Former high school standouts make impact in college

It has been a great week for former Union County standouts, as they’ve achieved many accomplishments at the collegiate level. The top two stories in today’s paper highlight what the current high school athletes are doing, including Molly Hale’s individual title in girls’ golf. Often falling off the radar are the athletes that have graduated […]

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Weekend this and that

Once a month or so, I leave New Albany on Saturday morning, turn on “Car Talk” on National Public Radio and head out to Tupelo. It’s sort of a ritual: I try to arrive shortly after Sam’s Club opens, scurry around and get the four or five things we need, and get to one of […]

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Help local retailers

Our local businesses, our cities, our schools and our state are being hurt because many online businesses do not collect sales tax on purchases. Under current federal law, states can only require businesses to collect sales taxes if the business has a physical presence in the state. In other words, our local retailers collect sales […]

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Celebrating success in archery

Archery season came to an end last week with the championships, run by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. With the sport growing throughout the state, more schools are participating each year, but as of right now, this is an activity that does not have a sanctioned state championship by the Mississippi High […]

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East Union track wins division titles

East Union boys’ and girls’ track each won division titles last week, moving on the the round of regionals this week. Below are the competitors that finished in the top three for their respective events. Girls 3,200 Meter run 3. Ally Cisowski; Boys 3200 1. Joey Pace 12.22, 3. Hunter Nobles Girls 100 meter hurdles […]

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Area teams advance in playoffs

The Bulldogs fought from behind to take the first round series against Pontotoc on Friday.     After defeating the Warriors, 7-3, on Thursday, New Albany found itself down the entire game after a solo home run by Trey Henry in the second inning gave Pontotoc the 1-0 lead. In the seventh, Grant Hogue and Jimmy […]

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Lady Eagles sweep Jumpertown

The Lady Eagles had to wait almost a week and a half to play its first round playoff series against Jumpertown, but that did not slow them down, as they swept the series, capped by an 11-1 win at home on Tuesday. “We were a little rusty, to say the least,” West Union coach Lisa […]

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Ingomar’s Hale wins individual title in girls’ golf

This is a goal that Molly Hale has worked years to achieve, and on Tuesday, she reached the top of the individual standings, winning the state title for 1A-3A girls in Canton. Hale is three seasons removed for finishing second by one stroke as an eighth grader. Last playing on the girls’ side in 2009, […]

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ICC-Belden to offer GED again

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Current version of GED test to expire at end of 2013

GED test-takers who need to finish the current version of the GED need to do so by the end of 2013 according to officials from Northeast Mississippi Community College. The GED test contains five parts that can be taken separately, but must all be passed to receive a high school credential. GED test-takers who have […]

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