New Year’s Resolutions

At the end of one year and the start of another, many of us will renew our commitment to living with daily affirmations. We strive to know the power of affirming our truths, over and over, everyday!      While these may not suit everyone’s taste, here are some “possible” affirmations to consider!      1. As […]

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Having started in 2008, will continue in 2009

 As I attempt to review everything that happened during the year 2008, both personally and with the newspaper, I am almost overwhelmed. Lots of things have taken place, some good, some not so good, but all-in-all, when you put them together, they form a pretty dad-gummed good year.      With no apologies to some certain […]

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Davis wedding reception to be held Jan. 31

John and Linda Davis are proud to announce the wedding of their daughter Jennifer Lynn Davis to Joseph Scott Clayton, the son of Larry Clayton and Sheila Ford. The wedding took place on January 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. in Memphis, Tenn. The reception will be held at Harmony Baptist Church on January 31, 2009 […]

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Donie P. Rakestraw

Donie P. Rakestraw will celebrate her 100th birthday on February 14, 2009. She is the daughter of Melinda and Zack Pickens. Rakestarw was born February 14, 1909, still lives at home by herself and enjoys crocheting and cooking Sunday dinner. She has outlived all 10 of her brothers and sisters, her two children and husband. […]

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County to receive $300k reimbursement for bridge project

Union County will be reimbursed $343,100 for a Local System Bridge Program (LSBP) project that was completed in April 2008. This is for  LSBP projects 73-15, which had two bridges put across Sand Creek and Okannatie Creek on County Road 108, which are in district three. Union County Engineer Hubert Foley said, “The available funds […]

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New Albany firefighters prepare for the real thing at local training facility

The 9-1-1 distress call, the smell of smoke, the heat of flames, the weight of the 75-pound turnout gear, and the blood and adrenaline coursing through veins, is only some of what firemen experience every time they answer a call to extinguish a fire. Firefighters at the New Albany Fire Department fight fires on a […]

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Coker wins 2009 Union County Spelling Bee

After going five rounds against 24 other competitors in the Union County Spelling Bee Monday evening, East Union 7th Grader Carol Coker spelled the winning word “pistachio,” beating out 2nd place winner, West Union 7th grader Ben Neal. Coker will now go on to compete in the Mid-South Spelling Bee in Memphis, Tenn. in March […]

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“Is this the Dream?”

Union County residents who attended Saturday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. service in the Union County Courthouse came away with a determination to decide for themselves if his “Dream” has become a reality. “Is this the dream?” Sister Juanita Floyd, a graduate of East Union Attendance Center and local community leader.  “You be the judge.” Floyd […]

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NA Mayoral candidates speak out on city needs

While qualifying for municipal elections only began three short weeks ago, the race for mayor of New Albany already has two candidates vying for the office – both of whom already have spoken out on their visions for the future of New Albany. New Albany’s Mayor Tim Kent has announced he plans to run for […]

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Obituaries for January 23, 2009

Clara Mae Warren, 86 Clara Mae Heatherly Warren, 86, of New Albany, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at her daughter’s home. She was born May 10, 1922, in Lafayette County to Jerry Heatherly and Nannie Belle Dollar Heatherly. She was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church. Services were at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, […]

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Local entities to move water, sewer and gas lines near Park Along the River

Visitors to New Albany’s Park Along the River will notice construction underway at the park’s north entrance.  The construction is related to a Rural Impact grant project entitled “Sugaree’s Bakery.” “This project is due to the fact that Mary Jennifer Russell bought the land adjacent to the park last year for an expansion,” said New […]

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Liberty School December meeting

Liberty school former students, family members, and supporters met December 16, 2008 for the annual Christmas covered-dish dinner and fellowship. Lil Grisham welcomed the 22 attendees. Prior to the dinner, E. M. Herring led the invocation/blessing. Following the dinner, a brief business session included November meeting minutes read by Joanne Gaines and the financial report […]

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Calendar Items for Jan. 23, 2009

Girl Scout Cookie Sale It’s cookie time once again!  The local Girl Scout troops started taking orders for cookies Friday, Jan. 9 and will continue to take them through Feb. 3.  The cookies will arrive on Feb. 16.  Cookies will also be on sale throughout Union County through March 6.  For more information, call Jan […]

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Union County Jail Docket for Jan. 14, 2009

Allyson Elaine “Hoffman” Ard, 1299 CR 73, Myrtle, 25, was charged with grand larceny warrants and telephone harassment on Jan. 8, 2009, at 7:55 p.m. Martell V. Clemmer, 406 Jackson Ave., New Albany, 24, was charged with disorderly conduct, disobeying an officer and public drunkenness on Jan. 9, 2009, at 2:05 a.m. Crystal Eageston, 140-1A […]

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