Supervisors still working on mental health issue

The Union County Board of Supervisors Monday met with Charlie D. Spearman, executive director of Region IV Mental Health Services, and John Baker, who is over the crisis stabilization unit in Tupelo, in a continuing effort to determine how the county can deal with mentally ill residents. After struggling with the problem for years, the […]

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Two in custody but officers still working on pawn shop break-in

Multiple agencies still working on pawnshop burglary   Two men are in custody, charged with burglary of a commercial building, in the Saturday, June 7, break-in at the Beneficial Pawn Shop on West Bankhead, during which 18 handguns were stolen. The case is far from over, however, as law enforcement agencies work to track down […]

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Myrtle police want help in tire thefts

Myrtle law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in solving a string of tire thefts that have occurred over the past year. Chief of Police Jim White said the crimes have all been at Beaudron’s Tires, at 1713 Hwy. 78 West, next to the Quik Stop. Several were reported over the past year and, […]

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Two local agencies among Mississippi Arts Commission FY2015 grant recipients

The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) has granted $1.34 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2015. These funds were awarded in 46 Mississippi counties, ranging from operating support for museums and community arts centers to small grants that assist schools with bringing in guest artists. The grants will […]

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Pre-K Registration continues at New Albany Elementary School

There are still slots available in Pre-K classes at New Albany Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. Pre-K students enrolling in Pre-K must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. Please bring the following information: birth certificate, Social Security card and immunization record (Form #121). Immunization records should be marked “complete for […]

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New Albany Football camp was held June 16-19 with approximately 50 campers attending from grades K-seventh. Coach Ron Price and his staff worked with the campers on stretching, agility, passing and catching the football. A punt, pass and kick contest was held for all participants.  On the final day a super bowl was held and campers were split into teams for games of touch football. This marks the seventh year Coach Price has conducted the camp.

New Albany football hosts annual summer camp

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Kelton Hall of Ingomar drains a three from the corner during the last day of summer basketball at Ingomar. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Vikings defeat Falcons in summer league basketball

BY DENNIS CLAYTON INGOMAR – North Pontotoc took a narrow 46-41 win over Ingomar in the final day of summer league basketball at Ingomar. Ingomar rode the first half scoring blitz of Kelton Hall to close the game to 27-26 at the half. Hall scorched the nets for 19 points including five 3-pointers to lead […]

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Caroline Mueller of New Albany dribbles past Kenley Stephens of Amory during their early match on Saturday morning at the Saltillo 7v7 tournament. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany girls place second at Saltillo tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON SALTILLO – New Albany girls scored a late goal and kept up the attack in attempts to tie, but Saltillo was able to withstand the pressure and take a 2-1 win in the 7v7 championship game at Saltillo. New Albany finished 2-1 on the day. “It was a great opportunity for the […]

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East Union's indoor facility will be used by all athletic programs as well as being utilized as a Physical Education building for daytime P.E classes. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union moves forward with major construction projects

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union is in a building program in a large way this summer as the school is constructing an on-campus football stadium and also building a multipurpose indoor facility to be used by all sports as well as the school’s physical education classes. “We constructed about an 8,500 sq. foot metal building […]

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Tennis is one of the sports offered at First Baptist Church's Mega Sports Camp at BNA Bank Park's Tennis Complex this week. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Mega Sports Camp offers youth more than just sports

BY DENNIS CLAYTON NEW ALBANY – First Baptist Church of New Albany has traveled to various cities around the United States with their sports camps and mission trips. This week the church has given the opportunity to local youth to be a part of their ministry outreach. Mega Sports Camp began on Monday and will […]

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