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Cathy Nanney, 59

Cathy Lynn Nanney, 59, of Ripley, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Jan. 16, 1954, in Union County to Lee Earl Gilliam and Billie Quay Verrell. She was a member of 1st United Methodist Church in New Albany and a homemaker. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, […]

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Sonya Homan, 43

Sonya Marie Homan , 43, of Hickory Flat, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her home. She was born March 25, 1969, in New Albany to Henry Ellis Hamblin and Mary Seger Hamblin. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Bluff Springs Baptist Church in Ashland with Bro. Faren Ash officiating. Serenity […]

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New Albany Elementary student Madison Cotton, left, daughter of Maggi and Jay Cotton, won the Union County Spelling Bee Tuesday by correctly spelling "nuance." David Greer, center, son of David and Amy Greer of West Union, was second and Alex Grubbs, daughter of Rene and Keith Grubbs of New Albany, was third. Behind are Mike and Gloria Bennett, representing the sponsoring group, the American Legion, which provided a $100 prize to the winners and $50 each to the runners-up. The full story will appear in next week's issue.

Winning by a ‘nuance’

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Two more qualifiers for NA city offices

The New Albany city election process picked up two more candidates for alderman this week. Jimmy Lewis Jackson is running for Ward 3 Alderman and Samantha Morris is running for Ward 4 Alderman. In Ward 3, incumbent Tommie Beasley is not seeking re-election and those vying for that seat in addition to Jackson are Chris […]

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Crotts named New Albany School District Teacher of the Year

Barbara Crotts, a teacher at New Albany Elementary School (NAES), was named “Teacher of the Year” for the New Albany School District (NASD) on January 16. Crotts has 26 years of experience in education. She has worked in the New Albany Schools for sixteen years teaching special education. Crotts graduated from Delta State University with […]

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East Union standout southpaw hurler signs with Northeast

Cody Bo Dillard signed with the Northeast Mississippi Community College’s baseball program on Monday to become the second pitcher to ink with the Tigers this year. Dillard is a left-handed pitcher from East Union High School where he had an impressive 6-2 overall mark — during his junior campaign from the mound in 11 appearances […]

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Expect Traffic Delays on U.S. Highway 78 in Union County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform the public of the following traffic advisory on U.S. Highway 78 in Union County. Due to necessary maintenance repairs in the travel lane, motorists should expect intermittent stops in traffic along U.S. Highway 78 between State Route 30 and State Route 15 in New Albany, […]

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Part of the crowd at the King Day Celebration.

Message of Martin Luther King memorial day is ‘Carry on’

The Union County courtroom filled Saturday afternoon as local residents gathered for a spirited celebration of the life of civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme this year was “We must go on” and keynote speaker Derric Morrison, pastor of Pontotoc Second Baptist Church, expanded on that using Hebrews 12:1-3. He talked about […]

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Coming Events week of 1/24/13

Lady Bulldogs softball team benefit breakfast The New Albany Lady Bulldog Softball Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 10:30 a.m. at the New Albany Middle School cafeteria. Plates will sell for $5 each. Carry-outs will be available. Gospel Explosion A Gospel Explosion will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at First Evangelistical […]

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Are you ‘entitled’ or just ‘due?’

Every once in a while we receive emails that contains topics or information people feel strongly about. Sometimes they want us to print it in the News Exchange. Most of the time, these emails have been bouncing around the internet, sometimes for years. They sound reasonable and most people take them at face value. Whenever […]

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