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Llama crashes Kiwanis Club meeting

If there’s one thing everybody knows about llamas, it’s that they spit, right? Well, maybe not so much. Nathan Shaddinger has raised llamas for more than a quarter of a century and constantly has to deal with the spitting story when he shows one of his animals to groups. Finally, he went to the bank […]

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Presidential primary may be pointless here but other races on Nov. ballot

It is sometimes said of elections that “every vote counts.” That could well be argued concerning Mississippi’s March 8 presidential preference primary. Union Countians will go to the polls to express their preference for a Democratic or Republican candidate for president of the United States. Like other party primaries, you must choose one party or […]

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Pave way for growth

Residents this week have reported with optimism that Mississippi Department of Transportation crews have been measuring and marking parts of Bankhead Street. The hope is that this work is in preparation for resurfacing and generally rehabilitating the state highway within the city limits of New Albany. Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert announced this past […]

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Business to Business luncheon set for next Thursday

The next B2B (Business to Business) Luncheon, sponsored by the Union County Development Association and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, will be Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Magnolia Room of the Magnolia Civic Center. Toyota is funding the quarterly series to promote communication among area businesses. Mike Claybourne, president of the CREATE Foundation, will present a […]

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Possible “American Idol” returns to New Albany

Amelia Eisenhauer, and her family band, the Eisenhauer Band, will return to New Albany for two shows on Friday, Jan. 22. Anyone who has attended any festivals in New Albany over the past couple of years has likely heard the Eisenhauer Band. The band, which first played New Albany at the 2014 Riverfest has since […]

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Union County unemployment back down, still among lowest in state

Union County’s jobless rate for November was 4.5 percent, slightly better than October’s 4.6 percent but not quite as low as in August, which reported 4.4 percent. Even with that decrease, Union County remained seventh lowest in unemployment among all state counties this past month. We also remained third lowest rate in the north half […]

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Lady Bulldogs take division title; boys’ postseason hopes stay alive

CORINTH – New Albany girls clinched their fourth consecutive division title on Tuesday by defeating Corinth 4-1 and remaining unbeaten in Division 1-4A with two division matches remaining. “Overall, I thought we played pretty well tonight,” New Albany girls coach Bert Anderson said. “Friday against Olive Branch was the best overall game as a team […]

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Savannah Shirley drives up court against the Ingomar pressure by Gara Beth Self and Sydney Roberts. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Ingomar overcomes tempo and Lady Eagles for win

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ENTERPRISE – Ingomar girls got the win over county-rival West Union despite having to play at a tempo not to their liking as well as not being able to use their full-court pressure to force turnovers in the narrow 38-32 win on Friday. “Fortunately, on this day it was enough, but we’ve […]

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Cynthia Betancourt had a hat trick with her three goals against Olive Branch. File photo. 

New Albany splits with Olive Branch

BY DENNIS CLAYTON New Albany hosted Olive Branch of 6A on Saturday in non-division play and the teams split decisions with New Albany girls taking the opening match 4-0 and Olive Branch won the boys contest by a 4-1 score. Cynthia Betancourt recorded the hat trick in the girls match, scoring three goals to pace […]

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Juwan Price

East Union high school senior dies suddenly; services set for Friday

East Union students and faculty are mourning the loss of senior student Juwan Price, who died Sunday at his home in Baldwyn. Price, 18, was a member of the East Union bowling team and at one time a waterboy for the football team. Staff members at East Union remember Price as being a quiet young […]

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