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Runoff coming for Union County coroner

by Lynn West Pam Browning Boman and Rob Anderson will face each other in a runoff election Nov. 26 to see who wins the Union County coroner’s post. In unofficial results Tuesday, Boman received 22.4 percent of the vote compared to Anderson’s 17.51 percent. The runoff is necessary because no candidate got more than 50 […]

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Saturday November 9 will be the MHSAA 2013 State Cross County Meet at Mississippi College Choctaw Trails Watson Cross Country Course. New Albany will be the first local school to run as 4A girls begin the day’s race activities at 10:00 with the 4A boys to follow at 10:30. East Union will be the next […]

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Union County Medical Examiner Results

Union County Medical Examiner 20 of 20 precincts (unofficial) Rob Anderson – 618 Pam Boman – 807 Pamela Denham – 281 Lisa Galloway – 192 Toby Hill – 478 Wayne Martin – 35 April Roberts – 110 Stephen Robinson – 25 Janice Upton -32 Lee Waldrop – 506 Brenda Whiteside – 109 Sherri Williams – […]

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Boman, Anderson move on to coroner runoff

Pam Browning Boman and Rob Anderson moved on from a field of 13 candidates for Union County coroner Tuesday.   Boman led all candidates with 833 votes, while Anderson was close behind with 651 votes. Of the 16,026 registered voters in Union County, only 3,729 voters, or 23.27 percent, cast ballots in the special election. […]

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First Choice Holds Holiday Market for the Public

On November 14th, First Choice Center for Women will host its 3rd annual Silent Auction fundraiser at the New Albany Presbyterian Church. “This year we have added a little something different”, reports Lacretia Wilkinson, director. “In addition to our Silent Auction we will host a Holiday Market of 20 vendor booths from local area merchants […]

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Dennis Clayton

And then there was one

We began the fall sports season with hopes of making the playoffs as the end result of our team’s hard labors. In softball we saw four of our local teams advance to the playoffs. New Albany and Myrtle lost in the first round, West Union advanced to the second round before they were eliminated, and […]

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Hill Country Halloween costume winners

Zombie costume winner: Sylvia Russell – Ole Miss Cheerleader Zombie, with Main Street Manager Vickie Duke Group costume winner: Evil to Angel (names were not available of individuals in the group) Handmade costume winner: Abra Floyd Adult costume winner: Jake Russell Pet costume winner: T-Man Ages 10 and Up costume winners: 1st – Francisco Guerrero, […]

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Toyota grant provides computers for elementary students

By J. Lynn West Thanks to a $110,000 grant from the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund, Tammy Kirkland’s fourth-grade class at New Albany Elementary has almost limitless learning possibilities The money has provided Thinkpad laptop computers for all the students in the class, which they are incorporating into their daily studies. “We appreciate the generosity of […]

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Willie Tidwell Jr., 71

Willie Holloway Tidwell Jr., 71, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his residence. He was born Sept. 20, 1942, in Lafayette County to Willie Sr. and Hazel Churchill Tidwell. He was retired from Piper and also had worked in the auto racing and body shop business. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, […]

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Mike Speck, 52

Michael D. “Mike” Speck, 52, of Shannon, died suddenly Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 22, 1961, in Aurora, Ill., to G.W. Speck Jr. and Itasca Smith Speck Hester. He was a graduate of Myrtle High School and studied music at Mississippi State University. He married Sherri Copeland Grant on […]

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