Brothers serving treat at the Sportsplex

Two Union County brothers have long shared unique nicknames that complement the addition of french fries in the concession stands of the Sportsplex. Gerry Epting picked up his nickname “Tater” while in high school at East Union, and younger brother, Johnny,  was not far behind acquiring the name “Spud” from family and friends. In his […]

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NA soccer hosts local tournament

New Albany soccer hosted their first annual 7 versus 7 tournament at the Sportsplex last Thursday, bringing in five area schools to compete in the afternoon affair. “We had a good turnout,” NAHS boys coach Taylor Nichols said. “We had the schedule set earlier in the summer, so we could have had a couple more […]

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Region III patients to see rate increases in therapy, medication beginning this fall

 As of October 1st, individual and family patients that go to Tupelo’s Region III Mental Health Center for therapy and medication will be charged an increased rate, compared to the $6 that they are used to paying. This rate is said to double or increase in price. Region III Executive Director Robert J. Smith came […]

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NA/Union County airport to receive federal monies

 The New Albany-Union County Airport will soon receive federal funds for hangar construction.  Yesterday U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker announced the award of two federal grants to support hangar construction projects at the Booneville and New Albany airports. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved a $150,204 grant to support hangar construction at the […]

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Morning fire destroys home

 One Blue Springs family helplessly watched as their home burned to the ground Wednesday morning. While firefighters fought to save the home of Curt and Sharon Clayton, located on County Road 206 in Blue Springs, it was too late by the time they arrived at the scene. According to Union County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy […]

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Dealers work no-hitter versus Rascals

Jeffrey Vance and Garrett Radicioni combined for a no-hitter as the Dealers topped the league leading Rascals, 1-0, Monday night. The Dealers lone run came in the fifth inning, as North Delta placed runners on the corners and a single by L.McCullough plated B. Brooks. Vance and Radicioni combined for eight strikeouts with only three […]

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One-on-one with Russ Yates

Russ Yates is ready to do whatever it takes to become a leader for the Hawks next season. The rising senior is stepping up in place of several who graduated in 2010, including Jimel Judon and Beau Cummings. A multi-sport athlete excelling in both baseball and basketball, Yates has worked throughout the summer with both […]

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Tribe snap Rascals’ win streak

June 12 marked the last loss for Tallahatchie, as they fell to the Tribe, 10-5. It is only fitting that Tippah County be the one to break the Rascals’ 10 game win streak, picking up the 8-3 victory Monday night. The Tribe struck first in the opening inning, with Tallahatchie taking the lead in the […]

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Gafford named head baseball coach at Ripley

Joel Gafford has learned from some of the area’s best, and now he has the opportunity to lead his own program, as Gafford was named the head baseball coach at Ripley High School, announced by their school board Monday night. Gafford, a 2003 graduate of New Albany, played two years at Northeast Community College, where […]

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Bulldogs conclude 7-on-7 workouts

The Bulldogs wrapped up the summer 7-on-7 season with an impressive showing in the Oxford Tournament last Friday and Saturday. With only one win in Friday’s seeding, New Albany opened Saturday’s double elimination as a three seed, playing division rival Itawamba. Falling 27-20 to the Indians, the ‘Dawgs bounced back with a 30-29 overtime win […]

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