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Middle School students to get laptop computers in October

By Angie Barmer Students at New Albany Middle School will have new laptops for their classroom this Fall. At the school board meeting Thursday night, school board member Bernice Bailey made the motion to approve the recommendation to approve a three-year lease of 240 laptops for NAMS from Howard Technology Solutions/CalFirst in the amount of […]

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Beautification committee working on plans to landscape Bankhead St.

By Angie Barmer The New Albany City Beautification Committee met last week to discuss upcoming projects. A discussion was had on the future landscaping-based city beautification projects, including, but not limited to, planting trees along Bankhead Street and doing landscaping and all of the entrances and exits to New Albany. Jean Ashcraft made the motion […]

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Workshop looks at making healthier community

By Angie Barmer A two-day Community Livability workshop was held this week that opened many doors of discussion from local people and out of town people about all of the best ways to improve New Albany and make the city a healthy community for all. This workshop was held because of a $20,000 grant that […]

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Arts Beats and Eats bringing food, art and fellowship back Friday

By Angie Barmer The popular local event, Arts, Beats and Eats is taking place Friday night in downtown New Albany. Arts, Beats and Eats is an event sponsored by the New Albany Main Street Association that showcases local musicians, local artists, and local restaurants. Attendees get to taste local cuisine, while mingling with other locals […]

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July Things To Do

By Angie Barmer Now that July is here, there is a whole month of activities for kids to be involved in around town. From 8:30 a.m. to noon, July 7-11,children ages 6-12 will be participating in Healthy Kids Camp at the Baptist HealthPlex. Children will learn about swimming, nutrition, first aid, fire safety, and there […]

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B. F. Ford, Union County Training School reunion set for this weekend

Union County Training School and B.F. Ford School will be holding the 43rd annual reunion celebration this Friday and Saturday. On Friday night at 6 p.m. hospitality night and a fish fry will be held in the B.F. Ford Gymnasium. This is sponsored by the Class of 1964. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday will […]

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Friends and supporters of New Haven were treated to a fish dinner Wednesday. The annual event is a way to say thank you as well as recognize those who made outstanding efforts.

New Haven plans to expand

By Angie Barmer A fundraiser campaign will soon be starting up to raise additional funds needed for the future expansion of New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults. With 32 clients, New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults has almost reached capacity. There isn’t enough space for all of the activities that the clients do, […]

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Blue Springs discusses possible gun, dog codes

Two ordinances – a gun and a dog ordinance – were discussed in detail at Tuesday night’s Blue Springs Board of Aldermen meeting. Blue Springs Police Officer Anthony Anderson brought an example of a gun ordinance for the aldermen members to review and possibly adopt for the town of Blue Springs. The ordinance is as […]

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Toyota’s wood duck nesting project part of efforts to preserve environment

In addition to rolling out a plethora of Toyota Corollas every day, the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. facility in Blue Springs is also deemed the model sustainable assembly plant for North American operations. This is due to the many environmental and sustainability practices that are in place every day at the 1,540-acre Blue Springs […]

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West Union students collect $2,000 in pennies to fight leukemia

Each year, students from across Mississippi and Louisiana participate in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s program, “Pennies for Patients.” West Union Attendance Center students in pre-K through sixth grade participated in this program, which began Feb. 3 and ended Feb. 21, and approximately $2,000 was collected from classes at West Union. The winning classes collected […]

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