Blue Springs aldermen approve subdivision regs

The village of Blue Springs Board of Aldermen approved to adopt the subdivision ordinance saying that anyone that wants to build on land or buy land, the minimum lot size would be half an acre. This is amended from the original statement that the minimum of an acre was adequate. This went into effect Tuesday, […]

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Robbins to run for NA Mayor

Joey Robbins of 207 Marilyn Dr. in New Albany recently qualified to run for the Mayoral seat in the upcoming New Albany city elections and has now officially announced his candidacy. Robbins, a lifelong resident of New Albany and Union County, is currently employed as Transportation Manager for a Tupelo transportation company.  He attended the […]

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Chancery court accepts Blue Springs annexation proposal

Following a public hearing held at the Union County Chancery Court building Wednesday, Chancery Court Judge Mike Malski approved a proposal to expand the corporate limits of  Blue Springs’ eastern borders. At the beginning of the hearing, Judge Mike Malski asked if there were any parties present who were affected by the proposal to annex […]

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Childers: “Inaction would be worse”

U.S. First Congressional District Representative for Mississippi Travis Childers (D) said told many of New Albany and Union County’s business and communty leaders that he voted for the controversial $825 billion stimulus package last week  because he believed something had to be done. “I felt like inaction would be worse,” Childers told the crowd, gathered […]

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Surles resigns as UCDA director

Union County Development Association Executive Director Stephen Surles will soon be stepping down from his position to take a job with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Surles recently announced to the UCDA board of directors that he would be resigning from his post effective in March. Surles will begin working for TVA in March in […]

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McCay, Tutor to wed April 25

Richard and Renee McCay of New Albany are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter April McCay of New Albany to Jared Tutor of Ecru. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Murl and Carolyn Bailey of New Albany and the late Reverend Dorsey and Mary Helen McCay of Sardis. She attended […]

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Wade, Hubbard to wed May 2

Jan Wade and the late Joseph Wade of Saltillo are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Joanna Carol Wade of Oxford to Britt Adam Hubbard of Oxford. Joanna is the granddaughter of Clara Conway and the late Bill Conway of Alpine and the late Mr. and Mrs. Doc Wade of […]

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Anderson’s 55th wedding anniversary

Bill and Sue Anderson of New Albany celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on April 1, 2009. They were married April 1, 1954 in Tupelo at First Methodist Church. They have a daughter named Nancy Kesselring (Jim) of Leesburg, Va., a son named Richard Anderson of Deys Gays, NC, and two grandsons Will Anderson (Whitney) of […]

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Ingomar’s season ends in sweep

Ingomar saw their season come to an end on Saturday, as they fell to Vardaman at home, 7-6 and 17-11. The Lady Falcons held the 3-1 advantage with the Lady Rams down to their final six outs, but six hits in the two innings propelled Vardaman to the game one win. Both teams hit well, […]

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NAHS golf competes at The Palmetto

New Albany’s A and B golf teams traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina over the weekend to compete in The Palmetto High School Championships. Both teams competed for three days at the course, with the A team finishing 13th in the Championship Flight and the B team finishing runner-up in the fourth flight. Complete results […]

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NAHS tennis splits matches, prepares for division tourney

New Albany held senior day festivities last Thursday, but fell the the Oxford Chargers, 5-2. This was only the third match the Bulldogs have dropped this season, as they went undefeated in division play. Below are the results of both matches. Oxford Zach Wilder (O) def. Cam Clark 6-0, 6-0. Virginia Terry (O) def. Megan […]

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Myrtle drops two, West Union wins division

Lafayette 11 Myrtle 5 Montez Phillips led the 4A Commodores over Myrtle on Saturday, downing the Hawks 11-5. Myrtle held the 2-1 advantage before Lafayette scored the next nine runs to take the lead and the win. Myrtle was held to six hits, while giving up 10, and the Hawks had four errors in the […]

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Lady Eagles split v. Pine Grove

The Lady Eagles find themselves in a familiar position, as their season comes down to a game three match-up. Last season, West Union played a decisive third game in every round of the playoffs, and after Saturday’s doubleheader with Pine Grove, will do so once again on the road at Pine Grove. West Union took […]

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86 percent of adults read community newspapers weekly

     Just when Americans find themselves drawn to news reports from a contentious presidential election and deflating economic challenges, new research from the National Newspaper Association (NNA) again demonstrates that Main Street America relies upon community newspapers to inform and empower citizens from coast to coast. In a follow-up to its landmark 2005 research and […]

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