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New Albany High School to present ‘The Little Mermaid’ for annual musical

New Albany High School is presenting Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” as this year’s annual musical production. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. The story, as familiarized in the popular movie, tells about a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel, who is King […]

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New Albany seeing renewed recycling effort

A team of people in New Albany has been working with the mayor and the board of aldermen to help New Albany become better stewards of the environment. “We have been working with the city to make changes to our current system, so that we are efficient and effective in our recycling efforts,” Amy Livingston […]

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Officers play surprise Santa for second year

Thanks to the generosity of two anonymous local businessmen, police were able to hand out gift certificates instead of tickets before Christmas again this year. Police Chief Chris Robertson said the two got in touch with him last year, saying the community had been good to them and they wanted to give back in some […]

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Police seize crystal meth

New Albany police say they took a significant amount of drugs off the street this past week following the arrest of two Lee County women. Chief Chris Robertson said the incident began with a traffic stop about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 30 on Crystal Plaza Drive. Patrol officers along with narcotics officers investigated the vehicle and […]

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Ashland’s inside game defeats Hawks

MYRTLE – Myrtle’s offense was clicking along in the early stages of their Division 2-1A matchup with Ashland, but when the Blue Devils checked out of their man-to-man defense to zone, the inside game took a hit. The Blue Devils took the lead for good and went on to a 61-51 win. “When they went […]

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Bulldogs thumped by Pontotoc in non-division contest

NEW ALBANY – The Bulldogs first trip back to the hardwood after the holiday break was filled with struggles. New Albany fell in a 67-53 decision to the Pontotoc Warriors, who forced 20 turnovers in four quarters of play. The Bulldogs forced 19, but rarely converted those possessions into points. “If you can’t convert when […]

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Urchins get sweep over Hatley

Tuesday brought a pair of wins for East Union as both teams went on the road and defeated the Hatley Tigers. The Lady Urchins nabbed a 53-55 victory, led by the scoring efforts of Tianna Castillo, Raelee Bell and Kallie Roberts. Castillo led the Urchins with 14 points, followed by Bell with 13 and Roberts […]

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Kossuth takes overtime win over Lady Eagles

West Union and Kossuth girls went to overtime to determine their tightly contested game on Tuesday and the Lady Aggies took the 67-61 win by outscoring the Lady Eagles 12-6 in overtime. Kossuth held a narrow 23-22 lead at the half and the teams were tied 55-all at the end of regulation. Gracen Conlee was […]

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Union County Tournament pairings

2016 Union County Basketball Tournament at Myrtle High School January 15 & 16 Times with teams and seedings Friday, January 15 4:00 (Girls) West Union (2) vs Myrtle (3) 5:30 (Boys) Myrtle (2) vs West Union (3) 7:00 (Girls) Ingomar (1) vs East Union (4) 8:30 (Boys) Ingomar (1) vs East Union (4) Saturday, January […]

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Joseph Rainey scored a goal and had an assist in Saturday's win over Pontotoc.

Bulldogs sweep Pontotoc

BY DENNIS CLAYTON New Albany swept Pontotoc in Saturday’s first match back from the Christmas break. The Lady Bulldogs won the opener 3-1 and the Bulldogs took the boys contest 4-1. Cynthia Betancourt scored two goals to lead New Albany and Carey Beth Doyle added the other goal. The win improved the Lady Bulldogs record […]

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