West Union captures archery championship

In their first season with an archery program, West Union captured the North Half Championship last Saturday at Lewisburg High School. The Eagles took the championship with a score of 2815, followed by county rival East Union, with a score of 2739. With archery still a new program in the state, the best a team […]

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Former NAHS standout dies in accident

New Albany native and former NAHS standout Ryan Wilhite died in a car accident Tuesday morning in Chilton County, Ala. Wilhite and fellow Faulkner University teammate Teirson Hollis were in the vehicle when they were struck at 5:10 a.m. by an 18-wheeler. Both died on the scene. The two were on their way back to […]

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Obituaries for April 22, 2009

Jonell Coker, 68 Jonell Sanders Coker, 68, of Ellistown, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at her home. She was a native of Union County. She was a homemaker and was self employed in child care. She was a Baptist and a member of Ellistown Baptist Church. She loved and enjoyed playing with her grandchild, and […]

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Sherman News

The Town of Sherman Clean Sweep will be this Saturday, April 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Drop off location in Sherman is the old mayor’s office downtown on Main Street. Roadside trash, scrap, etc. will be collected, and a free t-shirt will be given with a limit of one t-shirt per person. No […]

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Plunging stock market affect retirement plans

   Most people who are in their mid to upper 60s have planned for retirement for some time. Individuals who did not and who put all of their faith into social security or even pensions being their post-employment salvation may have turned to other investments to create a sizeable retirement nest egg. Now that they’re […]

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Ingomar dominates Jaguars

Ingomar had no problems advancing to the second round of the 1A state playoffs last Friday, as they downed Shelby Broad Street, 14-0 and 15-0. In game one, there was no surprise, as Falcon senior Josh Hodges torched the Jaguars on the mound, pitching a perfect game while striking out 16 of 18 batters. The […]

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Finding a church home

    Over the years I have had the privilege of helping families find a church to call their own. It’s an important decision. Parents want to be sure there are substantive programs to help their children grow spiritually. They also want to be sure the worship experiences and educational opportunities will promote their own continued […]

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Etta News

Its about time for the Pinedale school bells to be ringing calling all former students and teachers back to the assembly line for active duty in the building under the leadership of the same supt. and principal for years.  They have a done a good job without the worry of who is going to be […]

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Meet the candidates section inside today’s issue

In today’s edition you will find a tabloid insert presented by the New Albany Gazette to readers all over the City of New Albany with the intention of introducing potential voters to the candidates. It is entirely possible that many of our readers would have asked different questions based of completely different subjects, but the […]

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County schools advance to second round

Union County started the 2009 playoffs with four teams, and all area schools advanced to the second round after dominating last week. West Union, East Union, Ingomar and Myrtle all swept their first round series, and will be in action again this weekend. East Union Sweeping Leflore County last week, the Urchins advance to the […]

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NAHS golf finishes first, second at the Oaks

New Albany’s golf team was in action last Friday, April 17 at the Oaks Country Club. The boys picked up first place, while the girls finished second. Below are the results from the match. New Albany Girls 91 2nd place team: Haley Berryhill 44, Jenna Davis 47, Summer Sanderson 57, Kellie Skinner 64 and Kaitlyn […]

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Bulldogs advance to second round of tennis playoffs

The Division 4A playoffs are underway, as the Bulldogs participated in both the individual and team competitions last week. On Wednesday, the individual tournament was held in Pontotoc, with the winners advancing to State Tournament in Jackson. Savanah Horgan fell to Itawamba’s Courtney Collins in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, while the mixed doubles team of […]

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Lady Eagles end season versus Smithville

The Lady Seminoles proved why they are one of the best teams in the north, as they swept West Union over the weekend to advance to the North Half finals this week. West Union started the series on the road Thursday and held a 2-0 lead before Smithville answered and took over the game. Leah […]

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Obituaries for April 17, 2009

La Marcus King, 16 La Marcus King, 16, of Houston, formerly of New Albany, died Monday, April 13, 2009 as the result of a Houston automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete as of this time.  Serenity Funeral Home – New Albany is in charge of arrangements. Laura Hale, 90 Laura Mae Hale, 90, of Myrtle, died […]

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