Let’s Get It Started!

The long awaited, much anticipated time of the year is at hand. We begin fall sports in our high schools afresh and anew this weekend. Actually, East Union got us started last weekend, although they were only allowed two and a half innings of play in softball due to the weather. They did lead Tupelo […]

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Wanted man captured in Indiana

A man wanted in connection with the investigation of narcotics sales and a cockfighting ring is in custody. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said Oscar Rodriguez, 26, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Elkhart, Ind. Monday afternoon. The sheriff’s department has been searching for Rodriguez, who assaulted a law enforcement officer and escaped from a […]

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Oh, no! It’s my 50th

The return address on the letter started with “Raytown High School Class of 1963.” “Oh, no,” I thought. “It can’t be time for my 50th high-school reunion.” It is. The letter outlined plans for events Oct. 4-6 in the suburbs of Kansas City, Mo., where I went to high school. Highlights include a Friday evening […]

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Dreaming big pays off

New Albany has gotten a good lesson in what can happen when the community “dreams big.” The new tennis facility at BNA Bank Park has been selected to receive one of the United States Tennis Association’s Outstanding Facility awards for this year. The award will be presented Sept. 1 at a ceremony in New York […]

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SPORTS CALENDAR

SPORTS CALENDAR for week of August 15 – 21 Friday August 16 Football New Albany at Kossuth (Jamboree) Saturday August 17 Softball West Union Preseason Classic Tournament New Albany vs Ingomar – 9:00 New Albany vs Myrtle – 10:15 Oxford vs Ingomar – 11:30 Hickory Flat vs Myrtle – 12:45 Oxford vs West Union – […]

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Baptist health fair

When it’s time for children to go back to school, it’s also time for one of the largest children’s health fairs in Mississippi. We, of course, are talking about the annual Back to School Health Fair at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. More than 1,000 people, including as many as 500 children, are expected to turn […]

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The return of Pac-Man

I went back to school last week. The smell of fresh wax nearly overwhelmed me as I headed down the hall to the classroom. It’s the ritual end of summer at the Mitchell house: Our son Joe and I help Jenny get her classroom ready for a new crop of fourth graders. By Saturday when […]

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Slow down for safety

School starts next Monday in both the New Albany and Union County schools and it’s time for all of us to slow down and start paying closer attention to our driving. Many drivers speed in residential areas, often driving 35 to 45 miles per hour in areas where the maximum safe speed is 25.  And […]

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Introduction to Mississippi Small Business Development Center

The UCDA will be sponsoring a series of workshops available to the general public and free to the community. Come find out how to apply for one -on-one counseling and benefit from the free services offered from the Mississippi Small Business Development Center. Workshop topics with dates, times and registration can be found at www.mssbdc.org. […]

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New project is to be showcase for eclectic Southern art

The Art of Dixie promotes Southern art, products and found objects. It will be a place to showcase artists of all kinds from soap makers to painters. The Art of Dixie shares space with Bankhead Gallery at 100 E Bankhead Street in downtown New Albany. This is a great opportunity for artists to extend their […]

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