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Katey Hunt watches the flight of her home run during the first inning of play against Falkner. Hunt drove in three runs with the homer for East Union. Hunt also singled and doubled on the day. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union downs Falkner on Senior Night

By Dennis Clayton East Union jumped out to an early lead and scored every inning of the five-inning affair to defeat Falkner 14-4 on Monday night as they recognized their seniors. Katey Hunt provided the blast to get things started with her three-run homer in the first with two on. Sallie Roberts had reached on […]

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One season nearly in the books

The fall sports regular season is practically in the books for our area softball teams as they now turn their focus to the post-season. We have the distinction of sending four teams to the post-season with East Union, Myrtle, New Albany and West Union all punching their tickets for the first round beginning next week […]

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Urchins trump Royals in division play, 59-22

Adam Gore MARIETTA, MS – Coach Scott Duley didn’t know that senior running back Blake Spruill had eclipsed the 200-yard rushing mark in East Union’s division opening 59-22 win over New Site, but the impressive night didn’t come as a surprise to the head coach. “I knew he had a good night, but didn’t realize […]

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NA to improve power system

The City of New Albany’s Light, Gas & Water department is looking to cut down on city-wide power outages by improving its grid system next year. Bill Mattox, manager for the city’s utility department, said plans are being made to add two circuits at its Butler Avenue and Substation Road substations, as well as switches […]

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Urchins keep streak alive

 History making continues for East Union, who toppled the New Site Royals for its first division win in school history.  The 59-22 final puts the Urchins at 6-0 for the season, and 1-0 for their first outing as a member of division 2-2A.  “We had some big plays that really helped us a lot,” Urchins […]

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Bulldogs top Senatobia in division play

 A fourth quarter surge pushed New Albany ahead of Senatobia’s Warriors, leading to a 27-2 win for the Bulldogs,  The first division 2-4A game of the 2013 season was marked by Senatobia drawing the first points from a safety during a would-be punt by Eathen Rainey.  “It was just a bad snap,” Head Coach Ron […]

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Lady Urchins close home slate with win

 East Union’s Lady Urchins closed their regular season home play with a big win, routing Falkner 14-4 in 5 innings.  The Urchins totaled 15 hits during the game, with four doubles and a triple home run from senior Katey Hunt inside the first inning.  Hunt’s homer placed the first three runs on the board for […]

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Lady Eagles take Division 2-1A Title

 West Union’s Lady Eagles wrapped up their quest for a division title, defeating Ingomar’s Lady Falcons on Thursday in a 5-4 final.  The win gives West Union an undefeated run for the 2013 campaign, while eliminating Ingomar from thie playoffs as they fall to the number three spot behind Myrtle’s Lady Hawks.  West Union plated […]

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Now, it’s on to 60th reunion

For the past two weeks, I’ve been worried that I would walk into my 50th high-school class reunion and find a bunch of people with walkers and oxygen canisters, like my parents used in their later years. My wife, Jenny, scoffed at the idea that somehow my classmates had gotten old and I had not. […]

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Building on success

Twelve years ago Jill Smith, director of the Union County Heritage Museum, decided to put together a program to demonstrate the life of early pioneers. The result was Heritage Pioneer Days, which has become one of the largest events in town for school classes and families with young children. This year’s event is coming up […]

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