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Pictured front left: Katie Wallace, Jenny Thompson, Ashley Hatton, Chase Coffey, Gracen Conlee, Maegan Whittington, Cassie Reno and Kylie Massengill. Standing: Coach Bre Anna Heard, Mattie Pilcher, Leah Paige Goolsby, Callie Baggett, Marley Long, Bailey Bogue, Brittany Taylor, Julianna Garner, Samantha Bridges, Jesslyn Brewer, Anna Grubbs and Coach Lisa Bogue.

Lady Eagles are Union County Softball Tournament Champs

by Dennis Clayton West Union’s Lady Eagles overcame their lack of offense with some serious defense to claim the title of Union County Champs in Saturday’s slow pitch softball tournament at BNA Bank Park. The Lady Eagles scored 14 runs in four games, but only gave up 3 runs to opponents. All of those runs […]

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Bryce Collins takes the snap from Cedric Buford against Water Valley last Friday. Collins, a junior, completed 7 of 13 for 122 yards with one INT and one TD in his first varsity start. Photo by Jay Tidwell

New Albany falls in season opener

Bulldogs suffer 38-13 setback to Water Valley By Jay Tidwell Special to the News Exchange NEW ALBANY – Devin Wilson is spending this week improving himself and his teammates. The junior running back led New Albany with 63 yards on 11 carries – one for a touchdown – against Water Valley last Friday, but it […]

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Fix school security now

New Albany Elementary School has more than 1,300 students, faculty and staff at the school every school day, but does not have a city police officer at the school. That’s not a misprint. The Board of Alderman has failed for years to budget for a school resource officer at New Albany Elementary even though a […]

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Blake Spruill of East Union races downfield after breaking into the Houlka secondary for a long gain. Spruill had a big night against the Wildcats as he rushed for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton

East Union runs to win over Houlka

East Union runs to win over Houlka By Dennis Clayton East Union had several new faces in the lineup and in the backfield, but that didn’t prevent them from running over and around the visiting Houlka Wildcats on Friday night. Coach Scott Duley said “I thought our boys showed a lot of heart and it […]

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Two for 51 and counting

For 51 years, I’ve worn glasses. I got my first pair when I was 16, after failing the Missouri vision exam when I applied for my driver’s license. Until that time, I just assumed the world was a bit of a blur to everyone. One of my most vivid memories is putting on my new […]

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NA Schools get grant

The New Albany School District again is demonstrating its drive for continuous improvement by successfully competing for a federally financed grant to help students who are struggling academically. New Albany Schools is partnering with the struggling district in Shannon for the five-year grant, administered through the Mississippi Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center. […]

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‘Dawgs fall in fourth

 The Bulldogs came up one play short of a win, falling 14-10 to Itawamba Agricultural High School on a last minute pass play.  Heading into week three of the season, New Albany sits at 0-2 on the season, though Head Coach Ron Price saw a marked improvement in his team between their first game and […]

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Urchins roll along past Middleton

 The East Union Urchins season continued to roll along on Friday, with a come from behind 46-35 win over Middleton High School.  “I’m very happy with how the team played,” Head Coach Scott Duley said, “They executed very well, and played all four quarters. It wasn’t an easy win, but we had a lot of […]

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Bulldogs top Byers, Myrtle in separate contests

 New Albany’s volleyball and softball clubs gained two wins, defeating H.W. Byers at the net in a road contest while the Diamond Dawgs out-lasted the Myrtle Lady Hawks at BNA Park. Softball: The Bulldogs topped Myrtle 2-1, putting in nine hits during the win to the Hawks six.  Callie Denton put in the first run […]

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Hospital traffic flow

The construction of a new emergency room complex on the backside of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County is bringing to the fore a significant problem: traffic flow. The $12 million addition will have 22 exam rooms, two trauma rooms and two triage rooms. It also will mean one of the entrances to the hospital and an […]

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