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NAMS student wins county spelling bee

The winning word at the 2011 Union County Spelling Bee was ‘salami.’ A crowd of people gathered upstairs in the Union County Courthouse Monday night to hear the 21 contestants try their best to spell words that stem from all facets of life. The winner was Austin Gafford, 12, a seventh grader at New Albany […]

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Duo arrested in credit card fraud

BNA Bank and New Albany Police Department investigators recently worked together to catch a Holly Springs man and a Sherman woman who are suspects in a recent credit card fraud case. According to NAPD Investigator Chris Robertson, Tarvarus Faulkner, 23, of 2418 Highway 7 North in Holly Springs and Monica Cook, 25, of 202 East […]

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Parks, Cobb to wed February 5

Mr. and Mrs. William Alvis Parks, Jr. of New Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Elisabeth Parks of Birmingham to Jonathan Christopher Cobb of Birmingham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Craig Cobb of New Albany. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Childers of Ripley, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph […]

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The Dillards celebrate 50 years

John & Ruby Dillard of Blue Springs will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 4, 2011. They will be honored at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5, 2011, at Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church in Saltillo.  The couple met in Sherman and married on Feb. 4, 1961. They have four sons: Johnny Dillard […]

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To breakfast in Jackson

I was having second thoughts about the whole thing at 3:15 in the morning Saturday, when I quietly got out of bed and headed toward the shower. Why had I agreed to drive to Jackson in time for a breakfast meeting of the Mississippi Press Association when I could be curled up in bed? I […]

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Support clean air

The danger from second-hand smoke is real, and several groups are pushing legislation to ban smoking in all public places in Mississippi. We support the legislation, not only because we support a healthier lifestyle, but also because second-hand smoke is such a health problem for employees of establishments that permit smoking. This week Union County […]

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City of Booneville to honor softball coach/team

Northeast Mississippi Community College women’s softball coach Jody Long and the Lady Tiger softball team will be honored by the City of Booneville’s Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, January 25 at Subway/Pizza Inn in Booneville. Booneville’s Chamber of Commerce is awarding Long with its citizenship award and honoring the Lady Tiger softball team for the […]

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East Mississippi gets two wins in Booneville

East Mississippi got things started in game one as the Lady Lions cruised to 61-52 win over the Lady Tigers and in game two Northeast fell 91-81 to the Lions.   Coach Ricky Ford’s team dropped to 8-8 and 3-3 in the North Division while Coach Sharon Thompson’s unit moved to 8-7 and 3-2.   […]

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World Champion San Francisco Giants Catcher to Speak to NA Students

Students in the New Albany School District will soon have the opportunity to meet and listen to a World Series Champion thanks to the Carol M. White Physical Education SHAPE Up! Grant, the Union County Development Association, and the City of New Albany.  As a part of the district’s focus on physical activity and healthy […]

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Union County roundup for 2011 Hotbed Classic

Houlka 66 West Union 51 The Wildcats were able to pull away in the second half of their contest against West Union, earning the 15-point win in the opener of the Hotbed Classic. Down only 14-10 at the start of the second quarter, the Eagles took the lead in the frame off a free throw […]

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