Josh Whitenton hangs on the ball carrier as John Isaac Roberts and Dustin Adams move in to help on the tackle. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins travel to Mantachie in search of division win

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union hits the road for a Thursday night Division 1-2A contest with Mantachie. East Union enters the game needing to win both of their remaining games to be able to make the playoffs. Both teams enter with 0-3 division records. “I think that they are a lot like us, they have […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Exciting time for watching sports

If you love watching sports, and I do, the past three weeks have been the most exciting in nearly 30 years. No, I’m not talking about the rise of Mississippi State and Ole Miss to the top echelon of the college football polls. That’s been pretty exciting, too, for long-time fans of those two schools […]

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Faulkner in the woods

What started as an idea to designate State Highway 30 between New Albany and Oxford as the “William Faulkner Scenic Byway” has been pared down considerably. The Mississippi Transportation Commission last week approved naming less than half of the 35-mile road for Faulkner. The commission’s action still must be ratified by the 2015 session of […]

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Bulldogs roll Byhalia for 35-6 division win

BYHALIA – It took seven weeks for New Albany to find a win, but that made it all the sweeter at the conclusion of a 35-6 victory over Byhalia. “All year we have needed something to spark our team and get us going. Tonight our special teams got us going….defense played outstanding, offense had some […]

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Linton leads Walnut to win over Urchins

WALNUT – Armani Linton shook off the effects of an early first quarter injury and led his Walnut Wildcats to a 35-14 division win over East Union on Friday. Linton gained 170 yards on the ground and scored three rushing touchdowns for Walnut. “I hate to keep saying it, but we’ve got 11 starters out […]

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Myrtle blanks Tupelo on senior night

MYRTLE – Myrtle used a big first inning outburst to take the early lead and coast to a 10-0 win over Tupelo in five innings. The Lady Hawks batted around and scored six runs in the first to take a commanding 6-0 lead. “I thought we hit the ball extremely well tonight,” Myrtle coach Marty […]

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East routs West in final regular season game

ELLISTOWN – In their final regular season game of the year, East Union was slow to get started. In contrast, the West Union Lady Eagles came out swinging, taking a decisive 8-2 lead over the Urchins. Still, East Union won the contest, finding seven runs in the sixth inning for a 12-8 victory. “I told […]

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Tanglefood cooperation

The New Albany Board of Aldermen and the Union County Board of Supervisors have agreed to cooperate in providing a way to handle emergency calls on the Tanglefoot Trail. The two governing bodies have agreed to split the cost of a Polaris Ranger All Terrain Vehicle and a skid unit attachment for transporting patients. The […]

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Wayne Mitchell

You can go home again … and again

Author Thomas Wolfe once wrote a novel, claiming, You Can’t Go Home Again. He was wrong. That’s what I did. Well, sort of. I went back to central Missouri a week ago, to Columbia where I attended college at the University of Missouri in the 1960s. I hadn’t been there in many years and didn’t […]

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Athletes and rules

Is some of the outrage against the National Football League over the recent spate of domestic violence and drug-related incidents involving players misdirected? Well, maybe. At least we think there is plenty of fault to share and some of it belongs in our nation’s colleges and even high schools. The incident that touched off the […]

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Trailhead music

The City of New Albany and the New Albany Main Street Association are trying something new – free music performances on Saturdays in downtown. The city’s tourism department and Main Street will sponsor music performances each Saturday, culminating with a Sunday performance on Nov. 9 There will be two performances each Saturday, the first from […]

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Stanford charged with sexual battery, touching a child

RIPLEY — A New Albany man was recently released from Tippah County Jail on $100,000 bond. Robert Dean Stanford was arrested by officers with Tippah County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, Oct. 6, according to Sheriff Karl Gaillard. The arrest comes following an incident which allegedly took place at a property owned by Stanford in the […]

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Pioneer life at museum

One of the largest events in town for school classes and families with young children takes place today and tomorrow at the Union County Heritage Museum. It’s the Heritage Pioneer Days, started 13 years ago by Jill Smith, museum director, to demonstrate the life of early pioneers. This year’s event is in two parts. Today […]

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RiverFest report card

Each year, after Tallahatchie RiverFest Weekend has come and gone, we take stock of the buzz about it and comment on how we think it fared. The bottom line is that we think it came off pretty well. And we had the best weather in years for what are mostly outdoor activities. The only big […]

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