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New Albany High School principal honored as state principal of the year at Washington, DC institute

Evans discusses local education needs with members of congress Lance Evans, principal of New Albany High School, was honored as state secondary school principal of the year at the NASSP Principal of the Year Institute, a Washington, DC event hosted annually by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. During the Institute, Evans formally received […]

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Elementary students practice to play with symphony

Last week students at New Albany Elementary School got new musical instruments they will use to perform with a professional symphony orchestra before the school year ends. This year for the first time New Albany elementary music students are participating in a program called Link Up, which is sponsored nationally by the Carnegie Hall organization […]

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County will close section of CR 200

County supervisors will now close a section of County Road 200 after no one appeared at a hearing Monday to oppose it. The section of road is less than a mile, has no structures and has not been maintained, although either end of the road is in use. It will be up to the E-911 […]

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Wright Brothers to be program topic at Luncheon with Books Oct. 20

Bob Monroe will review Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough’s book “The Wright Brothers” at Luncheon with Books at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library on Tuesday, Oct. 20. There will be a light lunch hosted by the New Century Club beginning at 11:30 a.m. followed at noon by the book review.  

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TRP to present evening of dinner and music this weekend

The Tallahatchie River Players will present “Music at the Magnolia” this Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at 6 p.m. in the Magnolia Room of the civic center. The night features a catered dinner accompanied and followed by music by Tina Barkley and Mark Garrett singing light jazz and soothing tunes. The program is part of expansion […]

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Chase Hall picks up the first down behind his offensive line. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Fast start gives Urchins win in division opener

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union had three possessions in the first quarter of Thursday’s Division 1-2A against H.W. Byers and the Urchins made the best of them, scoring three touchdowns to key a fast start and huge 42-6 win. “This is the point that we were wanting to get to, being 1-0 in […]

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Sallie Pannell hit three home runs against Mooreville including a grand slam and was the winning pitcher. File photo.

All in a week’s work

East Union clinches division title and drops softball powerhouse from undefeated ranks BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union book-ended a couple of home runs in their Division 1-2A game against Baldwyn to take a 13-3 win in five innings on Thursday. On Saturday the Lady Urchins ended Mooreville’s hopes for an undefeated season by […]

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Sallie Pannell hit three home runs including a grand slam against Mooreville. File photo.

Lady Urchins drop Mooreville from unbeaten ranks

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union got a bit of redemption on Saturday as the Lady Unchins defeated Mooreville 21-10, handing the Lady Troopers their only defeat of the season. Mooreville had beaten the Lady Urchins 19-9 earlier in the week at East Union. Sallie Pannell put the Lady Urchins in the lead with her grand […]

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Saturday noon is voter registration deadline

Tomorrow, Oct. 3, is the last day a first-time voter can register to participate in the Nov. 3 general election. Noon Saturday is also the deadline for anyone who needs to update voter registration information because he or she has experienced a change of address, undergone a name change or anything that contradicts information that […]

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Tianna Castillo watches as her walkoff three-run homer ends the division game with Baldwyn in five innings. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins secure division title with win over Baldwyn

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union book-ended a couple of home runs in their Division 1-2A game against Baldwyn to take a 13-3 win in five innings on Thursday. Raelee Bell led off the East Union first with a solo shot and Tianna Castillo ended it all with her walkoff three-run homer in the […]

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