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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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Where Are They Now? Pride of the South – University of Mississippi Marching Band

Eleven graduates of New Albany High School were members of this year’s Pride of the South Band.  Pictured are, front from left, Jamie Benefield, Flute, Sophomore; Parker Hill, Clarinet, Sophomore; Kayla Condon, Guard/Clarinet, Sophomore; Bronson Lang, Trumpet, Freshman; back from left, Tyler Thomas, Percussion, Sophomore; Kyle Hickey, Drum Major/Trombone, Senior; Sharonda Hale, Trombone, Senior; Keat […]

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Elementary students share classroom blog

  This winter, two first grade classes at New Albany Elementary School participated in a “Winter Wonderland Exchange” Classroom Blog. They communicated with kindergarten, first grade, and third grade students from Ohio, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, California, Kentucky, Vermont, Georgia, Michigan, Florida, & Ontario, Canada. Each classroom participating in the Exchange sent twenty crafts and a letter […]

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BNA Bank announces promotions

On behalf of the BNA Bank board of directors, James R. Collins, President, announces the following promotions. Della Brewster has been named Assistant Vice President of Loans and Business Development.  Della has been in the banking industry for much of her career, having worked in banks in her native Louisiana as well as for the […]

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Correction for 3/14/13 issue

In the 3/14/13 issue of the News Exchange there is a ‘Vote Against’ ad that ran on the back page of Sports, page 8B. In this ad we failed to acknowledge the group that placed the ad in the bottom of the ad as is usually done. At the bottom of this ad it should […]

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New Albany High prospective chefs compete at state invitational

  The New Albany High School Culinary Arts Team recently participated in the Mississippi Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s 2013 MS ProStart Invitational at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson. Teams from throughout the state of Mississippi travel to Jackson to compete in this event which is comparable to the Top Chef program on television. The […]

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NAES continues to improve Coordinated School Health initiative

Improving the overall health of students is more than just an idea at New Albany Elementary School (NAES). It is a concept that is continually practiced and improved upon within the school community. NAES began to fully implement the eight components of Coordinated School Health (CSH) more than five years ago. The eight components include: […]

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Turn clocks ahead Sunday

Daylight Saving Time takes effect at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 10. Everyone is reminded to set their clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night, for instance, from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. The hour of sleep lost will be regained when Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 3. For those who have […]

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Storm chaser Jay Robertson displays a radar image of the tornado they were first to confirm before it struck the Hattiesburg area.

Storm chasers fill technological void

  Most local residents are aware of the devastating tornado that moved through the Hattiesburg area several weeks ago, but probably few know that the twister was first confirmed by a local group of storm chasers. The group is named North Mississippi Storm Chasers and Spotters and director Jay Robertson is quick to note the […]

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