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New Albany may be in line for Cracker Barrel restaurant

Have a hankering for some beans ‘n’ greens, a chicken and dumpling dinner, Grandpa’s country fried breakfast? You may be in luck, – but not quite yet. According to a deed filed in the Union County Chancery Clerk’s office this past Thursday, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. has purchased property just off Coulter Cove, […]

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Faulkner writing competition winners from as far away as Australia

Nearly 200 people attended the annual luncheon Friday honoring the contributions of writer William Faulkner and specifically recognizing achievements of today’s writers working in the style and spirit of the Nobel Prize-winning author. Emcee Wayne Mitchell, publisher of the New Albany Gazette, which is a major sponsor, told those present the Faulkner literary competition has […]

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Quality journey brings award to New Albany

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal and Staff Reports NEW ALBANY – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County has worked hard to make quality care a team sport. “Our patients are the focus of what we do,” said Barbara Owens, administrative director at the New Albany hospital. “No one group has made that happen. It’s very much […]

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Traffic stop leads to $6,000 seizure of drugs, cash

A traffic stop this past Wednesday led to the seizure of about $6,000 in drugs and cash plus a variety of felony charges for three Starkville men. Police Chief Chris Robertson said one of his officers made a traffic stop of a Chevrolet Tahoe on Hwy. 78 that night for careless driving. “The truck was […]

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Saturday is deadline for voter registration for Nov. 3 election

Saturday, Oct. 3, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. That’s also the deadline if anyone needs to update voter registration information because he or she has moved or undergone a name change, for instance. Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford said her office will be open from 8 a.m. until […]

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Chase Coffey had three RBIs for the Lady Eagles on Thursday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Eagles fly past Lady Rebels

BY DENNIS CLAYTON HICKORY FLAT – West Union bunched all their runs into two innings to down Hickory Flat 9-1 in their Division 2-1A game on Thursday. Chase Coffey had a big day at the plate, driving in three runs with a double and single plus adding a run scored of her own. After Hickory […]

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Chase Hall picks up a 29-yard gain during the fourth quarter. Photo by Dennis Clayton.  

Urchins roll past Royals

MARIETTA – East Union hit New Site with four touchdowns in the second quarter and rolled to an easy 48-10 win in their final non-division contest of the season on Friday. East Union held a slim 7-0 lead after a quarter following Chase Hall’s two-yard touchdown and Jared Cunningham’s kick with 9:18 left. The Urchins […]

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The East Union Urchins Player of the Week for the September 18 game against Alcorn Central is senior tight end Cody Taylor. Taylor had a key 27-yard reception that led to an Urchin score. Taylor also averages three tackles per game on defense. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins Player of the Week

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Craig Hutchens races through the Alcorn Central secondary as Chase Hall and Cody Taylor throw key blocks. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins hit the road for final non-division game

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union will go on the road to face New Site in their last game against non-division opponents on Friday. The Urchins take a 3-2 record into the contest while the Royals are 0-4. “They (New Site) are big and run a lot of different formations,” East Union Head Coach Kevin Walton […]

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    Rebecca Sheffield drives her two-run homer over the fence in right during the first inning in Tuesday's division win over Baldwyn. Photo by Dennis Clayton.                                

Double Trouble

BALDWYN – Baldwyn got a heavy dose of Rebecca Sheffield and Tianna Castillo on Tuesday as the duo were a force at the plate and in the field as the East Union Lady Urchins defeated the Lady Bearcats 12-2 in five innings of Division 1-2A softball. The pair went back-to-back with home runs to jump […]

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