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Weather a factor in community activities

The possibility of bad weather has caused the cancellation of one community activity and may force the relocation or postponement of two more. The Great American Clean-up, scheduled for this past Saturday morning, was cancelled because of the possibility of rain. Organizers are considering the possibility of having a community clean-up day late one weekday […]

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Toyota Enhancement Endowment Fund, MSU to pair up

Toyota Enhancement Endowment Fund Advisory Committee and MSU President Dr. Mark Keenum announce first dual enrollment class The Toyota Enhancement Endowment Fund Advisory Committee and Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum were to announce the first course in the recently-established dual enrollment program on Tuesday, May 7, in the CREATE Boardroom in Tupelo at […]

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The New Albany city primary elections will be held next Tuesday.

After a very quiet early campaign, candidates have been knocking on doors the past few weeks and taking part in forums and other opportunities to present their views on important issues to the voters. We at the News Exchange have posed a variety of questions on important issues over the past months and have asked […]

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Students voting for the fairy tale.

NAES first-graders have fairy tale theater

To conclude a unit of study on Fairy Tales, first graders at New Albany Elementary School participated in a Fairy Tale Theater on April 12. Students dressed in their favorite fairy tale costume and attending a Fairy Tale Theater presented by first grade teachers, assistants, and school staff members. Teachers acted out well-known fairy tales […]

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Current version of GED test to expire at end of 2013

GED test-takers who need to finish the current version of the GED need to do so by the end of 2013 according to officials from Northeast Mississippi Community College. The GED test contains five parts that can be taken separately, but must all be passed to receive a high school credential. GED test-takers who have […]

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The Playhouse

It was in April of last year that my conscience began meeting with me in my closet. My rack of hanging clothes had no sliding room, and it was a squeeze effort to add freshly ironed items. My conscience would point to the crowed rack and chide me for my clothing surplus. I would defend […]

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Sylvia Thompson, 72

Sylvia Thompson, 72, of Blue Springs, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013. She was born Jan. 11, 1941, in Pontotoc to Anthony McCord Sr. and Verna Holcomb McCord. She loved doing word search puzzles and spending time with her family. She was a member of The Church of Acts. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, […]

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Lorene Wise, 90

Lorene Williams Wise, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Dogwood of New Albany. She was born Sept. 27, 1922, to Norman Loftin Williams and Mocilla Celia Robbins Williams in Pontotoc County. She was a mother and homemaker who loved gospel singing, embroidery, flowers and her children, grandchildren […]

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Johnny Moody, 62

John Lesley “Johnny” Moody, 62, of Nettleton, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Nettleton after a long illness. He was born on Aug. 31, 1950, in New Albany to Leroy Moody and Annie Tibwell Moody. He grew up in the Martintown community of Union County and had resided in the Nettleton area the last 40 […]

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N.T. Duncan, 88

N.T. Duncan, 88, of Ripley, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, in New Albany. He was born Sept. 3, 1924, to Turner and Georgie Roaten Duncan. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a retired independent contractor in the construction business. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during WWII. […]

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