Halloween and adding pounds

When we lived in Florence, Ala., my wife used to feel slighted at Halloween. Several of our neighbors kept their lights off, so few kids made the trek by our house to get a holiday treat. Well, be careful what you wish for. Here in New Albany, we mostly feel overwhelmed each year, as hundreds […]

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Electing a coroner

Next Tuesday we will conduct a special election in Union County for the office of county coroner/medical examiner. A low turnout is expected and that is unfortunate because recent events show how important electing a quality individual is to an office that usually operates with little fanfare and in relative obscurity. The reason we are […]

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New Albany man dies in two-vehicle wreck

A two-vehicle crash Saturday night on Highway 30 East resulted in the death of a New Albany man. According to Public Affairs Trooper Ray Hall with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Colby Pannell, 25, died at approximately 6:30 p.m., after he was ejected from his truck when it struck another vehicle at the intersection of Highway […]

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Byhalia man arrested in strong-armed robbery

A Byhalia man has been arrested in connection with a strong-armed robbery that occurred at a New Albany convenience store Saturday night. According to Chad Glasson, investigator with the New Albany Police Department, Thomas Blake Jefferies, 23, of 278 Kathleen Rd. in Byhalia, has been charged with strong-armed robbery. Glasson said Jefferies entered the Exxon […]

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Coroner election set for Tuesday

Residents of Union County will go to the polls next Tuesday to cast ballots for the next potential county coroner. Thirteen candidates are seeking election to the office, many of them holding backgrounds in either law enforcement or health care. The candidates are: Rob Anderson, a Union County Sheriff’s deputy and part-time police officer for […]

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Dennis Clayton

Time to get the cold weather gear

Saturday will mark season number 19 for the Clayton family in our association with high school soccer. It all started innocently when son number one decided that he wanted to go out for the high school team as an eighth-grader. We have now totaled five seasons as a player for that son, add four seasons […]

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Tanglefoot Trail now officially open for use

By J. Lynn West Ceremonies Sunday formally marked the opening of Tanglefoot Trail, the 44-mile walking and bike path that runs between New Albany and Houston. A rails-to-trails project, the trail follows the path the train engine known as the Tanglefoot followed, which also was the traditional Chickasaw trail route. The ceremonies began at New […]

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Stone soup

By Dr. Linda Mitchell When I taught Kindergarten one of my favorite stories was Stone Soup, an old folk story in which travelers come to a village with only an empty cooking pot. They fill the pot with water, drop a stone into it and place it over the fire. The curious villagers are told […]

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Sherman news

By Martha Swindle Trick-or-Treaters are invited to come by the Sherman Fire Department Halloween night. The volunteer firemen will be handing out fire safety and prevention information and candy to area children. There is a chance that Sparky, the fire dog, will make an appearance. The Sherman Church of Christ Youths held their youth devo […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary Recently Regina Russell and her sister, Pam Harrison, treated their parents, Jamie and Rachel Hill, with a visit to Lawrenceburg, Tenn. They enjoyed going to the sawmill, and they watched them make molasses. The gals bought baskets, sweet potatoes, and molasses while Mr. Jamie enjoyed “getting his eyes full” of all the […]

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