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Bye, Bye, Birdie praised

Dear Editor:     Once again, New Albany High School has put on an outstanding production!   Bye, Bye, Birdie was really a first class production from A to Z.  The students all did an excellent job of singing, acting, and dancing the night away.  Fred  Astaire and Ginger Rogers would have been proud to see you […]

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Honoring Eli Whiteside

Dear Editor: One of the incalculable benefits of living in a small town, albeit one as great as New Albany, is the opportunity to exalt the accomplishments of its fellow citizens. One such point of pride for the city is inevitably Eli Whiteside’s attainment of a World Series championship as a member of the San […]

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Meeting the need

There are signs that the much-anticipated migration of some Toyota management employees and their families from other company plants to Mississippi is getting underway. We are beginning to hear reports that people are looking both in New Albany and Union County as well as Tupelo and areas in Lee County. We understand the need will […]

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Northeast splits with Coahoma

Heading down the stretch toward the State Tournament, the Northeast Lady Tigers and Tigers split a North Division doubleheader with Coahoma Monday night in the Bonner Arnold Coliseum (BAC).  Head Coach David Robbins’ squad secured a spot in the post season by beating Coahoma 105-76 in the nightcap.  “I thought at times we really played […]

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Bowling championship draws near

  An activity that often gets overlooked, even by myself, is bowling. Like archery, these are sports that are growing in popularity in the area, and Union County is no exception, boasting talented squads each year from both West Union and East Union. While the county has crowned three champions in bowling in as many years, […]

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Lady Falcons advance to division semifinals

Shooting lights out from three-point range, Ingomar defeated their county rival to advance to the semifinals of the Division 2-1A tournament on Tuesday, winning 44-31.   Kayla Stevens led the charge, hitting four triples in the first frame, helping the Lady Falcons build an early 9-0 lead. Ingomar hit 5-of-9 from behind the arc, but […]

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Union County Sheriff’s jail docket for Feb. 9

Justin A. Bowling, 1115 CR 25, Myrtle, 24, was charged with burglary at 11:46 a.m., Feb. 2, 2011. Joseph Smith, 7590 Highway 178, Hickory Flat, 23, was charged with burglary and violation of house arrest at 12:30 p.m., Feb. 2, 2011. Jessica Graham, 1015 Blake Rd., New Albany, 26, was charged with possession of marijuana, […]

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County, city schools pick makeup days

Due to the need to make up days missed because of inclement weather this school year, the Union County School board selected Feb. 21, April 25 and May 26 and 27 for school to be in session, as well as part of a Saturday yet to be determined. Union County School District Superintendent Ken Basil […]

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Future of Munsford Drive property remains up in the air

While a Mississippi Court of Appeals decision overturned a lower court’s ruling that 29 acres of land on Munsford Drive should be zoned agricultural, the status of a once-potential asphalt plant on the property is in question. Lehman-Roberts Paving Company of Memphis, Tenn. has an option on the land to continue earlier plans to construct […]

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Supervisors to choose doctor for inmates by April

Effective April 1, the Union County Jail is required to have a medical doctor on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to administer medicine and provide medical attention to the inmates. The doctor also has to have the ability to report to the jail for sick call twice a week […]

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