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Wellspring Education project to be topic at Business to Business lunch

The second in UCDA’s five-event series of Business to Business networking luncheons for 2015-2016 will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11:45 a.m. in the Magnolia Room of the Civic Center on Bankhead Street. Dr. Charles Garrett, former New Albany school superintendent and now senior consultant with the CREATE Foundation, will present the program. […]

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Ingomar Mound Day Oct. 31 to feature contests, displays

Ingomar Mound Day will be Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the historic site near Ingomar.  Events for the day include historic weapons demonstration, flint knapping demonstration and an atlatl throw and competition as well as object identification and mound tours. There will also be stations for learning about crafts of Native […]

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Museum program Thursday to focus on DeSoto’s trek through area

The archaeology of Hernando De Soto will be the topic of a Museum Moments program at the Union County Heritage Museum on Thursday, Oct. 22 at noon. Brian Hicks, archaeologist and director of the DeSoto County Museum, will talk about the Spanish explorer’s life and death in the New World as well as update listeners […]

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Robin Merritt makes a point about self-exams

Merritt cited as resilient, persevering in cancer fight

Perhaps the most emotional and uplifting event during Breast Cancer Awareness Month each October in New Albany is the luncheon sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Breast cancer survivors are honored and victims remembered along with what radiologist Dr. Justin Lohmeier describes as “testimony” from survivors describing their experiences. One of the speakers this year […]

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East Union boys took first place in the 2015 Union County XC Meet on Thursday at East Union. Photos by Dennis Clayton.

Union County cross country results

East Union girls won the 2015 Union County XC title on Thursday. BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union won first in the Union County Cross Country Meet in boys and girls varsity at East Union on Thursday, edging Myrtle girls and Ingomar boys to take the county title. Savannah Shirley of West Union won […]

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Joel Wilkinson returned to the Urchin lineup on Saturday and scored a touchdown. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Big plays sink the Urchins

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MANTACHIE – Mantachie hurt East Union with four touchdown plays over 50 yards on Saturday to take a 44-19 Division 1-2A win of a game that was rescheduled due to Friday’s stormy weather. The Mustangs scored on a 75-yard kickoff return, 65-yard run, 62-yard pass and 51-yard run to take control of […]

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Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs route Byhalia for first division win

NEW ALBANY – After two weeks of disappointment, the Bulldogs got themselves back on track. New Albany wrapped up their second week of division 2-4A play with a 44-27 win over Byhalia, maintaining a lead over the Indians by their second touchdown of the game. “It was just an overall good job by everyone involved […]

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Community Health Fair

Next Thursday Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will conduct another of its major community outreach programs. It’s the 2015 Community Health Fair, an opportunity for any person in our community to get a basic update on his or her health for little or no cost. Between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. hospital personnel and volunteers will […]

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Aldermen act to restrict limit downtown parking, yard sales

New Albany has what is described as a good problem to have: too little parking downtown. It also appears to be experiencing an uncontrolled epidemic of “yard” sales, some of which are repetitive. Tuesday, city aldermen took action to try to correct both. The changes to the parking ordinance are for the downtown area, affecting […]

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Aldermen act on several items but subdivision, sign, metal siding ordinances still not settled

New Albany aldermen passed two ordinances dealing with parking and yard sale problems at their monthly meeting Tuesday but other measures did not fare as well. With Alderman-at-Large Scott Dunnam absent again and Ward Two Alderman Johnny Anderson participating by phone, the board members first tried to pass new subdivision regulations for the city. Officials […]

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