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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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Census data lower than expected

Over the past 10 years, the city of New Albany’s population hasn’t grown as much as hoped. According to the official 2010 U.S. Census data released by the federal government last week, New Albany’s population only increased 5.6 percent since 2000, from 7,607 to 8,034.  The number is lower than the 8,500 people some local […]

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Where are the birds?

The birds are chirping around our house. There are a lot of sounds – from mourning doves to cardinals and wrens to orioles. Unfortunately, most of it is coming from inside the house. It’s my wife’s bird clock, which, instead of chiming, makes the sound of a different bird every hour. We used to live […]

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Thanks for inclement weather help

Dear Editor:     For the New Albany and Union County school districts, this has been a very challenging year in relation to inclement weather and the decision making process related to inclement weather.     Many people assist us in this effort. Supervisors get out early and late to grade roads and bridges, put out salt, […]

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Numbers disappoint

The 2010 U.S. Census numbers for New Albany and Union County are disappointing. The numbers made public Friday put New Albany’s population at 8,034, up only 5.6 percent from the 7,607 people counted in the 2000 Census. Union County grew 7 percent to 27,134 compared to 25,362. Several local business and government officials had estimated […]

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Spring seed available

Whether you are a photographer, a hunter or just like viewing wildlife on a sunny afternoon, anyone who has spent time overlooking a food plot will have a deep appreciation for wildlife plantings. Food plots are very attractive to wildlife enthusiasts because they can supplement daily nutritional needs at a low cost. These plots can […]

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Northeast softball opens signing class with New Albany standout

Northeast Mississippi Community College head softball coach Jody Long opened up his 2012 signing class on Monday, February 7.   EllenTarrant, a third baseman from New Albany High School became Long’s first signee of the 2012 signing class when the New Albany senior signed with the Lady Tiger program during a ceremony held in the […]

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EMCC beats Northeast in Scooba

Northeast Mississippi Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams fell to the East Mississippi Community College Lions and Lady Lions in Saturday’s double-header on the hardwood. Head Coach Ricky Ford’s Lady Tigers (10-9, 5-4) lost in game one 90-70 while Head Coach David Robbins’ Tigers (9-11, 5-4) were defeated in game two 74-61. The Lady […]

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BMC softball ready to open first season

Back in the fall Kevin Barefield got a glimpse of what the first Blue Mountain College softball team could turn out to be, and the Lady Toppers’ coach liked what he saw. “We were aggressive; that was the main thing,” Barefield says. “None of our players went to the plate looking for a walk. They […]

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Coburn and ‘Dawgs ready for the postseason

Talent is one thing New Albany does not lack on this year’s basketball squad. Leading the way is a senior, whose passion and emotion are easily spotted every time he suits up for the Bulldogs. Tadarious Coburn is loud and energetic when he plays, but one-on-one is quiet and humble. It is hard to see […]

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