Today last chance to qualify for county elections

Today is the final day candidates can qualify to run for office in the upcoming county party primaries Aug. 4. Those who want to enter a race at the last minute would do well not to wait until nearly 5 p.m., however. That’s particularly true for an independent candidate. Candidates declaring a party affiliation just […]

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Local storm spotters play vital role in severe weather forecasting

The National Weather Service has a wide array of technology at its disposal but a critical part of its storm-warning capability remains simple and somewhat old-fashioned. That’s sets of eyes on the ground. “Spotters play a very important role in storm warning,” Gary Woodall, with the Memphis office of the weather service said. While radar […]

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New Albany gains representation on Craftsmen’s Guild board with Buster appointment

New Albany and Union County are already growing as an arts community and working to become a part of the “creative economy” philosophy being promoted by state tourism officials. One of the plusses here is that we have three members of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi: Tommy Sappington, Allen Stanford and Charles Buster. New Albany […]

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Special U.S. House election to be May 12

Gov. Phil Bryant Tuesday set May 12 as the date for the special election to fill the 1st District U.S. House of Representatives seat left vacant by the death of Alan Nunnelee. Nunnelee, a Republican from Tupelo, died on Feb. 6 from cancer. He had just been elected to a third term. The election will […]

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Falcons rally for win

INGOMAR – Late in the fourth quarter, Ingomar trailed Coldwater in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs. Not only did the Falcons need a big play, they needed someone to step up and lead the team. They got both in senior Laquain Foster, who turned a turnover earned by Ingomar’s defense into […]

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Urchins fall to Chieftains’ scoring surge

OKOLONA – East Union started out hot on Tuesday, sinking five three-pointers in the opening minutes of their Class 2A playoff game, but the Urchins came up short losing 70-55 to the Okolona Chieftains. East Union’s 17-16 lead at the end of the first quarter was led by the efforts of Hunter Nobles, who earned […]

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Rebels season ended by Hornets

Hickory Flat’s playoff run ended on Tuesday as the Rebels lost 80-64 to John F. Kennedy High School in the Hornets’ second half comeback. Rebels leading scorers Randtail Isom and Hunter Mason both posted double-doubles in their final game. Isom scored 29 points and earned 10 rebounds, while Mason added 23 points and 10 rebounds. […]

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New Albany holds off Greenwood to advance

New Albany gained a narrow 53-52 victory on Tuesday, defeating Greenwood in the opening round of the Class 4A state playoffs. “I feel that our offensive execution and our kids’ willingness to match their (Greenwood) physicality on both ends of the court were definitely the keys to the win,” New Albany coach Brad Gray said. […]

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Ingomar Lady Falcons 2-1A Tournament Champions front left: Ashley Forester, Allie Williams, Maggie Smithey, Gara Beth Self, Sydney Roberts, Carson Grisham. Back: Morgan Nance, Laura Hogue, Abbie Williams, Abby Deaton, Dylan Reeder, Jakayla Banks, Lauren Wooley, Hope Mason, Lauren Thompson, Mallory Russell, Lindsay Hall, Coach Trent Adair. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Falcons win division tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ASHLAND – Ingomar’s Lady Falcons rallied in the second half to win the Division 2-1A tournament championship on Saturday, defeating Ashland 45-35. Ingomar trailed 27-20 with 4:05 left in the third quarter, but the Lady Falcons went on a 25-8 run to close the game and take the win. “We did have […]

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Ellistown Breezes for Feb. 27, 2015

By Margaret McCraw Deepest sympathy to the families of Dean Pannell who recently died. I enjoyed a nice visit last Saturday, Feb. 21, from my cousins who live in Memphis and Horn Lake.  First cousin Hulan “Jack” Roberts, age 95, and his two sons, Jerry and Mike.  He lost his oldest son Jackie in early […]

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