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Robin Merritt makes a point about self-exams

Merritt cited as resilient, persevering in cancer fight

Perhaps the most emotional and uplifting event during Breast Cancer Awareness Month each October in New Albany is the luncheon sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Breast cancer survivors are honored and victims remembered along with what radiologist Dr. Justin Lohmeier describes as “testimony” from survivors describing their experiences. One of the speakers this year […]

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East Union boys took first place in the 2015 Union County XC Meet on Thursday at East Union. Photos by Dennis Clayton.

Union County cross country results

East Union girls won the 2015 Union County XC title on Thursday. BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union won first in the Union County Cross Country Meet in boys and girls varsity at East Union on Thursday, edging Myrtle girls and Ingomar boys to take the county title. Savannah Shirley of West Union won […]

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Joel Wilkinson returned to the Urchin lineup on Saturday and scored a touchdown. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Big plays sink the Urchins

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MANTACHIE – Mantachie hurt East Union with four touchdown plays over 50 yards on Saturday to take a 44-19 Division 1-2A win of a game that was rescheduled due to Friday’s stormy weather. The Mustangs scored on a 75-yard kickoff return, 65-yard run, 62-yard pass and 51-yard run to take control of […]

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Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs route Byhalia for first division win

NEW ALBANY – After two weeks of disappointment, the Bulldogs got themselves back on track. New Albany wrapped up their second week of division 2-4A play with a 44-27 win over Byhalia, maintaining a lead over the Indians by their second touchdown of the game. “It was just an overall good job by everyone involved […]

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Community Health Fair

Next Thursday Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will conduct another of its major community outreach programs. It’s the 2015 Community Health Fair, an opportunity for any person in our community to get a basic update on his or her health for little or no cost. Between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. hospital personnel and volunteers will […]

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Aldermen act to restrict limit downtown parking, yard sales

New Albany has what is described as a good problem to have: too little parking downtown. It also appears to be experiencing an uncontrolled epidemic of “yard” sales, some of which are repetitive. Tuesday, city aldermen took action to try to correct both. The changes to the parking ordinance are for the downtown area, affecting […]

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Aldermen act on several items but subdivision, sign, metal siding ordinances still not settled

New Albany aldermen passed two ordinances dealing with parking and yard sale problems at their monthly meeting Tuesday but other measures did not fare as well. With Alderman-at-Large Scott Dunnam absent again and Ward Two Alderman Johnny Anderson participating by phone, the board members first tried to pass new subdivision regulations for the city. Officials […]

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Not all volunteers are retired women. Jane Goode leads this group of First Baptist Acteens and gladly volunteered her girls to sew and make surgery pillows for hospital patients. This helps them after surgery when having to cough or move about giving them something to apply a little pressure to the site to ease the pain.  Amanda Ivy, surgery director, had originally asked if the volunteers could possibly take on this project and they quickly volunteered.

Hospital ‘Tree of Love’ offers opportunity to honor others and help patients

Although fall has barely arrived, Christmas is less than three months away and weeks before that will be the annual Tree of Love celebration. The Tree of Love is done each year by the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County Auxiliary with help and coordination from the hospital itself as well. The project serves as a fundraiser […]

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Pat James with some of the plain and fancy pumpkins he has grown

Master Gardener Pat James becomes pumpkin man

If there’s one thing Master Gardeners do, it’s garden. Now that we are past the season for most spring and summer vegetables as well as plants, Union County Master Gardeners President Pat James has turned to pumpkins. Pumpkins go with the fall season and can be used decoratively or for food. James and his wife, […]

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Reid Raines makes a Byers defender miss along the sidelines following this reception of Cade Bell's pass on Friday. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Urchins travel to Mantachie for key division contest

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union will go on the road Friday and face the Mantachie Mustangs in an important Division 1-2A football matchup between teams with identical records. “It’s a big week for us, they’re 5-2 and we’re 5-2, both of us are 1-0 in division,” East Union Head Coach Kevin Walton said. “I think […]

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