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Healthy kids camp

      Performing Arts owner Regina Cook helps one of the 41 participants at Baptist Memorial Hospital’s Healthy Kids Camp go though a water exercise. Children ages six to 12 spend each morning all this week at the Baptist Healthplex or neighboring Performing Arts Center learning about topics including fire safety, nutritional snacks, exercise […]

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MDEQ awards waste tire grant to Three Rivers

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority a $59,000 waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators of waste tires in Calhoun, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc and Union Counties. Funding for waste tire grants is provided by a waste […]

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Museum Moments to feature history of building Ripley Railroad

Building the Ripley Railroad through Tippah, Union, Pontotoc and Chickasaw Counties in the late 1880s and early 1890s brought excitement, prosperity and was filled with close calls, funding shortages, the race to New Albany, death of workers and triumph for Col. William C. Falkner who masterminded this large project. Museum Moments on July 17 at the […]

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Two local agencies among Mississippi Arts Commission FY2015 grant recipients

The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) has granted $1.34 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2015. These funds were awarded in 46 Mississippi counties, ranging from operating support for museums and community arts centers to small grants that assist schools with bringing in guest artists. The grants will […]

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Supervisors seeking funds to improve Extension office; still looking for good way to deal with mental patients

The Union County Board of Supervisors is working to get funds to provide better quarters for the Union County Extension Office at the fairgrounds. Board members Monday approved a resolution of authorization with the Mississippi Development Authority, attempting to get a $150,000 grant from the Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Program. If they are […]

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Police solve trailer theft

New Albany police have solved the theft of a semi-trailer valued at about $18,000, crediting both hard work and good luck in the case. Officers were called to The Kangaroo Express at 505 State Hwy. 15 South about 5:30 p.m. on May 21 where Tim Cook reported that his 53-foot white Vanguard trailer had been […]

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Celebrating America

Today we celebrate Independence Day. Around the country, we do it in many ways – with a picnic, hot dogs, a parade, fireworks, a family reunion or a concert. For some, perhaps most or all of the above. For others, it may just be a quiet day off from work. However we do it, we […]

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Myrtle Library director receives retirement reception

      Myrtle Library Director Betty McNeely was honored with a reception Monday, he last day before retirement. McNeely has been library director for 39 and one-half years and seen the library housed in five different locations. She said it was in the now-gone masonic building when she began in 1975, then moved to […]

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Locals help Minnesota sisters find their New Albany roots – with unexpected literary connections

New Albany not only lived up to its motto of “The Fair and Friendly City” for two Minnesota women recently, but exceeded it. The story began when two sisters, Sue Martin from Brooklyn Park, Minn. and Nancy Janke from Owatonna, Minn., were visiting Memphis for a family reunion, and had wanted to make a side […]

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Discussion on whether to prohibit poultry in city continues

New Albany aldermen continued discussion, but delayed action on, whether to prohibit poultry inside the city limits at their regular July meeting Tuesday. Ward One Alderman Jeff Olson had brought up the question at the June board meeting because residents had expressed anger over roosters crowing and chickens running loose in their yards, causing a […]

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