Election inquiry should be quick, thorough

 Free and honest elections are a cornerstone of a democracy. Any hint of a problem is cause for concern. So we are concerned about allegations of irregularities with absentee ballots in the May 5 Democratic primary, which was hotly contested in some races. The contests for New Albany Mayor, Alderman Ward 3 and Alderman Ward […]

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West Union Miracle

The biggest series ever to take place for Union County came down to a deciding game three and ended in dramatic fashion as West Union defeated the defending 1A North Half Champion Ingomar Falcons to advance to their first ever state championship Monday night. Ashley Russell’s squad took the 1-0 series lead after last Thursday’s […]

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Christians: torture justified

      A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center Forum on Religion and Public life reveals a disturbing statistic. According to the poll, nearly 62 percent of white evangelical Christians believe that torturing suspected terrorists is often or sometime justified. Of the total U.S. population, 49 percent believe torture is often or sometime […]

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Sherman News

 The men of Tri-County Baptist Church prepared breakfast and fed the mothers of the church Sunday, May 10, for Mother’s Day. During the morning worship service, all the mothers were presented a gift. The Mother/Daughter Brunch was held Saturday, May 9, in the Tri-County Baptist fellowship hall. The special speaker was Carolyn Higgins from Algoma. […]

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Etta News

 It was a little on the rainy side for Mother’s Day Sunday.  I’m sure there were mothers who had a good day and some who had a  sad day because maybe the children of some of them had a sad day because they were many miles apart.  They could not make it for the day […]

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Getting to know you

 When I was in elementary school and living on a farm in north central Missouri, our family attended a small-town church that only had a traveling, fill-in preacher. He went from place to place, trying to keep things organized and the congregation interested. I’m kind of like that, I guess. I work for Landmark Community […]

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Falcons, Eagles compete for golf championship

Ingomar and West Union faced off in more than just baseball last week, as both schools sent teams for the boys and girls state tournaments in the Jackson area. The 1A-3A girls tournament was held last Monday and Tuesday, with West Union being the only team from the north in the five-team competition. Also competing […]

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NAHS tennis picks up state title in mixed doubles

New Albany High School brought a state title home last week in tennis, as the mixed doubles pair of Callie Creekmore and Luke Wilson defeated the Axton/Agee duo from Laurel 6-0,6-0 to finish first in the state. Both Creekmore and Wilson were strong in singles this season, and coach Warner Creekmore took their strength individually […]

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Obituaries for May 8, 2009

 Newt Messer, 79 James “Newt” Newton Messer, 79, of Myrtle, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the Darlington Oaks Care Center in Verona. He was born in Union County on Oct. 18, 1929, to the late James D. Messer and Ollie Lee Benefield Messer and retired from Mohasco Manufacturing Company after 42 years of service. […]

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Philadelphia News

 Brother Bobby and Debbie were on vacation last week in the mountains, in North Carolina, so Sunday morning Brother Gerald brought the message.  That night he brought a video, one of Ken Davis’s sermons about sheep that the church family enjoyed. The Irvins were back for the evening service. Congratulations to Lizzie Higgins who won […]

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Make the market work for you

       Every investor is different. While most investors share the same general goals (i.e., securing their futures and building for retirement), their approach to achieving those goals is as varied as the day is long.      One trait many investors currently share, however, is fear. Thanks to the up and down nature […]

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Macedonia news

 The 4th Annual Macedonia Community Yard Sale will be on Saturday, May 9th at 7 a.m.  Take Hwy. 349. There will be sales on and off of the highway. The wedding Saturday night was just beautiful! Lauren Newby was a very lovely bride with an equally handsome groom, Chase Jeter. Lauren is the daughter of […]

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Ellistown Breezes

 Deepest sympathy to the family of Willie Chism who was buried recently. She was a sister to Annie Bell Floyd Coker, who is a member of our church, and a cousin to another member, Sue Floyd Pannell.  Our prayers are with your family. Jane Roberts was in an automobile accident last week but made it […]

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Eastern Lights

 Now that the Jonquils and Iris’s have almost quit blooming, the spring roses are blooming out and they are beautiful.  The rain we have had recently has helped make that possible. Also, there seems to be growth in the grass. Ola Messer called Saturday to let us all know she was doing good. Our community […]

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