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Let the people vote

    For several years now members of the Alabama House and Senate have dodged the opportunity to allow Alabamians to decide for ourselves whether or not to rewrite our governing document by holding a constitutional convention. But this year there seems to be real momentum. This year it may happen.      The House and the […]

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County schools pick up wins in softball

Myrtle The Lady Hawks picked up two much needed wins Monday, defeating Falkner and Hickory Flat in Myrtle. Emily Cook picked up the win in the circle against Falkner in game one. The seventh grader gave up four runs on four hits, while Myrtle had a hge third inning of 12 runs to lead them […]

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WU junior to compete in Australia

A unique opportunity is offered to a unique athlete as West Union, as Matthew Gordon has been selected to run in Australia this summer. The junior is a member of the Eagles’ cross country and basketball teams, and admits his friends sparked his interest in running cross country. “I had some friends tell me i […]

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Urchins win three over the weekend

After defeating Mantachie 6-3 Friday night, the Urchins took on Walnut and Nettleton, defeating them to pick up three wins over the weekend. East Union 11 Walnut 1 Matthew Carter had three hits on the day as the Urchins picked up the 11-1win in five innings over Walnut on Saturday. Chandler Coleman picked up his […]

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The Cowarts united in marriage December 13, 2008

Beth Christina Grisham and Kevin Benjamin Cowart were united in marriage at First Baptist Church, Thomson, Georgia on December 13, 2008 at four o’clock in the afternoon. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. James M. Ramsey, pastor of First Baptist Church. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ed Grisham of New […]

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Birth of Joseph Mark Smithey

Mark and Nickie Smithey are placed to announce the birth of their son Joseph Mark Smithey. Joseph was born Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 inches long. He was welcomed home by his big brother Levi Bramlett and his sister […]

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Birth of Jackson Hogue

Holly and Phil Hogue of Blue Springs welcomed son Jackson Hogue into the world at 12:49 p.m. on February 5, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County in New Albany, Miss. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long. Jackson is the grandson of Terry and Betty Weeden of Ingomar, Jerry […]

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Local Chosen Teacher of the Year

Jan Boone Stamm was chosen Teacher of the Year for Lee County Schools Improvement Center for the 2008-2009 school year.  She was selected for this award by her peers.  Ms. Stamm lives in New Albany and has two children, Aaron and Maggie.  She is the daughter of Mary Lou Boone and the late J.E. Boone.

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Union County softball tournament canceled

Due to recent rains and the threat of severe weather this evening, the Union County softball tournament has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. “It’s disappointing, especially for the seniors,” Ingomar head coach Richard Byrd said Friday. “These ladies won’t have an opportunity to play in their last county tournament, but you can’t help […]

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Division play underway in softball

West Union 5 Strayhorn 2 The Lady Eagles remain undefeated in division play after defeating Strayhorn, 5-2 Tuesday night. Led by Danielle Taylor, West Union produced nine hits in the game, while Taylor only gave up two runs on one hit from the circle. Kimberly Jumper and Taylor each had multiple hits, including a double […]

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