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High winds fuel fast-moving grass fire

Unusually high winds fanned a quickly moving grass fire near the intersection of Bratton and Martintown Roads about noon Friday. It took several departments to stop the fire and some firefighters had to run through flames to avoid being trapped as the fire suddenly changed direction. The heavy smoke obscured vision so the roads were […]

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New Albany retail tax revenue on long winning streak

This past week the City of New Albany received wide area news coverage for topping $300,000 in retail sales tax distributions from the state from December. The total of $306,614.04 announced by city officials was indeed the highest ever but New Albany’s retail sales have been relatively healthy for some time. Based on tax collection […]

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Program Thursday to entertain and benefit Tamara Waldrop Scholarship

The New Albany High School “Upstage” Enrichment group funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program is planning an event to honor the life of former NAHS teacher Tamara Waldrop. The program, “Moving Forward, Giving Back,” is described as “a celebration of learning and love in memory of Mrs. Tamara Waldrop.” Waldrop, who […]

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County signs contract to start next phase of Emerald furniture plant renovation

The next phase of renovation for the former Hickory Springs furniture plant can begin almost immediately with the signing of the contract Monday by members of the Union County Board of Supervisors. Pacific Northwest company Emerald Home Furnishings is buying the plant for manufacturing as well as to house a showroom, planning to put close […]

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McCafferty talks about old-timey bear hunting in the Delta

Teddy Roosevelt got barely a mention. Paul Rainey fared considerably better, but it was Robert Bobo who was the premier bear hunter in Mississippi according to James T. McCafferty. McCafferty, a former New Albany resident, returned here this past Thursday to talk about his latest book, “The Bear Hunter: The Life and Times of Robert Eager […]

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Northside association is good neighbor to emulate

This past week the Historic Northside Neighborhood Association held a meeting to determine whether there was interest in reactivating the organization after being dormant for several years. A larger-than-expected crowd showed up and virtually everyone enthusiastically participated in the discussion. Some city officials were also their to express support. HNNA was created in large part […]

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New Albany Schools menu for Feb. 29-March 4   Elementary School   Monday, Feb. 29 Chicken Patty Sandwich, 
Red Beans and Rice
 with Sausage
, Criss Cut Sweet Potatoes, 
Green Peas
, Sliced Strawberries
, Assorted Fruit Juices
, Whole Grain Biscuit
, Chocolate Pudding, 
Fat Free Chocolate Milk
, Skim Milk
, One Percent White Milk Tuesday, March 1 Sausage Pizza
, […]

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John Davis earns junior bronze and silver awards

John Davis of New Albany has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Clark, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo. The 14-year-old son of Joe and Jennie Davis attends New Albany Middle School and is a member of the NJAA, the Mississippi […]

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Three seek to fill vacant Myrtle alderman’s post

Three people qualified to run for the vacant alderman-at-large’s position in the Town of Myrtle by the 5:30 p.m. deadline this past Friday according to Town Clerk Marie White. They are Randall Darling, who is retired from the New Albany Light, Gas and Water Department; Lisa Galloway, who is a nurse and manager of Sunshine […]

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County getting ready to replace Martintown bridge over Tallahatchie

The Union County Board of Supervisors Tuesday accepted a bid to replace the bridge across the Tallahatchie River on Martintown Road (CR 86). The old bridge has been rated at a reduced load limit and was reported to be a used bridge when it was put there more than a half century ago. Low bidder […]

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