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Union County Sheriff’s jail docket for Feb. 2

Javontae Johnson, 1396 CR 73, New Albany, 23, was charged with public intoxication and disturbing the peace at 10:25 p.m., Jan. 26, 2011. Philip Morris Rutherford, 605 N. Middle St., Ripley, 47, was charged with reckless driving, careless driving, no seatbelt, possession of whiskey and a DUI at 8:36 p.m., Jan. 27, 2011. Diana R. […]

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New Albany District teachers of the year share a joy for their profession

One thing that all three New Albany Teacher of the Year recipients had in common was their love of teaching and the joy they get from seeing a student understand and master a concept. Tameri Dunnam was chosen as Teacher of the Year from New Albany Elementary School, Maia Miller was chosen as Teacher of […]

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Edwards enters Union County sheriff’s race

Jimmy Edwards, Union County resident, has announced his candidacy for the office of Union County sheriff. Edwards, who has worked as the chief deputy for the Union County Sheriff’s Department for the past five and a half years, is a 2000 graduate of the Mississippi Delta Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy.  He has served as […]

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Meinz announces candidacy for tax assessor race

Mike Meinz, 45, of Center, has announced his candidacy for the office of tax assessor/collector of Union County. Meinz has been employed at the county’s tax assessor/collector’s office for the past 23 years.  For the past 12 years, he has served as the chief appraiser.  He is a certified appraiser by the Mississippi State Tax […]

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Tate announces candidacy for NA school board

Jerry Tate of New Albany is seeking re-election to the New Albany School District’s Board of Trustees. Tate, a 1974 graduate of W.P. Daniel High School, has served on the board for the past 10 years.  He is married to Beverly Tate and together they have two children and two grandchildren. Tate said that the […]

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Bulldogs advance to second round, Lady ‘Dawgs end soccer season

Nothing could stop New Albany in their first round win over Senatobia Thursday night. Battling several factors and falling behind twice in the match, the Bulldogs held on for a 4-3 win to advance to Saturday’s second round. “It was good considering playing on this field, the conditions and our bus breaking down on the […]

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Bulldogs advance to North Half Championship in soccer

CALEDONIA — For much of Caledonia High School boys soccer team's playoff match against New Albany on Saturday, the offsides trap worked to perfection. New Albany failed to finish the handful of times it beat the trap. In the 62nd minute, Gabriel Fernandez got on the end of a Brian Gonzalez lead pass and had […]

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Recap from Union/Prentiss Shootout

West Union 71 Thrasher 64 The Eagles fought from behind in the opener of the Union/Prentiss Shootout, defeating Thrasher 71-64. Zak Jumper helped West Union stay within three points after the first quarter despite eight points by O’Neal Cummings. Cummings scored 10 of Thrasher’s 16 second quarter points, as they went ahead 34-27 at the […]

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Girls take center stage in Renasant Challenge

New Albany has become accustomed to facing big opponents this season, and one of their biggest tests met them in the Renasant Bank Girls Challenge on Saturday. Memphis Central currently boasts a top 10 ranking and two of the best players in the nation. If there were any pregame jitters for the Lady Bulldogs, it […]

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Two charged in series of burglaries

Two suspects were charged Wednesday with allegedly burglarizing six homes in the Keownville area during a week’s span in early January. The Union County Sheriff’s Department arrested and charged James Keith Knowles, 30, and Steven Eric Knowles, 19, both of 1206 County Road 158 in Dumas with six counts of burglary early Wednesday morning.  According […]

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