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Ford Experiences Japanese Culture through Scouting Program

John Peter Ford was one of 32 Boy Scouts from the United States that was selected to recently attend the SAJ-BSA (Scouting Association of Japan-Boy Scouts of America) Friendship Program.  He had to submit an application and resume to be considered for the program.  Ford was chosen based on scout participation and leadership and was […]

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Hawks, Urchins pick up wins

Myrtle 12 Hickory Flat 2 A seven-run second inning helped lead the Hawks to their fifth win of the year Tuesday night. Up 1-0 after the first, the Hawks scored on back-to-back doubles, as well as two passed balls to take the eight run lead after the second frame. Hickory Flat would score twice in […]

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The price of freedom

     Isn’t it wonderful to be free? Are you free; truly free? What is true freedom anyway? Is it the freedom to choose a mate, religion, profession or lifestyle? If you’re privileged to enjoy all of them, can you honestly say that you feel free? Are you free from stress, abuse, self condemnation and unforgiveness? […]

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Urchins win Union Co. Tournament

East Union dethroned the two-time defending Union County Champion New Albany Bulldogs last Thursday, picking up their first county title since 2005. Only three teams participated in this year’s Union County Tournament, as West Union and Myrtle were each playing games in Florida last week. This year’s county showdown saw all three teams lose to […]

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Big yellow boxes being relocated to high-traffic areas

      Contrary to a recently circulating rumor, the big yellow boxes around town that serve as stands for the Mississippi Homes Magazine, are not being removed. The folks who are spreading this information either know it is not true or never go anywhere around the city or they would have already seen them popping up […]

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EU downs WU in first archery match of the season

County rivals squared off in the first archery match of the season, as East Union defeated West Union Monday night. The Urchins defeated the Eagles with a score of 2636 to West Union’s 2498. Below are the individual scores. East Union Tanner Letson 243, David Wittkcamp 243, Meagan Mitchel 234,  David Blackard  227,  Zac Hutcheson […]

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New Albany’s first garden show has plenty of tips for locals, visitors

Approximately 300 people showed up Saturday at the first New Albany Home and Garden Show at the Union County Fairgrounds. Visitors could listen to a variety of speakers, buy seeds, pots, bottle trees, yard art, jewelry, food, and many other items for improving their home and garden. Sessions included “The Doctor Is In,” vegetable gardening, […]

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Government for the people

     It never fails. Just about every time I write about the responsibility we have not only as Christians but also as citizens to provide a viable social safety net for the poor in our midst, someone will fire back to let me know that it is not the job of government to help the […]

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Tarrant: An athlete for all seasons

Gathering outside the hitting cage, the members of New Albany’s fast pitch softball team are socializing while taking turns getting in practice. For Ellen Tarrant, there is no time as she leaves from practicing with one sport to tryouts for another. This fast-paced life is one that the sophomore has come to enjoy, as she […]

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Obituaries for March 20, 2009

Walter Chalmers, 70 Walter Chalmers, 70, of New Albany, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Pontotoc to Isaiah Chalmers and Lillie Pearl Sloan Chalmers. He worked for Robbins Oil Company and later for Carr Oil Company. He was a very loving and giving person […]

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