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Toyota provides new interactive learning exhibit to New Albany Elementary

New Albany Elementary pre-kindergarten students have a new tool to explore and improve motor skills and early literacy, thanks to the generosity of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi. This past week, a “Roll, Match, Read” unit was installed at the school and will remain for the rest of the semester. The unit was created by the […]

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McManus conveys pruning tips with humor and action

Jeff McManus is on a crusade against “whackers and hackers” and brought his message to the Union County Library this week. McManus, director of landscape services for the University of Mississippi campus, was guest speaker for Luncheon With Books provided those attending with some of the hints from his book, Prune Like a Pro. McManus […]

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New Albany Home & Garden Show to undergo changes this year

The Union County Master Gardeners’ 8th annual New Albany Home and Garden Show is coming April 9 and with it, visitors will see a lot of changes. For the first time, the show will be in downtown New Albany rather than at the fairgrounds. Planning committee member Judy Harrison said the change was partly because […]

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Republican Women to sponsor program on human trafficking

Human trafficking is a growing horror in the United States and the Union County Republican Women Club are offering the opportunity for people to become more educated and informed on this subject. It is a fact that there is someone new touched by this heinous crime everyday. In Mississippi, there was a reported surge of this crime last […]

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Make school superintendents appointive positions

The legislature is once again expected to take up the question of whether school superintendents should be elected or appointed. Past efforts to make the post appointive through legislation have not gotten very far, at least partly because the state superintendents’ association has opposed them. The climate appears to be changing this year, however. In […]

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City and county school menus for Jan. 25-29

New Albany Schools menu for Jan. 25-29   Elementary School   Monday, Jan. 25 Sausage Pizza
, Chicken Spaghetti
, Tossed Salad w/Dressing
, Broccoli Salad
, Applesauce
, Assorted Fruit Juices, 
Vanilla Pudding
, Whole Grain Biscuit
, Fat Free Chocolate Milk
, One Percent Milk
, Skim Milk Tuesday, Jan. 26 Hamburger
, Taco Soup
 w/Tortilla Chips
, Creamy Coleslaw
, Oven Baked Fries
, Banana
, […]

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Health department changes clinic hours, shifts focus to preventive health

The Mississippi State Department of Health announces new county clinic hours effective Feb. 1. Most services will still be offered, but not necessarily on a daily basis. The Union County Health Department will only be open Wednesday through Friday. MSDH will no longer be enrolling new maternity patients, as patients now have other options under […]

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New Albany Elementary School honor roll

All A’s 1st Grade Grayson Miles Alexander, Jaylin Lee Bowen, Avie Suzanne Bryan, Christopher Chen, Jillian Love Chism, John Walker Christ, Kylen Azyian Clark, Morgan Sierria Nicole Cook, Delvonta Ravon Crayton II, Leah Harper Dunn, Caylee Grace Earl, William Storm Ellis, Samuel Bryant Ewing, Josue Ismel Garcia-Marroquin, Rocio Garcia-Pablo, Brayden Wayne Garrett, Joshua Caleb George […]

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Hotbed Classic basketball lineup called best ever in quarter-century history

The New Albany Kiwanis Club will present the silver anniversary version of its perennially popular Hotbed Classic this Saturday at the Middle School gym. Starting at 9 a.m. will be a series of 10 basketball games involving some of the top teams locally and in the Southeast. Chairman David Goode said this year’s line-up is […]

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Elected vs. appointed school superintendents topic of interest again

There are some sensitive or politically divisive issues that come up for possible legislation almost every year. One of those is whether superintendents of education should be appointed instead of elected. Efforts to make the position appointive have gained little traction, thanks in part to opposition from the state association of superintendents. There also appears […]

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