Pope Anniversary

Virginia and Charlie Pope of Hickory Flat celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on February 8, 2009 in their home with family. They have seven children, 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

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Five Generations

Five Generations of the Medlin, Williams, Kizer and Hancock family. Pictured from left to right: Alyne Medlin, Tena Williams, and Kate Williams. (Bottom) Mattie Faye Kizer and baby Levi Hancock.  

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Birthday of Alice Quillian Jordan

Alice Quillian Jordan celebrated her 80th birthday on February 1, 2009 with a surprise party. Family and friends attended the party at Old Oak Grove Baptist Church in Myrtle, Miss. 91 people attended the party. The party was given by Pam Roberson and family, Amanda Bonds and family and Belinda Chism.   

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Radio host calls for failure of recovery efforts

    It is a sad day for America when one of it’s two major political parties is influenced to hope and work to facilitate failure of the President of the United States in his efforts to save our economy and the American people, simply on the basis of  partisan politics.      There is no longer […]

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Birthday of Christopher Shaffer

Christopher Shaffer recently celebrated his fifth birthday on January 10, 2009. He is the son of Christy and Bro. Don Shaffer, both of Batesville. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Don Beasley of New Albany and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Shaffer of Poolville. He has one sibling, Kayla Shaffer, age 1. His great-grandparents […]

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Birthday of Nylaijah Malai Smith

Nylaijah Malai Smith celebrated her second birthday on February 17, 2009. She is the daughter of Nashika Smith and Mantle Brown, both of New Albany. She has two brothers named Isaac Smith and Artavious Smith and one sister named Nataviuna Smith. She is the granddaughter of Jeffie Smith, Patricia Smith, Catresia Jones, and James Jones. […]

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Birth of Sophie McKynze Minor

Derek and Buffy Minor of Ingomar proudly announce the birth of their daughter Sophie McKynze Minor, born on 8:24 a.m. on February 16, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by two older sisters Lily-Grace, age 10, and Meridith, […]

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Birth of Addison Lynn Chandler

Will and Carrie Chandler of Saltillo are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Lynn Chandler. Addison was born on Friday, February 13, 2009, at the Women’s Hospital in Tupelo, Miss. She weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz. Her maternal grandparents are Susan Martin Feather and the late Dr. Ronald Lynn Feather of New […]

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Five Generations

Five generations of the Brown, Dodds, Stewart family. Left to right: Jennifer Dodds Brown, Gary Dodds, Ruth Dodds, baby Hadley Grace Brown, and MarLis Stewart  

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Pamela Danielle Robertson and Joseph Stephen Pannell to hold shower and reception March 22

Pamela Danielle Robertson and Joseph Stephen Pannell of New Albany were united in marriage on January 23, 2009 in Savannah, Tenn. Pamela is the daughter of Danny and Sara Robertson of New Albany and is the granddaughter of James and Lorene Tollison, Julia Robertson and the late Roy Robertson. Joseph is the son of Janny […]

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NAHS unable to top Forest Hill

Forest Hill was able to hold off a scrappy bunch of Lady Bulldogs to escape with a 49-38 victory in the Class 4A state tournament on Thursday. Back-to-back turnovers by Forest Hill (30-4) gave New Albany (27-5) a new sense of life when an offensive putback by Michah Washington made it a 41-38 game at […]

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Lady Hawks’ comeback falls short versus McAdams

Myrtle almost completed an incredible comeback only to fall short in the 1A State Semi-Final Friday night. The Lady Hawks faced off against one-seeded McAdams, and watched as the Lady Bulldogs raced to a 24-10 lead after the first quarter. Led by Dierra Gilmore with three baskets from behind the arc, McAdams connected on four […]

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Obituaries for February 27, 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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Clandestine negotiations not passing the “smell test”

tFor the past several weeks, I have been pondering the surprise response New Albany Mayor Tim Kent gave to interviewers when asked about improvement projects the city might consider, were he to be reelected, or should consider were the budget available. The project about which many readers and I were surprised involved the already in […]

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