Anthony Lipsey scores on this layup during the third quarter. Photo By Dennis Clayton.

Hawks split with Cardinals

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MYRTLE – Myrtle had an answer for every run that Jumpertown made and held on to defeat the Cardinals 60-55 on Tuesday. The Lady Hawks fell 52-45 to Jumpertown in the opening game. “We did not have the effort that we have been having, but a quick turn-around from last night’s road […]

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Driving distractions

Distracted drivers are an important safety issue across the nation and also in our state. Lots of things contribute to drivers’ being distracted, including talking on cell phones or fiddling with the increasingly complex stereo and navigation systems that now are available in many new cars. But one of the most dangerous is emailing or […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Clueless about gardening, doors

My wife Jenny says that when I claimed that my hobby was gardening 17 years ago when we were dating that I was exaggerating a little. Well, really she says I was exaggerating a lot – that what I meant was I will mow the yard once in a while when I can’t talk our […]

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Damaris Jean Browning

County reports series of drug-related arrests

The Union County Sheriff’s Office has had a full week in terms of drug enforcement, charging five different individuals with possession or sale of methamphetamine. They also handled one Homeland Security case involving identity theft. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the first case involved Damaris Jean Browning, 34, of 1236 CR 14, Myrtle. “We had a […]

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Two die in Sunday afternoon collision

Staff reports Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Troopers are trying to learn why a pickup truck apparently veered into the path of an oncoming SUV Sunday, killing both drivers. Dead are Brenda Garrison Harris, 39, of CR 59, New Albany, and Tyler Loden, 21, of Blue Mountain. The collision occurred about 3:45 p.m. Sunday on Hwy. […]

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City looking at expanding utility coverage area

Aldermen moved to take a step that could lead to expanding coverage by the city gas department at the monthly board meeting Tuesday. Light, gas and water manager Bill Mattox told board members that Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has talked about expanding the city’s gas service footprint in Marshall and Union counties. […]

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City school board honors teachers, gets legislative update

The New Albany School Board meeting Monday started off with recognition. First, the board members were honored as part of School Board Recognition Week, which is officially Feb. 15-21. Trustees were presented with gifts from the various schools in recognition of their service, a proclamation from Gov. Phil Bryant was read and Superintendent Jackie Ford […]

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‘Mary Poppins’ to land on NAHS stage this weekend

New Albany High School will present the musical, “Mary Poppins,” Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. Tickets for the show, expected to be a sellout, are $10 for reserved tickets and $8 for general admission. For ticket information, call 662-534-1805. The story […]

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Scott Barretta and Sam Mosley are shown at the Blues Marker near the museum featuring Moseley and Johnson. Barretta, author, radio host, and teacher, will speak at the museum’s February Museum Moments on Thursday, Feb. 19, at noon.

Museum Moments will have the blues

Museum Moments for February at the Union County Heritage Museum will feature Scott Barretta, Mississippi’s expert on the blues. He will speak at noon, Feb. 19, at the museum. Barretta is an instructor at the University of Mississippi, where his courses include Anthropology of Blues Culture. He is a writer and researcher for the Mississippi […]

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Rep. Alan Nunnelee succumbs to cancer

U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee died Friday, Feb. 6, after fighting cancer and related health issues since last year. He was 56. A Tupelo native, he grew up in Columbus before his family moved to Clinton the year before his high school graduation. He got his start in politics at Mississippi State University working with the […]

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