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Sallie Pannell hit a two-run homer and was the winning pitcher for both games. Pannell did not issue any walks in either game. File photo.

Lady Urchins go long to sweep doubleheader

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union went long on doubleheader opponents Walnut and Wheeler as they hit six home runs, taking the sweep on Monday as they downed Walnut 11-1 in five innings and dropped Wheeler 17-1 in four frames. The Lady Urchins had 13 hits in the first game of the day against former division […]

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Ellistown Baptist Church honored local law enforcement officers with a supper in the church fellowship hall. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Area law enforcement recognized with supper on Friday

Ellistown Baptist Church recognized area law enforcement officers and their families with a supper at the church fellowship building on Friday, September 11. “You just watch the media today and you see all the ambushes and cop-hating while these men and women lay their life on the line,” Ellistown Pastor Mike Powell said. “We just […]

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Cade Bell breaks loose on a quarterback keeper for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins can’t corral Mustang attack

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union missed some scoring opportunities early and Strayhorn eventually had too many offensive weapons for the Urchins as the Mustangs took a 28-7 win on Friday. “They were physical and that’s the most physical bunch we’ve played this year,” East Union Head Coach Kevin Walton said. “They were showing […]

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Last chance for tickets

Monday is your last day to purchase tickets for the RiverFest Community Literary Luncheon that will open the festival Friday, Sept. 25 The literary event will mark its fifth anniversary this year with a luncheon at noon in the meeting hall of First United Methodist Church on Bankhead Street. The luncheon was organized four years […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Brand snob? Well, maybe

This column originally appeared in the March 3, 2011, Gazette. My wife says I’m a brand snob. I insist on buying a brand-name item even though a no-name brand may be just as good, and less expensive, she says. I plead guilty, I guess, although not as guilty as I used to be. I would […]

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Judge rules in favor of putting Browning back on school superintendent ballot

As of the Gazette’s news deadline, it appeared that Republican candidate for county superintendent of schools Roger Browning would be back on the ballot for the Nov. 3 general election. Although an official opinion from Circuit Court Judge John Gregory had not been filed in the Union County circuit clerk’s office, parties involved in the […]

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Most county residents should see slight tax decrease

Most Union County residents will actually see a slight decrease in taxes next year along with a small decrease in overall budget as well. Supervisors Monday approved a $29,207,838 budget for 2016, about 2.9 percentage points lower than for the current year. The total tax levy will be 110.29 mills in contrast to 111.69 mills […]

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NA aldermen approve $6.5 million budget

New Albany aldermen approved the $6.5 million 2016 city budget this past Thursday in a brief meeting. No changes were announced to the budget from the version presented at the public hearing during their Sept. 1 meeting but some money was found for two groups – New Haven Center for Special Needs Adult and the […]

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‘Imagine the Possibilities’ career expo expected to draw 3,000 eighth-graders to Tupelo arena

The Toyota Wellspring Education Fund at CREATE Foundation will be the lead sponsor of a major career expo Oct. 6-7 at BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo. The expo is designed to provide a better understanding of the opportunities available after graduation to over 3,000 eighth-grade students. “Imagine the Possibilities” will feature activities connected to 18 career […]

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Main Street annual membership meeting

New Albany Main Street Association is hosting their annual membership meeting Thursday, Oct. 1, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the In Bloom reception hall. Suzanne Smith, president of Mississippi Main Street Association, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Smith is a Senior Vice-President and Western Region Retail Administrator for Renasant Bank. Her degree […]

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