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Cause of industrial fire unknown

Investigation into the cause of a fire at Industrial Timber continued Thursday, according to fire department officials. The fire started shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon inside Industrial Timber’s dust collector, according to New Albany fire chief Jeff Hale. “A spark from a particle of sawdust ignited inside the dust collector,” Hale said. Hale said […]

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The Dinner Bell

 GARDEN PIE   2 cups chopped or  thinly sliced zucchini 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1/3 cup chopped onion 2 cups milk 4 eggs, beaten 1 cup Bisquick 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese ¼ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black  pepper   Grease a 10-inch pie plate, or 7×11-inch glass casserole dish. Layer all vegetables in pan. Sprinkle […]

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‘Minimal’ impact?

 Gov. Haley Barbour’s decision to cut $172 million from the state budget because of a shortfall in state tax revenues will hit public schools hard. A total of $158.3 million will be cut from education – from the kindergarten through university level. The decision is expected to lop off about $484,000 from the New Albany […]

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Union County looks for repeat

When the 2009 cross country season begins this weekend, two county rivals and friends will begin battle as the defending state champions in 1A. Myrtle’s girls and West Union’s boys picked up top honors in 2008, and both have a lot of depth for their respective squads. Myrtle will again be under the helm of […]

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Obituaries for September 9, 2009

 James Ford, 86 James Keylon Ford, 86, of New Albany, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 at North Mississippi Medical Center.  He was born July 7, 1923 in Union County to the late James Arthur Ford and Florence Hines Ford.  He was a veteran of World War 2 having served in the U.S. Army.  He was […]

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Jinxed? Well, maybe

 As it turns out, I guess I jinxed myself.  Several weeks ago I wrote about how our son Joe, who is a senior in high school over in Florence, Ala., has had his own car for more than a year. He has had neither an accident nor a traffic ticket—something many parents think is going […]

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Birthday of Malia Dwanae Boyd

Malia Dwanae Boyd will celebrate her fifth birthday on Sept. 11, 2009 at McDonald’s with family and friends having a princess party theme. Her actual birthday is Sept. 10. She is the daughter of Tina Jackson of New Albany and Phillip Boyd of Ripley. Malia has three sisters: Jaycie Jackson and Tinia Boyd and Jayla […]

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Ecru News

 A trip to Branson, Missouri was enjoyed by Rodney, Gretchin, Taylor and Matthew Moody.  Traveling with them were Tommy and Margaret Hall, Carly and Gunter Hall. The group visited different sites in Branson and enjoyed a trip to Silver Dollar City. Lisa Holcomb along with six other ladies traveled to New Orleans over the Labor […]

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Ellistown Breezes

 We begin today on a sad note. One of our former Sunday School members, Mary Hazel Hitt Hines, remains in ICU at Tupelo Hospital after experiencing a massive heart attack last week, which doctors feel cannot be corrected. I talked with her daughters at the hospital last Sunday afternoon. Also present was a neighbor of […]

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Eastern Lights

 Last week was on of those weeks that seemed that if something was going to happen it did. David saw Dr. Adam Arthur in Memphis Monday evening. Needless to say, he was pleased with the process of surgery, but before we got home David had a temperature and didn’t feel well most of the week. […]

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Ask Amy

 Dear Amy: I recently reconnected with “George,” an old flame who has made and sustained substantial life changes in the three years we were apart. These changes have improved his health, appearance and attitude, and they ultimately brought us back together. George takes pride in his diet and preferences for healthy food, and often talks […]

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NAHS NEWS

 We count…17 tables in the art building…63 paintings on the wall…26 computers in the STEM lab…12 quotes on the wall in Mrs. Day’s room…11 sets of English books…8 books to read during the year…6 rooms on the English wing…3 bulletin boards in Mrs. Day’s room…10 reports for summer reading…24 desks in Mrs. Pannell’s room…8  Kleenex […]

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Hawk News

 Welcome to our upcoming year, students, faculty, and all Hawk fans. My name is Aim Walker, a Junior at Myrtle, and I will be reporting the school news as the year progresses. Any newsworthy items of interest regarding school actives or events would be welcomed, just email me at a__bookworm_away@yahoo.com or drop off written information […]

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Letters to the Editor:

 Dear Editor:   This is not so much a letter to the editor as it is a letter to everyone who has a heart. Another puppy mill in Union County? I don’t understand how people can be so cruel to helpless animals, animals that only want to love and to be loved back. I was […]

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