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Wise retires as extension director

After 28 years of work, Stanley Wise is officially retired. He worked in Lafayette County for one year, Quitman County for two years, Alcorn County for 10 years, ad he spent the last 15 years working as the Union County Extension Agent for the Mississippi State University Extension Service. A retirement reception was held Monday […]

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Local Boys & Girls Club director receives state honor

After only being in his position for approximately six months, Boys and Girls Club of New Albany Unit Director Marquel Conner won the Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi 2014 Full-Time Professional of the Year award. Conner was awarded this honor recently at the all-state training conference in Tupelo. “I was shocked to receive […]

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East Union students help save lives of two wreck victims

Two juniors from East Union Attendance Center jumped into action when they witnessed two separate wrecks while traveling on Hwy. 348 to New Albany. Approximately a month ago, Katlin Prewett and Tyler Bennett were on a school bus, along with other students, traveling from East Union to New Albany School of Career and Technical Education […]

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Blue Springs seeks grant for more police presence

The town of Blue Springs may have more police presence this fall if the town receives a new grant. Joel Spellins, police chief for Sherman and law enforcement liaison for Troop F, came before the board Tuesday night to discuss a grant in which the board members can apply for. The grant is the Office […]

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Beautification committee set to finish street sign project

For seven years now, the New Albany City Beautification Committee has been placing decorative street signs in neighborhoods throughout New Albany. There have been 314 decorative street signs put up since the inception of this project, which was 2008, at a cost of $117, 750. The remaining street signs have been approved to be purchased […]

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New bladder pacemaker offers help with incontinence

If there’s one thing that’s constant in life, it’s daily trips to the bathroom. However, frequent trips to the bathroom is another concern. William W. Johnson, M.D., gynecologist with The Center for Women’s Health in New Albany, is helping patients find a solution to bladder issues, specifically with urge incontinence and stress incontinence. When medicine, […]

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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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