Fix school allocations

A Mississippi attorney general’s official opinion has confirmed what local school officials thought was the case, that the $300,000 a year Toyota pays Union County in lieu of school taxes can only be used for county, not city, schools. As part of its agreement when the plant was built, Toyota must give Pontotoc, Lee and […]

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Hazardous plant sites

It has been 10 days since a fire and explosion shattered the early morning calm in Union County.  That was when the JNS Biodiesel plan on Highway 15 just north of New Albany caught fire, which led to a series of big and small explosions that continued into the next day. Fire and emergency management […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Depressing day in the closet

My waist size and height total 110 inches, just as they have for years. Nothing has changed. Well, that’s sort of true. The total hasn’t changed, but that’s a little misleading. The numbers have. That became clear last Saturday when I decided it was time to clean out my closet. The rod that holds my […]

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A classic hotbed

The New Albany Hotbed Classic, which has become one of northeast Mississippi’s premiere prep sports events, had another successful outing Saturday at Memorial Gym on the New Albany Middle School campus. “The Hotbed, often imitated, never duplicated” is the motto of the event, and the tournament, which is sponsored by New Albany Kiwanis Club, has […]

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Denira Shawver drives to the basket for East Union to score two points during Tuesday’s 57-56 loss to Potts Camp.

Lady Urchins fight back

  It was a close call for East Union’s Lady  Urchins who saw a win slip away on a last minute surge by the Potts Camp Cardinals for a 57-56 final.  The Urchins secured a win over the Cardinals in the final game of the night, with a 56-43 tally. “You always wonder what could […]

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Lady Rebels top Blue Mountain

Hickory Flat turned in a solid outing in girls basketball action on Tuesday as they used a strong first half showing to gain a 12 point lead over the home-standing Lady Cougars. Hickory Flat used balanced scoring in the effort as four players reached double digits. Cheyenne Jones led the Lady Rebels with 13 points […]

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Hawks use second half run to down Eagles

Myrtle boys found themselves on the short end of a 22-20 score at the half against West Union, but the Hawks’ shots started to fall in the third and fourth quarter. Myrtle outscored the Eagles 39-23 in the second half to take the 59-45 win. Dee Johnson and Lavon Kiddy paced the Hawks with 17 […]

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Sponsors of the 23rd Annual Hotbed Classic hold up the T-shirts that will be for sale during Saturday’s tournament. Sponsors for this years Classic include: BNA Bank, BancorpSouth, Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Creekmoore Clinic, Crossroads Rehabilitation Services, Internet Medicine & Pediatric Clinic of New Albany, Martin Chiropractic, Mills and Mills Architects, New Albany Saw Shop, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Republic Finance, Riverside Traffic Systems, Rutledge Davis and Harris P.L.L.C, Screenco Inc., Tallahatchie Gourment, Union County DARE.

Kiwanis Hotbed Classic on deck for Saturday

  The 2014 edition will mark the last for organizer Mike Nobles who has been the head of the Kiwanis Club of New Albany’s annual fundraiser. “It’s been a good time, I’ve enjoyed it but its really just time for a break,” Nobles said on Wednesday as the club displayed its T-shirts to the tournament’s […]

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It’s Girl Scout cookie time

Girl Scouts are again taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scouts throughout North Mississippi have order cards ready and will continue taking pre-sale orders through Jan. 26. Cookies will arrive in mid-February and many troops will host local booth sales for four weekends from Feb. 21 through March 16. “Booth sales help girls to […]

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Soccer seniors

New Albany downs Ripley on senior night

New Albany seniors Hannah Anderson, Katelyn Watson and Aaron Catt celebrated senior recognition night by scoring goals in their final regular season appearance. By Dennis Clayton New Albany only had three seniors to recognize on senior night, but all three went out on a high note as they all recorded goals in the sweep of […]

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