Lady ‘Dawgs fall to Forest Hill

New Albany’s season came to an end Thursday afternoon versus Forest Hill in the 4A State Tournament in Jackson, 49-38. Be sure to pick up a copy of next Wednesday’s New Albany Gazette for the full story. Also, continue checking newalbanygazette.com all weekend for updates on the Myrtle Hawks and Lady Hawks.

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Baptist Memorial doctors hope to put Union County to sleep

There is a new doctor in town that specializes in neurology, sleep medicine and sleep disorders. He is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine and his name is William E. Owens, IV, M.D. Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County has a sleep disorder clinic for treating patients with various sleep disorders and neurological problems. […]

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Unemployment benefits for Gov. Barbour?

     Jobless Mississippians may be looking back at the last statewide elections and wondering why they voted to reelect Haley Barbour as their governor. As employed citizens, the political posturing and blustery talk is entertaining and not of much concern, but once you lose your job and the governor you helped to reelect starts playing […]

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County teams opening baseball/softball seasons

East Union 10 West Union 3 (Baseball) Craig Bullock picked up his third win of the season as the Urchins defeated their county rival Tuesday night. C.J. and Chris Armstrong led East Union at the plate, as C.J. had multiple hits and both had doubles for the game. East Union improves to 4-1 while the […]

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Myrtle student prepares to compete in Australia

A local student will have the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Australia to compete in a cross country meet this summer. Bryan Cook, a sophomore at Myrtle Attendance Center, has been running since the fifth grade and is beginning to take the sport seriously by competiting at a higher level. “Coach Greer asked […]

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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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