Hawks, Urchins pick up wins

Myrtle 12 Hickory Flat 2 A seven-run second inning helped lead the Hawks to their fifth win of the year Tuesday night. Up 1-0 after the first, the Hawks scored on back-to-back doubles, as well as two passed balls to take the eight run lead after the second frame. Hickory Flat would score twice in […]

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EU downs WU in first archery match of the season

County rivals squared off in the first archery match of the season, as East Union defeated West Union Monday night. The Urchins defeated the Eagles with a score of 2636 to West Union’s 2498. Below are the individual scores. East Union Tanner Letson 243, David Wittkcamp 243, Meagan Mitchel 234,  David Blackard  227,  Zac Hutcheson […]

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Big yellow boxes being relocated to high-traffic areas

      Contrary to a recently circulating rumor, the big yellow boxes around town that serve as stands for the Mississippi Homes Magazine, are not being removed. The folks who are spreading this information either know it is not true or never go anywhere around the city or they would have already seen them popping up […]

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Urchins win Union Co. Tournament

East Union dethroned the two-time defending Union County Champion New Albany Bulldogs last Thursday, picking up their first county title since 2005. Only three teams participated in this year’s Union County Tournament, as West Union and Myrtle were each playing games in Florida last week. This year’s county showdown saw all three teams lose to […]

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New Albany’s first garden show has plenty of tips for locals, visitors

Approximately 300 people showed up Saturday at the first New Albany Home and Garden Show at the Union County Fairgrounds. Visitors could listen to a variety of speakers, buy seeds, pots, bottle trees, yard art, jewelry, food, and many other items for improving their home and garden. Sessions included “The Doctor Is In,” vegetable gardening, […]

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Error-prone Ingomar drops 7-2 decision to Ripley

It wasn’t the end to the Spring Break the Lady Falcons were looking for as an uncommon error-prone performance helped Ripley pick up a 7-2 win in the North Pontotoc Tournament on Saturday. Ripley took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Natalie Frenn reached on a one-out tripled in the bottom […]

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Lady Urchins roll in North Pontotoc Tournament

The surprise story of the season continues as the East Union Lady Urchins picked up four wins during the North Pontotoc Tournament to remain unbeaten on the year.  One of those wins came in the form of a 10-7 shootout against the Houlka Lady Wildcats. Houlka plated four runs in the top of the first […]

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FBI wins fifth annual Rosemary Award

     The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has won the fifth annual Rosemary Award for the worst Freedom of Information Act performance by a federal agency. The FBI’s reports to Congress show that the Bureau is unable to find any records in response to two-thirds of its incoming FOIA requests on average over the past […]

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Obituaries for March 20, 2009

Walter Chalmers, 70 Walter Chalmers, 70, of New Albany, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Pontotoc to Isaiah Chalmers and Lillie Pearl Sloan Chalmers. He worked for Robbins Oil Company and later for Carr Oil Company. He was a very loving and giving person […]

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Tarrant: An athlete for all seasons

Gathering outside the hitting cage, the members of New Albany’s fast pitch softball team are socializing while taking turns getting in practice. For Ellen Tarrant, there is no time as she leaves from practicing with one sport to tryouts for another. This fast-paced life is one that the sophomore has come to enjoy, as she […]

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Government for the people

     It never fails. Just about every time I write about the responsibility we have not only as Christians but also as citizens to provide a viable social safety net for the poor in our midst, someone will fire back to let me know that it is not the job of government to help the […]

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Nathan Colt Chism turns three.

Nathan Colt Chism celebrated his third birthday on February 14, 2009 at Chuck-E-Cheese. His actual birthday was February 15, 2009. The theme for his party was dump trucks and family and friends were invited. Nathan is the son of Angela and Brian Chism of New Albany. He has two brothers named Ryan and Kaleb. He […]

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West Union, Myrtle compete in Florida for spring break

Myrtle 15 Arnold (Fla.) 9 The Hawks pounded out 15 runs on 21 hits versus Arnold on Tuesday, picking up the six-point win. Beau Cummings earned the win on the bump for Myrtle, while Justin Jordan paced the offense with four hits. Arnold held the 2-1 advantage after the first frame before Myrtle took the […]

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Mistakes help Bulldogs pick up division win

New Albany 6 Shannon 1 The Bulldogs took advantage of late mistakes by the Red Raiders, taking the 6-1 win on Wednesday. Tied at one in the sixth, Joshua Googe was the first on base after being hit by a pitch. Tyler Basil advanced Googe on a sac bunt, then Easton Hall made his way […]

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