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Georgia Grant, 82

  Georgia Lee Sprouse Grant, 82, of Blue Springs, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born June 15, 1930, to Wallace Lee Sprouse and Ina Buchanan Sprouse. She was a retired sewing machine operator for Joyner Fields. She loved working in her flowers and garden. She was […]

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Viola Cauley, 73

  Viola Harris Cauley, 73, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was born in Greenville. She married John Cauley and they made their home in Indianola, where she was a member of Second Baptist Church. She was a teller at Planters Banks, retiring in 2008. She had […]

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Nancy Hampton, 80

  Nancy Ann Smith Hampton, 80, of Thaxton, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home in Thaxton. She was born in Memphis to Otis Graves and Myrtle Mae Miller Smith. She was a member of Oxford-University United Methodist Church and the Double Circle Sunday School Class. She retired from 35 years of […]

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Heather C. Burns, 29

  Heather C. Burns, 29, of Tupelo, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her residence in Tupelo. She was born July 21, 1983, in Tupelo to Keith G. “Jerry” Burns Jr. and Sara Phyllis Burns. She was an avid reader and enjoyed learning. She loved spending time with her family, animals and working with flowers. […]

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Park Commission Youth Baseball Registrations

New Albany Park Commission Youth Baseball, Softball, T-Ball, and Top Notch T-Ball (special needs) Registration begins Monday, February 11th and will run through Friday, March 22nd. Fee per player is $45.00 for the first child and $40.00 for each additional sibling; Top Notch is $10.00 per child. Registration is for all boys and girls Baseball/Softball […]

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Northside Meeting Postponed

Historic Northside Neighborhood Association meeting scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, 2/19/13 at 6:30 p.m. has been postponed. The new date is to be announced.

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The Barn Bird is a piece by Clyde McDowell of New Harmony

Folk Art and Friendly Folks exhibit and sale opens this Sunday at the museum

The work of the artists in the Folk Art and Friendly Folk exhibit, opening Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30, at the Union County Heritage Museum, can be described as primitive, traditional, untrained, Americana, whimsical, naïve, eccentric, outsider and visionary. And in the cases of the artists they are self-taught and self-made as in the American tradition. […]

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Mayor Kent picks up opponent

New Albany city elections gained one more candidate this past week as former businessman Bill Robertson qualified to run for governor against incumbent Tim Kent. One month remains in the qualifying period and at least some political observers say they expect more candidates but provide no names. Last week, Jimmy Lewis Jackson qualified to run […]

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‘Annie’ Snapshots

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Vote on legalizing liquor set for March 19

New Albany aldermen voted Tuesday night to set an election for March 19 to decide whether liquor and wines of more than five percent alcohol by weight can be sold inside the city limits. Mississippi law requires the board to hold an election if a group presents petitions asking for the vote signed by at […]

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