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Warriors eliminate Bulldogs in 4A soccer playoffs

PONTOTOC – New Albany saw their hopes of a playoff run come to an end in the opening round match with Pontotoc on Monday as the Warriors shutout the Bulldogs 4-0 and eliminated them from the 4A playoffs for the second time in three years. “The mental aspect of having beaten them twice just does […]

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Lady Eagle defense shuts down Hickory Flat

West Union relied on their defense to take a 48-25 division win over Hickory Flat on Thursday. The Lady Eagles held the Lady Rebels to single digits in every quarter as they rolled to the win and evened their Division 2-1A record at 2-2 on the season. “We have guarded them really well and did […]

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Snowy Friday morning in New Albany

     

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Area may see two or more inches of snow and blizzard-like conditions

Local and national weather forecasters predict a significant winter storm could impact the Mid-South Thursday through Friday nights, with snow possible across the entire region. The National Weather Service had issued a winter storm watch for most of Northeast Mississippi.  A great portion of that area, as of Thursday morning, was upgraded to a winter […]

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Cotten wins county spelling bee with ‘shrapnel’

Madison Cotton won the 2016 Union County Spelling Bee Tuesday night, only after overcoming a danger of “shrapnel.” The New Albany Middle School student correctly spelled that word after having spelled “allegory.” Miles Cox of New Albany Middle School and Anna Beth Gandy of Ingomar dueled for second and third place, going through nearly 30 […]

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Toyota provides new interactive learning exhibit to New Albany Elementary

New Albany Elementary pre-kindergarten students have a new tool to explore and improve motor skills and early literacy, thanks to the generosity of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi. This past week, a “Roll, Match, Read” unit was installed at the school and will remain for the rest of the semester. The unit was created by the […]

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McManus conveys pruning tips with humor and action

Jeff McManus is on a crusade against “whackers and hackers” and brought his message to the Union County Library this week. McManus, director of landscape services for the University of Mississippi campus, was guest speaker for Luncheon With Books provided those attending with some of the hints from his book, Prune Like a Pro. McManus […]

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New Albany Home & Garden Show to undergo changes this year

The Union County Master Gardeners’ 8th annual New Albany Home and Garden Show is coming April 9 and with it, visitors will see a lot of changes. For the first time, the show will be in downtown New Albany rather than at the fairgrounds. Planning committee member Judy Harrison said the change was partly because […]

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Republican Women to sponsor program on human trafficking

Human trafficking is a growing horror in the United States and the Union County Republican Women Club are offering the opportunity for people to become more educated and informed on this subject. It is a fact that there is someone new touched by this heinous crime everyday. In Mississippi, there was a reported surge of this crime last […]

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Make school superintendents appointive positions

The legislature is once again expected to take up the question of whether school superintendents should be elected or appointed. Past efforts to make the post appointive through legislation have not gotten very far, at least partly because the state superintendents’ association has opposed them. The climate appears to be changing this year, however. In […]

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