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Spray park plaque

The New Albany Board of Aldermen has found a good way to honor former Ward Three Alderman Tommie Beasley without creating unneeded controversy by renaming Baker Street in his memory. Board members have agreed to erect a plaque at the spray park in BNA Bank Park honoring the former alderman who died earlier this year. […]

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An election twist or two

The first round of voting in this year’s state and local elections is over and round two is coming Aug. 25. Although sometimes elections are almost ho-hum and follow a predicted outcome, the balloting Tuesday had a number of twists. Here in Union County, we turned over four of the five slots on the Union […]

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Health Fair Saturday

This Saturday Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will hold one of its major community outreach events of the year. It’s the Back-to-School Health Fair, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the hospital. More than 1,000 people, including as many as 700 children, are expected to turn out for a free health […]

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Hospital back-to-school health fair Saturday will offer health screening, school supplies, information

Baptist Union County hosts Back-to-School Health Fair   Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a free back-to-school health fair on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the hospital’s front lobby. The event will feature a host of free health screenings, health tips, safety information, a teddy bear clinic, school supplies giveaways, plus […]

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Arts, Beats & Eats to showcase local art, food and music Friday

Everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of art, music and food Friday, Aug. 7, at Arts, Beats, & Eats, an award-winning event receiving “Best Art Event” by the Mississippi Main Street Association. The event will be at In Bloom’s event hall from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown New Albany. Arts, Beats & Eats […]

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Motorists urged to be extra-cautious with start of school

School buses are the safest form of highway transportation according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Our main concern is always safety,” said Lecia Stubblefield, Director of Transportation for the New Albany School District.  “We maintain our buses to a superior condition and our drivers are trained annually in safety.” The New Albany School District […]

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Back to school time

School starts next Wednesday in New Albany and Union County schools, which means it is time for all of us to slow down and start paying closer attention to our driving. Many drivers speed in residential areas, often driving 35 to 45 miles per hour in areas where the maximum safe speed is 25. And […]

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Arts, Beats and Eats

Tickets have gone on sale for one of New Albany’s best social events, the fifth annual Arts, Beats & Eats, which takes place Friday, Aug. 7. The somewhat dressy, upscale event featuring juried artists, music, food and fun has been growing in attendance each year. This year’s gathering will be from 5 p.m. to 8 […]

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Well-being of children

The folks who run the Holiday Inns used to advertise that the best surprise is no surprise. If that were true, we would be in luck here in Mississippi when it comes to the well-being of children and families. Again this year the state ranks 50th among the states in the annual Kids Count survey […]

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Honoring Beasley

The proposal to rename Baker Street on the city’s east side to honor former Ward Three Alderman Tommie Beasley is ill-advised and should not be brought back before the Board of Aldermen. The proposal has created controversy among some residents on the street who have pointed out that the Baker home became the first black […]

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