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Three young race winners.

Frog-a-Nanny run raises awareness for special needs students

The Frog-a-Nanny fun run and 5K run were held Friday at BNA Bank Park with 47 participants in the main run. The event is held to focus awareness on special needs students and help raise money to pay for projects for the students. Frog-a-Nanny began 18 years ago as part of Frog-a-Nal, a festival to […]

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What makes a great vacation?

There are a variety of things that make a vacation well worth the taking. To begin with, just the break from the regular day to day stress and work related to one’s job makes a vacation a blessing. It gives you a bit of a recharge in your battery, so to speak. So, I took […]

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What are you going to write about now?

I had the following question asked of me the other day, “Well, what are you going to write about now?” I have to admit that I was not able to give a very satisfactory answer. My reply, “I never know most of the time until I sit down at the computer.” Actually, that was the […]

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Where Did the Year Go?

It seems like only a few weeks ago that I was given the green light to cover sports for the school year for this paper. Actually, it was mid-August right before the first football game, but my how the time has flown. We flew through the fall sports with football, slow-pitch softball, cross country, and […]

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Ethan Kimbrough with his third-place awards.

Six-year-old swimmer finishes third in Nashville triathlon

By Joanna Madding Tallahatchie Tidal Waves Swim Team of New Albany/Union County had one of their own participate in his third triathlon – and he’s only six years old. Swimming is one of the fastest growing sports and is one that can be promoted as a lifelong skill. Let’s say he’s using his lifelong skill […]

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Accidental childhood drowning can be prevented with locally available lessons

By Joanna Manning The second leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under is accidental drowning. Did you know that? Another staggering set of statistics include ten people die a day from drowning accidents. Preventable? Possibly made better with formal swimming lessons. Over 70 percent of African Americans, 60 percent of Latinos, and […]

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New Albany wins second straight tennis title

By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal JACKSON – This year’s state championship was a lot sweeter for New Albany High School tennis twins Christopher and Christian Scott. The brothers, sporting their trademark mohawk haircuts, defeated St. Stanislaus’ Mitchell Walk and James Luffey 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday to clinch the Bulldogs’ 5-2 victory in the MHSAA Tennis Championships […]

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Making a Comeback

Much has been made of making a “comeback” in the realm of sports and this past week’s games involving East Union baseball and West Union softball seemed to fit the bill. Both teams showed the resolve and determination necessary to stage differing types of comebacks by the respective teams. Let’s start with East Union since […]

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Rain, rain, and more rain

For one to say this has been a wet spring would be an understatement. Our spring sports have been plagued from practically day one with rain, cold, and even snow. We have seen quite a difference from last year’s almost balmy temperatures and sunny days. I have a coworker that has said that if it […]

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One Play Doesn’t Make a Season

Here we are at the final playoff season of the 2012-2013 school year and at this writing some games and matches have been decided. I just wanted to toss out a reminder for those of us who are fans and that being the fact that actually one play really doesn’t decide the outcome of a […]

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