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Make school superintendents appointive positions

The legislature is once again expected to take up the question of whether school superintendents should be elected or appointed. Past efforts to make the post appointive through legislation have not gotten very far, at least partly because the state superintendents’ association has opposed them. The climate appears to be changing this year, however. In […]

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City and county school menus for Jan. 25-29

New Albany Schools menu for Jan. 25-29   Elementary School   Monday, Jan. 25 Sausage Pizza
, Chicken Spaghetti
, Tossed Salad w/Dressing
, Broccoli Salad
, Applesauce
, Assorted Fruit Juices, 
Vanilla Pudding
, Whole Grain Biscuit
, Fat Free Chocolate Milk
, One Percent Milk
, Skim Milk Tuesday, Jan. 26 Hamburger
, Taco Soup
 w/Tortilla Chips
, Creamy Coleslaw
, Oven Baked Fries
, Banana
, […]

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Health department changes clinic hours, shifts focus to preventive health

The Mississippi State Department of Health announces new county clinic hours effective Feb. 1. Most services will still be offered, but not necessarily on a daily basis. The Union County Health Department will only be open Wednesday through Friday. MSDH will no longer be enrolling new maternity patients, as patients now have other options under […]

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New Albany Elementary School honor roll

All A’s 1st Grade Grayson Miles Alexander, Jaylin Lee Bowen, Avie Suzanne Bryan, Christopher Chen, Jillian Love Chism, John Walker Christ, Kylen Azyian Clark, Morgan Sierria Nicole Cook, Delvonta Ravon Crayton II, Leah Harper Dunn, Caylee Grace Earl, William Storm Ellis, Samuel Bryant Ewing, Josue Ismel Garcia-Marroquin, Rocio Garcia-Pablo, Brayden Wayne Garrett, Joshua Caleb George […]

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New Albany takes two from Byhalia

NEW ALBANY – New Albany got the sweep plus a double shutout in their final division matches of the season on Wednesday which were moved up from Thursday due to impending bad weather. New Albany also recognized their seven seniors on the boys and girls teams on Senior Night. (G) New Albany 9, Byhalia 0 […]

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New Site slips past Urchins

ELLISTOWN – East Union’s Urchins seemed on the verge of pulling off the upset over 3A New Site on Tuesday, but the Urchin upset bus ran out of gas in the closing seconds and the Royals escaped with the narrow 59-58 win. “We had a seven or eight point lead with probably two or three […]

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Darshawn Hill defends against Ryder Willard. File photo.

Myrtle takes sweep at West Union

Myrtle and West Union met on Friday in the Union County Tournament and the teams hit the hardwood again on Tuesday in a Division 2-1A action at West Union. Myrtle again took the boys contest, but the Lady Hawks avenged their 12-point loss and upended the Lady Eagles. (G) Myrtle 62, West Union 59 Myrtle […]

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Bridges leads Lady Bulldogs to win over Rosa Fort

NEW ALBANY – The Lady Bulldogs’ last win came in November; the last game where leading 2015 scorers Tashonda Caviness and Jazzmine McWilliams were on the court together. On Tuesday, New Albany held off Rosa Fort to snap a 14-game losing streak, defeating the Lady Lions in a 63-61 final to move to 1-1 in […]

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Falcons top Mantachie to stay perfect in 1-2A

Both Ingomar squads hit the 20-win mark for the season after nabbing a pair of division wins against 1-2A rival Mantachie. The Lady Falcons turned in a 57-26 win over the Mustangs, led by Mallory Russell’s 22 points. Gara Beth Self added 14 more in a game where Ingomar jumped out to a 16-5 win […]

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Ingomar’s Lady Falcons girls basketball team pose with the Union County Championship trophy after defeating West Union 58-32 on Saturday.

Ingomar sweeps tournament to claim 2016 Union County titles

MYRTLE – The boys’ final of the Union County tournament featured 52 fouls in 32 minutes, with a late pull-ahead rally from Ingomar allowing the Falcons to edge Myrtle 58-54 for the title on Saturday night. Ingomar’s Kelton Hall and Myrtle’s Jonathan Scales put on an offensive show combining to score 50 points between them. […]

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