Honoring Dr. Garrett

The selection of Dr. Charles Garrett, New Albany schools superintendent, as the 2011 Mississippi Superintendent of the Year comes as no surprise to us. His track record since joining the district nearly 10 years ago has been one of positive change and improvement for our schools. The announcement was made Thursday by Anna P. Hurt, […]

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Red Cross changes criticized

 Dear Editor: Mark J. Smith, the interim director of the American Red Cross for the sate of Mississippi in Jackson, stated in a letter to the editor on Oct. 15: “We were disappointed by your misleading editorial of Sept. 22, which does a disservice to your readers that the American Red Cross has ceased operations […]

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NAMS to play for conference championship

New Albany Middle School earned a spot in the Traceway Conference Championship game, which will be played next Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Kitchens' Field in New Albany. The Bulldogs will take on Amory in the 6 p.m. contest. A complete recap of the game and middle school season will be in next week's New Albany […]

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Local training for Boston Marathon

Only a year and a half ago, New Albany City Attorney Roger McMillen and his son, Rutledge, made the decision to become competitive runners. Having run track in high school and running in races throughout his adult life, McMillen took on the challenge and will now have the opportunity of a lifetime to compete in […]

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BMC heading to TSAC cross country championship

Coach Heather Duley has pushed the Blue Mountain College cross country teams hard all season, and she’s not letting up now. Heading into Saturday’s TranSouth Athletic Conference cross country championship meets in Jackson, Tenn., Duley is still preaching the gospel of hard work and focus. “We’ve made some significant strides in our program this year,” […]

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Great Delta Bear Affair

The Great Delta Bear Affair was first observed in 2002 on the 100th anniversary of President Theodore Roosevelt’s famous bear hunt in Sharkey County, Mississippi which led to the creation of the Teddy Bear. This year’s theme is “Baby Bear Blues.” The festival will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 on the grounds of […]

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Division title on the line at Shannon

The Bulldogs have a shot at history when they take the field against Shannon Friday night. Not since 1982 have the ‘Dawgs won their division, and they are also flirting with an undefeated record at the end of the regular season. With all the hype surrounding New Albany, the Bulldogs are poised, focused and ready […]

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Brown named ‘Player of the Week’ for North Pontotoc game

Senior Kareem Brown earned his second 'Player of the Week' honor after his impressive performance against North Pontotoc. Brown racked up 183 yards of total offense and four touchdowns, along with seven tackles and an interception in New Albany's 48-26 win over the Vikings on October 15. Pictured with Brown is NAHS head coach Ron […]

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New Albany defeats Union County football

The rivalry began Monday night as city and county squared off for the first time in junior varsity action. Union County head coach Scott Duley’s ties with the Bulldogs run deep, as was imminent during pregame warm-ups. Now coaching against New Albany, Duley looks at the opportunity as a stepping stone for his program. “It […]

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More than ‘just a car’

It’s just a car, a friend said, when I mentioned how sad I felt trading my car for a new one. Well, yes and no. It was, of course, just a car. And not one of those splashy kinds of cars that turn heads as it goes by. No, it was just a gray, four-door […]

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