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Newspaper-funded CREATE Foundation has history of helping develop communities

Most people have heard of the CREATE Foundation, based in Tupelo, but they may have only a vague idea what it is. Remedying that was part of the goal of this past week’s Business to Business luncheon. The quarterly networking and informational event is sponsored by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi and coordinated by the Union […]

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Dean selected Youth of the Year by regional Boys and Girls Clubs

  Takeya Dean of the New Albany Boys & Girls Club has been selected Youth of the Year. This past week, outstanding candidates from each club participated in the organization Youth of the Year competition. Dean scored the highest points in all four categories of public speaking, candidate essays, interview and overall application.  She will […]

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From left are New Albany Elementary School Principal Jamey Wright, Parks, local REPM President Jeannette Snell presenting check and Vice-President Varnell Kimmons.

NAES teacher Cynthia Parks wins educators’ grant

  New Albany Elementary School teacher Cynthia Parks is the recipient of a $500 Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi grant. The award was based on a proposal by Parks called “Learning in the Clouds” and she said she plans to use the money to purchase tablets for her kindergarten class. “If children are our future, […]

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Masonic Lodge installs officers

Joseph Warren Lodge #71 of New Albany installed the 2016 lodge officers recently.  In the front row, from left, were Joshua George, senior warden; Carl Love, worshipful master; Gregory Vanzile, junior warden; Dean Burchfield, chaplain.  In the middle row, from left, were Jim Aldridge, treasurer; Charles Lambert, junior deacon; Dean Thompson, senior deacon; Will Tucker, […]

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Farrs celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Billy J. Farr of Myrtle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 2, 2016.  A reception was hosted on Dec. 30, 2015 at Cornersville Baptist Church by their children and grandchildren, with family and friends attending.

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Completing welcome center should be priority

The Tanglefoot Trail has proved more of a benefit to New Albany and Union County than almost anyone imagined. The city’s construction of a trailhead plaza has enhanced that value even more. But’s there’s a problem. Visitors to New Albany and the trail are essentially left to their own devices without any clear source of […]

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New Albany Middle School Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks All A’s Greta Quinn Blakemore, Madison Michelle Cotten, Cassidy Paige Denning, Maggie Jo Everett, Jackson Lee Formsma, Jill Alyse Gafford, Anniston Grace Hodges, Analee Caroline King, Emma Grace Laney, Bonnie Beasley Littlejohn, Akayla Kelis Martin, Jacob Colbert Moore, Maggie Marie Moore, Mary Ellis Myers, Rylie Nicole Ozbirn, Cecelia Therese Pullman, Micah Allen […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary Macedonia WOM II met at the home of Lou McQuary on Monday, Jan. 18. Attending the meeting were Kathryn Henderson, Pam Ferguson, Teresa Shettles, Tammy Wilkerson, Delorse Douglass, Shelly Grisham, Ramona Smith, Shelia Kirk, and Angelia Churchill. We discussed a new mission project to help with the Auction Page on Facebook to […]

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Snowy Friday morning in New Albany


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Area may see two or more inches of snow and blizzard-like conditions

Local and national weather forecasters predict a significant winter storm could impact the Mid-South Thursday through Friday nights, with snow possible across the entire region. The National Weather Service had issued a winter storm watch for most of Northeast Mississippi.  A great portion of that area, as of Thursday morning, was upgraded to a winter […]

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