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Ellistown Breezes for Feb. 27, 2015

By Margaret McCraw Deepest sympathy to the families of Dean Pannell who recently died. I enjoyed a nice visit last Saturday, Feb. 21, from my cousins who live in Memphis and Horn Lake.  First cousin Hulan “Jack” Roberts, age 95, and his two sons, Jerry and Mike.  He lost his oldest son Jackie in early […]

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Eastern Lights for Feb. 27, 2015

By Loretta Easley Hello to Twanda Little who is improving nicely after a short illness.  She is always busy with household chores.  By the way, she is a good cook also. The weather may be icy before you read this. Spring weather only last a few days and then winter sets in again this time […]

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Cornersville-Blythe for Feb. 27, 2015

By Martha Hardy Greetings from the very cold Hardy hilltop. We have really been having some wintertime weather. We all talk about the weather, but can’t do anything about it so we just might as well roll with the tide. The weather was indirectly responsible for my having missed church Sunday morning as I could […]

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Three Rivers director Randy Kelley named one of top economic developers

Randy Kelley, executive director of Three Rivers Planning and Development District has been named one of North America’s top 50 economic developers for 2015. Kelley was selected to the list by Consultant Connect, a consulting agency that bridges the gap between economic developers and site consultants. The economic developers were nominated by their colleagues in […]

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Frances Dodds

Former city clerk dies at 100

A former city clerk for the City of New Albany died Sunday at the age of 100. Frances Dodds, formerly Frances Dorman, passed away at Aldersgate Personal Care in Meridian. Dodds served as city clerk for New Albany for 35 years.  She was also a member of First United Methodist Church. John David Pennebaker, who […]

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Hancock enters supervisor, District 1 race

Myrtle resident William “Bill” Hancock has announced his candidacy for Supervisor, District 1. Hancock has been employed by Sears and Piper Impact, where he served in quality, calibration, sales, and management for 33 years. He also did project/consultant work overseas for two years. He is a high school graduate, and completed college work and professional […]

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Stanford charged with sexual battery, touching a child

RIPLEY — A New Albany man was recently released from Tippah County Jail on $100,000 bond. Robert Dean Stanford was arrested by officers with Tippah County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, Oct. 6, according to Sheriff Karl Gaillard. The arrest comes following an incident which allegedly took place at a property owned by Stanford in the […]

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BNA Bank - Tupelo

BNA Bank breaks ground for Tupelo branch

TUPELO–BNA Bank headquartered in New Albany, broke ground Thursday, for a new 3,325-square-foot banking center in the rapidly growing Barnes Crossing area. The new banking center, to be located at 2919 Tom Watson Dr., is believed to be the first in the Tupelo market to offer a new high-touch personalized banking service to its customers […]

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Union County schools to hold community-wide meeting

The Union County School District’s  community-wide program has been re-scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, at Ingomar Attendance Center. Topics to be discussed will include the new Common Core Standards, PARCC Assessment and Block Scheduling. This information should be of particular value to parents concerned about their child’s education. The meeting was originally set […]

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Library faces financial crisis

Dwindling funds in recent years, matched with an increase in operating costs, has brought the Union County Library System to a state of near-crisis. Kay Sappington, director of the library system that includes both the Jennie Stephens Smith Library in New Albany and the Myrtle Library, said the situation has come to the point where […]

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