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Humane Society holds first big fund-raiser

The Union County Humane Society had its first major fund-raising event this past Saturday, and organizers were determining how much was raised. The organization, founded about a year ago, combined a Chinese auction and barbecue dinner at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. A Chinese auction is a type of fund-raiser relatively new to […]

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Tallahatchie River Players elect officers and set auditions for one-act plays

The Tallahatchie River Players will hold auditions Thursday night for a production consisting of two one-act plays. Act one is all female and titled “Laundry and Bourbon.” The second act is all male and called “Lonestar.” The women are on the porch of one of the characters, folding laundry and talking about men and life. […]

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Don’t take gift to community for granted

Sometimes, no matter how worthy the cause, people get tired of giving. Mississippians are known for their charitable nature, but we all have limited finances to one degree or another and it can seem the number of charitable organizations that do good work is overwhelming. So far, that weariness does not appear to have set […]

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School menus for April 25-29

County School menu for April 25-29   Monday, April 25   Breakfast Pre-K-12 Milk/Juice, Sausage/Biscuit and Jelly, Breakfast Bread, Marshmallow Matey’s Cereal, Yogurt/Graham Crackers, Peaches/Granola   Lunch Pre-K-8 Beef Tacos, Chicken Nachos, Refried Beans, Tossed Salad, Pineapple Tidbits, Peach Slices, Assorted Juice, Whole Wheat Tortilla, Frog Spit   Lunch 9-12 Beef Tacos, Chicken Nachos, Refried […]

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City seeing commercial building boom

You may not have noticed it, but New Albany is beginning to experience a building boom. A casual drive through downtown should give a hint, in that the area has nearly no commercial space that is either not being used or being prepared for use. Perhaps the single-largest project is the renovation of the former […]

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Saturday filled with variety of community events

The rain is expected to end and be replaced by sunny, cool weather Saturday. That’s good news because Union Countians will have an even larger range of activities than usual to choose from. Myrtle’s “Music at the Tracks” festival will begin at 8 a.m. in C. J. Meyers Park and include a motorcycle show and […]

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NAES class learns to ‘listen while they work’

Tiffany Thrasher, a first grade teacher at New Albany Elementary School, recently earned funding from DonorsChoose.org for a classroom project called “Listen While You Work!”  Ms. Thrasher’s first grade class received a wireless classroom headphones set and several non-fiction, informational books for the classroom library.  DonorsChoose.org is a free nonprofit website where teachers can receive […]

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Humane Society to have Chinese auction fund-raiser Saturday

The Union County Humane Society will have its first major fund-raising event this Saturday. The organization, founded about a year ago, will have a Chinese auction and barbecue dinner April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center at 104 E. Main St. Barbecue plates will be sold for […]

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Working moving ahead on park stage

Visitors to the Park Along the River have probably noticed construction going on at the back of the property. What is being built is a raised open stage with semicircular area to be used for outdoor concerts and other performances. One planned use is the series of free concerts that will be presented in conjunction […]

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Keep New Albany/Union County Beautiful sponsoring Great American Cleanup May 7

With spring rapidly approaching, Keep New Albany/Union County Beautiful is asking for your help to keep America beautiful in our community. You, or a group to which you belong, can take part in the nation’s largest organized annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program – Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup. The city- and county-wide […]

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