Dr. Sneed

State tops in heart disease deaths but many risks can be controlled

Mississippi has the highest prevalence of heart disease not only in the U. S. but also all of the United States Territories. Mississippi also has the third-worst record for stroke-related deaths. While we can do nothing about many heart disease risk factors, there are plenty of others that can be controlled. Monday, Dr. Darrell Sneed […]

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52 candidates in local races so far

The races for Union County supervisor continue to heat up following the announcement this past month that long-time Fifth District Supervisor Benny Rakestraw and Third District Supervisor and board president Danny Jordan are retiring and not seeking re-election. Eight more candidates have qualified since this past week – six of them for supervisor. Republicans Bo […]

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Prepare for bad weather

Severe weather season seems to be getting earlier, and it’s time now to plan for the inevitable storms, tornado watches and tornado warnings in our area. We again urge you, if you have not already done so, to sign up for the CodeRED system available to all Union County residents. It’s sort of a reverse […]

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Jonathan Scales goes up for two points against Jumpertown’s Tyler Moore.

Hawks split wins with Cardinals

MYRTLE – Myrtle had an answer for every run that Jumpertown made and held on to defeat the Cardinals 60-55 on Tuesday. The Lady Hawks fell 52-45 to Jumpertown in the opening game. “We did not have the effort that we have been having, but a quick turn-around from last night’s road game at Falkner,” […]

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Anthony Lipsey scores on this layup during the third quarter. Photo By Dennis Clayton.

Hawks split with Cardinals

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MYRTLE – Myrtle had an answer for every run that Jumpertown made and held on to defeat the Cardinals 60-55 on Tuesday. The Lady Hawks fell 52-45 to Jumpertown in the opening game. “We did not have the effort that we have been having, but a quick turn-around from last night’s road […]

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Driving distractions

Distracted drivers are an important safety issue across the nation and also in our state. Lots of things contribute to drivers’ being distracted, including talking on cell phones or fiddling with the increasingly complex stereo and navigation systems that now are available in many new cars. But one of the most dangerous is emailing or […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Clueless about gardening, doors

My wife Jenny says that when I claimed that my hobby was gardening 17 years ago when we were dating that I was exaggerating a little. Well, really she says I was exaggerating a lot – that what I meant was I will mow the yard once in a while when I can’t talk our […]

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Damaris Jean Browning

County reports series of drug-related arrests

The Union County Sheriff’s Office has had a full week in terms of drug enforcement, charging five different individuals with possession or sale of methamphetamine. They also handled one Homeland Security case involving identity theft. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the first case involved Damaris Jean Browning, 34, of 1236 CR 14, Myrtle. “We had a […]

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Two die in Sunday afternoon collision

Staff reports Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Troopers are trying to learn why a pickup truck apparently veered into the path of an oncoming SUV Sunday, killing both drivers. Dead are Brenda Garrison Harris, 39, of CR 59, New Albany, and Tyler Loden, 21, of Blue Mountain. The collision occurred about 3:45 p.m. Sunday on Hwy. […]

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City looking at expanding utility coverage area

Aldermen moved to take a step that could lead to expanding coverage by the city gas department at the monthly board meeting Tuesday. Light, gas and water manager Bill Mattox told board members that Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has talked about expanding the city’s gas service footprint in Marshall and Union counties. […]

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