A “traditional” Thanksgiving

The choice of an appetizer was going to be easy. Two of the three sounded yucky to me – the turkey rinds with hot sauce and the crispy pork belly with huckleberry jam. The third was deviled eggs with Spanish paprika and radish greens. I loved my mother’s deviled eggs when I was growing up, […]

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Boman as coroner

The Union County coroner’s race is over, the special election votes counted, the runoff conducted, and the winner named. It was a grueling, but important, process whittling 13 candidates down to one – Pam Boman. We think those voters who participated, and it was less than a quarter of the registered voters in the first […]

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Swimmers raise $4,000 to support pool feasibility study

By J. Lynn West In response to growing interest in the building of a city swimming pool or aquaplex, aldermen recently allotted $10,000 toward a feasibility study on the matter. A group that would be directly affected and perhaps is most interested is the Tallahatchie Tidal Wave Swim Team. The group, which now practices at […]

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Thanksgiving break

Our schools are on Thanksgiving break this week and our sports activities are minimal as a result. Since this is Thanksgiving week, it seems to be a good time to share my thanks and appreciation. I’m thankful for the opportunity to share sports with readers each week. It’s great to have a job, but it’s […]

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Sydney Roberts of Ingomar applies the defensive pressure on Kayla Russell of Pontotoc during their game in the Ingomar Tournament.

Ingomar Tournament

by Tyler McCollum If you were unable to make it to Ingomar this past weekend, you missed some great basketball games. The Falcons hosted their annual Ingomar Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It was a round robin format, meaning each team got a chance to play the other. On Thursday night, both Falcon teams […]

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Katelyn Watson, left in white and Hannah Anderson, right in white, battle the Caledonia defenders for possession of the ball during the New Albany vs Caledonia soccer match at the Tupelo soccer tournament last week. New Albany won 4-0. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany takes a split in soccer with Caledonia

By Dennis Clayton New Albany and Caledonia squared off in soccer at the Tupelo soccer tournament last week with the girls taking a 4-0 win and the boys falling 4-3. In girls action, New Albany used a strong start in the first half as they sprinted out to a 3-0 first half lead. Scorers for […]

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Climate controlled or elements of nature, it’s still sports

By Dennis Clayton Now we turn our full attention to the winter sports season with this week’s previews of our local basketball teams and soccer teams. After the football game Friday night I was told that now I could “Go watch games in a climate controlled environment.” Well yes, I guess I can and I […]

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Bulldogs aim to be aggressive, high-tempo on court

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange New Albany might have fewer veterans coming back this season, but that doesn’t mean it will be intimidated. The 2013-14 basketball team plans to use its tenacity to make up for its youth. “We are very, very young and very inexperienced,” said head coach Brad Gray. “We graduated […]

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Ingomar Boys Coach Jonathan Ashley

Doing the little things well, big results in store for Ingomar

2013 Ingomar boys basketball preview story By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange Ingomar understands what its head coach expects. “Definitely, defense is the main thing,” said Matt Hale, one of the top returning players on this year’s team. “Not letting our man get by us. We try to play as close man-to-man as we […]

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West Union Boys Coach Tim Henderson

West Union Eagles hope to see steady improvement

By Dennis Clayton Coach Tim Henderson has three players back from last year’s team that saw a fair amount of playing time and will rely on these seniors lead the Eagles this season. “Hunter Jennings, Chase Cooper and Tyler Wooley saw a lot of minutes last year. Three guards, three leaders on the floor this […]

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