East Union holds preseason baseball jamboree

Baseball season is reving up, and fans had a first glimpse of their teams over the weekend at East Union’s pre-season jamboree. With the deduction of games teams are allowed to play in the regular season, many schools choose to hold jamborees, much like you would see in football, as a way for teams to […]

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NAHS splits on first day of division, Lady ‘Dawgs win

New Albany 60 Tishomingo Co. 33 (G) The Lady Bulldogs advance to semi-final action as they defeated Tishomingo County Monday night, 60-33 in the first round of the division 1-4A tournament in Itawamba County. Leading 17-9 after the first quarter, the Lady Bulldogs were able to extend their lead to 32-15. The tough New Albany […]

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Falcons, Lady Falcons advance in 3-1A division tournament

It wasn’t easy, but the Lady Falcons were able to hold off a late game rally from Vardaman to advance to the semi-final round of the Region 3-1A Tournament after a 45-38 victory over the Lady Rams on Monday. Vardaman found their rhythm on offense to quickly cut into the Lady Flacons 24-16 halftime lead […]

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Lady Hawks soar, East Union ends season

New Site 70 East Union 44 (G) The Lady Urchins saw their season come to an end Monday night as they fell to New Site 70-44 in the first round of  the Division 1-2A tournament. East Union saw early success in the first, as a three pointer by Sunnie Knighton gave the Lady Urchins their […]

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Shadow Charities excluded from proposed bills

    Arising from the efforts of Mississippi State Representative Brian Aldridge and Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, a couple of bills are being considered by both houses of the Legislature which concern the requirements for operations of a legitimate charity in our state. They propose easing the regulations concerning some of the paperwork many […]

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Obituaries for February 6, 2009

Iva Jackson, 78 Iva Tyer Jackson, 78, of New Albany, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born March 13, 1930, in Union County to Kirk Tyer and Louis Whittington Tyer. She was the coordinator for the elderly transportation, driving the Lift bus. She was a member of the […]

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More taxpayer paid salaries and early political tactics

Silly me, I failed to grasp the real significance of the municipal salary information I shared with readers some months ago. I thought the real story was how much our mayor and aldermen were being paid and that the citizens had a right to know the correct amounts. Although that was the story, it really […]

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NA board names new park director

After discussing the matter in executive session Tuesday evening, the New Albany Board of Aldermen came back into a public meeting and announced the hire of a new Park and Recreation Director. “We’ve hired Kevin Crawford,” New Albany Mayor Tim Kent announced.  “He has previously worked at the city of Pearl’s Park and Recreation department […]

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Phys. Ed. building complete at NAES

The New Albany Elementary School’s physical education building is finally completed with construction. The building was ready for use in September 2008, the floor was completed in December 2008, and the new equipment was in place and ready to be used by teachers and students January 2009. The new 11,000 square foot building has plenty […]

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New Albany school board honors teachers of the year

Four teachers from the four schools within the New Albany School District were recognized as Teacher of the Year and District Teacher of the Year for 2008-2009. The four teachers recognized were Joan Nanney from New Albany Elementary School (NAES), Ranita Callicutt, social studies teacher at New Albany Middle School (NAMS), Alicia Robinson from New […]

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BNA Bank announces promotions of five employees

On behalf of the BNA Bank board of directors, James R. Collins announces the following promotions. Mike Alef has been named Senior Vice President, Insurance and Investments.  He is a graduate of Tupelo High School and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi.  Mike is licensed as a General Securities […]

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Northeast fire dept. to install smoke alarms in needy homes

As part of a Union county-wide fire safety program, firefighters with Northeast Union Fire Department will install smoke alarms in the homes of senior citizens, low income families and homes with children under 14. The detectors will be installed in owner occupied homes free of charge while supplies last. Mississippi’s rank as the leader in […]

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WU competes in three-team bowling match

West Union’s bowling teams recently playing in a three-team match with Starkville and East Webser, wih the Eagles and Lady Eagles coming out on top in both. On the girls side, West Union shut out Starkville and East Webster, winning all lanes, 8-0. Monica Gallik bowled the high series with a 356, while Jenna Nolley […]

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