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Teens and having a car

 My wife told me I shouldn’t write this column. She’s a bit superstitious about it, and she’s afraid I’ll jinx our son, Joe. The topic came up when I mentioned how Joe, who is a high-school senior over in Florence, Ala., has had his own car for more than a year now. He has had […]

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County football opens with first practice

Many Union Countians saw their dream come true Monday afternoon as the countywide football took the field for the first time. Around 90 kids were bussed to the New Albany Sportsplex, where the coaching staff spent the day teaching them basic warm-ups and fundamentals as a first step in fielding a team this season. “Right […]

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‘Dawgs run over Bears

Bulldog fans had their first look at the 2009 squad last Friday night, as NAHS hosted their annual “Meet the Bulldogs” before a jamboree game versus Alcorn Central. The varsity ‘Dawgs, along with the junior high teams, varsity softball, cross country and band were all introduced, followed by exhibition the junior varsity and varsity exhibitions […]

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Obituaries for August 14, 2009

 James Gregory, 63 James Curtis (J.C.) Gregory, 63, died Monday, August 10, 2009 at home after a battle with colon cancer with his family surrounding him. J.C. was born and raised in Union County, MS.  In 1960 he moved to Aurora, IL. In 1981 he founded Jim’s Transmission in Aurora, IL.  In 1987 he opened […]

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New Haven News

 Hello, my name is Justin Bates.  I have been attending New Haven since 2002, and I am glad to be back this year. Our first day was Thursday, August 6, and we had 18 present.  Friends from last year who are back include: Martha Biggs, Katie Blythe, Ricky Joe Caviness, Deb Cook, Deborah Griffin, Alisa […]

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Dreaming larger

 From the 1989 movie, “Field of Dreams,” comes the memorable quote, “If you build it, he will come.” It’s been used many times since to capture community aspirations for quality-of-life improvement projects. We think of “Field of Dreams” when we drive past the New Albany Sportsplex. We built it and they have come. By any […]

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Wildcats place in national tournament

Summer travel teams have long helped to develop the skills of several of this area’s premiere talent. One AAU team in particular, the North Mississippi Wildcats, featured three standouts who helped the team to a sixth place finish nationally in the AAU Junior Boys Division II National Championships in Orlando, Florida. Zach Carnell of Ingomar […]

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Adventures of a Kindergartener

The first day of kindergarten is a day that no child will ever forget: the first day of independence, smiles, tears, meeting new teachers, making new friends, and learning all of the rules of school. It can be daunting as the teachers have to learn all eighteen of the children’s faces, names, and who belongs […]

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City moves forward on Sportsplex

With a 3-2 vote, the New Albany board of aldermen voted last Tuesday to hire Sherman-based engineering firm Mendrop-Wages to help the city begin the process of expanding the Sportsplex. Ward One alderman Jeff Olson made the proposal, stating that he believed it was time to move forward with plans to construct new tennis courts […]

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Farr appeals zoning decision

The issue of a Munsford Drive property’s zoning status will once again be before the Union County Circuit Court. Booker Farr, owner of 1305 Munsford Drive, recently appealed a New Albany board of aldermen decision to deny his request to rezone the property from agricultural to industrial. In the petition filed by his attorney, Rhett […]

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NA School Board approves cheerleading facility

New Albany School Board By Angie Barmer In the near future, the cheerleaders at New Albany High School (NAHS) will have their own cheerleading practice facility on the NAHS campus. At the New Albany School Board meeting Monday night, the board approved NAHS Cheerleading Coach Mary Beth Muncie to begin asking parents of cheerleaders and […]

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Hickory Flat Attendance Center’s 4th Nine Weeks Honor Roll

HICKORY FLAT ATTENDANCE CENTER         Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll Superintendent’s List: Grade 1  –  Joniah M. Baker, Eden V. Dye, Alexus Gentry, Wesley M. Green, Shannon A. Lynn, Lana J. McDonald, William A. Miller, Mackenzie L. Ormon, Emily N. Ramsey, Madison Shackleford, Emily K. Shoup, Emily Stewart, Serean S. Suleiman, Braxton I. Tanner, […]

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Hickory Flat Attendance Center’s 4th Nine Weeks Honor Roll

HICKORY FLAT ATTENDANCE CENTER         Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll Superintendent’s List: Grade 1  –  Joniah M. Baker, Eden V. Dye, Alexus Gentry, Wesley M. Green, Shannon A. Lynn, Lana J. McDonald, William A. Miller, Mackenzie L. Ormon, Emily N. Ramsey, Madison Shackleford, Emily K. Shoup, Emily Stewart, Serean S. Suleiman, Braxton I. Tanner, […]

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