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Bruce caps Urchin comeback

Drew Bruce’s six fourth quarter points came at the best possible time, as he helped lead the Urchins to a 69-67 win over Smithville Monday night. Down by 14 early in the fourth quarter, East Union mounted a comeback, starting with a 9-0 run, five points coming from senior Adam Chism. Free throws by Gareth […]

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Stevens leads Lady Falcons vs. Byhalia

Ingomar used free throws to seal their win over the Byhalia Lady Indians Tuesday afternoon, with the Lady Falcons taking the 57-53 win. The Lady Falcons were 14-for-24 from the charity stripe in the final quarter, with Kayla Stevens hitting 7-of-8. Shelly Grisham gave Ingomar the lead at the buzzard ending the third quarter, 35-34. […]

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Price returns to area as coach

Union county has long been known for basketball, and the name Armintie Price is one of the most recognizable in the area. The Myrtle native and former All-American at Ole Miss has made a triumphant return to her home as she now walks the sidelines of Tad Smith Coliseum, not as a player, but as […]

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Falcons soar to victory over Eagles

Kayla Stevens scored 15 points, as the Lady Falcons took the 46-43 overtime win over West Union last Friday. Trailing 17-15 at the half, the Lady Eagles scored 18 points in the third quarter to lead Ingomar33-25 heading into the fourth. Tying the game and heading into overtime, Ingomar outscored the Lady Eagles 7-4 to […]

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NAHS swep Vikings

The Lady Bulldogs remain undefeated on the year after defeating North Pontotoc 66-44 Friday night. New Albany opened on a 6-0 run, but several turnovers by both squads made it 16-7 after the first with nine Lady ‘Dawg turnovers. The Lady Vikings cut the deficit in the second, 22-15 before New Albany extended their lead […]

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Honoring NA schools

 Twelve school districts in Mississippi have been recognized for high student achievement and it should come as no surprise that the New Albany School District is one of them. The recognition came in the Mississippi School Boards Association Lighthouse School Leader Awards program.  The awards honor top districts in student achievement tests and success in […]

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NAHS reschedules games versus Shannon

New Albany coach John Stroud announced the Monday, December 21 games versus Shannon have been rescheduled for January 25, 2010. NAHS will travel to North Pontotoc Friday night, December 18 to face the Vikings and Lady Vikings. Games are slated to start at 6:00 p.m.

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Thoughts on ‘middle age’

 All my life, I have considered myself a Baby Boomer, part of the dramatic population growth trend after the end of World War II. It turns out I’m not. I’ll be 64 years old next Sunday. But I’ve learned that the vanguard of the Baby Boom generation is the group of Americans who will turn […]

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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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