Bailouts need explanations to the taxpayers

More than enough can be said about the government bailout of the financial wizards who got us into this recession mess in the first place. As usual, our politicians are primarily interested in saving their campaign contribution meal tickets and if anything is left they might have a consideration for the rest of us. For […]

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Charity, economic decline and derivatives

 The Thanksgiving holiday will be a different experience for millions of Americans this year and probably next year as well. By then, millions will be unemployed, adding to the million or so unemployed this year and they will all know that unemployment checks are long used up before turkey and dressing can even be thought […]

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Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Editor’s Note: Although written over 140 years ago, the Thanksgiving Proclamation issued by then President Abraham Lincoln gives more than a small bit of applicable advice to our handling of the economic challenges of today as compared with our nation coping with the terrible civil war of that day. That similarity is that of keeping […]

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Another Board disappointment

For the observers who have paid close attention, it was not a surprise to learn that the New Albany Board of Aldermen decided to uphold their earlier decision to terminate the employment of former New Albany Parks and Recreation Director Edgar Capaning. Many of those observers who attended the Board meeting Monday night expressed their […]

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A Lifetime of Memories

A marriage that lasts throughout seven decades is hard to come by these days.  For Magnolia Personal Care Home resident Freddy Stone, however, that was his reality for 72 years and he continues to cherish the memories he had with his wife, Edith. The Stones were childhood sweethearts since they met in the first grade […]

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Union County Heritage museum changes business hours

Beginning in January 2009, new hours at the Union County Heritage Museum will be 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. In addition, this is the final week for the exotic animal exhibit featuring the mounts and animals collected by the late Chico Foote. This exhibit […]

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Union County Jail Docket for Jan. 9, 2009

Johnny Porter, P.O. Box 422, Potts Camp, 46, was charged with a warrant for contempt of court and old fines on Jan. 5, 2009, at 3:35 p.m. Amy Willard, 202 Apple St., New Albany, 26, was charged with possession of paraphernalia and petty larceny on Jan. 5, 2009, at 4 p.m. Michael J. Harmon, 1446 […]

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Myrtle looks at purchase of new water tower

A new water tower for the town of Myrtle is in the talks, as ESI Engineering Solutions were the guest at the January Aldermen meeting, held Tuesday, January 6. Mayor Joe Rials and company are interested in placing another tower in town to serve as a back-up in the event of another situation such as […]

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NA aldermen approve further payments for Martintown Industrial site construction

During its first meeting of the new year, the New Albany board of aldermen approved the payment of invoices toward the continuing installation of road, water, sewer and gas lines at the Martintown Industrial Park site, located off Highway 30 West. The first invoice concerned the payment to Sherman-based Mendrop-Wages,  LLC, the firm overseeing all […]

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Union County to begin football coach search

Just as it gave Union County Superintendent Ken Basil authority to begin the search for a band director in the month of December, the Union County School Board gave Basil authority to begin a search for a football coach during January’s monthly meeting. After deciding to develop an all-county Jr. High football team, with the […]

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‘Dawgs, Falcons pick up victories

New Albany 73 Saltillo 51 (boys) The Bulldogs have now won four in a row, as they won on the road versus the Tigers, 73-51. New Albany scored the most in the even numbered quarters, as they posted 22 in the second and 23 in the fourth frame to pull away for their eighth win […]

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NAHS improves to 15-0, Ingomar downs Tremont

Coldwater 52 West Union 34 West Union was able to keep up with Coldwater in their first game after the holidays, but a tough defense held the Lady Eagles as they fell 52-34 Tuesday night. West Union went into the second frame with a 13-11 advantage, but were unable to score in double digits again […]

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Spears, Gilbert highlight in-county showdown

When Myrtle takes the court at New Albany this Friday night, all eyes will be on the play of two individuals in particular. The shocking part about this is that they’re also the youngest members of their respective teams. Aspriona Gilbert of Myrtle and Jazmine Spears for New Albany have created a lot of buzz […]

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