 3A power Mooreville all they could handle on Saturday before falling 2-1 in a hastily scheduled game due to recent rains. “I love playing Mooreville, in my opinion they are the best of the best,” East Union coach Josh Blythe said. “They’ve got two […]

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Witt Roaton delivers the pitch to the plate for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins have mixed results in tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union won their game one in the late innings and lost game two in extra innings at the Pontotoc baseball tournament on Saturday. The Urchins defeated TCPS 7-0 and lost to North Pontotoc 4-3. Witt Roaton had a brilliant performance on the mound in game one, allowing only one hit while […]

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