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World Champion San Francisco Giants Catcher to Speak to NA Students

Students in the New Albany School District will soon have the opportunity to meet and listen to a World Series Champion thanks to the Carol M. White Physical Education SHAPE Up! Grant, the Union County Development Association, and the City of New Albany.  As a part of the district’s focus on physical activity and healthy […]

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Union County roundup for 2011 Hotbed Classic

Houlka 66 West Union 51 The Wildcats were able to pull away in the second half of their contest against West Union, earning the 15-point win in the opener of the Hotbed Classic. Down only 14-10 at the start of the second quarter, the Eagles took the lead in the frame off a free throw […]

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Bob Jones tops New Albany in Hotbed Classic

New Albany’s opponent in this year’s Hotbed Classic was everything advertised, and the Bulldogs had a strong showing before watching Bob Jones pull away in the fourth quarter of their 74-64 win.   Alabama signee Levi Randolph opened the contest with back-to-back dunks, and despite falling behind 8-2, Tadarious Colburn kept New Albany on track, […]

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1,000 wins for Ashley

Ingomar accomplished several feats with their Friday night win at Potts Camp. The team is now at .500 on the season at 11-11, they improve their division record to 4-1 and for their head coach, he has now reached the 1,000 win mark for his career as a boys coach. Norris Ashley has been at […]

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Lady Hawks tied for first after win

Chris Greer has watched his squad drop several close games this season, but the Lady Hawks were able to hold on for a big division win over H.W Byers, 53-51, Friday night. Myrtle went on a 6-0 run in the fourth quarter, but like in their other losses this season, turnovers and missed shots almost […]

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Search ongoing in burglary cases

Union County sheriff’s department investigators are continuing their investigation into a string of burglaries that hit the Keownville community within recent weeks. According to Chief Deputy Jimmy Edwards, the department is trying to develop leads as to who might have committed six burglaries over a two-week span. “We’re working on some leads in these burglaries,” […]

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Disappointed in ‘Ask Amy’

Dear Editor: My opinion may not be the same as many, but I find the “Ask Amy” article disappointing. Personally, I don’t think sexually explicit material should ever be printed in a hometown local newspaper. When I noticed that Amy worked for the Chicago Tribune, I’m really not surprised. Surely she’s addressing a clientele whose […]

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Don’t ban pit bulls

Dear Editor: I read Friday, Jan. 14, about the proposed ban discussed on pit bulls and had an aching numbness in my stomach because I am a proud owner of a loving family pit. I think it is wrong to even propose a ban on them. If you do your research, pit bulls are not […]

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Huffman’s promotion

James Huffman will be a tough act to follow at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Huffman, the administrator at our hospital for the past five years, has been promoted to the same job at the rapidly growing 339-bed hospital in the Baptist system in DeSoto County. Based on his handling of the job here in Union […]

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Celebrating 20 years of the Hotbed Classic

From one tournament to the next, we’re shifting gears from the Union County basketball tournament to this weekend’s Hotbed Classic. This is the 20th year for the event, and in honor of the milestone, event coordinator Mike Nobles is bringing in 20 talented teams, including some of the best from Alabama. Also unique to this […]

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