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New Albany Bulldogs are the 2015 Union County Junior High Tournament Champions. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany claims titles at county junior high tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – New Albany Middle School’s teams made a clean sweep in the Union County Junior High Tournament on Thursday with the Lady Bulldogs topping East Union 28-19 and the Bulldogs completing the sweep with a 56-31 win over West Union. East Union took the early lead in the girls game, 7-5 […]

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Meghan Van battles for control of the ball in the midfield during the Corinth match earlier this month. File photo.

New Albany sweeps Ripley for division soccer title

BY DENNIS CLAYTON New Albany boys clinched first place in the tough Division 1-4A win a 2-0 win as the Bulldogs completed division play with a 5-1 record. New Albany girls won easily, 10-0 and finished with a perfect 6-0 record in division. “The boys game was a lot slower this time and I thought […]

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Robert and Sarah Garrett with their son Everett at the Ironman Triathlon. Photo submitted.

Garretts compete in Ironman triathlon

BY DENNIS CLAYTON Most couples enjoy doing a variety of activities together, but Robert and Sarah Garrett pushed the envelope with theirs as they competed in an Ironman Triathlon recently. “The Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run,” Sarah said. “I’ve been doing triathlons since 2011 and my […]

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Hotbed Classic offers quality basketball action on Saturday

BY DENNIS CLAYTON The Kiwanis Hotbed Classic will roll out their 24th edition of premier basketball play on Saturday with a slate of nine games featuring some marquee match-ups and showcasing some of Mississippi’s top basketball talent. This year’s action will tip at 9:30 as nine games are on the schedule for the day at […]

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Parks auto dealership sold

The Parks Chevrolet-Buick-GMC car dealership in New Albany was sold Monday to Joe Marshall, owner of Barnes Crossing Hyundai-Mazda in Tupelo. The sale marks the end of 95 years of ownership by the Parks family. Parks Chevrolet was the oldest dealership in the state owned by one family and among the oldest in the nation. […]

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Toyota plant observes first Veterans Day program, donates to Legion

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi officials held the plant’s first Veterans’ Day ceremony Tuesday, with participants from the three PUL Alliance counties that brought the company here and including the latest of the auto manufacturer’s charitable donations. TMMMS President Masafumi Hamaguchi presented a check for $2,500 to Post Commander Michael Pettigrew for American Legion Post 49, […]

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Faulkner exhibit at museum closing Nov. 21

The exhibit “Folks, Art & Faulkner” is nearing its close at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany. Visitors will have through Nov. 19 to see the exhibit and vote on their favorite piece. All but one of the winners have been chosen. Artists who were winners in this exhibit took home cash prizes. […]

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Van-Atkins to open new store in coming weeks

The face of downtown New Albany will change in a few more weeks with the opening of the new Van-Atkins Jewelers store. Owner Chuck Cooper is moving from the former Bank of New Albany building next to the Tanglefoot Trail Plaza to the building occupied by Winders Hardware for many years and, more lately, Tallahatchie […]

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More sentences released from recent circuit court session

The Union County Circuit Clerk’s office has released more indictments returned by the Union County grand jury this past month. The grand jury returned 119 true bills of indictment, several of which have been published so far and several of which were involved in the large drug sweep two weeks ago. Newly released indictments include: […]

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Sheriff’s department canine to receive bullet-proof vest

Dutch, the Union County Sheriff’s Department K9 dog, will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a grant from a nationwide Groupon event that has raised more than $335,000. The “Occasions” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9s with bullet and stab protective vests ran Feb. 15 though March 5 at 11:59 p.m. EST. […]

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