Flowers mean an anniversary

Today’s my wedding anniversary. I could brag about how I remembered it, but technically that wouldn’t be the case. Actually, it wouldn’t be the case, technically or otherwise. I knew it because of the bouquet of flowers in the middle of the kitchen table. They arrived Saturday, brought by a woman from a local flower […]

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Bryant and education

Gov. Phil Bryant’s state budget proposal for the coming year again is a disappointing one for our public schools. The governor has proposed increasing the kindergarten through grade 12 budget by 1 percent, or $22.4 million, but $16 million of the increase would go to a capital expense fund for building repairs. In contrast, the […]

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Circuit Clerk’s office now accepting absentee ballots

The Union County Circuit Clerk’s office is now accepting absentee ballots during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the Union County coroner special election runoff. Candidates remaining in the race for coroner are Rob Anderson and Pam Boman. The special election runoff is set for Tuesday, Nov. 26. Call the Union County […]

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City adjusts Sunday liquor law

New Albany’s Board of Aldermen voted to adjust its ordinance regarding Sunday liquor sales to fall more in line with state law. The 3-2 vote was to amend the hours of Sunday sales to fit with state standards.  According to City Attorney Reagan Russell, the change was not necessary, because state law takes precedent over […]

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Community citizenship

The decision by the CREATE Foundation to give its McLean Award for Philanthropy to BNA Bank should come as no surprise to anyone who has been around New Albany for a while. The bank has been a part of community life in this city for more than a hundred years. The bank and its employees […]

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SPORTS CALENDAR

Thursday, November 14 Basketball – Jr. High NAMS at Myrtle Friday, November 15 Football East Union vs Eupora At NEMCC (Round 2 playoff game) Basketball New Albany at Myrtle West Union at Pine Grove Ingomar at Biggersville Soccer Olive Branch at New Albany Saturday, November 16 Basketball Ingomar at Pontotoc Lewisburg at West Union Soccer […]

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A week of firsts

By Dennis Clayton We have just experienced a week of firsts with our local fall sports and I would like to take this opportunity to recognize these accomplishments. Let’s start with football and we will work our way through, finishing with cross country. I actually need to back up just a bit with our football […]

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Ingomar splits with Pine Grove in hoops opener

By Dennis Clayton Ingomar and Pine Grove squared off in the season opener for each team and came away with a split decision as Pine Grove took the girls contest 48-42 and Ingomar won the boys nightcap 83-51. Falcons take boys game In the boys game, Pine Grove opened with an early lead, but the […]

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Myrtle girls are the Class 1A State Cross Country Champions for 2013. Kneeling left: Megan Lowery, Caroline Greer, Ellie Fitts, Stephanie Floyd and Madison Gray. Standing left: Samantha Shettles, Ivory Montgomery, Geniesha Montgomery, Rachel Peeler, Hailey Brown and Kitana High. Back: Coach Chris Greer.

Myrtle takes first in three categories at state meet

By Dennis Clayton Coach Chris Greer’s Myrtle runners enjoyed a highly successful day on Saturday at the MHSAA State Cross Country Championships as they brought home a total of three 1A titles in girls team, girls individual and boys individual. Myrtle took the girls team title with 28 points as they had five runners in […]

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Blake Spruill (middle of photo) plunges in from the three for the winning touchdown for East Union as they defeated H.W. Byers 35-34. It was the first playoff win in football for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union wins first playoff game in school history

By Dennis Clayton Coach Scott Duley’s East Union Urchins showed their grit, determination and heart as they rallied from a 34-21 deficit and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to win 35-34. Coach Duley said “They (Urchins) played an amazing game. They didn’t quit, we just played a team that was more athletic than us and our […]

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