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North Half Semifinal Recap

Twelve months separate the two times New Albany and Lafayette have faced one another. The last match-up saw the Lady Bulldogs edge the Lady Commodores in double overtime to win the North Half Championship. This year, the stakes were higher, as the two squads battled knowing that only one would advance to Jackson.   Defense […]

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Myrtle moves on to North Half semifinals

Myrtle is finding ways to win, and despite 29 points from Okolona’s Quinndella Ford, the Lady Hawks pulled away for the 68-44 win Thursday night in Coldwater.   Both teams saw their top players get into early foul trouble, but that did not hurt the Lady Hawks, who held a 33-19 lead at the half […]

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Lady Bulldogs advance to showdown vs. Lafayette

John Stroud saw the team he is most familiar with return Thursday night.   New Albany showed no mercy in their second round North Half game, topping Noxubee County, 71-30. “We stressed today that these are put-out games from here on out, so there’s no letting up,” he said. “We’re playing more now with intensity […]

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Nichols pleads guilty, sentenced to five years probation

New Albany boys' soccer coach Taylor Nichols pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of touching a child for lustful purposes while occupying a position of trust. According to Mississippi’s 3rd District Attorney Ben Creekmore, Nichols, 25, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years probation.  Because he pleaded guilty to the charge, however, the […]

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Great Backyard Bird Count begins Friday

Bird watchers, as well as everyday citizens can start noticing their feathered friends by counting them during the 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. The Bird Count will begin Feb. 18 and end Feb. 21, 2011. If everyone participates, there will be a clear snapshot of all of the types of birds that live in […]

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New Albany fire chief submits resignation

Jeff Hale has resigned effective Monday, Feb. 21, as fire chief of the city of New Albany. Mayor Tim Kent said Hale left a letter on his desk Wednesday, Feb. 16, saying he was going to retire. The mayor said he had not talked to Hale about his decision. With more than 25 years of […]

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NA coach charged with misconduct

New Albany High School boys’ soccer coach Taylor Nichols has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of having improper relations with a female student. Nichols, 25, of 410 West Longview Drive in New Albany, was arrested and charged late Sunday night with touching a child for lustful purposes while occupying a position of […]

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Lady Tigers knock off defending national champion

Mother Nature may have threw the Northeast Mississippi Community College softball team a curve by forcing the postponement of its season opener against Blue Mountain Collegetwice and causing a switch in the schedule at the Patriot Bash Invitational in Muscle Shoals, Ala.   However, the Lady Tigers were able to step up in the box […]

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Northeast softball looks to new season

Northeast Mississippi Community College’s softball team enters the 2011 season with a newfound focus and a new dedication toward its ultimate goal.  “It’s a new day,” said Northeast head softball coach Jody Long, “a new demeanor.”  Northeast’s will rely greatly on its new demeanor after the Lady Tigers failed to qualify for the postseason for […]

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Bulldogs win first division powerlifting title

New Albany High School has achieved success in several sports this year, and the boys powerlifiting squad added to that on Monday, winning the school’s first division championship. Competing in Fulton, the squad continued their success from their practice meet at Nettleton, with three lifters earning first place finishes. Jerrell Howell lifted a total of […]

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