West Union’s Taylor chosen for baseball showcase

WEST UNION – John Austin Taylor of West Union was recently chosen to play baseball in the Mississippi Showcase sponsored by BSN Sports at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School’s baseball field on July 24.  There were 30 players chosen from across the state to participate. Taylor had a .415 batting average on the 2014 season for […]

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Falcons, Urchins both win in doubleheader

INGOMAR – A Monday evening double-header between two county schools ended in a win for both the Ingomar Lady Falcons and the East Union Lady Urchins.  East Union took the opening game 9-4, with Ingomar’s defense plagued by errors that saw all but two runs scored by the Lady Urchins during the game arrive unearned.  […]

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Lady Falcons split games with South Pontotoc

INGOMAR – Ingomar’s Lady Falcons had a split decision in fast pitch softball on Tuesday as South Pontotoc won game one 5-4 and the Lady Falcons took the nightcap 3-1. Ingomar fell behind 1-0 after South Pontotoc scored the first run of game two in the top of the fourth. Ingomar had gone in order […]

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Pass on the deviled eggs

You would have had to be there. Just hearing the story retold doesn’t do it justice. But we’ll try. The New Albany Board of Aldermen spent part of its meeting last week discussing chickens and roosters in residential areas of the city. The topic came up because Ward One Alderman Jeff Olson asked that an […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Technology–just waiting to fail

Nearly 25 years ago I was given some advice, sort of a warning really, about becoming too dependent on information stored in a computer. The computer technician at the South Carolina newspaper that I was editing at the time suggested keeping a paper copy of anything that was really important in any file on the […]

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City moving closer to construction of Tanglefoot trailhead plaza

The City of New Albany may be closer to the construction of a trailhead arch and plaza for Tanglefoot Trail between the Van-Atkins and Trails and Treads businesses. Mayor Tim Kent brought up the issue at the regular monthly board meeting July 1. Funding is one of the main problems and Kent said that Ward […]

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County fair is next week with early event Saturday

The 2014 Union County Fair officially starts next Monday, July 14, and runs though Saturday, July 19, but a couple of events will be held as early as Saturday. A few additions are being made to the schedule and more details about new events are coming out. It was announced this week that the popular […]

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Healthy kids camp

      Performing Arts owner Regina Cook helps one of the 41 participants at Baptist Memorial Hospital’s Healthy Kids Camp go though a water exercise. Children ages six to 12 spend each morning all this week at the Baptist Healthplex or neighboring Performing Arts Center learning about topics including fire safety, nutritional snacks, exercise […]

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MDEQ awards waste tire grant to Three Rivers

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority a $59,000 waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators of waste tires in Calhoun, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc and Union Counties. Funding for waste tire grants is provided by a waste […]

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Building the Railroad Falkner line from Cavett copy

Museum Moments to feature history of building Ripley Railroad

Building the Ripley Railroad through Tippah, Union, Pontotoc and Chickasaw Counties in the late 1880s and early 1890s brought excitement, prosperity and was filled with close calls, funding shortages, the race to New Albany, death of workers and triumph for Col. William C. Falkner who masterminded this large project. Museum Moments on July 17 at the […]

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Two local agencies among Mississippi Arts Commission FY2015 grant recipients

The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) has granted $1.34 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2015. These funds were awarded in 46 Mississippi counties, ranging from operating support for museums and community arts centers to small grants that assist schools with bringing in guest artists. The grants will […]

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Supervisors seeking funds to improve Extension office; still looking for good way to deal with mental patients

The Union County Board of Supervisors is working to get funds to provide better quarters for the Union County Extension Office at the fairgrounds. Board members Monday approved a resolution of authorization with the Mississippi Development Authority, attempting to get a $150,000 grant from the Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Program. If they are […]

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Police solve trailer theft

New Albany police have solved the theft of a semi-trailer valued at about $18,000, crediting both hard work and good luck in the case. Officers were called to The Kangaroo Express at 505 State Hwy. 15 South about 5:30 p.m. on May 21 where Tim Cook reported that his 53-foot white Vanguard trailer had been […]

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Celebrating America

Today we celebrate Independence Day. Around the country, we do it in many ways – with a picnic, hot dogs, a parade, fireworks, a family reunion or a concert. For some, perhaps most or all of the above. For others, it may just be a quiet day off from work. However we do it, we […]

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