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‘Old’ and a little grumpy

Last week, I finally gave in. I didn’t like it much, and I’m still a little grumpy. But I did it. I’ve finally acknowledged that I’m getting old. I signed up for Medicare. I pretty much had to because my 65th birthday is coming up next month (this is the point where you’re supposed to […]

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Ward 4 and the future

The election to fill the vacant seat on the New Albany Board of Aldermen has sparked an unusual frenzy of candidates. Nine residents qualified for the Monday special election to fill the remainder of the Ward 4 term of the late Bill Tucker. If no candidate gets a majority, and that seems highly likely, a […]

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West Union, East Union battle in Round Robin

County rivals met up on the final night of the West Union Round Robin, with East Union and the Eagles closing out the tournament with a series split. In the girls game, Leah Paige Goolsby finished her fourth game in a row scoring in double figures with the Lady Eagles winning 48-35. Trading the lead […]

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Northeast splits in basketball

In a rare multi-team double-dip at Bonner Arnold Coliseum on the campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College, Ricky Ford’s Lady Tigers improved to 2-1 with a win over Jackson State (Tenn.) Community College while David Robbin’s Tigers took the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) No. 10 team to the brink. Ford got a career-high […]

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BMC runners to NAIA Nationals

Five Blue Mountain College cross country runners will compete in the NAIA National Championships Saturday, Nov. 20 in Vancouver, Wash. From BMC are Magan Wilburn, a sophomore from Mooreville; Austin Epting, a sophomore from Baldwyn; Tuesdae Rowland, a junior from Ripley; Emma Baxter, a freshman from Kossuth; and Richard Feist, a junior from Saltillo.

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Bulldogs earn second round road win

Some of the biggest games for New Albany this season have been defined by one play, and it took just that to spark the ‘Dawgs in their second round road win at Kosciusko Friday night. Receiving the ball first in the second half of a scoreless game, Kareem Brown returned the kickoff 87 yards, sparking […]

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New Albany earns early road sweep against Myrtle

Two potential state champions hit the court Thursday night for an early season barnburner, with New Albany holding the upper hand against Myrtle, 62-51. The game plan for the Lady Bulldogs was simple: keep the ball out of the hands of junior star Aspriona Gilbert, and they did just that in the first quarter, allowing […]

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New Albany SWAT team wins recognition at state competition

The New Albany Cobra Unit finished 13th place in the state at a recent state competition in Meridian. The 2010 Mississippi Tactical Officers Association conference took place Oct. 11-14 and featured a variety of physical events including pistol exertion, obstacle rescue, officer rescue event, and more. At the MTOA conference, there were members from Special […]

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County schools get dyslexia grant

The Union County School District will work on placing an even greater emphasis than ever before on battling dyslexia, thanks to a $30,318 grant it recently received from the Mississippi Department of Education. According to officials with the school district, Union County schools were among 10 other districts to receive such a grant.  The funds […]

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Supervisors lift county-wide burn ban

Following in the footsteps Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour made last week to lift a statewide burn ban, the Union County Board of Supervisors lifted the county-wide ban Monday. The Union County Board of Supervisors instituted the burn ban in mid-October and it was originally set to be lifted as of Oct. 31, 2010. According to […]

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