Rep. Alan Nunnelee succumbs to cancer

U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee died Friday, Feb. 6, after fighting cancer and related health issues since last year. He was 56. A Tupelo native, he grew up in Columbus before his family moved to Clinton the year before his high school graduation. He got his start in politics at Mississippi State University working with the […]

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Two dead in head-on collision

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Two people are dead after a Sunday afternoon crash in Union County. Troopers responded to a crash at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Mississippi Highway 30 West, just outside the New Albany city limits. Upon arrival, investigators found that Tyler Loden, 21, of Blue Mountain had been traveling east […]

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Vaccinating our children

Mississippi is the model for the nation in at least one area – the immunization rate among kindergarten students. Yes, in a state known for being last in so many things, we are first in protecting our children against the spread of preventable illnesses such as chickenpox, hepatitis B and measles. For instance, 99.7 percent […]

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City moves ahead with condemnation program despite lack of code enforcement officer

Although the city has not replaced former code enforcement officer Baron Baker, who left to join the Union County Sheriff’s Department, aldermen are working to continue their effort toward ridding the city of substandard, unsafe housing. Because of that, they did proceed with a public hearing on possible condemnation of one property Tuesday at the […]

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City schools working toward strategic plan, becoming paperless and expanding competitive cheer

New Albany city school trustees and staff have been working on several programs to benefit students board members heard about progress concerning three of them at the regular meeting Monday. One is a way to expand the school’s competitive cheer program. A second involves an ambitious technological leap for all high school students and staff […]

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Excel by 5 meeting shares area success, challenges in preparing pre-K children

Making sure students are properly prepared when they leave high school is a hot topic these days and many educators say a key to this is starting early, making sure children are really ready when they begin kindergarten. To that end, concerned New Albany and Union County parents and educators worked to become of the […]

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Bulldogs sweep Senatobia

New Albany took a pair of wins in their final regular season division contest against Senatobia as the Lady Bulldogs won 51-35 and the Bulldogs took the closing game 69-55. New Albany got off to a slow start in the first quarter, leading by only four points at 7-3. The second quarter saw the Lady […]

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Hawks hold off Eagles

ENTERPRISE – The West Union Eagles took Myrtle’s Hawks down to the wire in their division match-up between county rivals on Tuesday before the Hawks slipped by with the 64-62 win. West Union hit a layup at at the buzzer to reach the final margin. “We just made one extra play, that’s all,” Myrtle coach […]

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Rebels top Ingomar in division finale

HICKORY FLAT – The division finale for Ingomar and Hickory Flat brought a dramatic conclusion as the Rebels topped the Falcons in a 66-59 final. “It was the most complete effort on both ends of the floor we’ve had this season,” Rebels coach Michael Seger said of the win. In the opening period, Ingomar jumped […]

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East Union swept by Aggies

A road game in Alcorn County ended with two losses for East Union as the Kossuth Aggies topped the Urchins 72-51 and 72-56 on Tuesday. The Lady Aggies took an early lead over East Union with a 26-12 score after one period, topping the first half with a 45-20 score. The Lady Urchins added 34 […]

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