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Barbour’s museum

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s request for the legislature to move ahead with establishing a state civil museum is a good one. The question is how to pay for it? The state, unlike Alabama and Tennessee, has no major civil rights museum to commemorate a significant, albeit tragic and unfortunate, period of the state’s history. Tourists […]

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New Albany School District announces one-hour delay

The New Albany School District will be in session on Friday, January 14, 2011.   The school district will operate on a 1 HOUR DELAY.  We will dismiss at the normal time.  Faculty and staff should report at normal times.     Please note the following information regarding bus transportation:   Bus #66 (Terry Hall) […]

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Northeast sweeps Meridian in non-division play

Northeast Mississippi Community College’s men and women’s basketball teams capped their portion of the non-division slate with a sweep over Meridian Community College on Saturday, January 8 at Bonner Arnold Coliseum in Booneville.   Ricky Ford’s Lady Tigers escaped with an 82-79 win over the Lady Eagles while David Robbins’ Tigers dispatched the Eagles in […]

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Northeast softball spreads holiday cheer

For members of the Northeast Mississippi Community College’s softball program over the holiday break, the focus was not on the diamond but Prentiss County as members of the Lady Tiger softball team took time out to give back to those less fortunate.   As with tradition, members of the Lady Tiger softball team took part […]

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Taking part in FCA

It is not often journalists cross into the realm of religion, so before anyone calls asking why I have chosen to, know in advance this is not my intent. Last week, I was invited to a dinner in which former Ole Miss Rebel and Baltimore Raven Jason Cook spoke to the NAHS boys basketball team. […]

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County teams set for 2011 tournament

The hotbed looks to heat up again this weekend after area schools were handed a break due to weather. All eyes will be on Myrtle for the 2011 Union County Tournament with New Albany girls and Ingomar boys entering as the defending champions. Working to keep his team sharp and in shape, NAHS coach John […]

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On leaving civilization

This Christmas my wife steered me, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century. She gave me a navigation system for my car that gives you on-screen directions to get you where you want to go. I wasn’t sure I needed one because we generally go to the same few places, but she thought it was […]

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Analyzing dirty water

New Albany has begun a long-needed analysis of the problems and possible solutions associated with the city’s reputation for dirty water. Bill Mattox, the new head of the Light, Gas and Water Department, is looking into the problem that has plagued city residents for many years. At a meeting of the Board of Aldermen last […]

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Graysen Mitchell

 Graysen Matthew Mitchell, 15, of Myrtle, died Jan. 7, 2011 at his home.  Graysen was a blessing to all who came in contact with him with his uplifting spirit despite his life struggles.  He will be dearly missed by all who love him.  He was born July 24, 1995 in Jackson, MS to Dr. Greg […]

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Oma Yarbrough

Oma V. Wingo Yarbrough, 95, of Blue Springs, Ms. died Friday Jan. 7, 2011 at the Union County Health and Rehab. She was born on April 27, 1915 in Union County to the late A. C. Wingo and Zelmar Harris Wingo. She was retired from Irwin B. Schwabe in New Albany. She loved Quilting, Crossword […]

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