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Northeast football schedules 2011 tryouts

Northeast Mississippi Community College football program will hold an in-house tryout on Monday, March 21 and will hold a tryout open to the public tentatively set for Monday, April 11. All Northeast students are welcome to tryout on March 21 while all unsigned high school seniors are eligible to tryout on April 11 for the […]

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Mission Accomplished

The setting is the 2010 4A State Championship, where New Albany, the state’s top team and undefeated North Half Champion, falls to Raymond; the team’s only loss of the season. From that moment on, there was only one goal on the minds of the Lady Bulldogs, particularly the eight girls who would be seniors: to […]

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State Champions!

Three years have led to this moment. As the seconds counted down, New Albany began to celebrate the championship they have coveted for so long, but fell short at winning. In the end, there were only tears of joy as the careers of eight seniors ended and the Lady Bulldogs were finally able to call […]

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Protect our health

Despite clear and conclusive evidence that second-hand smoke is killing people, the Mississippi Legislature again has failed to pass a bill prohibiting smoking in public places. The legislation died in the House Public Health Committee (obviously a misnamed committee) after the chairman, Steve Holland, a Plantersville Democrat, said he could not muster enough votes to […]

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Union County Sheriff’s jail docket for March 4

Timothy J. Cook, 1210 CR 209, Blue Springs, 44, was charged with public intoxication and old fines at 8 p.m., Feb. 23, 2011. Lee Manuel High, 1061 CR 64 South, New Albany, 40, was charged with public drunkenness and possession of paraphernalia at 8:10 p.m., Feb. 23, 2011. Gary Conner, 411 Peterson, New Albany, 44, […]

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Ligon enters 3rd District supervisor race

Union County resident Wade Ligon has announced his candidacy for Union County’s 3rd District supervisor. Ligon is a self-employed building contractor.  Currently, he is heading up renovations of a new health clinic on North Street in New Albany. He is a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and also serves on the church’s board of […]

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Two disciplined in East Union school video case

Two students at East Union Attendance Center have been disciplined for five days after a video was posted to Facebook showing another student being hit in the school’s gymnasium. Sources close to the school said the students were suspended for five days after an investigation into the video that showed a special needs student being […]

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Collins man charged in rape case

Local law enforcement agencies have arrested and charged a Collins man in connection with the assault and attempted armed robbery of a 19-year-old female on Cleveland Street over a week ago. George Gowan, 43, of 1331 Highway 84 East in Collins, has been charged with attempted armed robbery, rape, possession of a firearm by a […]

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Wilhite files to run for fourth term as sheriff

Just minutes before the qualifying deadline passed Tuesday evening, Tommy Wilhite filed to run for a fourth term as Union County's sheriff in this year's elections. Wilhite, who was first elected as sheriff in 1999, had previously announced that he did not intend to run once his current term ended.  When asked why he had […]

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Great basketball season coming to an end

Friday night, we will close out the basketball season with one county team playing for a state championship. It’s been an exciting season, filled with upsets and surprises. When New Albany takes the court, it will be the second year in a row they play in the state title game, capping the careers of eight […]

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