Pilot club members celebrate 55th anniversary of New Albany chapter

The Pilot Club of New Albany met Monday evening to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Pilot Club of New Albany. Pilot Club members from other clubs in Mississippi celebrated with the Pilot Club of New Albany. These clubs included the towns of: Holly Springs, Columbus, Starkville, West Point, Houston, Iuka, Fulton, Mantachie, Booneville, and Tupelo. […]

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Local residents travel to D.C., witness historic inauguration

Fifty-five North Mississippians recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to witness the historic inauguration ceremonies of Barack Obama. The inauguration was held on January 20, 2009 at the Capitol building. Seven New Albany residents were among this group. Jeri Cobb, Mary Cobb, Catanea Spears, Mary Spears, Vernell Kimmons and Cheryl Brewer went on the bus trip […]

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Tucker to face opposition in Ward 4 race

Ward Four incumbent Bill Tucker will face an opponent in his bid for re-election this spring, as J. Pullman recently filed with the New Albany city clerk to run for the seat. Also qualifying in recent days was Ward One Alderman Jeff Olson, who plans to run for his second term on the board. To […]

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Elected officials should handle bailout funds

A major stumbling block in the way of the passage of a federal “bail-out” plan for our country’s ailing economy are the partisan provisions for expenditures having little or nothing to do with restarting the economy. As with previous measures considered for similar purposes, greed and political ambition make up a lot of the motivation […]

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Five Generations

Five Generations (left to right): Shirley Robbins is the daughter, Chasity Brewer is the great-great granddaughter, Shawn Brewer is the great-great grandson, Roy Rhea, and Deborah Hood is the granddaughter.

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NAHS powerlifting teams compete in local competitions, prepare for regionals

The NAHS Boys Powerlifting team finished 3rd at the North Pontotoc Invitational recently.  Overall winners were: Jerry Davis        2nd        114 Austin Taylor     2nd        123 Reggie Webb    4th         148 Jeremy Honor   1st         165 Kelvin Worship  2nd        181 Eric Johnson     3rd        198 Luke Foley        3rd         220 Drew Davis        4th         242 Cade Simmons  1st         275 Wade Simmons  2nd       […]

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Myrtle wins two, NAHS drops tough decision at IAHS

Myrtle 43 Houlka 40 (Thursday) The Lady Hawks held the early advantage, but Houlka would give them a scare late in the game, as Myrtle held onfor the 43-40 win Thursday night. Myrtle opened a 13-2 lead, as it took Houlka until the final 12 seconds of the quarter to score their first points. The […]

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Robertson’s Sportswear an overwhelming success

Saturday’s 12th annual Robertson’s Sportswear Challenge reminded many in the area that girl’s basketball can be just as challenging and exciting as their male counterparts as several Northeast Mississippi teams faced off for a few nailbiters, including Union County’s Lady Urchins. Briarcrest Christian 55 Itawamba AHS 45 Itawamba’s Noel Prestage connected on her first two […]

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Jewelewe and V. B. Sanders

Jewelewe and V. B. Sanders of New Albany celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary February 1, 2009 at Western Sizzlin. Family and friends attended the party. Family members include Jimmy Sanders, Tina Sanders, Tyrone Sanders, Trinity Berry, Tony Sanders, Tykieu Sanders, Terrance Venson Sanders, Torie Sanders, Little Tim Sanders, and Tasmone Sanders.

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Annual Prentiss-Union Clash even match-up for county teams

Union and Prentiss Counties matched-up over the weekend in the Prentiss-Union Clash in Baldwyn. This year’s showdown featured several close games, and in the end, the counties tied the day at 3-3. West Union 61 Jumpertown 60 Wesley Jumper had a slow start, but his herorics in the final seconds gave West Union the 61-60 […]

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Obituaries for January 30, 2009

Cotton Rakestraw, 66 Norman “Cotton” Rakestraw, 66, of the Jericho Community, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a former employee of White Milling and a retired employee of Reeder Farm Supply. He was a member of the Jericho Baptist Church. Services were at 2 […]

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The Dinner Bell

The Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County has a new cookbook out,‘Temptations  Tried and True.” Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. It is really a bargain for $10 plus shipping and I know you will want a copy. Every recipe sounds delicious. Today’s are […]

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Ecru News

Sympathy is extended to the Pete Robbins family and to the Scott Hill family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Ecru Baptist church will sponsor “Children’s Ministry Day”, Saturday, February 14.  The day will begin with a pancake breakfast. We want to remember Lois Wilder in our prayers.  She has been so […]

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Gardening with Tim

Hello there again.  I’ve had a few questions sent to me, so I thought I would address them first: When do you prune a snowball bush?  Personally, I would probably let it grow all it wanted to, but if space is a problem, you can prune it back after it blooms.  When do I cut […]

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