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Toyota technology lays foundation for future Corollas

Toyota Mississippi donates seven trial vehicles to local organizations BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (July 8, 2014) – Four local organizations benefitted from the donation of vehicles from Toyota Mississippi today. The cars, valued at nearly $103,000 are one way Toyota Mississippi supports organizations in the community. Three Career and Technology Centers that serve Lee, Pontotoc and […]

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RiverFest and beer

The question of allowing the sale or consumption of beer and light wine (wine coolers) at special events on city property is expected to be on the August meeting agenda of the New Albany Board of Aldermen. Examples of such events cited by city officials include arts receptions or exhibit openings at the Union County […]

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Pass on the deviled eggs

You would have had to be there. Just hearing the story retold doesn’t do it justice. But we’ll try. The New Albany Board of Aldermen spent part of its meeting last week discussing chickens and roosters in residential areas of the city. The topic came up because Ward One Alderman Jeff Olson asked that an […]

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MDEQ awards waste tire grant to Three Rivers

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority a $59,000 waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators of waste tires in Calhoun, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc and Union Counties. Funding for waste tire grants is provided by a waste […]

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Building the Railroad Falkner line from Cavett copy

Museum Moments to feature history of building Ripley Railroad

Building the Ripley Railroad through Tippah, Union, Pontotoc and Chickasaw Counties in the late 1880s and early 1890s brought excitement, prosperity and was filled with close calls, funding shortages, the race to New Albany, death of workers and triumph for Col. William C. Falkner who masterminded this large project. Museum Moments on July 17 at the […]

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Two local agencies among Mississippi Arts Commission FY2015 grant recipients

The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) has granted $1.34 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2015. These funds were awarded in 46 Mississippi counties, ranging from operating support for museums and community arts centers to small grants that assist schools with bringing in guest artists. The grants will […]

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Celebrating America

Today we celebrate Independence Day. Around the country, we do it in many ways – with a picnic, hot dogs, a parade, fireworks, a family reunion or a concert. For some, perhaps most or all of the above. For others, it may just be a quiet day off from work. However we do it, we […]

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Two local agencies among Mississippi Arts Commission FY2015 grant recipients

The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) has granted $1.34 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2015. These funds were awarded in 46 Mississippi counties, ranging from operating support for museums and community arts centers to small grants that assist schools with bringing in guest artists. The grants will […]

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Pre-K Registration continues at New Albany Elementary School

There are still slots available in Pre-K classes at New Albany Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. Pre-K students enrolling in Pre-K must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. Please bring the following information: birth certificate, Social Security card and immunization record (Form #121). Immunization records should be marked “complete for […]

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Progress at UCDA

The effort of the Union County Development Association to reinvent itself is beginning to pay off. The organization struggled a bit with its mission after much of its traditional work—economic development, marketing and tourism, as well as Tallahatchie RiverFest—was siphoned off to others. But we see progress being made. Under Phil Nanney’s leadership, the group […]

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