“Great Backyard Bird Count” not just for the birds

It’s time again to start bird watching and counting the birds at your bird feeders. February 13-16, 2009 marks the 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which is hosted by the National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Kate Friedman, environmental education coordinator for the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, came out to New Albany […]

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A servant of Union Co. education

While he never planned on going into the education field, Dr. James Bryson certainly made a career of it, with more than 30 years of public education under his belt in both the New Albany and Union County School Districts. “My dream was to be an electrical engineer,” Bryson said, thinking back to his high […]

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East Union students DARE to be different

Sixty-one fifth grade students at East Union Attendance Center from Mrs. Amber Elder’s class, Mrs. Pamela Warrington’s homeroom class, and Mrs. Amy Lavanway’s class recently completed the 10-week D. A. R. E. program. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. This program provides students with information and skills that they need to live drug and […]

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Ingomar students D.A.R.E. to stand up to peer pressure

Fifth grade students at Ingomar Attendance Center from Ms. Sprouse and Ms. Jackson’s classes recently completed a 10-week D. A. R. E. program. D. A. R. E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. This program provides students with information and skills that they need to live drug and violence-free lives. A graduation ceremony was held […]

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New Albany’s “The Dukes” to perform in Main Street concert

New Albany’s own singing group from the 1960s, “The Dukes,”will be performing again in New Albany on January 24, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Civic Center in downtown New Albany.  This concert is a fundraiser for the New Albany Main Street Association.  The proceeds will be used to fund community projects in 2009.  […]

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New Albany native serving her country during holidays

New Albany native Sgt. Samantha Summers is serving her country and Union County overseas this holiday season at Camp Liberty in Baghdad. She is the treatment noncommissioned officer in charge of the brigade’s medical operations team. Summers serves with the 926th Engineer Brigade, Multi-National Division. She also serves as one of the 926th Engineer Brigade’s […]

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Clayton, Bowlin to wed May 2

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Vance Clayton of New Albany are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Sallye Kathryn Clayton of New Albany to William Johnson Bowlin of New Albany. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Andrew Harville of Corinth, Mrs. Joyce Clayton and the late […]

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Sherman News

 The Town of Sherman Clean Sweep was held Saturday, April 25. Roadside trash, scrap, etc. was collected, and a free t-shirt was given to each person who brought in a contribution. Geraniums were also sold during this county-wide effort. Thank you to all who participated. Congratulations to Benjamin Logan, son of Mayor Ben and Karen […]

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Hurricane News

 Shady Grove Baptist Church will be celebrating their 150th anniversary and homecoming on Sunday, May 3.  Special guests for the day will be Bro. Mike Johnson, Bro. Roy Crouch and the Gilley Family Singers.  The traditional noon meal will be in the fellowship hall with singing after the morning services.  Bro. David Barnett is pastor.  Recent […]

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Enjoy the benefits of voting in the upcoming primary election

      It is often true that just a few votes per ward can change the outcome of an election.      However, voting affects more than the election at hand.        There are many other gains associated with voting, including political, community, health, expressive, economic and even altruistic benefits.       Voting […]

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NAHS golf wins district, advances to state tourney

New Albany High’s golf team once again claimed division titles and are now preparing for the state tournament in Jackson. The boys won their third title in a row, defeating Hernando, Pontotoc, Oxford and Center Hill. Below are the scores. New Albany 321 1st place Austin Holt 82, Tucker Holmes 78, Sam Cooper 78, Laden […]

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Ingomar, Myrtle to face off in North Half Semis

Ingomar The Falcons were down early in game one versus Falkner, but Ingomar rallied to take the first game, then took the series on Friday to advance to the next round. Ingomar went on top 1-0 in the first, as a double by Josh Hodges scored Austin Gregory, who reached earlier on a walk. Hodges […]

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Obituaries for April 24, 2009

Ryne Wilhite, 19 Ryne Keith Wilhite, 19, of New Albany, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, as the result of an automobile accident in Chilton County, Ala. He was born Aug. 26, 1989, in Tupelo. He was a graduate of New Albany High School, where he played football. He also was on the football team at […]

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Hurricane News

The dogwoods in full bloom heralded the Easter season as a drive through Sand Springs, Smoke Top, Old Union, Esperanza, Lone Star and Shady Grove was beautiful with the glimmer of white trees shining through the light-colored green leaves of the hardwoods. The congregation of Hurricane Baptist Church enjoyed their spring fish fry on Saturday […]

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