County teams compete in EU/Myrtle Challenge

East Union picked up wins in varsity boys and girls cross country over the weekend, taking top honors at the East Union/Myrtle Challenge at the New Albany Sportsplex. In the 1A-2A varsity girls race, Myrtle placed first and third, with Hallie Knowles winning with a time of 16:24. Samantha Shettles finished third, and Rachel Peeler […]

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UC wins first varsity game

Union County took another step in the right direction, playing their first varsity football game and defeating Jumpertown, 40-20 Thursday night.   The UC squad started slow, only scoring one touchdown in the first quarter, as there were many adjustments the team had to make. “We’ve never had a kicking game before and we’ve always […]

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The Garners celebrate 50 years

Dennis and Rachel Garner of New Albany, Miss. will celebrate fifty years of marriage soon and celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 17, 2010.  The couple was married on October 19, 1960.  Their sons are Roger and Rollie Garner and their granddaughter is Julianna Garner.  Family and friends are invited to attend this celebration […]

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Pannell, Basden to wed October 16

Dianne Pannell and Hunter Treadaway of New Albany announce the engagement of Treasure Pannell to Ben Basden, son of David and Renee Basden of Blue Springs. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dianne Pannell and the late William “Dennis” Treadaway Sr. of New Albany, and is the granddaughter of Robert Pannell and the late Mayzell Pannell, both of New […]

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Parker, Brill to wed October 9

Laurie and Daniel Parker of New Albany, Miss. are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Brooke Parker of New Albany to Jason Brill of Myrtle. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Carolyn and the late Richard Klingel of New Albany, Danny Joe and the late Trisha Greer of West Union, […]

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Time for the playoffs!

Whoever said that this would be a down year for slow pitch softball in the county was wrong. One thing I’ve learned from working in Union County is that fans are passionate about any and all sports, including this one. Slow pitch is a sport that’s grown on me, and when you have successful teams […]

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Failure in leadership

The Early Childhood Education Summit held Tuesday at the Magnolia Civic Center clearly defined the reason why Mississippi school children lag near the bottom among the states in educational performance. Many Mississippi children arrive at kindergarten and first grade unprepared for learning. It is especially true for children coming from families in poverty and Mississippi […]

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Ala. authorities find body of missing dentist

  The body of New Albany native and Tupelo dentist Dr. Thurmond Beasley was found Thursday morning, according to officials with the Tupelo Police Department. According to a press statement released by Tupelo authorities, Beasley's body was found in his vehicle, which had apparently gone off the road in Alabama. “This morning a state road […]

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Brown named ‘Player of the Week’

Kareem Brown was named the Bulldogs' “Player of the Week” for the September 24 game against M.S. Palmer. Brown totaled 155 yards on offense (56 rushing/ 99 receiving) and two touchdowns, while recording three tackles on defense, a blocked punt and 24 yards on a kickoff return for special teams in New Albany's 31-0 win […]

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Stage set for division showdown

Memories of the double overtime loss at Pontotoc in 2008 are still on the minds of the Bulldogs as they open division play against the Warriors on Friday. New Albany fell short in that game and suffered a 31-14 setback in 2009. Entering their district schedule this season at 6-0, New Albany hopes to snap […]

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