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Shane Sanderson of New Albany High School was named 2013-2014 Athletic Director of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Coaches. Sanderson also serves on the MAC board as the District 1 3A/4A representative. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Shane Sanderson named MAC Athletic Director of the Year

By Dennis Clayton Shane Sanderson of New Albany High School has been recognized by the Mississippi Association of Coaches as the 2013-2014 Athletic Director of the Year. Sanderson will be honored at the MAC Banquet on June 27 in Jackson. “I feel extremely honored and blessed to be recognized by our Mississippi Association of Coaches […]

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Casey Whiteside of New Albany chips the shot over the Tishomingo County defender to score a goal during Friday's division win by the Bulldogs by the score of 8-2. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany overwhelms Tishomingo County in soccer

by Dennis Clayton New Albany defeated Tishomingo County by large margins on Friday night, but the matches took differing ways to arrive at the final scores. New Albany girls scored early and often to race to a commanding lead at half. New Albany boys held a narrow lead at half, but reeled off six second […]

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Wrapping it up and moving on

by Dennis Clayton This marks the final entry for me in the News Exchange. Yes, on January 1, I will be in another paper under a different header. However, I will still be working for Journal Inc. and will be adding to my 14 years of association with them. I will just be moving over […]

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Museum filled with ‘enchanted’ trees

Christmas comes in all shapes and the Trees of Enchantment at the Union County Heritage Museum offer different styles and eras of decorations. Different clubs and organizations have each taken different approaches to the trees that are in the galleries and halls this holiday season. One tree, decorated by the Tallahatchie Arts Council, not only […]

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News Exchange to discontinue publication

A letter from the editor To our readers and other friends: The News Exchange will cease publication following the Dec. 26 edition. This newspaper will merge with the New Albany Gazette as a result of Journal, Inc.’s recent purchase of the Gazette. Journal, Inc. purchased the News Exchange in 2008. The result of combining the […]

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Anthony Lipsey #40 shoots over the East Union defense in Myrtle's 52-46 win on Thursday. Pictured from left: Abriam Frazier #30, D.J. Armstrong #20, Anthony Lipsey #40, Ty McDonald #3 and Chase Hall #23. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

County rivals split in hoops action

By Dennis Clayton County rivals East Union and Myrtle met in non-division basketball play at Myrtle on Monday with the Lady Urchins of East Union winning the opener 62-42 and Myrtle’s Hawks taking the nightcap 52-46. East Union 62, Myrtle 42 (girls) East Union came out victorious in a foul-fest over the Lady Hawks in […]

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Lucy Martin defends against a Corinth forward during Tuesday's 4-1 Lady Bulldog win in division play. Caroline Mueller #21 moves over to help defend. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany sweeps Corinth in division opener

By Dennis Clayton New Albany squared off with division foe Corinth on Tuesday to determine which team would gain the early edge in the division standings. This night belonged to the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs as New Albany boys won 2-1 in OT and New Albany girls won 4-1. Both teams are 1-0 in division. […]

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East Union Homecoming Court

The following are members of the 2013-2014 East Union Homecoming Court: Allie Epting, Dakota Edwards, Mallory Roberts, Jacob Elder, Jessica Bishop, Carol Coker, Chip Gibson,and Stephanie Hardy. (not pictured Brett Rakestraw and Tray Davis) The Homecoming Festivities will begin at 1:30 and again at 5:30, weather permitting, on Friday December 6, 2013. All alumni and […]

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Katelyn Watson, left in white and Hannah Anderson, right in white, battle the Caledonia defenders for possession of the ball during the New Albany vs Caledonia soccer match at the Tupelo soccer tournament last week. New Albany won 4-0. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany takes a split in soccer with Caledonia

By Dennis Clayton New Albany and Caledonia squared off in soccer at the Tupelo soccer tournament last week with the girls taking a 4-0 win and the boys falling 4-3. In girls action, New Albany used a strong start in the first half as they sprinted out to a 3-0 first half lead. Scorers for […]

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NA Elementary spelling bee winner

The New Albany Elementary School Spelling Bee was held on Nov. 7. The winners advance to the Union County Spelling Bee in January. Pictured are l-r: Dakoyta Lesure, 2nd Place; Jill Gafford, 1st Place; and William Sloan, 3rd Place.

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