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Junk mail “targets” me

My mailbox is in conflict. At least the target marketers (that’s the modern uptown phrase for “junk mailers”) are having a little struggle trying to figure me out. The folks who sell direct mail would have us believe that they know everything about us. And with that knowledge, they can reach just the sort of […]

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Helmets for ATV riders

Dear Editor: To little fanfare, by 2010 Mississippi had met its five year goal of decreasing highway traffic deaths by 10 percent two years early.  A major part of that decrease was enacting a Primary Seatbelt law in 2006 and the public education campaign about the new law, “Click It or Ticket.” Mississippians have a […]

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Checking for insurance

Drivers in Mississippi are required to carry liability insurance to cover accidents that are their fault. It’s the law. Unfortunately, enforcing the law is difficult, if not impossible, and large numbers of drivers wander around the state each day with no insurance. The odds are pretty chancy if you have an accident and expect the […]

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New Albany advances in playoffs

A second half surge gave the Lady ‘Dawgs a first round win in the 4A North Half playoffs Tuesday night.   Head coach John Stroud watched as his team built a 10-2 lead early on only to have Rosa Fort tie the contest late in the frame and take their only lead in the second. […]

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New Albany soccer coach charged with misconduct involving a student

New Albany High School boys' soccer coach Taylor Nichols has been accused of having improper relations with a student.   Nichols was arrested and charged Sunday night with touching a child for lustful purposes while occupying a position of trust. District Attorney Ben Creekmore told reporters that the arrest came following the investigation of an […]

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BMC sports wrap

If snow wiped out much of last week’s Blue Mountain College sports, this week’s schedule will make up for it. Both women’s and men’s basketball teams will play nationally ranked teams on the road and at home; softball will hit the road for a doubleheader; and baseball will play one game on the road then […]

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Itawamba sweeps Northeast

Northeast Mississippi Community College’s men and women’s basketball teams fell to Itawamba Community College at the Bonner Arnold Coliseum (BAC) on Saturday, February 12. It was sophomore day at the BAC.  Northeast honored its eight upperclassmen players for both the men and women’s teams along with the Lady Tigers’ manager Brittany Downs and statistician Zack […]

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Fernandez one of five area standouts to sign with ICC soccer

Itawamba Community College soccer coach Mike Sullivan announced the signing of five new members to his women and men’s 2011 soccer team on Friday. Estafany Fernadez and Tanner Kidd signed to play for the Lady Indians while Taylor Nabors, Hunter McGhie, and Jay Jourdan also signed to play for the Indians next season. Fernadez, a […]

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Lady Hawks survive first round scare from Pine Grove

No one is happier to be moving on the next round of the North Half playoffs than Myrtle head coach Chris Greer. After a disappointing loss to Byers in the Division 2-1A championship last Saturday, the Lady Hawks struggled in their opening round match-up against Pine Grove Monday night.   Myrtle connected on three triples […]

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New Albany claims division championships

It is all about unfinished business for the Bulldogs, as they captured their second straight division tournament championship and now look ahead to the North Half playoffs.   Taking on Shannon in Saturday night’s championship game, New Albany fought from behind for the 58-53 win. Led by 16 first half points from Jamar Clifton, the […]

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