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.

UHS keeps students busy


Summer is in full swing. The middle of June is here, and students have been out of school since the middle of May. Despite this, students have been kept busy throughout the summer with all kinds of school functions. Athletes and band members have practices while many school clubs attend conventions.



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