Week 5: Prep Stats


Player Points

Colby Ferguson, Union 46

Eli Finnegan, NCA 42

Carlois Walker, County 42

Brady McGee, Lake 38

Kenyon Clay, Union 36

Johnny Johnson, Lake 32

Colby Hollingsworth, NCA 30

Zywon Ledbetter, Lake 30

Hayden West, NCA 26

Union Community News: Cherishing our roots: A history of Union


Many people may think Union began as a railroad town during the early to mid-1800s. Union, however, did not build a railroad until 1905. For the better part of a century, Union did not have a train or any railroads. Union was a small town built around the Old Jackson to Montgomery Road that ran across the South.

Flaky tomato and mozzarella tart

Serves 4

All-purpose flour, for the work surface

1⁄2 sheet frozen puff pastry (one-quarter of a 17.3-ounce package) thawed

1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes,

halved if large

1⁄4 pound mozzarella, grated (1 cup)

1 tablespoon olive oil

Kosher salt and black pepper

Sweeten dinner with fresh fruit

The tastes of summer are often amplified by fresh, regional produce. Peaches are a classic warm-weather fruit that provide just the right amount of sweetness to a variety of dishes. While it’s easy to pigeonhole peaches into breakfasts and desserts, they’re equally at home in more savory dishes.

Union Day draws big crowds


Hundreds of residents flooded downtown Union to hear political speakers, shop at vendor booths and visit with friends at the annual Union Day festival Saturday. Organized each year by the Union Chamber of Commerce, Union Day is a celebration of the people and businesses that call the small East Mississippi town home.

Studying a guest editorial


In the Feb. 10, 1966, issue of the Union Appeal, J.P. McMahan wrote a guest editorial on the “Growth of Union.” He stated, “In my boy-hood days, some odd 70 years ago, I can remember when there wasn’t but twenty-four homes in what is now known as the town of Union.” Mr. McMahan then gave locations of those 24 homes.  In this article, Mr.



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