Lots of time left to file for Municipal Primary

We received copies of the “Qualifying Statement of Intent For a Candidate For Party Nomination For The Office of Alderman” and copies of the same named form for the office of Mayor. All candidates who filed out these forms are filing as Democrats and will vie for their party’s nomination at the Primary Election to […]

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School funding cut manageable with public help

     It is always sad when there is a necessary budget cut, as in the one Governor Haley Barbour proposed this week, that the reduction in money so badly needed by our schools has to be a part. Regardless, however, school funds are included and, once again, our school administrators, teachers and staff will shoulder […]

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Voter apathy guarantees status quo

     Apathy, when it comes down to really doing something about an undesirable situation, guarantees that the situation will not only not change, but will get worse as that apathy and lack of action gives license for those undesirable activities to continue. Tyrants, bullies and self-serving politicians rely on public apathy to carry them forward […]

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“Idiot candidates” have their counterparts among voters

 After seemingly years of campaigning by an array of almost frightening personalities running for political offices, I’ve become almost reluctant to read politically oriented articles for fear the nightmare will start all over again. But, as it happens, some of the most interesting and entertaining stories are involved with politics, so I can’t help myself. […]

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Bailout determined by campaign contributions?

Following the national news on television on Wednesday evening, I sat a few silent minutes with the sound muted and pondered the enormity of the numbers being thrown around by politicians and television commentators in regard to the efforts being recommended to save our nation’s failing economy. I don’t mind admitting that I feel intimidated […]

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West Union falls in bowling to Pontotoc

West Union dropped only their second match of the season in bowling, as both  the Eagles and Lady Eagles lost to Pontotoc, 5-3. Pontotoc 5 West Union 3 (g) Brittany Rush scored the high game and series for the Lady Warriors as Pontotoc defeated West Union. Rush bowled a 204 for the high game and […]

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County teams winding down regular season

New Albany 68 Pontotoc 34 (g) NAHS picked up their 20th win of the season in a divisional showdown versus Pontotoc Tuesday night. Jazmine Spears led the Lady ‘Dawgs with 19 on the night, as a tenacious defensive effort held the Lady Warriors to 14 points in the second half. Also leading New Albany on […]

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Lady Falcons drop heartbreaker, boys gain momentum

Ingomar ran the final play to perfection as Maggie Cobb nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer, but unfortunately for the Lady Falcons, DiDi Miller took care of business from the free throw line a few seconds earlier to give the Calhoun City Lady Wildcats a four-point advantage that led to the crucial 53-52 division victory. […]

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Confederates put away Bulldogs in first round

The Bulldogs saw their season come to an end in the first round of the 4A playoffs Tuesday night as they fell on the road at Caledonia, 5-1. Tucker Holmes scored the lone goal for NAHS, as the ‘Dawgs were able to keep the score tied at the half, 1-1. Taylor Chism notched the goal […]

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Mary Kathryn Bryan and William Vardaman Hall to wed Feb. 6

Travis and Angie Bryan and the late Mary Bryan of Blue Springs are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Mary Kathryn Bryan of Blue Springs to William Vardaman Hall of New Albany. The bride-elect’s grandparents are Roger and Mary Lynn Rakestraw of Blue Springs and Evelyn Bryan and the late […]

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Union Co. Schools hold tryouts for “Oklahoma!”

The wagon trains will be heading east to Union County this Spring when the Union County School District hosts the Rodgers & Hammerstein production of “Oklahoma!” the weekend of April 17 and 18 at the Magnolia Civic Center. The musical will star many of the school district’s students from East Union, Myrtle, Ingomar and West […]

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Pilot Club, Sheriff’s dept. work together to be lifesavers

Project Lifesaver is a project in Union County that was created to help find people when they are lost, especially children and adults with autism or special needs or Alzheimer’s patients. The Union County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the New Albany Pilot Club, purchased new equipment recently.  The new equipment purchased was 100 bands […]

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United Funeral Service celebrates 100th year

The funeral home business is vital to the growth of a small town. In the case of New Albany, this business has been in operation since the turn of the century, beginning in 1909 with Haywood Hamilton making the top floor of his hardware store a funeral home. In 1909, Hamilton owned the Hamilton Hardware […]

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NAHS to tell a “Tale as Old as Time”

“Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic” when New Albany High School (NAHS) presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” February 6, 7 and 8, in the NAHS Auditorium. With wonderful music by Alan Minken, Tim Rice and Howard Ashman,this stage adaptation of the Academy-Award winning animated feature will transport you to another place […]

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