A few “land mines” await successful candidates

     For over a year now, I have wondered how The City of New Albany managed to come up with $60,000 plus to pay off the fireworks and other unpaid expenses for the 2007 Freedom Festival. If you will remember, that was the one where the Charlie Daniels Band performed (at a huge price), tickets […]

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Obituaries for February 25, 2009

Bonnie Bannister- Boatner, 43 Bonnie Sue Bannister-Boatner, 43, of Potts Camp, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at her home after a long illness. She was born July 7, 1965, in Chicago to Luther Mills and Peggy Mills. She loved animals, playing bingo, having get-togethers, and spending quality time with her grandchildren. Services will be at […]

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Hawks flying south for State

It was a long and emotional three days for Myrtle head coach Jonathan Ashley, but when the whirlwind was over he found himself standing on the baseline surrounded by fans and family still trying to soak in the reality of winning the 1A North State Championship. “This whole week really hasn’t sunk in yet, but […]

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Where’s Nickey?

    According to the records, our state senator, representing not only Union County, but Pontotoc County, as well, has been in the Mississippi State Senate since 1996. Quite an accomplishment and one that indicates that Nickey Reed Browning must be performing to the satisfaction of the voters of these two counties.      The only problem […]

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Nellie Jarvis to turn 80 on Feb. 28

Nellie Jarvis will be celebrating her 80th birthday on February 28, 2009 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church reception hall at 1560 CR 81 in New Albany, Miss. Family and friends are invited to come out. We want to have a little fun and fellowship with her.  

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Hatch, Caviness to wed Feb. 28

The children of Deloris Hatch are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their mother to Thomas Caviness on February 28, 2009 at 3 p.m. at the New Albany Community Center. Deloris is the daughter of the late Birdie Jackson and the late Willie Rainer. Thomas is the son of Robin G. Bradley, the late […]

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East Union-West Union wind down bowling season

Bowling season is winding down, and East Union and West Union were recently in action versus Starkville and Tupelo The Urchins and Lady Urchins fell to Tupelo, 6-2 and 5-3 respectively. Jacob Charland led the Urchins with a 262, while John Malcolm Pannell bowled a 256, John Prather a 203 and Austin Copeland a 200. […]

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East Union-New Albany open softball seasons

Both East Union and New Albany are in full swing for fast pitch softball, as the Lady ‘Dawgs are 3-0 and the Lady Urchins won their season opener last week. East Union defeated Potts Camp in their first game of the year last Thursday, winning 10-7. The Lady Cardinals tied the game in the third […]

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Urchins start off baseball season at 3-1

East Union is off to a strong start in their 2009 campaign after defeating Corinth 9-6 Saturday. The Urchins lost their first game of the year on Friday in a 4-3 decision versus Booneville.  The Blue Devils scored two in the seventh to take the 3-2 lead. After tying the game in the bottom part […]

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Falcons open 2009 baseball campaign over the weekend

Ingomar saw Bruce take 2-0 lead before the Flacons got their bats fired up to rally for a 4-2 victory over the 2A Trojans on Friday. Josh Hodges sparked the rally when he reach on a one-out error and advanced to third on a double from Preston Broom.  Tanner McCollum tied the game with a […]

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West Union ends season versus Drew in North Half

Playing host to the 1A North Half Tournament last week, the Lady Eagles were unable to use their home court advantage as they fell to Drew 56-38, ending their season. West Union held a two-point advantage after the first frame, leading the Lady Eagles from the Delta 9-7. April Rollins extended the lead for West […]

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Falcons fall to Coldwater in North Half Tourney

Ingomar never could get things going against Coldwater as the Cougars eliminated the youthful Falcons from the North State Tournament with a 75-57 loss on Thursday. Coldwater took a 16-10 lead in the first quarter by a six-point effort from Dominic Major, but the Falcons appeared to get on track in the second as they […]

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New Albany rebounds to punch ticket to State

The young team members of the Lady Bulldogs did not want to see their season come to an end and New Albany punched a ticket to State Saturday night, defeating Center Hill 58-34. New Albany found themselves in the consolation game Saturday night after coming from behind to  defeat Oxford 63-56 on Thursday and falling […]

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Myrtle wins behind career game by Gilbert

Aspriona Gilbert scored 36 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to help led the Lady Hawks advance to the 1A Girls State semi-finals against McAdams on Friday at 6:30 p.m. after a 81-67 victory over the Thomastown Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Bulldogs took a 35-34 lead at halftime, but Amber Williamson got hot from behind the […]

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