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September 2018

Race and Case were Saturday’s big 2018 Riverfest draws

September 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

BNA Bank River Run Under a fog alert from the weather service, 2018 Riverfest racers of all ages and abilities began to congregate in the vicinity of the BNA Bank River Run course early Saturday morning. There were three races to choose from, a kids’ race (accompanied by adult), a 1 mile race for 12 and under [More]

Doris Jean Bain Hudson Swinford, 85

September 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Doris Jean Bain Hudson Swinford November 8, 1932 – September 29, 2018   Doris Swinford Hickory Flat-Doris Jean Bain Hudson Swinford, age 85, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Union County Health and Rehab. She was born November 8, 1932, in Hickory Flat, MS to John Milton “Boss” Bain Sr. and [More]

Mavis “Sis” Grubbs, 90

September 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Mavis “Sis” Grubbs September 23, 1928 – September 28, 2018   Pontotoc MS Mavis “Sis” Grubbs , 90, passed away Friday, September 28, 2018, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was born in Pontotoc County on September 23, 1928, the daughter of the late Dudley and Arvella Benjamin. [More]

Friday’s special Faulkner events at the Tallahatchie Riverfest

September 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS- Friday September 28, the first day of New Albany’s annual Tallahatchie Riverfest, held two special  William Faulkner events that honor the famous author.  The annual Faulkner Literary Fest has been underway for the past several weeks. The end of the festival is timed to commemorate [More]

Open Letter of Thanks from Superintendent Lance Evans

September 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Thank you, New Albany! On September 25, you said “yes” to our students and our school district. You said “yes” to public education. Parents, community members, and school staff said “yes” to a continued partnership as we “prepare all for success”. “Thanks” doesn’t seem to be an adequate word to [More]

Republican Women Club hosted judicial candidates 

September 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Five judicial candidates spoke Monday night, Sept. 24, at the monthly meeting of the Union County Republican Women’s Club (UCRW). Nathaniel Clark, chancery court candidate. Club President Sue Morrisson presided at that the meeting in circuit court room at the Union County Courthouse. About 50 people attended. [More]

Medicinal plant workshop to be at museum, Oct. 2

September 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

A Medicinal Plant Workshop will be held at the Union County  Heritage Museum on October 2, 2018.  Learn to prepare and use -Herbs, Tinctures, Salves and Teas.  The workshop begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.  and the cost is $45 and class space is limited. Bring you lunch so the workshop  Preregistration and [More]

Rant: Where are the thinking adults in the Ed Meek judgement contest?

September 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

It would have been hard to be in north Mississippi during the past week without being aware of the shameful mess at the University of Mississippi. It has been a wild, volcanic spew of words, accusations, and a rush to judgment regarding two photographs and a few words posted on that apocalyptic beast known as [More]

Pearl Anita Renfrow, 96

September 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Pearl Anita Renfrow January 30, 1922 – September 21, 2018 Pearl Renfrow Marquand, MO-Pearl Anita Renfrow, age 96, passed away September 21, 2018, surrounded by loved ones at her daughter’s home. She was born January 30, 1922, in Union County, MS to Wash Smithey and Maude E. Smithey. She was of the Baptist [More]

Organizers announce Riverfest venue changes for some events

September 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

The New Albany Main Street Association announced location changes Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 26, of several of this year’s Tallahatchie Riverfest activities. Main Street had previously announced that several events would be held on the lawn of the Union County Courthouse. However, those events could not be [More]
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