Announcing a new product: the newspaper

     Recently, at a National Press Club event, former USA Today editor, Ken Paulson imparted an interesting perspective into the perceived collapse of the newspaper industry. His remarks were as follows:      “I can certainly understand why newspapers are not viewed as trendy. After all, they were really the IPods of 1690.      “But humor […]

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Urchin News

Hello my fellow Urchins!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and are ready to put the nose to the grindstone while we enter the final few weeks at school! The Urchin baseball team celebrated their Senior Night with a win against Mantachie last Saturday, April 11th.  Congrats guys!  They will kick off the […]

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NAHS golf takes first, second at Tupelo CC

The Bulldogs were in action again on Tuesday, as they competed at the Tupelo Country Club. The boys took second place behind the host Golden Wave, while the girls finished first. Below are the results. Boys Tupelo – 151 – 1st Fletcher Johnson 41, Bo Reed 36, Wilson Reeder 39, Noah West 40 and Tucker […]

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Union County Sports Schedule

Thursday, April 16 Softball North Half Semifinals West Union @ Smithville 6:00 Baseball First Round 2A Playoffs East Union @ Leflore County Friday, April 17 Tennis Division Playoffs Ridgeland @ NAHS 2:00 Baseball First Round 1A Playoffs Shelby Broad Street @ Ingomar 3:30 (Game 1) 5:00 (Game 2) Myrtle @ Biggersville 6:00 West Union @ […]

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2009 All-Union County Basketball Team

Girls East Union- Stephanie Dillard West Union- Claire Wilkerson and Kimberly Jumper Myrtle- Aspriona Gilbert and Amber Williamson New Albany- Kebrina Lucas, Jazmine Spears and Micha Washington Ingomar- Maggie Cobb and Kayla Stevens Honorable Mention- Amy McCullough (EU), April Rollins (WU) and Diana Suarez (Myrtle) Coach of the Year– John Stroud- New Albany Boys East […]

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NAMS opens new weight room/locker room

New Albany Middle School recently held an open house to showcase their new band hall and boys locker room and weight room. Started in 2007, NAMS drew initial plans to expand the locker room and weight room due to the growth of the football program. “We’ve averaged about 100 kids the past two to three […]

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County teams rev up for baseball playoffs

County schools are preparing for the start of the playoffs in baseball this weekend, as West Union, East Union, Myrtle and Ingomar will all be in action. Division winners West Union will start at Pine Grove on at 7:00 Friday, then host them on Saturday at 2:00. The Eagles struggled earlier this season, starting 1-8, […]

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Lady Eagles soar into Semifinals

A close series ended as a blowout, as West Union advances to the North Half Semifinals after demolishing Pine Grove 21-3 in five innings on Tuesday. Saturday’s split in the doubleheader set up Tuesday’s must win, and West Union had no problems, as strong hitting, backed by excellent pitching in the circle propelled the Lady […]

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Obituaries for April 15, 2009

Patricia Mason, 65 Patricia Ann Mason, 65, of New Albany, died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at her home near New Albany. She was born Oct. 12, 1943, in Arkansas to Robert and Lorene Estess Pickles. She lived in Lee and Union counties most of her life. She was a retired seamstress and a member of […]

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God’s stock market: Up and down

  You would think during a distressful economic crisis such as the one we are facing now, people would be flocking to places of worship seeking divine guidance and intervention. Amazingly, that is not the case. According to a recent Newsweek poll, church attendance and religious affiliation is actually declining.      In fact, the poll […]

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Legislature sends voters another message that they don’t care

  Most automobile owners in Mississippi would gladly pay more for their license plates if by doing so they could indirectly be saving their neighbors from the multitude of diseases and horrible deaths caused by the cancers that are caused by smoking and second-hand smoke. Ironically, that’s exactly what making tobacco too expensive to buy […]

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NA Boys and Girls Club honors Peggy Smallwood during recent banquet

Approximately 150 people from New Albany, Union County and North Mississippi, met April 2, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany to honor the memory of Peggy Smallwood, one of the people that helped make the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) come to New Albany. BGC New Albany Advisory Board President Colt […]

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Judge rules against city in asphalt issue

After nearly a year and a half of litigation over 1305 Munsford Drive, Circuit Court Judge Henry Lackey handed down a decision Tuesday, ruling that the property’s zoning status was never properly changed from agricultural to industrial. Lackey’s decision comes one week after the parties involved – plaintiffs Allen Maxwell, Dr. Robin Bostwick, Dr. Eric […]

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Grisham runs for NA Chief of Police

David Grisham, of  624 Owen Rd., New Albany, has qualified and is announcing his candidacy for re-election for New Albany Chief of Police. Grisham, who has served as New Albany’s police chief for the past 28 years, was born and raised in New Albany.  After graduating from W.P. Daniel High School, he received a scholarship […]

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