Hurricane News

Congratulations to Morgan Shettles and to Whitney Owens who were on the President’s List at ICC for the fall semester.  Congratulations to Daniel Robbins and to Landon Kidd who were on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll at the University of Mississippi for the fall semester.  Featured on TV’s Mississippi Crossroads were Native American artifacts collected by local anthropologist […]

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Sherman News

The Sherman Church of Christ youth went over to Wes and Raleigh Bass’ home after evening services, Feb. 1, to watch the Super Bowl. A singing school for the young men of Sherman Church of Christ started Sunday afternoon, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. and was led by Ray Kennedy. A birthday party was held […]

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There are no dull moments if you’re paying attention

The famous Depression Era comedian/cowboy, Will Rogers, once told a story about a mountain lion who, after eating an entire bull, felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral to Mr. Rogers’ story is that when you’re full of bull, keep your mouth […]

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Historic inauguration should be covered in local paper

Dear Editor: January 20, 2009 was a day that will be remembered by many.  This was one of the most historic days in the long history of our country.  It was a day that I could not pull myself away from my TV.  I rejoiced, I cried, I clapped, I cheered and I was overwhelmed […]

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Union Co. school board to repair school electrical problems

The Union County School board are making preparations to advertise for bids on the renovations of electrical issues at each of the district’s four schools in the coming weeks, beginning with Ingomar. The board looks to correct and bring up-to-date numerous issues at each county school that have been the cause of overloading of circuits, […]

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Supervisors adopt decrease in mileage reimbursement

During its weekly meeting Monday morning, the Union County Board of Supervisors approved the Department of Finance’s  mileage reimbursement rate decrease going from 58.5 cents per mile to 55 cents per mile. The Department of Finance recently announced this decrease, citing a decline in gas prices in recent months as a factor in the decision. […]

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Union County Jail Docket for Feb. 4, 2009

Miguel Vangas, 422 North St., New Albany, 20, was charged with mittimus on Jan. 24, 2009, at 5 p.m. Kevin Ray Hester, 1217 HWY 349, Myrtle, 32, was charged with suspended driver’s license on Jan. 24, 2009, at 5:50 p.m. James H. Sowell, 392 Houpt Rd., Pontotoc, 35, was charged with a DUI-other and no […]

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Pilot club members celebrate 55th anniversary of New Albany chapter

The Pilot Club of New Albany met Monday evening to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Pilot Club of New Albany. Pilot Club members from other clubs in Mississippi celebrated with the Pilot Club of New Albany. These clubs included the towns of: Holly Springs, Columbus, Starkville, West Point, Houston, Iuka, Fulton, Mantachie, Booneville, and Tupelo. […]

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Local residents travel to D.C., witness historic inauguration

Fifty-five North Mississippians recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to witness the historic inauguration ceremonies of Barack Obama. The inauguration was held on January 20, 2009 at the Capitol building. Seven New Albany residents were among this group. Jeri Cobb, Mary Cobb, Catanea Spears, Mary Spears, Vernell Kimmons and Cheryl Brewer went on the bus trip […]

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Tucker to face opposition in Ward 4 race

Ward Four incumbent Bill Tucker will face an opponent in his bid for re-election this spring, as J. Pullman recently filed with the New Albany city clerk to run for the seat. Also qualifying in recent days was Ward One Alderman Jeff Olson, who plans to run for his second term on the board. To […]

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Elected officials should handle bailout funds

A major stumbling block in the way of the passage of a federal “bail-out” plan for our country’s ailing economy are the partisan provisions for expenditures having little or nothing to do with restarting the economy. As with previous measures considered for similar purposes, greed and political ambition make up a lot of the motivation […]

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Five Generations

Five Generations (left to right): Shirley Robbins is the daughter, Chasity Brewer is the great-great granddaughter, Shawn Brewer is the great-great grandson, Roy Rhea, and Deborah Hood is the granddaughter.

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NAHS powerlifting teams compete in local competitions, prepare for regionals

The NAHS Boys Powerlifting team finished 3rd at the North Pontotoc Invitational recently.  Overall winners were: Jerry Davis        2nd        114 Austin Taylor     2nd        123 Reggie Webb    4th         148 Jeremy Honor   1st         165 Kelvin Worship  2nd        181 Eric Johnson     3rd        198 Luke Foley        3rd         220 Drew Davis        4th         242 Cade Simmons  1st         275 Wade Simmons  2nd       […]

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Myrtle wins two, NAHS drops tough decision at IAHS

Myrtle 43 Houlka 40 (Thursday) The Lady Hawks held the early advantage, but Houlka would give them a scare late in the game, as Myrtle held onfor the 43-40 win Thursday night. Myrtle opened a 13-2 lead, as it took Houlka until the final 12 seconds of the quarter to score their first points. The […]

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