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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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Regulating caffeine

The Union County Board of Supervisors’ decision Monday to regulate the sale some powdered caffeine in the county was a good one. The ordinance makes it illegal to sell any product that contains more than 25 percent caffeine to anyone under the age of 18. Enforcement is up to the sheriff’s department and is handled […]

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Several elections to be decided Nov. 3 including confusing choice of education initiatives

Union County Circuit Clerk Phyllis Stanford was waiting on absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 general election early this week but does have the approved final form to serve as a sample ballot to help voters. Unlike in party primaries, voters may choose whichever candidates they wish regardless of political affiliation. At this point disputed […]

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Tallahatchie RiverFest and related events this weekend

The 2015 Tallahatchie RiverFest is Friday and Saturday and this year’s 26th edition will be in a more closely-situated form than in years past. While some related activities will take place in other locations, the RiverFest itself will be in the area occupied by the Biscuits and Jam Farmers’ Market and the land connecting the […]

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Flu shots expected to be more effective this year but adults may need other vaccinations as well

It’s once again time for people to consider getting their influenza vaccinations for the year. While it’s too early to tell for sure, health officials are expecting this year’s vaccine to be more effective than last year. The vaccines have to be prepared before flu season so which varieties that are to be protected against […]

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Learning more about prostate health

By Ben Bernstein, MD September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and I want to encourage everyone, especially men, to learn more about prostate cancer and how it can affect your health. There are late stages of prostate cancer that can cause patients to experience various symptoms like severe back pain, difficulty emptying the bladder, […]

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Work under way on Zaxby’s

  Work finally began on the long-awaited Zaxby’s chicken restaurant this past week. Although the start was delayed several months, city officials say they have been told the work will be complete in 90 days. The restaurant will be on Park Plaza Drive between Lowes and Tallahatchie Storage.

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Faulkner Scenic Byway tour planned for Friday afternoon

The Faulkner Scenic Byway tour will leave New Albany on Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church parking lot.  The tour bus will carry visitors to Greenfield Farm, Rocky Ford, Philadelphia Community and will be at Rowan Oak at approximately 4:30 for a reception.  From there it will return to New Albany. […]

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Oct.3 last day to register to vote in November general election

National Voter Registration Day was Sept. 22 and the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office wants to encourage voters to register to vote in the upcoming general election. “Casting a ballot on Election Day is not only our right, but our responsibility—one we too often take for granted,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  “We have […]

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Community helpers day held for county students

Pre-K and kindergarten students from the four county schools were brought to BNA Bank Park Wednesday morning to visit with some of the community helpers who provide services every day. They included law enforcement, fire, utility, medical and other professionals who talked with the children and showed them aspects of their jobs.       […]

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