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Jazmine Spears signs with MSU

Seated L-R Agnes Spears, Jazmine Spears, Standing L-R Coast AnnaLisa Powell, Head Coach John Stroud, Curtis Spears and Coach Shay Ashford. Jazmine Spears of New Albany signed a Basketball scholarship with Mississippi State this morning. More to come on this story.

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‘Keep America Beautiful’ local cleanup coming in May

The city and county-wide cleanup effort hosted by Keep New Albany/Union County Beautiful, a local affiliate of the national program, will be Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “With spring rapidly approaching, Keep New Albany/Union County Beautiful needs your help to keep America beautiful in our community,” organizer Vickie Duke said.  “You, […]

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Union County corn crop hopes to harvest cancer-fighting funds

Corny jokes, family fun and great music are returning to the Cine’ Theatre, all for a good cause. The Union County version of Hee Haw will be presented Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The event has become something of an annual tradition, […]

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RiverFest shirts already available

  People who want to buy Tallahatchie RiverFest T-shirts won’t have to wait until the week of the festival this year, and risk not being able to get one. Organizers decided to get the shirts early this year and tailor their orders to the actual requests. The logo for the 2013 festival was designed by […]

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Ecru aldermen looking for new revenue

By Sandra Priest After several months of researching current city laws, ad valorem tax revenues, and legal precedents within the Mississippi Code, Ecru Mayor Tom Todd asked aldermen to consider a resolution in which the town could receive amounts nearing the $100,000 mark annually. This revenue, which would come as a result of Road and […]

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Aldermen deal with variety of issues besides liquor

While likely the most anticipated part of the New Albany Board of Aldermen’s April meeting concerned a proposed ordinance on liquor and wine sales following the vote to legalize it, aldermen did handle other business. They did tentatively adopt a liquor sale ordinance, contingent on changes made as the result of the required public hearing […]

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Hospital installing faster, safer, more sensitive CT scanner

  By next week, patients at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County who need a CT scan will have the advantage of being tested by a new, faster, safer device. As part of the $12 million proposed emergency room expansion, the hospital has acquired a 64-slice General Electric Lightspeed Vascular Computerized Tomography device, or VCT. The machine […]

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Bleu Bass, 27

Randall Bleu Bass, 27, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at his residence. He was born April 1, 1986, in Corinth. He was a factory worker and had worked for Lane Industries. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing softball and watching sports. He was a member of Glenfield Baptist Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, […]

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Benjamin Ashmore, 78

Benjamin H. Ashmore, 78, of Baldwyn, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley after a long illness. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was a retired auto parts salesman. He was a member of the Tri State Coin and Relic Club and enjoyed metal detecting. A memorial […]

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Sue Hampton, 58

Nellie “Sue” Hampton, 58, of Saltillo, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was a hairdresser, loved doing craft work and working with flowers. She was a member of New Albany Church of God. Services were at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Keith Skelton […]

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