Urchins win Union Co. Tournament

East Union dethroned the two-time defending Union County Champion New Albany Bulldogs last Thursday, picking up their first county title since 2005. Only three teams participated in this year’s Union County Tournament, as West Union and Myrtle were each playing games in Florida last week. This year’s county showdown saw all three teams lose to […]

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New Albany’s first garden show has plenty of tips for locals, visitors

Approximately 300 people showed up Saturday at the first New Albany Home and Garden Show at the Union County Fairgrounds. Visitors could listen to a variety of speakers, buy seeds, pots, bottle trees, yard art, jewelry, food, and many other items for improving their home and garden. Sessions included “The Doctor Is In,” vegetable gardening, […]

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Error-prone Ingomar drops 7-2 decision to Ripley

It wasn’t the end to the Spring Break the Lady Falcons were looking for as an uncommon error-prone performance helped Ripley pick up a 7-2 win in the North Pontotoc Tournament on Saturday. Ripley took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Natalie Frenn reached on a one-out tripled in the bottom […]

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Lady Urchins roll in North Pontotoc Tournament

The surprise story of the season continues as the East Union Lady Urchins picked up four wins during the North Pontotoc Tournament to remain unbeaten on the year.  One of those wins came in the form of a 10-7 shootout against the Houlka Lady Wildcats. Houlka plated four runs in the top of the first […]

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FBI wins fifth annual Rosemary Award

     The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has won the fifth annual Rosemary Award for the worst Freedom of Information Act performance by a federal agency. The FBI’s reports to Congress show that the Bureau is unable to find any records in response to two-thirds of its incoming FOIA requests on average over the past […]

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Obituaries for March 20, 2009

Walter Chalmers, 70 Walter Chalmers, 70, of New Albany, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Pontotoc to Isaiah Chalmers and Lillie Pearl Sloan Chalmers. He worked for Robbins Oil Company and later for Carr Oil Company. He was a very loving and giving person […]

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Tarrant: An athlete for all seasons

Gathering outside the hitting cage, the members of New Albany’s fast pitch softball team are socializing while taking turns getting in practice. For Ellen Tarrant, there is no time as she leaves from practicing with one sport to tryouts for another. This fast-paced life is one that the sophomore has come to enjoy, as she […]

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Government for the people

     It never fails. Just about every time I write about the responsibility we have not only as Christians but also as citizens to provide a viable social safety net for the poor in our midst, someone will fire back to let me know that it is not the job of government to help the […]

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Nathan Colt Chism turns three.

Nathan Colt Chism celebrated his third birthday on February 14, 2009 at Chuck-E-Cheese. His actual birthday was February 15, 2009. The theme for his party was dump trucks and family and friends were invited. Nathan is the son of Angela and Brian Chism of New Albany. He has two brothers named Ryan and Kaleb. He […]

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West Union, Myrtle compete in Florida for spring break

Myrtle 15 Arnold (Fla.) 9 The Hawks pounded out 15 runs on 21 hits versus Arnold on Tuesday, picking up the six-point win. Beau Cummings earned the win on the bump for Myrtle, while Justin Jordan paced the offense with four hits. Arnold held the 2-1 advantage after the first frame before Myrtle took the […]

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Mistakes help Bulldogs pick up division win

New Albany 6 Shannon 1 The Bulldogs took advantage of late mistakes by the Red Raiders, taking the 6-1 win on Wednesday. Tied at one in the sixth, Joshua Googe was the first on base after being hit by a pitch. Tyler Basil advanced Googe on a sac bunt, then Easton Hall made his way […]

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Obituaries for March 18, 2009

A.J. Jarvis Jr., 85 Andrew Jackson Jarvis Jr., 85, of New Albany, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at the State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born June 15, 1923, in Union County to Andrew Jackson Jarvis Sr. and Ruth Carr Jarvis. He was a retired carpenter and factory worker, and a member of Pleasant […]

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545 People

By Charlie Reese   Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.  Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?     Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY […]

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NAHS tennis competes in first three matches of 2009 season

New Albany’s tennis teams started their 2009 season earlier this month with matches verses Tupelo, Cornith and Shannon. Below are the results. March 2 vs. Tupelo Boys Singles Luke Wilson (NA) def. Jeff Hamm 6-0, 6-3. Girls Singles Catherine Holliday (T) def. Maegan Trexlar 6-0, 6-0. Boys Doubles Aaron Hildenbrand/Jonathan Doles (T) def. Karl Capaning/Jacob […]

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