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A head of his class

Payton Jordan grew this 13-pound cabbage as part of a garden project at New Albany Elementary School. It measures 48 inches around. The third-grader’s mother said they didn’t do anything special, but just appear to have good soil in their Wells Chapel neighborhood. Payton is the son of Pat and Kelli Jordan.

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Festival to include music, patriotism

Union Countians will get a double dose of entertainment mixed with patriotism this weekend as the Levitt-AMP concert series moves a day earlier to make way for the FreedomFest Saturday. The free Levitt concert series, spread over 10 consecutive Saturdays, will be Friday instead. New Albany legend Sam Mosley with the Mosley Johnson Band and […]

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Clayton is rising star in world of arm wrestling

New Albany and Union County have received recognition for various sports achievements lately but we have one champion few people may be aware of. Rance Clayton is proving to be a top contender in the rapidly-growing sport of arm wrestling. In fact, in a couple of months he plans to turn professional and this weekend […]

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Prather is new First United Methodist pastor

First Methodist Church is has announced and welcomes Dr. Tim Prather as the church’s new Senior Pastor.  June 26 will be Dr. Prather’s first Sunday at First Methodist Church. Dr. Prather graduated from McNairy Central High School in Selmer, Tenn.   He earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 1996 from Austin Peay […]

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Pavilion under construction along Tanglefoot Trail

Work is nearly done on the Tanglefoot Trail pavilion being constructed next to the warm-up station off Carter Avenue. Provided by the trail commission, the structure will be available for public use and city officials plan to add an access street to the area, probably running from Gulf Street.

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Museum Madness focuses on music

Cadillac Funk bandleader Andrew Yurkow taught youngsters about rhythm song during Museum Madness. The week-long discovery program is an annual event of the Union County Heritage Museum specializing in hands-on programs.

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Imago Dei Boutique has official opening

Imago Dei Boutique had its formal ribbon-cutting sponsored by the New Albany Main Street Association this past Friday. Owner Angie Garrett said the unusual name for her business comes from the Latin for “image of God.” “I believe we all reflect a facet of our Creator in our personality and style,” she said. Her shop, […]

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Martintown bridge nearing completion

Crews were doing the finishing grading on the approaches to the new bridge over the Tallahatchie River on Martintown Road Wednesday. Paving and striping will have to be done but the bridge should be open soon, ending the need for the detour.

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Funding cuts may necessitate small city school tax increase

The New Albany Municipal Separate School District is planning to operate next year with essentially the same budget total overall, but due to cuts mostly at the state level, they will probably need to compensate with a four-percent tax increase. The increase will amount to about $150,000 compared to the total budget of $21,946.658. The […]

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Emerald Mississippi produces first piece

Emerald Mississippi manufactured their first sofa this past week as they began test production in the newly renovated former Hickory Springs plant. The Northwest-based company is doing a $2-million renovation funded with the help of state and federal funds, although the project is not costing any county tax money. General Manager Terry Treadaway said full […]

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