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NEMCC oks tuition, fees increase

Beginning next fall, students at Northeast Mississippi Commuity College will see an increase in tuition. At its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Board of Trustees approved a recommendation from school president Dr. Johnny L. Allen, Ed.D. to increase fulltime tuition by 11 percent. Currently, tuition for one fulltime semester (at least 12 […]

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Myrtle unable to contain NAHS

New Albany had the hot bats against their county rival last Saturday, posting a 13-2 win over Myrtle in the Hawks’ tournament. “We’re off to a really slow start,” Myrtle head coach Robert Gordon said. “Our pitching has not been very productive and our offense isn’t producing either. We’ve played big schools so far, but […]

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Falcons end season at Grand Slam

 Ingomar had a tough end to their season, falling to 2A champion West Bolivar in the Grand Slam Tournament on Thursday. Missed opportunities from the free throw line early on and a tough Eagle defense in the paint haunted the Falcons, as neither team could get their offenses going in the first frame, each posting […]

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Obituaries for March 12, 2010

 Gene Simmons, 82 Gene Simmons, 82, of Myrtle, died March 10, 2010  at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. He was born Aug. 11, 1927 in Union County to the late Lloyd and Jamie Pernell Simmons. He was a member Myrtle Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School and served on many committees. He was a […]

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Time to be counted

 Every 10 years it’s time to be counted. And it’s that time again. The U.S. Census count is underway and most people with residential addresses will be getting a Census form in the mail next week to complete. The law requires that everyone in the country be counted where they are living on April 1, […]

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Weddings and real life

 I don’t like weddings much, even though I’ve had three of them. They’re usually high-stress times geared as much for the bride and groom’s relatives as for the happy couple. Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, of course. Mine have been in churches (three different denominations). The first, in Albuquerque, was quite a to-do, […]

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New Haven receives a $10,000 donation for bus fund

A new bus is needed for the clients and employees of New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults and New Haven has been raising money to go towards their bus fund since last fall. The approximate goal amount needed to purchase the 28-passenger bus they need, complete with handicapped accessibility features, is over $60,000. Walmart […]

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Local chief deputy up for national honors

One local law enforcement agent  has been nominated to receive national honors from America’s Most Wanted. Union County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Jimmy Edwards is one of several that has been nominated to receive America’s Most Wanted’s All Star Award for 2010. Edwards has worked in law enforcement for ten years. He started as a […]

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Federal money helps NA High School students switch to MacBooks

Since October 2009, some students in the New Albany School District have received MacBooks to help them with their daily classroom activities as well as with their homework. Under the Title I American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) budget, the New Albany School District’s Special Education Department (SPED) received stimulus funds for the first time […]

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Falcons capture state championship

 A group that has played together for over six years walked off the court Thursday as state champions in one of the final games of their high school careers, as Ingomar defeated McAdams 72-60. Legendary head coach Norris Ashley said at the beginning of the year that if there was ever a time that Ingomar […]

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Bizarre and unfortunate

 The scenario that led to the dismissal of Bobby Carter as the attorney for the city of New Albany is both bizarre and unfortunate. The Board of Aldermen fired him Monday, about a week after he filed what likely will become a class action lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp. and its U.S. subsidiaries. The suit, […]

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Obituaries for February 19, 2010

 Robbie Williams, 55 Roberta Brannin Love Williams, 55, of Belden, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 at at the Sanctuary Hospice House. Robbie was born in Tupelo on Sept. 5, 1954 to Dr. Ross Brown and Evelyn King Love. She was a graduate of Tupelo High School, attended Mississippi State University for Women and graduated from the […]

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Bulldogs fall short versus Corinth

Riley Alef’s first career home run came at a great time for the Bulldogs, but New Albany was unable to hold on for the win versus Corinth, falling 9-8 Saturday night. Down 7-1 in the top of the sixth, the sophomore’s grand slam brought the ‘Dawgs back to within one. Alef would add on an […]

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New Albany falls in championship to Raymond

 It was not the way New Albany imagined ending their perfect season, but an uncharacteristic performance by the state’s top team resulted in a 64-58 loss Friday night. After watching the Lady Rangers score in the opening seconds, New Albany took a 5-2 lead off a three by Nyambi Penson. The three-point lead would be […]

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