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ICC soccer camp participants

Union County participants in the 2013 Itawamba Community College Soccer Camp: (left to right) Sam Hickey, Perry McKinney, Josh Hill, Rachel Rainey, Carly Hill, Caret Beth Doyle, Charlsey Rowan, Karlie Topper, Sarah Kathryn Harris. (Maggie Caldwell/

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At State Games

From top left to right, Ethan Kimbrough, Shaelee Manning, Jared Dillard, Jenna Tate, Joanna Manning (head coach), Marley Mills, Micah Taylor, Aidan Mills, Johnna Mills, Ella Mills, and Kevin Kimbrough (assistant coach). The local swim team members attended the 2013 State Games of Mississippi. June 8-9.

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High score swimmers

Ethan Kimbrough (6 and under boys) and Shaelee Manning (7-8 year-old girls) won high point medals at the 2013 state games of Mississippi for swimming held on June 8-9. They are from the Tallahatchie Tidal Waves swim team of New Albany, Union County and Booneville.

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County schools want tax increase to fund band

By Rex Wilgus For the News Exchange (Editor’s note: The version of this story that appeared in the print version of the News Exchange contained some incorrect information about teacher resignations and change of duties at Myrtle Attendance Center. The version below is corrected.) NEW ALBANY – During their regular meeting on June 3, 2013, […]

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Ecru resident expresses concern over change in downtown area

By Sandra Priest Special correspondent Presiding over his final board meeting for the town of Ecru, Mayor Tom Todd welcomed board members and citizens to town hall as he called the meeting to order. On hand for their final month in their terms as aldermen were Bill Nance, Ivonne Whitehead, Ronnie Stephens, Pat Davis, and […]

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BNA Bank recognizes Elder Abuse Day

Five Tips Customers Can Participate in Protecting Themselves from Financial Abuse In recognition of Elder Abuse Day on June 15 BNA Bank is helping to stop financial abuse of elderly customers. “The elderly are increasingly becoming targets for financial abuse,” said James R. Collins, BNA Bank CEO and President “At least 20 percent of Americans […]

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Museum Moment’s topic is Brigadier General Mark Perrin Lowery, Soldier, Preacher, Teacher and founder of Blue Mountain College

“Brigadier General Mark Perrin Lowery, Soldier, Preacher, Teacher” is the topic of the Museum Moments this Thursday, June 20, noon, at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany. Historian Dr. Stewart Bennett, head of the History Department at Blue Mountain, will speak about Lowery and the amazing accomplishments he made creating a women’s school […]

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Students participate in quilt block project

A commemoration of the Civil War burning of New Albany and Battle of Mud Creek was held with the unveiling of a quilt block in Cooper Park on Tuesday this past week. Students from Staley High School in Kansas City, Mo created the quilt block for the Piece Makers Quilt Trail: A Stitch in Time […]

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Coming Events Week of 6/20/13

North Side Bible School Vacation Bible School at North Side Baptist Church will be Monday, July 29, through Friday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night. Church to honor veterans Endville Baptist Church will present “Welcome Home,” a program to honor our veterans, military and those who gave their lives to protect our […]

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Don’t toss high school papers into the trash

By Charlie Mitchell At most Mississippi high schools today, the only cars out front are the principal’s and the secretary’s. Maybe a counselor or two came to work. The coaches’ pickups are over by the field house, where the coaches are inside, rocked back in their chairs, feet on desks, pondering strategy for fall. It’s […]

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