New Albany Schools to implement 10-point grading scale next year

The New Albany Public School Board voted Monday evening to implement a new 10-point grading scale for the 2009-2010 school year. The previous grading scale is as follows: A 93-100, B 85-92, C 75-84, D 71-74, and anything below 70 would be an F. The new grading scale will be as follows:  A 90-100, B […]

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Union County Schools to survey interest in band, football programs

There is lots of excitment floating through the air in the Union County School District.  As many of you heard Union County is wanting to provide football and band for the students of Union County.  However, we feel that it is important to have input from the community. Myrtle, West Union, and Ingomar will be […]

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NA cruises past Lafayette, EU and Myrtle pick up wins

New Albany 60 Lafayette 25 The Bulldogs gave new meaning to the saying kick them while they’re down, as New Albany easily handled the winless Commodores of Lafayette, 60-25 Monday night. New Albany opened the game strong, and held the ‘Dores scoreless in the first frame, while piling on 15 points, led by Malcolm Spears’ […]

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Potts Camp sweeps West Union in division opener

Potts Camp 64 West Union 63 West Union had their opportunities, but could not take advantage of them through out the night as the Lady Eagles dropped their region opener 64-63 to Kenyotta Jenkins and the Potts Camp Lady Cardinals. The Lady Cards built a six-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, but the Lady […]

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NA pulls away from Lafayette

New Albany 64 Lafayette 57 New Albany head coach John Stroud is use to seeing his team play strong in the second half, so when the Lady Bulldogs jumped to a 15 point lead at the half of their game at Lafayette Monday night, he was happy with his team’s performance. “We’ve played great in […]

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Where are the Wild Things? At the UC Heritage Museum

 A plethora of wild animals are on exhibit at the Union County Heritage Museum from December 1, 2008 to January 10, 2009.  Union County native Chico Foote is the reason these animals are on display. He was a big game hunter and traveled extensively with a quest to hunt the largest and most vicious animals […]

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NA Rotary Club hosts “Christmas in New Albany” Dec. 11, 12

It is the time of year for giving, celebrating and enjoying the wonders and sights of the holiday season. In conjunction with getting in the holiday spirit, the concert “Christmas in New Albany” will be held Thursday, December 11 and Friday, December 12 at the Cine Theater (Magnolia Civic Center) in downtown New Albany at […]

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Union County Supervisors to execute deed for purchase of Littlejohn property

A deed will be drawn up soon for the recently purchased Littlejohn Law Firm office building, located at  108 and 110 East Main Street, across the street from the Chancery Court building. Board attorney Thad Mueller said, “(County Architect) Hubert Foley surveyed the property and I am going to draw up the deed.” The board […]

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Myrtle further discusses new trash ordinance

A quiet month called for a short meeting of the Myrtle Aldermen on December 4. Alderman David Brown sat in place of Mayor Joe Rials, who was out of town on business. The Aldermen reviewed the property violations from November, and Town Clerk Marie White set pointed out three serious violations that attorney Joe Davis […]

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From student to published author

Humbled 17-year-old New Albany High School student Patricia Wiseman has done something at an early age that some writers work their lifetime to accomplish: publish a novel. The day before Thanksgiving break she received a package in the mail and it contained her first novel, bound and complete. “I was shocked to actually see my […]

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Union County Blues Musicians honored with marker

Blues musicians and Union Countians Sam Mosley, Bob Johnson and Billy Ball were all commemorated with a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker erected in their honor. The Mississippi Blues Commission is erecting 140 blues trail markers across the state of Mississippi and the one in New Albany is the 60th marker to be erected. On Monday, […]

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NAHS defeats Lafayette, improves to 6-1 on the year.

New Albany 4 Lafayette 1 The Lady Bulldogs improve to 6-1 on the year, as they traveled to Lafayette and defeated the Lady Commodores 4-1 Saturday. Stephanie Fernandez had two goals in the winning effort, while Jenna Davis and Randi Stevens scored as well for New Albany. Assisting on the goals for the Lady Bulldogs […]

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EU picks up second win, Myrtle goes undefeated in home tourney

West Union 42 North Pontotoc 41 The Lady Eagles’ tough summer schedule helped Kimberly Jumper and West Union stay cool, calm, and collected in final seconds of their thrilling 42-41 victory over the North Pontotoc Lady Vikings to claim the championship of the North Pontotoc Invitational Tournament. Trailing 41-40, a near turnover ended up in […]

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Myrtle comesback versus Falcons

Vardaman 77  West Union 60 Wesley Jumper scored 30 and Luke Wait added 10 as West Union dropped a 77-60 decision to the Vardaman Rams in the boys’ consolation game on Saturday.  Sergio Prescott lead Vardaman with 29 points. Home for the holidays West Union fans will be able to get their fill of basketball […]

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