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Ecru News

 Get well wishes to Heather Dyer who had surgery recently. We hope you are feeling better soon. Get well wishes to Carl Sudduth who had surgery last week.  We hear he is doing well. The Ecru Baptist Youth will have a fundraiser on Saturday, April 24th from 5-7 p.m. They will be serving barbecue plates […]

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Eastern Lights

 The springtime is so beautiful and calm.  There is always something blooming in almost every yard. I had the pleasure of visiting Ola Messer at Saltillo Thursday on my way to Tupelo for some business.  She was feeling well and able to talk.  We had a good visit also.  Charles had stopped by to visit […]

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Liberty School News

 Lil Grisham welcomed attendees to the March 15th meeting of Liberty School.  She recognized Lucille Hamblin Fitzgerald, a former teacher at Liberty School.  There were seventy-eight in attendance.  Mrs. Fitzgerald gave the invocation and blessing prior to the bountiful covered-dish dinner. The “Moonstones” provided entertainment for the evening.  Curtis Downs, a Liberty native and graduate […]

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Lady ‘Dawgs struggle versus Tishomingo County

Tishomingo County showed why they are one of the best hitting teams in the division, as they defeated New Albany 16-1 in six innings. The Lady ‘Dawgs only allowed one run for Tish. in the first despite the Lady Braves loaded the bases. Mallory Beaty tied the game in the bottom half with her RBI […]

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Indians top Bulldogs in crucial division game

New Albany suffered a tough setback Tuesday night, falling 7-3 at home to Itawamba AHS. After picking up an 8-4 victory at Tishomingo County Monday night, the Bulldogs needed a win over the Indians to move into sole possession of second place in Division 1-4A. Down 1-0 early, the ‘Dawgs scored three runs in the […]

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So good so soon: Ingomar’s Hale among elite in golf

One of the top golfers in the state is also one of the youngest, and she is showing now signs of slowing down anytime soon. Ingomar’s Molly Hale has consistently earned medalist honors this season, this after finishing fourth in the state in 2009. The amazing fact? She is only an eighth grader. “My dad […]

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More time for school

 The New Albany School District is putting together a plan, which if approved by the Board of Trustees, would lengthen the school day for city school students. Part of the impetus for the plan comes from Lisa Mitchell, principal New Albany Middle School, where a few minutes already have been added to the school day […]

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NA schools mull eighth period

The New Albany School District Board of Trustees is examining the possibility of adding an eighth period to the schools’ academic week. New Albany Middle School Principal Lisa Mitchell brought the idea to the school board as a way to focus on students’ academic success a few more minutes each day. She told the board […]

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Unfinished civil rights

 In “Parting the Waters,” the Pulitzer Prize winning story of the early years of the Civil Rights movement, Taylor Branch describes some of the differences between Dr. Martin Luther King’s goals and those of the NAACP.  Dr. King, following the teachings of Ghandi, was hoping to do more than merely put an end to segregation.  […]

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Playhouse News

 Mind over matter, mind over matter – I keep reminding myself while I wait out the arctic onslaught. The brown, ice frosted grass crunches under my insulated boots while I picture the jonquil bulbs only inches away. In a few short weeks they’ll push through this same grass and display a yellow meadow complete with […]

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Saturday cleanup

 The annual effort to get our town and our county looking a little better by cleaning the place up takes place Saturday. Called the Keep America Beautiful “Great American Cleanup,” this annual event puts a focus on everything from roadside litter to getting rid of stuff that is cluttering up private property in the city […]

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A house with character?

 Our 46-year-old house in Florence, Ala., has been a great house, and we’ve really enjoyed living there. It’s got a lot of space, a sunroom where we can watch the birds, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks, lots of trees and bulb-filled flower beds. But like any older house, it has its share of little flaws and […]

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Cups and cookbooks

 Last weekend was all about cups and cookbooks at our house. Well, actually it was mostly about watching college basketball on television, but it wasn’t supposed to be. We had set a goal of cleaning out the garage of our house in Florence, Ala., as we get ready for the move to New Albany in […]

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Defense leads WU to division win

Defense helped the Lady Eagles pick up the division win, as they defeated Ingomar 4-2 on Thursday. After falling to Myrtle on Tuesday, West Union was able to snap Ingomar’s unbeaten division record, despite several opportunities by the Lady Falcons. “A win is a win and we will take the win, but it wasn’t pretty,” […]

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