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West Union “Promote the Vote”

Sam Sanders, a 5th grade student from West Union Attendance Center, won first place in the state in Mississippi‘s  “Promote the Vote” art contest for Grades 3-5.  The “Promote the Vote” is an award winning program sponsored by the Secretary of State’s Office.  Sam’s artwork expressed his patriotism and depicted civic responsibility and voter participation. […]

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Five Generations

Five generations of the Brown, Dodds, Steward family. Left to right: Jennifer Dodds Brown, Gary Dodds, Ruth Dodds, baby Hadley Grace Brown, and MarLis Steward  

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Myrtle falls 73-71 in 1A State Championship

 Despite several key runs throughout the second half, the Hawks were unable to complete the comeback, falling to Coldwater 73-71 in Jackson. Jimel Judon led Myrtle with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Beau Cummings and Justin Jordan each added 15 and David Wilson 13.  Be sure to pick up a copy of next Wednesday’s […]

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Obituaries for March 4, 2009

Charlie McKenzie, 78 Charlie Graham McKenzie, 78, of New Albany, died Monday, March 2, 2009 at Baptist Hospital East.  He was born April 6, 1930 in Benton County to Willie McKenzie and Gennie Perry McKenzie.  He was an active deacon at Because of Grace in New Albany.  He was on the New Albany Zoning Board, […]

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NAHS picks up wins, Lady Urchins undefeated

Cold temperatures did not stop area softball and baseball games Monday night, as county teams suited up in several match-ups. Baseball East Union 8 Pine Grove 2 A four-run sixth inning gave the Urchins a comfortable lead, as well as their fourth win of the year, defeating Pine Grove 8-2. Pine Grove would cut to […]

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Hawks advance to the big game

For the second time in three years the Hawks are back in the 1A State Championship game after dodging another disappointment early exit to claim a 61-52 victory over the Calhoun City Wildcats on Saturday. The Hawks (26-12) saw the Wildcats (22-14) battle back to take a 47-43 lead early in the fourth quarter, but […]

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Crawford takes over at NA Sportsplex

Creating more opportunities while enhancing what already exists is the goal for Kevin Crawford, the new director of New Albany Parks and Recreation. With previous experience with the parks and recreation department in Pearl, Crawford is returning home to run the Sportsplex. Born in Pontotoc, Crawford received a degree in recreation from Ole Miss and […]

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Two more days to qualify and campaigning to begin

     Two more days and the qualifying will be at an end and the slate of candidates for city offices will be complete for the voter’s consideration. Now the campaigning begins.      Despite opinions to the contrary, this municipal race has attracted a considerable amount of attention among not only those who have demonstrated their […]

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Today is the day, the last day to qualify to run!

     Today is the day! Friday, March 6, 2009 is the final day for those desiring to qualify and to go through the election process to, if successful, serve their community by holding a municipal office.  There is no better way to have an impact on the city and your fellow citizens than to serve. […]

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East Union Math-A-Thon raises money for St. Jude

A St. Jude Math-A-Thon event took place during the month of February and is continuing into the first week of March at East Union Attendance Center. The Math-A-Thon helps raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a center for the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. The Union County area […]

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