A first step toward pool

The New Albany Board of Aldermen has taken the first step toward development of a public swimming pool to serve our community. The board, in its new budget approved last week, authorized $10,000 for a feasibility study for a New Albany pool. In our mind, the question to be decided in the feasibility study is […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Brittany Taylor singles in the first inning for West Union. Taylor collected four hits on the day to lead the Lady Eagles as they defeated Ingomar 14-5 in their 1A division matchup. Photo by Dennis Clayton

West Union Takes Division Win Over Ingomar

Brittany Taylor singles in the first inning for West Union. Taylor collected four hits on the day to lead the Lady Eagles as they defeated Ingomar 14-5 in their 1A division matchup. Photo by Dennis Clayton by Dennis Clayton West Union wasted little time denting the scoreboard as they picked up three runs in the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

City increases employee wages by 3 percent

The City of New Albany’s Board of Aldermen voted last Tuesday to approve its proposed budget that includes three percent salary increases for most of the city’s employees. While the city’s budget includes a 4 percent increase in spending for the coming year, the city also expects to see an increase in revenue at the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Golding case to grand jury Oct. 1

Following a demand from State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office that former Union County Coroner Mark Golding pay back $398,418.83 to county and state agencies, the case will now head to Circuit court. According to District Attorney Ben Creekmore, his office will receive case files from special agents with the state auditor’s office and then submit […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Tanglefoot Trail to open Saturday

The long-awaited official opening of the 44-mile Tanglefoot Trail is finally here. Board of directors for the GM&O Rails-To-Trails Recreational District of North Mississippi announced Monday afternoon the Tanglefoot will officially open thirty minutes prior to sunrise, approximately 6:43 a.m., this Saturday, Sept. 21. “We’re excited to officially open this trail for the public’s enjoyment […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Amory's Fred Garth broke through contain and blocked Eathen Rainey's attempt for the game-winning field goal. Chris Brown scooped up the ball behind the line of scrimmage and ran it in for the winning touchdown. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Brown’s no-quit play leads Bulldogs to win over Amory

by Dennis Clayton The ending to Friday’s football game between Amory and New Albany was bizarre to say the least, but at least Chris Brown didn’t take the time to try to figure everything out. All Brown did was react to a loose football after New Albany’s field goal attempt to win the contest was […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }


SPORTS CALENDAR Thursday September 12 Softball Hickory Flat at Myrtle – 5:00 V/JV East Union at North Pontotoc – 5:00 JV/V New Albany at Shannon – 5:00 West Union at Mantachie – 5:00 JV/V Volleyball New Albany at Potts Camp – 5:30/6:30 Friday September 13 Football Amory at New Albany – 7:00 Saturday September 14 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
New Albany's Jimmy Baldon outruns Pontotoc's defense for a touchdown in the first half last Friday. Baldon later completed a 45-yard pass in the final moments to set up Eathen Rainey's last-second kick that lifted the Bulldogs to an 11-8 victory. Photo by Jay Tidwell.

Bulldogs knock off Pontotoc on last-second kick

New Albany wins at the buzzer By Jay Tidwell Special to the News Exchange NEW ALBANY – Ron Price is glad he was willing to take a risk. With time running out in a back-and-forth game against Pontotoc, Price said his plan was to have his quarterback kneel, let time expire, and hope for a […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Blake Spruill #11 had a huge night on offense and defense for East Union as they defeated Potts Camp. Spruill accounted for 23 of East Union’s 29 points and had eight tackles on the night.

Urchins Top Cardinals to Remain Undefeated

By Dennis Clayton Blake Spruill scored several different ways on Friday night to help lead his East Union teammates to a 29-14 win over Potts Camp. Spruill had a total of 118 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns, kicked three PAT’s and recorded a safety as he tackled the Cardinals quarterback Hunter Joyner in the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Blake Spruill in the game against Houlka Photo by Dennis Clayton

All-around performance

One of the neatest things about covering high school sports is the opportunity to witness our area prep athletes accomplish significant feats on the gridirons, diamonds, and courts. I saw one of the best all-around performances in football that I can ever remember in all my years of watching and reporting sports. Blake Spruill turned […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }