Bluegrass Saturday

This Saturday is New Albany’s annual foray into bluegrass and fiddlin’ music as the community hosts the Down From the Hills Heritage Music and Mississippi Blue Grass Championships. The annual festival, which started here in 2002, brings competitors in fiddle, guitar, banjo, dobro and mandolin together from around Mississippi and neighboring states. It also features […]

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East Union baseball advances to north half championship

With their backs against the wall and facing elimination, the Urchins’ offense delivered in back-to-back games, winning its playoff series with Hatley and advancing to the north half championship. Last Thursday, the Urchins were held to only three hits, as Russ Johnson earned the win on the mound, 3-0. In that game, the Tigers would […]

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West Union softball wins north half championship

The dugout was dead silent, and there was nothing but intense focus as West Union was a game away from making the 1A state championship in softball. The Lady Eagles are two years removed from its last trip to Jackson, and memories of that series carried with the team as they faced the defending champion, […]

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Rain, rain, and more rain

For one to say this has been a wet spring would be an understatement. Our spring sports have been plagued from practically day one with rain, cold, and even snow. We have seen quite a difference from last year’s almost balmy temperatures and sunny days. I have a coworker that has said that if it […]

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Liquor rules a formality

We think the New Albany Board of Alderman acted responsibly in approving unanimously the ordinance to make the sale of wine and liquor legal in the city beginning June 6. No one offered comments on the ordinance at the public hearing Tuesday before the vote was conducted. With that, what had been a contentious issue […]

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Tressa Monts, 73

Tressa Monts, 73, of Pontotoc, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a lifelong resident of Pontotoc. She was loved by many people, and she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed planting flowers. Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Serenity […]

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Marie Harville, 75

Marie Benefield Harville, 75, of Pontotoc, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Alabama on April 6, 1938, to Richard and Lillie Mae Gentry Benefield. She was reared in the Goodwater community area in Alabama and was a 1956 graduate of Goodwater High School. […]

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Shirley Jean Minser, 76

Shirley Jean Minser, 76, of Oxford, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at her home. Fondly remembered by her family as “The Best Candy Maker In The World,” she had a green thumb and was an avid gardener. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and was a wonderful cook, often using vegetables from her garden. She […]

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Shelia Bates, 63

Shelia Diane Farris Bates, 63, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Aug. 1, 1949, in Memphis to O.E. Farris and Rachel Davis Farris. She was an employee of the New Albany Light, Gas and Water. Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at United Funeral Service chapel […]

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William Foster, 75

William “Bill” Harvey Foster Sr., 75, of Blue Springs, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at his residence. He was born Feb. 9, 1938, in New Albany to John Lacy Foster and Nettie Mae Fields Foster. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a retired employee of Rebel Gas. He was […]

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