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Historic Northside meeting draws enthusiastic crowd

After several years of being dormant, the Historic Northside Neighborhood Association held a sort of revitalization meeting Tuesday evening at the landmark Cleveland Street Associate Presbyterian Church. One of the main purposes was to determine whether enough interest existed to reactivate the organization. A good answer to that question is that nearly 50 people showed […]

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Learning iPad tricks

Jamie Varner from the Extension Center for Technology explains “How to Get the Most Out of Your iPhone/iPad” at the Extension office Wednesday. The free program, which included instruction on how to perform both basic and advanced tasks on the two devices, was part of the Extension’s free “Lunch and Learn” series that will be […]

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Pilot grant to be used to upgrade New Haven kitchen

The Pilot Club of New Albany has received a $5,000 matching grant from Pilot International. The $10,000 grant will be used to equip the kitchen in the planned addition to New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults. New Haven is currently serving approximately 40 clients. The commercial, state-of-the art equipment is greatly needed to increase […]

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Retired educators learn about heart health

  The Union County Retired Education Personnel met Feb. 11 at the BNA Bank Community Room. President Anna Quinn presided and member Rheta Ann West shared a devotional. Mary Foley, RN, BSN, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, spoke to the group about heart failure. Nancy Kidd, marketing director at Baptist-Union County, accompanied the speaker. Officers […]

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Government should make sure library stays open

This past week it became known that the Union County Library System was having trouble meeting its budget and would have to reduce services. For several years the library had seen little increase in regular funding but did experience decreasing grant support even as expenses continued to rise. A personnel grant cut by Gov. Phil […]

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Fix our roads

Dear Editor: Take a ride on Bankhead St., or on Barkley Dr. Go on CR 115 in the county, or any other direction, north, south, east or west, and what do you find? Decrepit roads and even more, “decrepit” officials, city and county, that get on one issue, such as Tangle Foot Trail or the […]

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Library program looks at America’s First Couple

The Friends of the Union County Library managed to combine President’s Day with Valentine’s Day Tuesday as Linda Everett reviewed Flora Fraser’s book “The Washingtons: George and Martha, ‘Join’d by Friendship, Crown’d by Love’” for Luncheon with books at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library. What apparently began as a pragmatic marriage for the shy Washington […]

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New Albany High competes at Blue Mountain College Math & Science Tournament

 On Feb. 9, 2016 twelve students from New Albany High School competed in the Blue Mountain College Math and Science Tournament. Front from left are Meredith Prescott, Hannah Harris, Jamie Lewis, Lindsay Sappington, Michelle Luo, Ke Xin Weng; back from left, Sanders Goode, Adalyn Aldridge, Elise Dunnam, Anna Bullock and Meghan Van. Sanders Goode, Elise […]

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Schools working on new terror, emergency response plans

Concerned by recent school bomb threats in the area, New Albany school officials have begun work on new comprehensive, detailed plans to deal with emergency situations. “I got to thinking last night, ‘How would we deal with it if something like that (the two Tishomingo County threats) happened here?’” Superintendent Jackie Ford said. “Probably, we […]

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Tallahatchie Arts Council moving into fifth decade with new plans

Most Union Countians are probably aware we have the Tallahatchie Arts Council but they may not remember that it began more than 40 years ago. A group of six held the first meeting, wanting to create an atmosphere in which artists could be encouraged to create, their work could be shown, a sense of fellowship […]

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