County OKs digital land records

In the near future, Union County land records will be digitally archived and preserved.   According to Union County Chancery Clerk Annette Hickey, the move will ensure the long-lasting quality of the documents and to prevent any more damage by tearing or smearing of the ink when people peruse through the paper books in the […]

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New Albany sisters share Mississippi State homecoming queen honors

Mississippi State University fans may have heard a familiar last name during the halftime ceremony this past Saturday at the school’s yearly homecoming football game.   Anne Elise Parks, 21, of New Albany, was crowned the university’s 2010 homecoming queen during the Bulldogs’ defeat of University of Alabama-Birmingham Saturday – four years after her older […]

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Tipping my cap to golf

You would think I would learn from my mistakes. If you thought that, you would be wrong. There I was preparing to play 18 holes of golf in the bright sunshine with our son, Joe, and I had no cap for my bald head. That’s the same head that had just finished peeling after I […]

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Volunteers at Graceland praised

Dear Editor: October is pastor appreciation month and the staff and residents at Graceland Care Center of New Albany want to take time to express their thanks to all the area churches, pastors and volunteers for their devotion to our residents. Thanks to First Baptist Church, Palestine, House of Freedom, Zion Chapel, Oakview Baptist, First […]

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Halloween downtown

One of the area’s most popular children’s events is set for 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday in downtown New Albany. It’s New Albany Main Street’s annual Trick or Treat Downtown, which attracts about 3,000 people downtown for a night of games, contests and other children’s activities. Vicki Duke, Main Street association manager, said the […]

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Epting leads BMC in TSAC championships

Led once again by Tuesdae Rowland and Austin Epting, Blue Mountain College raced to a second- and third-place finishes in the TranSouth Athletic Conference Championships here Saturday. Rowland finished second to Allison Martin of Union University in the 31-runner women’s  championship, while Epting trailed only Alex Brett and Edwin Kurgat of Union in the 35-runner […]

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Tigers lose heartbreaker to Indians in Fulton

With a playoff berth and bragging rights on the line Thursday night in Fulton, the 18th ranked Northeast Tigers dropped a 20-17 heartbreaker to arch rival Itawamba on the gridiron. Northeast took and early 7-0 lead on running back Jaquise Cook’s (Ripley) one-yard TD plunge at the 5:39 mark in the first quarter.  Less than […]

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County teams win district titles

County teams picked up division titles at the New Albany Sportsplex over the weekend and they now look ahead to the state championships on November 6. Myrtle, West Union and East Union swept their division races, winning on both the boys and girls sides. Savanna Shirley and Mallory Newby were the top finishers for West […]

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Division Champs!

For the past two seasons, New Albany head coach Ron Price preached to his team that they were moving in the right direction. Starting with his staff’s first win in 2008, the Bulldogs have battled heartbreaking losses and achieved signature wins. After Friday night, they now call themselves division champions after defeating Shannon, 27-13.   […]

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Running wild: Worship reaches 1,000 rushing yards

New Albany’s offense has several weapons, but none are more surprising than the rise of senior fullback Kelvin Worship. Making the move from defense and taking the place of Eric Johnson, Worship has exploded weekly and is now the Bulldogs’ first 1,000 yard rusher since Jeremy Cannon in 2007. “Going into the season, we didn’t […]

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