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McDaniel enters Union County sheriff race

Union County resident Jason McDaniel has announced his candidacy for Union County Sheriff. McDaniel, a lifelong resident of the county, has worked as a New Albany city police officer for the past seven years.  He has served as east post constable and is a certified dispatcher. McDaniel is the son of Cheryl McDaniel and Randy and […]

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Myrtle students learn tips for having a healthy heart

Crystal McBrayer, Community and Occupational Health Coordinator for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, has traveled to many schools in the city and county this month educating students about the importance of heart health.  On Wednesday, Feb. 23, McBrayer went to Myrtle Attendance Center and talked to third grade students from Jessica Waits’ class and from Mellissa […]

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Union Co. man dead after shooting

The Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department continued the investigation into the death of a Union County man, whose body was found in the Evergreen Community Wednesday afternoon. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said that Stephen Bullwinkle, 33, of Union County, was found dead at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday on New Chapel Road. According to Dickinson, early indications […]

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Ready and determined

An even more determined Lady Bulldog squad awaits their next opponent, and for the third year in a row, New Albany travels to Jackson in quest of a state title. After the letdown in 2010, it is all business for head coach John Stroud and his top-ranked squad. “We’re really determined this year, and with […]

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Prairie Wildlife opens

In West Point, Mississippi you can find a unique place called Prairie Wildlife. Their mission is to uphold sporting traditions everyday through visionary conservation efforts, dedicated community involvement and unparalleled experiences afield. Their vision is to ensure our sporting traditions, our habitat and our wildlife will be here for generations to come. Prairie Wildlife, through […]

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Tiger baseball postpones game

Northeast Mississippi Community College’s baseball team will not play as scheduled today due to the inclement weather.   “Our game with Wallace State-Hanceville scheduled for today for noon at Harold T. White Field has been postponed to a later date,” said head coach Kent Farris. “We will notify everyone whenever we get a new date […]

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Northeast softball opens home season during Tigerfest

Northeast Mississippi Community College softball program’s TigerFest Tournament has always brought in some of the nation’s elite to Booneville.   Northeast’s 2011 edition of the TigerFest is no different with 10 teams descending upon the City of Hospitality on Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26 for the tournament at Booneville City Park.   Northeast […]

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Coburn honored as McDonald’s All-American nominee

Since 1978, the McDonald’s All-American game has been a staple in high school basketball. The nation’s best seniors are selected through a rigourous process that includes several committee votes, narrowing down a list of roughly 1,500 athletes nationwide. Today, New Albany honors one of its nominees for the boys squad, Tadarious Coburn. I recently wrote […]

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Bulldogs set for 4A showdown

Brad Gray has seen his team respond well after losses, and as the Bulldogs prepare for the 4A State Semifinals, he hopes to see that same attitude when they play St. Stanislaus on Monday. “It was tough losing in North Half, but despite that, we’re still playing, he said. “That’s what we’re trying to get […]

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Myrtle prepares for semifinal match-up

The Hawks will be the county’s first team to play in their State semifinal match-up, taking on the number two seed from the South, Dexter, tonight. The Bulldogs come into the game having lost to Durant in the South State Finals last week and boast a 22-6 record. Led by 6’1 senior Tyler Hart, Dexter […]

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