Parker, Brill to wed October 9

Laurie and Daniel Parker of New Albany, Miss. are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Brooke Parker of New Albany to Jason Brill of Myrtle. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Carolyn and the late Richard Klingel of New Albany, Danny Joe and the late Trisha Greer of West Union, […]

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Time for the playoffs!

Whoever said that this would be a down year for slow pitch softball in the county was wrong. One thing I’ve learned from working in Union County is that fans are passionate about any and all sports, including this one. Slow pitch is a sport that’s grown on me, and when you have successful teams […]

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Failure in leadership

The Early Childhood Education Summit held Tuesday at the Magnolia Civic Center clearly defined the reason why Mississippi school children lag near the bottom among the states in educational performance. Many Mississippi children arrive at kindergarten and first grade unprepared for learning. It is especially true for children coming from families in poverty and Mississippi […]

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Ala. authorities find body of missing dentist

  The body of New Albany native and Tupelo dentist Dr. Thurmond Beasley was found Thursday morning, according to officials with the Tupelo Police Department. According to a press statement released by Tupelo authorities, Beasley's body was found in his vehicle, which had apparently gone off the road in Alabama. “This morning a state road […]

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Brown named ‘Player of the Week’

Kareem Brown was named the Bulldogs' “Player of the Week” for the September 24 game against M.S. Palmer. Brown totaled 155 yards on offense (56 rushing/ 99 receiving) and two touchdowns, while recording three tackles on defense, a blocked punt and 24 yards on a kickoff return for special teams in New Albany's 31-0 win […]

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Stage set for division showdown

Memories of the double overtime loss at Pontotoc in 2008 are still on the minds of the Bulldogs as they open division play against the Warriors on Friday. New Albany fell short in that game and suffered a 31-14 setback in 2009. Entering their district schedule this season at 6-0, New Albany hopes to snap […]

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Bulldogs top UC football

County rivalries have created many memories in sports for Union County, and on Monday night, a new chapter opened with New Albany and Union County football facing one another. The junior high game marked the first meeting between the teams, with the Bulldogs taking the win, 36-0 at Kitchens’ Field. “We had some good things […]

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Lady ‘Dawgs return to postseason

New Albany has been on a six year playoff hiatus in slow pitch, and that drought was put to an end Tuesday night. The Lady Bulldogs completed their regular season slate with a 5-2 win over Tishomingo County, and with a  little help from Pontotoc defeating North Pontotoc, the Lady ‘Dawgs enter the playoffs as […]

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Lady Toppers sweep Rust to end fall season

Blue Mountain College wrapped up its first fall softball season at the SportsPlex here recently with a doubleheader sweep of Rust College, 10-0 and 11-0. The Lady Toppers pitching duo of Haylei Plummer and Meggin Nelson held the Lady Bearcats to only one hit in the two games. Nelson, 2-0, and Beckham combined for a […]

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Northeast baseball schedules First Pitch banquet

Northeast Mississippi Community College’s baseball program will host its fifth annual ‘First Pitch’ banquet on Monday, January 24 in the Claude Wright Room on the second floor of the Haney Union on the Booneville campus.   Northeast’s ‘First Pitch’ banquet has served as a kickoff for the baseball season and the 2011 version is no […]

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