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Sanderson signs with BMC

Summer Sanderson, a three-time most valuable player at New Albany High School, has signed a women’s golf scholarship with Blue Mountain College. “This is a big day for Blue Mountain,” said BMC coach Danny McKenzie. “Summer was a really good player in high school and she will be able to have an immediate impact on […]

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Bryd attends ICC basketball camp

Weston Byrd of Ingomar recently participated in the 2013 Itawamba Community College Men’s Basketball Camp. He is joined by ICC assistant coach and his uncle Adam Kirk. (Maggie Caldwell/ICCImages.com)

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Frog-a-Nanny run raises awareness for special needs students

The Frog-a-Nanny fun run and 5K run were held Friday at BNA Bank Park with 47 participants in the main run. The event is held to focus awareness on special needs students and help raise money to pay for projects for the students. Frog-a-Nanny began 18 years ago as part of Frog-a-Nal, a festival to […]

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Gail Howard, 53

Brenda Gail Childers Howard, 53, of Hickory Flat, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 6, 1959, in New Albany to Harold and Evelyn Beasley Childers. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Hickory Flat. She was an employee of Master-Bilt in New Albany. Services […]

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James Brownlee, 52

James Allen Brownlee, 52, of Dresden, Tenn., died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at his home in Dresden, Tenn. He was born March 25, 1961, in New Albany to Ray and Marjorie Brownlee. A 1980 graduate of Myrtle High School, he was a 1984 graduate of Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Farm […]

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Evelene Gafford, 83

Evelene Mary Gafford, 83, passed away Sunday, June 2, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born May 5, 1930, in New Albany to Curtis and Lizzie Taylor. She was retired from child care service. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Service were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at United […]

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Joseph Jones Jr., 58

Joseph E. “J.J.” Jones Jr., 58, of Dumas, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Nov. 28, 1954, to Joseph E. Jones Sr. and Emma Lucille Lee Jones. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. He was owner and operator of a convenience store in Booneville. […]

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Rita Elliott, 54

Rita Kay Elliot, 54, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Graceland Nursing Home in New Albany. Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Jonathan Coleman, 30

Jonathan Brooks Coleman, 30, of Thaxton, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Thaxton. He was born Dec. 14, 1982, in Tupelo to Johnny and Martha Coleman. He graduated from North Pontotoc High School in May of 2001. He attended Itawamba Community College. He was of the Baptist faith, attending Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Laodicea […]

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Peggy Williams, 77

Peggy Joyce Williams, 77, of Decatur, Ill., died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, Ill. She was born July 4, 1935, in New Albany to Arbie and Katleen Crain Miller. She had worked at Munsingwear, Piper Impact, and Denton Mills. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, tending to her Quaker parrot, Babe, and […]

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