Lady Falcons drop heartbreaker, boys gain momentum

Ingomar ran the final play to perfection as Maggie Cobb nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer, but unfortunately for the Lady Falcons, DiDi Miller took care of business from the free throw line a few seconds earlier to give the Calhoun City Lady Wildcats a four-point advantage that led to the crucial 53-52 division victory. […]

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Confederates put away Bulldogs in first round

The Bulldogs saw their season come to an end in the first round of the 4A playoffs Tuesday night as they fell on the road at Caledonia, 5-1. Tucker Holmes scored the lone goal for NAHS, as the ‘Dawgs were able to keep the score tied at the half, 1-1. Taylor Chism notched the goal […]

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Mary Kathryn Bryan and William Vardaman Hall to wed Feb. 6

Travis and Angie Bryan and the late Mary Bryan of Blue Springs are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Mary Kathryn Bryan of Blue Springs to William Vardaman Hall of New Albany. The bride-elect’s grandparents are Roger and Mary Lynn Rakestraw of Blue Springs and Evelyn Bryan and the late […]

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Union Co. Schools hold tryouts for “Oklahoma!”

The wagon trains will be heading east to Union County this Spring when the Union County School District hosts the Rodgers & Hammerstein production of “Oklahoma!” the weekend of April 17 and 18 at the Magnolia Civic Center. The musical will star many of the school district’s students from East Union, Myrtle, Ingomar and West […]

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Pilot Club, Sheriff’s dept. work together to be lifesavers

Project Lifesaver is a project in Union County that was created to help find people when they are lost, especially children and adults with autism or special needs or Alzheimer’s patients. The Union County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the New Albany Pilot Club, purchased new equipment recently.  The new equipment purchased was 100 bands […]

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United Funeral Service celebrates 100th year

The funeral home business is vital to the growth of a small town. In the case of New Albany, this business has been in operation since the turn of the century, beginning in 1909 with Haywood Hamilton making the top floor of his hardware store a funeral home. In 1909, Hamilton owned the Hamilton Hardware […]

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NAHS to tell a “Tale as Old as Time”

“Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic” when New Albany High School (NAHS) presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” February 6, 7 and 8, in the NAHS Auditorium. With wonderful music by Alan Minken, Tim Rice and Howard Ashman,this stage adaptation of the Academy-Award winning animated feature will transport you to another place […]

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NA School District readies for budget cuts

Like many other public school districts in the state of Mississippi, the New Albany School district will begin feeling the effects of recent budget cuts in education due to Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour’s plan to cut spending in the coming days. According to New Albany School District Assistant Superintendent Jackie Ford, New Albany schools’ administrators […]

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Five or six days, postal delivery still needed

Recent reports that the United States Postal Service may cut out one day per week of mail delivery is due, according to John E. Potter, postmaster general, to dwindling mail volume and rising costs. His announcement did not cause very much surprise among most postal customers across the nation, but did plant seeds of concern […]

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Sherman News

Sherman’s latest addition to the Fire Department is its Rescue truck which is referred to as Sherman Rescue One.  This emergency medical service special operations unit vehicle is equipped with Jaws of Life, airbags for lifting vehicles to pull someone trapped beneath, hazmat suits, and more.  The Sherman Fire Department has 25 members of which […]

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Etta News

When I sat down to write a little news as I usually do the word change kept crossing my mind.  I don’t know why but the more I thought about it the more evidence I could see in life’s pathway.  The schedule of the day before one may already be in place but some things […]

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Urchin News

Hello my fellow Urchins!  It is hard to believe that we are almost finished with the month of January! We would like to extend congratulations to those who participated in the county-wide Reading Fair at Myrtle on Friday, January 23rd. Among first place winners were Carol Coker, Savannah Alexander, Anna Clayton, and Savanna Harlow. They will compete in the […]

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NA aldermen races heat up

Three more New Albany citizens have thrown their hats into the ring for local city elections this coming Spring, including one more incumbent, Ward Three Alderman Tommie Beasley, who qualified on Jan. 15 to run for re-election. Also qualifying for the Ward Three race as a Democrat on Friday, Jan. 23 was Chris Buford of […]

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Hawk News

Hello again Hawk fans!  There’s a lot of news to report so I’ll get right to it.  Who’s Who elections were held recently and the results are as follows:  Mr. Myrtle Senior High – Justin Jordan; Miss Myrtle Senior High – Beth Goolsby; Most Likely to Succeed – Josh Walker and Brooke Thompson; Most Intellectual […]

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