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Obituaries for February 25, 2009

Bonnie Bannister- Boatner, 43 Bonnie Sue Bannister-Boatner, 43, of Potts Camp, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at her home after a long illness. She was born July 7, 1965, in Chicago to Luther Mills and Peggy Mills. She loved animals, playing bingo, having get-togethers, and spending quality time with her grandchildren. Services will be at […]

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A few “land mines” await successful candidates

     For over a year now, I have wondered how The City of New Albany managed to come up with $60,000 plus to pay off the fireworks and other unpaid expenses for the 2007 Freedom Festival. If you will remember, that was the one where the Charlie Daniels Band performed (at a huge price), tickets […]

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Myrtle student prepares to compete in Australia

A local student will have the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Australia to compete in a cross country meet this summer. Bryan Cook, a sophomore at Myrtle Attendance Center, has been running since the fifth grade and is beginning to take the sport seriously by competiting at a higher level. “Coach Greer asked […]

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County teams opening baseball/softball seasons

East Union 10 West Union 3 (Baseball) Craig Bullock picked up his third win of the season as the Urchins defeated their county rival Tuesday night. C.J. and Chris Armstrong led East Union at the plate, as C.J. had multiple hits and both had doubles for the game. East Union improves to 4-1 while the […]

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Urchins start off baseball season at 3-1

East Union is off to a strong start in their 2009 campaign after defeating Corinth 9-6 Saturday. The Urchins lost their first game of the year on Friday in a 4-3 decision versus Booneville.  The Blue Devils scored two in the seventh to take the 3-2 lead. After tying the game in the bottom part […]

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East Union-New Albany open softball seasons

Both East Union and New Albany are in full swing for fast pitch softball, as the Lady ‘Dawgs are 3-0 and the Lady Urchins won their season opener last week. East Union defeated Potts Camp in their first game of the year last Thursday, winning 10-7. The Lady Cardinals tied the game in the third […]

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East Union-West Union wind down bowling season

Bowling season is winding down, and East Union and West Union were recently in action versus Starkville and Tupelo The Urchins and Lady Urchins fell to Tupelo, 6-2 and 5-3 respectively. Jacob Charland led the Urchins with a 262, while John Malcolm Pannell bowled a 256, John Prather a 203 and Austin Copeland a 200. […]

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Hatch, Caviness to wed Feb. 28

The children of Deloris Hatch are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their mother to Thomas Caviness on February 28, 2009 at 3 p.m. at the New Albany Community Center. Deloris is the daughter of the late Birdie Jackson and the late Willie Rainer. Thomas is the son of Robin G. Bradley, the late […]

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Nellie Jarvis to turn 80 on Feb. 28

Nellie Jarvis will be celebrating her 80th birthday on February 28, 2009 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church reception hall at 1560 CR 81 in New Albany, Miss. Family and friends are invited to come out. We want to have a little fun and fellowship with her.  

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Tourism tax revenues and plans for a mini-coliseum

While thumbing through some of our bound copies of the newspaper, I came upon an article that appeared in the June 1, 2005 issue of The New Albany Gazette. The headline reads: “City diverts $1 million towards mini-coliseum.” With my interest in the city’s fiscal affairs, I immediately began to read the story and, what […]

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