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Urchins make statement in opener

   For East Union, which won its opener with Houlka 40-6, it will be building on the win with a second week of success. With a big win under their belts, the Urchins are looking to build a consistent season.      “The thing is that last year we would have a great week and […]

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Lady Eagles win Union County Tournament

  The West Union Lady Eagles went undefeated Saturday and took the 2013 Union County Softball Champion title.  The Eagles put in a 4-0 run during the day, defeating Ingomar 7-1, Myrtle 1-0, and New Albany 4-3 before a 2-0 win over East Union to take hone the trophy.  “It was really a good day […]

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Please pass the tomatoes

It was not what I wanted to hear. A woman who was buying fresh, locally grown tomatoes from the Glenfield market stand on Bankhead Street was asking how much longer they would be available. “Only about another week and they’ll be gone,” the manager said. “After that, we’ll be getting tomatoes for a while from […]

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RiverFest Kickoff

The Tallahatchie RiverFest festival will get under way again this year with a Kickoff Community Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 20. The kickoff luncheon was begun two years ago to help boost the literary aspects of RiverFest to the forefront by putting more emphasis on the William Faulkner Literary Competition, which has been a part of […]

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West Union Lady Eagles won the Union County Slow Pitch Softball Tournament with a 4-0 record. West Union won the deciding tournament game over East Union with a 2-0 victory over East Union. Congratulations Lady Eagles!

West Union Lady Eagles Win Union County Softball Tournament

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Nine face felony drug charges

The Union County Sheriff’s Department kept busy over the past week as deputies and investigators arrested nine people on felony drug charges. Union County  Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the nine suspects were arrested between last Friday and Tuesday for possession of a variety of drugs. “With these arrests, we uncovered between $16,000 and $18,000 worth […]

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New Albany hospital starts new $12M ER

By Errol Castens/Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will open a new emergency department facility that will triple its current capacity and offer updated treatment options.
Administrators, medical professionals, local officials and area residents gathered Friday to break ground on the addition, which will provide 22 exam rooms compared to the seven in […]

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Football tonight

For us, fall comes early in New Albany. It comes with the first high school football game of the season. That time is here as the bright lights of Kitchens Field will be on for the 7 o’clock game tonight as the New Albany Bulldogs face Water Valley. And a couple of miles away the […]

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New Albany defense swarms a Kossuth runner in jamboree play from Friday.

New Albany and Kossuth Fight to Scoreless Draw

by Dennis Clayton The fall sports season is officially here. New Albany got their football season started with a two quarter jamboree game at Kossuth. The teams battled to a 0-0 tie. Both offenses made some ball movement, but both were unsuccessful in denting the scoreboard. Coach Ron Price said “We knew coming in what […]

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Coach Nickey Nance

Young ‘Dawgs continue learning the ropes

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange New Albany Middle School head football coach Nickey Nance understands what it takes to cultivate a winning environment. Nance, who majored in agricultural education at Miss. State, was a successful head high school coach at Falkner, his alma mater. He is in his second year at New Albany, […]

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