One-on-one with Aspriona Gilbert

The number 24 jersey that hangs in the gymnasium at Myrtle is all the inspiration this Lady Hawk needs when focusing on her goal of playing collegiate basketball. Aspriona Gilbert was eight years old when Myrtle legend Armintie Price led the Lady Hawks to a state championship in 2003. Now with Price making a name […]

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Union County looks to go green

 Going green is a concept that is sweeping the nation and has got New Albanians and Union Countians wondering how to make the city and county more earth-friendly, while also creating sustainable economic development. This was the topic of New Albany’s first conference on green infrastructure. The free conference, held last week from July 20 […]

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Metcalf brings camp back to New Albany

Local kids had the opportunity to work one-on-one with an NFL player, as Terrance Metcalf hosted his annual camp at New Albany High School last Saturday. “Last year we had the camp with Coach (Ron) Price and his staff, and they were prompt, always set up with his kids helping out with the drills,” Metcalf […]

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New Albany prepares for ‘Broadway 6’

The sixth edition of ‘Broadway 6: Anything is Possible’, a popular musical review, will be presented in the Magnolia Civic Center’s Cine’ Theatre this weekend.  The production features thirty singers and a four-piece orchestra performing a wide variety of music ranging from traditional favorites to songs from the hit TV program Glee.  Tickets are reserved […]

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New events headline 69th annual Union County Fair and Livestock Show

The Fair is coming to town! Excitement is building in the hearts of children, the smell of cotton candy and corn dogs still linger in the minds of fairgoers, and carnival rides are ready to be experienced at the 69th annual Union County Fair and Livestock Show. Since 1941, people have been looking forward to […]

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State sets second ‘tax free’ weekend

With school just around the corner, kids and parents alike are gearing up for it. Children are eyeing  the newest clothes and parents are eyeing the best bargains. On July 30-31, 2010, parents can opt to compromise and considerably save, when the state of Mississippi will have its second annual Sales Tax Holiday.  A tax […]

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Dealers blow out Thunder

The bats came alive Friday night in Mississippi Select play, as the Dealers defeated the Thunder, 23-13. Each team posted big innings, with the Dealers scoring 11 in the fourth after the Thunder tied the game at six an inning earlier. Led by Nick Reeves, the Dealers had eight hits and went through two Thunder […]

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Rascals claim CSBL regular season title

The Rascals earned three weekend wins to keep an edge in the BNA Bank Cotton States League standings, heading into this weekend’s league tournament. M.J. McWhorter and Craig Bullock each had two hits in their 6-0 win over the Jets on Saturday. Golden Triangle are right on the heels of the Rascals with the winner […]

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One-on-one with Kirk Fryar

Kirk Fryar spent part of his summer sidelined with an ankle injury. Thankfully for the rising senior, he is back practicing both baseball and basketball in preparation for next school year. “We were playing a scrimmage at the school, and I was guarding Gareth (Pannell),” he said of his injury. “I went for the rebound […]

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Myrtle building leveled in fire

 Union County fire investigators and the Mississippi Fire Marshal’s office have partnered up to investigate the cause of a fire that engulfed a Myrtle business on County Road 360 Wednesday morning. The truck shop for Watkins & Shepard Trucking caught fire at approximately 11 a.m., Wednesday morning, officials say. According to Union County Sheriff’s Department […]

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