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Wright Brothers to be program topic at Luncheon with Books Oct. 20

Bob Monroe will review Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough’s book “The Wright Brothers” at Luncheon with Books at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library on Tuesday, Oct. 20. There will be a light lunch hosted by the New Century Club beginning at 11:30 a.m. followed at noon by the book review.  

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TRP to present evening of dinner and music this weekend

The Tallahatchie River Players will present “Music at the Magnolia” this Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at 6 p.m. in the Magnolia Room of the civic center. The night features a catered dinner accompanied and followed by music by Tina Barkley and Mark Garrett singing light jazz and soothing tunes. The program is part of expansion […]

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Chase Hall picks up the first down behind his offensive line. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Fast start gives Urchins win in division opener

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union had three possessions in the first quarter of Thursday’s Division 1-2A against H.W. Byers and the Urchins made the best of them, scoring three touchdowns to key a fast start and huge 42-6 win. “This is the point that we were wanting to get to, being 1-0 in […]

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Sallie Pannell hit three home runs against Mooreville including a grand slam and was the winning pitcher. File photo.

All in a week’s work

East Union clinches division title and drops softball powerhouse from undefeated ranks BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union book-ended a couple of home runs in their Division 1-2A game against Baldwyn to take a 13-3 win in five innings on Thursday. On Saturday the Lady Urchins ended Mooreville’s hopes for an undefeated season by […]

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Sallie Pannell hit three home runs including a grand slam against Mooreville. File photo.

Lady Urchins drop Mooreville from unbeaten ranks

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union got a bit of redemption on Saturday as the Lady Unchins defeated Mooreville 21-10, handing the Lady Troopers their only defeat of the season. Mooreville had beaten the Lady Urchins 19-9 earlier in the week at East Union. Sallie Pannell put the Lady Urchins in the lead with her grand […]

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Saturday noon is voter registration deadline

Tomorrow, Oct. 3, is the last day a first-time voter can register to participate in the Nov. 3 general election. Noon Saturday is also the deadline for anyone who needs to update voter registration information because he or she has experienced a change of address, undergone a name change or anything that contradicts information that […]

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Tianna Castillo watches as her walkoff three-run homer ends the division game with Baldwyn in five innings. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins secure division title with win over Baldwyn

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union book-ended a couple of home runs in their Division 1-2A game against Baldwyn to take a 13-3 win in five innings on Thursday. Raelee Bell led off the East Union first with a solo shot and Tianna Castillo ended it all with her walkoff three-run homer in the […]

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Reid Raines picks up extra yards following his reception of Cade Bell's pass during the first quarter. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Fast start gives Urchins win in division opener

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union had three possessions in the first quarter of Thursday’s Division 1-2A against H.W. Byers and the Urchins made the best of them, scoring three touchdowns to key a fast start and huge 42-6 win. The Urchins wasted little time on the opening possession of the game, driving 70 […]

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Accolade for Baptist

The effort by Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County to offer quality-focused health care while controlling costs has reaped dividends both for patients and the hospital. Baptist is one of only three hospitals in the country recognized with the Quest Award for High-Value Healthcare. The other two hospitals are Memorial Hospital Miramar in Miramar, Fla., and West […]

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Second Rubber Duck Regatta called success

The Union County Historical Society and Rotary Club of New Albany carried off another successful Rubber Duck Regatta during the Tallahatchie RiverFest Saturday. The two organizations joined for the first regatta a year ago to raise funds for their respective projects. They started off selling sponsorships for 1,000 bathtub-appropriate rubber ducks that were to be […]

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