Ingomar Lady Falcons are the 2015 Union County Tournament Girls Champions. Front left: Abby Deaton, Lauren Wooley, Gara Beth Self, Maggie Smithey, Lindsay Hall, Sydney Roberts, Ashley Forester, and Carson Grisham. Standing left: Morgan Nance, Abbie Williams, Allie Williams, Hope Mason, Lauren Thompson, Mallory Russell, Laura Hogue, Jakayla Banks and Coach Trent Adair.

Lady Falcons capture title with first quarter blitz

BY DENNIS CLAYTON INGOMAR – The Lady Falcons of Ingomar staggered New Albany early with a 28-7 advantage after the opening quarter and were able to hold off the Lady Bulldogs late to claim the Union County Tournament Girls Championship on Saturday. Ingomar prevailed 63-54 in the contest. “We had a good start and scored […]

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Robert and Sarah Garrett with their son Everett at the Ironman Triathlon. Photo submitted.

Garretts compete in Ironman triathlon

BY DENNIS CLAYTON Most couples enjoy doing a variety of activities together, but Robert and Sarah Garrett pushed the envelope with theirs as they competed in an Ironman Triathlon recently. “The Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run,” Sarah said. “I’ve been doing triathlons since 2011 and my […]

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Lauren Thompson and Maggie Smithey trap the Ashland player with their full court pressure during the third quarter as Gara Beth Self moves in to help. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Falcons avenge earlier division loss and keep streak alive

BY DENNIS CLAYTON INGOMAR – Ingomar’s Lady Falcons extracted a bit of revenge in their 58-47 win over Ashland in their Division 2-1A meeting on Tuesday. Ingomar is riding a nine game winning streak that began following their two point loss at the hands of the Lady Blue Devils. “Mallory Russell scored a lot down […]

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Hotbed Classic offers quality basketball action on Saturday

BY DENNIS CLAYTON The Kiwanis Hotbed Classic will roll out their 24th edition of premier basketball play on Saturday with a slate of nine games featuring some marquee match-ups and showcasing some of Mississippi’s top basketball talent. This year’s action will tip at 9:30 as nine games are on the schedule for the day at […]

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East Union to host open house for new field house

Letter from Ray Kennedy, East Union Principal East Union Attendance Center is extremely proud of our new football facility and near the end of the football season, our football field house was completed. We are very grateful to the Union County School District administration, school board, other community leaders, and many friends of East Union […]

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Kiwanis Hotbed

One of New Albany’s most well-known regional events is on tap this Saturday in the New Albany Memorial Gym. It’s the 24th annual Kiwanis Hotbed Classic, a premier prep sports event in Northeast Mississippi. “The Hotbed, often imitated, never duplicated” is the motto of the tournament, which is the granddaddy of them all when it […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Not willing to toss our stacks

They were stacked on the buffet in the dining room. They were stacked on the dresser and the bedside tables in the bedroom. And they were stacked in the home office. Parts of the house were beginning to look a little like one of those TV shows about hoarders and hoarding. You know – the […]

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Downtown crosswalks

Monday the state Department of Transportation painted new highly visible crosswalks on Bankhead Street at the intersections of Central Avenue, Railroad Avenue and Main Street. We think they will make downtown a little safer for pedestrians and will be helpful to visitors, especially at the Tanglefoot plaza. As we understand it, local resident Logan Rutledge, […]

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Arrogance in Jackson

Arrogance. There’s really no better word for the actions of the Mississippi Legislature in trying to prevent passage of a proposed state constitutional amendment that would require the state to meet its obligations to finance public education. The legislators hardly had time to dust off their chairs in the new legislative session before passing a […]

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New coach for Bulldogs

Now that the hoopla surrounding the introduction of Jake Hill as the new football coach at New Albany High School is over, we want to add our note of welcome. Hill was hired Dec. 12 by the New Albany School Board of Trustees and was introduced, along with his wife and children, at a community […]

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