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National Signing Day

I’m not big on the whole recruiting trail and following which kids sign with which school and whatnot, but I do enjoy the numerous visits I make to the schools in this time of year, as the county athletes embark on the next journey in their lives, playing collegiately. I attended my first signing of […]

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Bulldogs fall in North Half Championship

The Bulldogs played about as perfect of a game as they could, but were unable to connect on several offensive opportunities, falling to Amory in the North Half championship, 2-0, Wednesday night. New Albany had two early scoring chances, first from Carlos Zaragoza five minutes in and 10 minutes later from Moses Kingsley, but every […]

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Byers takes wins at West Union

A lot has changed for the Eagles in only a week. West Union went on the road to H.W. Byers five days ago and were dealt a 41-point division loss. Led by a 26-point game by Austin Harkness, the Eagles almost pulled off the upset in the rematch against the Lions before falling 81-72 Tuesday […]

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Make Mississippi smoke free

Dear Editor: Having worked for years in a business that allows smoking, having been associated with the American Cancer Society for 13 years, and as someone allergic to smoke, I was thrilled to read your Dec. 30 editorial, “Toyota and tobacco,” and learn that all tobacco use will be banned at the new Toyota plant […]

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Tying up loose ends

Over time, life changes in many ways. Some I can adapt to easier than others. Now, don’t start thinking I’m headed off into some deep philosophical discussion about the meaning of life. No, I’m talking about the large cardboard box in the floor of my closet. It’s been sitting in the same place since last […]

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Advising the Fed

The appointment of Vance Witt to an advisory group of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is another milestone for our community. Witt, chairman and chief executive officer of BNA Bank, will serve a three-year term on the St. Louis Fed’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. He was the only Mississippian named to the […]

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Abraham Waldrop obituary

Abraham Waldrop, 64, of Blue Mountain, died Jan. 27, 2011 at his home. Survivors include three sisters, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at Antioch Baptist Church in […]

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Julia Garrison obituary

Julia Clara “Mama Pud” Garrison, 92, of New Albany, diedJan. 28, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Union County.   Survivors include her son, Johnny Allen Garrison; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one sister,  Visitation was held from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.  Services will be at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, […]

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Ora Carter obituary

Ora Grace “Momma”  Windham Carter, 93, of Sardis, died Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.    She was born March 31, 1917 in New Albany to the late William and Verna Garrett Windham.  She was a retired nurse from the nursery of the Union County Hospital  and more recently had been […]

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Divorces for Feb. 2, 2011

Brandi Renee Lee and Jared Michael Lee, Jan. 24 Vickie Reaves Turner and Eddie Turner, Jan. 27 Sonya Lee Alexander and Ricky Lynn Alexander, Jan. 27 David A. Dickerson and Mary E. Dickerson, Jan. 27 Shirley Faye Perkins and Johnnie Earl Perkins, Jan. 27 Michael Elwin Boyington and Ginger Grace Boyington, Jan. 27

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