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No decision yet on museum expansion bids

The board of directors of the Union County Historical Society have not reached a decision concerning bids submitted Feb. 24 for the planned $1.6-million expansion of the Union County Heritage Museum. Museum Director Jill Smith said the board did meet Monday, but is still waiting to hear from architect William Mills, who was to talk […]

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Election laws have quirks, confusing rules

Mississippians have to deal with at least one election cycle each year so most of the procedure should be familiar routine. But every once in a while, some new question or quirk comes up. This year, for instance, many people found out that an elected office exists here for which a person may qualify and […]

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Pirkle joins race for House seat left vacant by Nunnelee’s death

So far, 10 candidates including one with Union County ties have entered the race to fill the unexpired term of Rep. Alan Nunnelee. Two more weeks remain in the qualifying period with a March 27 deadline. Nunnelee, a Republican from Tupelo, died on Feb. 6 from cancer. The local candidate is attorney Greg Pirkle. Although […]

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Union County man to serve five years for child exploitation

Staff reports A Union County resident is going to prison for child exploitation, Attorney General Jim Hood said Tuesdsay. Marvin Lloyd Lemar, 25, of Myrtle entered a guilty plea to possession of child pornography before Circuit Court Judge John Gregory that same day. As a result, Lemar was sentenced to 40 years in prison with […]

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Police and technology

The New Albany Police Department has decided to replace much of its paperwork normally written out by hand with an electronic system installed in patrol cars. Police Chief Chris Robertson said New Albany will be the first municipality in the state to switch to the e-Citation paperless system that currently is being used by the […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Way too many passwords

Saturday night I was sitting on the couch reading a magazine when Jenny said she had seen something on Facebook that she thought would interest me. Now I’m not much of a Facebook person, but I decided to take a look. When I picked up my mobile phone, I couldn’t even find Facebook. It turns […]

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County makes near-record meth bust

    The Union County Sheriff’s Department Friday seized what was called one of the largest amounts of pure “ice” or crystal methamphetamine in anyone’s memory. Four individuals were taken into custody and more than $1,000 in cash was seized as well. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the drug seized weighted 44 grams and, when cut, […]

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One of the chairs in use with hospital employee Charles Fooshee acting as patient, ER Nurse Amber Warren pushing the chair and Hospital Auxiliary volunteer Mary Jeanette Wynn at left.

This is National Patient Safety Week and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County staff members are taking the opportunity to inform the public about some of the latest steps they have taken in support of that. “Our hospital is all about patient safety,” BMH Quality Coordinator Mary Foley said. “We have ongoing processes to make sure we […]

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Supervisors accept bid to renovate county Extension Office

Union County supervisors voted unanimously Monday to accept the low bid for the renovation and expansion of the MSU-Union County Extension Service office at the fairgrounds. The bids had been taken under advisement for two weeks because they had come in higher than expected, supervisors said. No money had been allocated for the project in […]

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Myrtle man sentenced on child porn charge

A Union County man has pleaded guilty to possession of child porn, Attorney General Jim Hood announced. Marvin Lloyd Lemar, 25, of Myrtle, entered his plea before Judge John Gregory on Tuesday. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison with five to serve, and he was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Children’s Trust […]

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