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Obituaries for December 16, 2009

 Stewart Howell, 37 Stewart Alan Howell, age 37, of Myrtle, died Saturday, December 12, 2009 at his residence.  He was born April 27, 1972 to Clyde Howell and Marion McCallen.  He was a employee of Riverside Traffic Systems, Inc.  He was a member of the Amaziah Baptist Church. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. […]

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Rainey estate put up for sale

The legend of Paul Rainey is still alive and is told by many New Albanians and Union Countians that remember hearing stories of him as a child. He was known as a multi millionaire playboy, an adventure-seeker, a photographer, a pilot, a big game hunter, entrepreneur, and much more.  He was born on September 18, […]

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Contributions reach $10,262 for ‘Sharing at Christmas’ fund

Contributors have donated $10,262 so far to the 35th annual Sharing at Christmas program that provides holiday help for families in need in Union County. A goal of $20,000 has been set for the program, sponsored by the New Albany Gazette with the help of many community volunteers. The program provides more than 200 families […]

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H1N1 shot available to Mississippi

All Mississippians may now get access to the H1N1 vaccine, the Mississippi State Department of Health recently announced. The department has made both the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) injectable and nasal mist vaccine to the general public. Both the injectable vaccine and the nasal mist vaccine are free at all county health departments. Some private […]

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Discount drug cards

 Union County residents without adequate medical insurance may benefit from a program to be offered through the county government. The county has contracted to provide a prescription discount card for residents who either do not have medical insurance or are underinsured. County Administrator Terry Johnson said anyone may get a card, but the main focus […]

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Afghanistan: A just war?

 A Baptist scholar and ethicist declared recently that the conflict in Afghanistan is an unjust war. Robert Parham, Executive Director of the Baptist Center for Ethics, wrote in his column at EthicsDaily.com, that President Obama’s decision to increase troop size in Afghanistan by 30,000 without a clear statement of the intended outcome of the surge […]

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Lady ‘Dawg soccer falls to South Pontotoc

Randi Stevens scored the lone goal for New Albany as they fell to South Pontotoc, 4-1 last Friday night. Stevens scored the goal off a play set up by Brittany Ellett with an assist from Kristen Olson. With two games remaining until the Christmas break, head coach Les Huntington said his team will put in […]

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County rivals split big series

Carley Wilkerson stepped up when her team needed her the most Monday night, as West Union picked up a divisional win over Myrtle, 49-46. The senior had 10 points going into the final quarter, and free throws by her helped sealed the win, as the Lady Eagles came from behind to defeat the Lady Hawks. […]

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Harrison earns All-State honors

An area of focus for the New Albany football team this past season was their special teams unit. Needing a place kicker, head coach Ron Price pursued found what he was looking for when senior Sonny Harrison approached him about joining the team. Now after a season that saw the Bulldogs achieve their second playoff […]

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NAHS names 16 to All-Division team

New Albany saw much success in the 2009 football season, and a reflection of that shows as 16 ‘Dawgs were named All-Division by the coaches Monday morning. Junior running back Kareem Brown and senior kicker Sonny Harrison represent NA on the first team, as Brown finished with 930 yards on the ground along with 634 […]

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‘Dawgs take season sweep of South Pontotoc

The Bulldogs posted another win last Tuesday, defeating South Pontotoc, 7-0. This is the second time New Albany has shutout the Cougars by the same score. Gabriel Fernandez led the Bulldogs with two goals in the game, scoring the first and last goals. Brian Gonzalez, Ray cooper and Edgar Fernandez each scored goals in the […]

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Hawks pick up division win vs. Byers

The Lady Hawks fell to 7-8 on the year after falling to H.W. Byers, 58-57 on Homecoming. Byers held a four point lead after the first, and outscored the Lady Hawks throughout the first half to take a 43-30 lead to the half. Myrtle came back in the third, outscoring Byers 20-6, and both defenses […]

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Bearcats spoil EU homecoming

Several late turnovers helped the Lady Urchins come back against Baldwyn Friday night, but they could not pull off the win, falling 54-50 to the Lady Bearcats. East Union went on an 11-4 run in the fourth quarter to bring the game within three points with under a minute remaining. During this, Baldwyn committed three […]

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Obituaries for December 11, 2009

 Floyd McKinzie, 74 Floyd Lee McKinzie, 74, of New Albany, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2009 at North Mississippi Center. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 at Beaver Dam M.B. Church with Rev. Bennie Cobb, officiating.  The body was placed in the church one hour prior to service time. Interment was in the […]

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