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East Union wraps up spring football

ELLISTOWN – East Union put the finishing touches on their spring football on Monday as they hosted New Site and South Pontotoc in abbreviated games of 15 minute halves. The Urchins lost the opener 7-6 to New Site and the nightcap 21-0 to South Pontotoc. “We went in wanting to see effort and things that […]

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Urchins to face Loyd Star for 2A state title

East Union will head to Trustmark Park in Pearl this week to go for the MHSAA Class 2A state championship with Loyd Star in the best of three series. The teams were originally scheduled to play game one on Wednesday, but due to severe weather concerns for the area, play was moved up to Tuesday […]

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Going to the ‘Ship’

Urchins defeat Ingomar for 2A championship series appearance INGOMAR – East Union got off the bus swinging the bats as a seven-run outburst in the first inning decided their game two with Ingomar early on. The Urchins went on to win 13-2 in five innings, taking the 2A North Half championship series 2-0. “I just […]

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Urchins dominate to take lead in championship series

PEARL – East Union turned in a complete performance on the field on Tuesday, taking a 5-1 win over Loyd Star and a 1-0 lead in the Class 2A Championship Series at Trustmark Park. On offense, Joel Wilkinson provided the spark for the Urchins, finishing with two RBIs from a base clearing triple that put […]

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Get used to it

This is what I-22 near downtown New Albany will look and be like for the next couple of months. MDOT crews will be alternately closing the eastbound and westbound lanes at the Tallahatchie River and Carter and Central Avenues for bridge deck repairs to older sections. This will result in one-lane traffic and some detours. […]

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Music festival started with one man: Roy Miller

Down From the Hills Festival and Mississippi Bluegrass Championships, which draws participants and spectators from five states, started as a small bluegrass gathering about 15 years ago. “It’s been heard to keep up when it was exactly, but it really grew out of Mr. Roy Miller’s Music Store get-togethers on Saturday mornings,” said coordinator Jill […]

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Main Street Live at Noon returns Saturday

The New Albany Main Street Association will continue its Live @ Noon series on May 21 from 12 to 2 p.m. on the Tanglefoot Trailhead Plaza in downtown New Albany. John Milstead will be the musical performance. John attended Amory High School and grew up in Amory. He went to Baptist College of Health Sciences […]

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Qualifying deadline for election commissioner race nears

Less than three weeks remain for anyone who would like to qualify for the Union County Election Commissioners’ race. June 6 is the deadline for what is arguably the lowest-profile elective office in the county. Qualifying actually began Jan. 4. Although they have little public exposure, the commissioners are responsible for the critical jobs of […]

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Most city, county school graduation ceremonies this week

Union County schools are conferring high school diplomas on nearly 300 seniors this year and most will have graduation ceremonies Thursday and Friday night. The county school ceremonies are staggered over two nights in order to allow families and friends to attend as many of the ceremonies as they wish. First, East Union Attendance Center, […]

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County continues road, bridge improvement projects

The Union County Board of Supervisors took another step Monday to improve the county’s road and bridge system. They accepted a $564,570.27 bid from Prairie Construction Co. of Tupelo to build a new bridge on County Road 171 in the Alpine community area. Supervisors wondered aloud why only one bid was submitted, but county engineer […]

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Schedules to change for Memorial Day week

It may be slightly early but county and city governments are already reminding the public about changes concerning the Memorial Day holiday May 30. Of most interest is the change in solid-waste pickup that week. Inside the New Albany city limits their usual pattern will be followed: there will be no garbage pickup May 30 […]

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Mississippi Hills has $50,000 available in grant funds for education grant round

An additional Mississippi Hills grant round with $50,000 available is now open during the dates of May 1-June 30 for Education grants only. These grants can be used to help defray some of the costs associated with school field trips during the 2016-17 school year. “We had a great response to our first grant round,” said MHNHA Executive […]

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Free senior citizens’ day at fairgrounds Thursday

Senior Citizens’ Day will be held at the Union County Fairgrounds next Thursday, May 19, according to Sheriff Jimmy Edwards. His department sponsors the annual event with help from a grant from the Mississippi Council on Aging. Entertainment will begin about 10:30 with TV’s Kay Bain, Doug Hill and Brock White as likely performers. The […]

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State of the Region meeting will be May 26

CREATE Foundation’s Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi will host its 20th annual State of the Region meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 26. The meeting will be held at the BancorpSouth Conference Center. The State of the Region meeting will feature three speakers, Don Nielsen, Blake Wilson, and Mike Tagert. […]

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