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Childers: “Inaction would be worse”

U.S. First Congressional District Representative for Mississippi Travis Childers (D) said told many of New Albany and Union County’s business and communty leaders that he voted for the controversial $825 billion stimulus package last week  because he believed something had to be done. “I felt like inaction would be worse,” Childers told the crowd, gathered […]

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Lady Eagles soar into Semifinals

A close series ended as a blowout, as West Union advances to the North Half Semifinals after demolishing Pine Grove 21-3 in five innings on Tuesday. Saturday’s split in the doubleheader set up Tuesday’s must win, and West Union had no problems, as strong hitting, backed by excellent pitching in the circle propelled the Lady […]

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County teams rev up for baseball playoffs

County schools are preparing for the start of the playoffs in baseball this weekend, as West Union, East Union, Myrtle and Ingomar will all be in action. Division winners West Union will start at Pine Grove on at 7:00 Friday, then host them on Saturday at 2:00. The Eagles struggled earlier this season, starting 1-8, […]

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Surles resigns as UCDA director

Union County Development Association Executive Director Stephen Surles will soon be stepping down from his position to take a job with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Surles recently announced to the UCDA board of directors that he would be resigning from his post effective in March. Surles will begin working for TVA in March in […]

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Grisham runs for NA Chief of Police

David Grisham, of  624 Owen Rd., New Albany, has qualified and is announcing his candidacy for re-election for New Albany Chief of Police. Grisham, who has served as New Albany’s police chief for the past 28 years, was born and raised in New Albany.  After graduating from W.P. Daniel High School, he received a scholarship […]

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Legislature sends voters another message that they don’t care

  Most automobile owners in Mississippi would gladly pay more for their license plates if by doing so they could indirectly be saving their neighbors from the multitude of diseases and horrible deaths caused by the cancers that are caused by smoking and second-hand smoke. Ironically, that’s exactly what making tobacco too expensive to buy […]

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NAMS opens new weight room/locker room

New Albany Middle School recently held an open house to showcase their new band hall and boys locker room and weight room. Started in 2007, NAMS drew initial plans to expand the locker room and weight room due to the growth of the football program. “We’ve averaged about 100 kids the past two to three […]

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Robbins to run for NA Mayor

Joey Robbins of 207 Marilyn Dr. in New Albany recently qualified to run for the Mayoral seat in the upcoming New Albany city elections and has now officially announced his candidacy. Robbins, a lifelong resident of New Albany and Union County, is currently employed as Transportation Manager for a Tupelo transportation company.  He attended the […]

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God’s stock market: Up and down

  You would think during a distressful economic crisis such as the one we are facing now, people would be flocking to places of worship seeking divine guidance and intervention. Amazingly, that is not the case. According to a recent Newsweek poll, church attendance and religious affiliation is actually declining.      In fact, the poll […]

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2009 All-Union County Basketball Team

Girls East Union- Stephanie Dillard West Union- Claire Wilkerson and Kimberly Jumper Myrtle- Aspriona Gilbert and Amber Williamson New Albany- Kebrina Lucas, Jazmine Spears and Micha Washington Ingomar- Maggie Cobb and Kayla Stevens Honorable Mention- Amy McCullough (EU), April Rollins (WU) and Diana Suarez (Myrtle) Coach of the Year– John Stroud- New Albany Boys East […]

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