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Jamie Yates, 82

Jamie Rodgers Yates, 82, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at her residence. She was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Myrtle to William John Henry Rodgers and Opal Lee Raines Rodgers. She was a homemaker and a member of Northside Baptist Church. Services were at 10 a.m., Friday, March 22, at Northside Baptist Church with the […]

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Billy Botts,76

Billy Wayne Botts, 76, of Palmetto, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 11, 1936, in Union County to William Hollis and Maudie Lee Carter Botts. He was raised in the Jugfork community and was a 1956 graduate of Cedar Hill High School. A […]

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Boyce Gresham, 81

Boyce A. Gresham, 81, of Myrtle, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013. He was born Jan. 2, 1932, to Tommy Lee and Mary Benefield Gresham. He graduated from Myrtle High School and worked most of his life as a much sought after painter and finishing carpenter. Even more well known as a superb sportsman, […]

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Tanglefoot gets places to rest

ARC to help fund Tanglefoot Trail whistle stops The Appalachian Regional Commission announced this past week approval of a grant in the amount of $177,880 to the Three Rivers Planning & Development District for the Tanglefoot Trail Whistle Stops project. The project will involve the construction of four whistle stop rest areas along the Tanglefoot […]

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Bulldogs get huge win over Vikings

By Dennis Clayton Coach John Walker’s New Albany Bulldogs needed a win over neighboring divisional rival North Pontotoc and his troops came through in the clutch. Coach Walker said of the victory “Huge win tonight, we needed that. After starting the year 7-0, we had lost six straight and we kind of had a fear […]

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Stations of the Cross

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Aldermen to deal with possible specifics of liquor and wine sale next week

By J. Lynn West New Albany aldermen are expected to discuss details concerning sale of liquor and wine inside the city at their regular meeting next Tuesday, April 2. Sale was made legal Tuesday last week under a change in state law that allows only residents in a municipality to vote on the issue rather […]

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Shaw honored for achieving national certification

At the March 4 School Board Meeting, the New Albany School Board presented a commendation to Jonna Shaw, who attained National Board Certification during the fall semester.  Shaw is a third grade teacher at New Albany Elementary School. Shown are  Bernice Bailey, School Board President; Jonna Shaw, National Board Certified Teacher; and Jackie Ford, Superintendent

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Bailey to lead city school board

Bernice Bailey was recently elected to serve as President of the New Albany School Board for the next year.  Ms. Bailey has served on the School Board since 2001. Pictured (left) is Jerry Tate, Past President, passing the gavel to Ms. Bailey.

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Early childhood, culinary students compete at FCCLA

FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) members from the Early Childhood and Culinary Arts classes at New Albany High School competed in the State FCCLA Competition in Natchez on March 6.  Pictured are front row (l-r):  Elizabeth Cornelius, 1st Place-Instructional Activity; Jessye Staten; Kimberly Langley, Sponsor; Reagan Wright, 1st Place-Student Made Learning Game; […]

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