Wayne Mitchell

Shaving gel from Thailand? Really.

I was holding a can of shaving gel one morning last week and preparing to shave when I happened to notice that the small print on the can read “Made in Thailand.” Now why would my shaving gel be made in Thailand? I wondered. Not that I have anything against Thailand. I actually enjoyed a […]

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Home and Garden

Our annual event here in New Albany that kicks off spring is happening this Friday and Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds. It’s the New Albany Home and Garden Show, which is sponsored by the Union County Master Gardeners group with help from the Mississippi State Extension Service. What started on a relatively small scale […]

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New Albany High on way to becoming state’s first all-iPad school

New Albany school trustees took the first official step Monday toward making New Albany High School an all-iPad school. “We will be the first true all-iPad school in the State of Mississippi,” NAHS Principal Lance Evans told the board at their monthly meeting. The board voted unanimously to approve advertising for bids on the equipment. […]

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Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, right, talks about the benefits of the gas system expansion with, seated from left, New Albany Light, Gas and Water Manager Bill Mattox, Union County Rep. Margaret Rogers and New Albany Mayor Tim Kent.

Legislature approves expansion of city gas system service area

    A bill signed by Gov. Phil Bryant Wednesday will allow the city-owned New Albany Gas System to expand its service area, possibly becoming one of the largest such systems in the state. “Pontotoc is the only other city system in the state that can go outside in the county,” Northern District Public Service […]

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County seeks $1.5 million grant for industrial development

The Union County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to apply for a Community Development Block Grant of up to $1.5 million to be used to help bring industrial prospects to this area. The CDBG grant is to be sought in conjunction with the City of New Albany. Aldermen were expected to vote on the […]

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First Choice Center for Women Art Contest

Information submitted by Lacretia Wilkinson, Director of First Choice Center for Women First Choice Center for Women is sponsoring an Art Contest. The contest is open to all 6-12 students in Union county and New Albany City schools as well as home-schooled students. This is not a fundraising contest. The purpose of this contest is […]

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First Choice 5K Race for the Unborn/ 3K Walk For Life

By Lynn West First Choice of New Albany will host its sixth annual 5K Run/3K Walk for Life event on Saturday, April 11. Because the organization services are free, the financial support raised from the 5K Race for the Unborn/3K Walk for Life helps enable First Choice to provide medical and counseling services to women […]

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Money for recreation

The news that New Albany will be receiving $175,000 in state bond money for use on bicycle trails, continued improvements at BNA Bank Park and related facilities or an outdoor stage provides the Board of Aldermen with interesting options. The city has several needed improvements, but we think a couple should take priority in the […]

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New Albany, Union County schools taking break from athletic events

NEW ALBANY – The athletic landscape for Union County and New Albany city schools will look different for the 2015-2016 school year as all five schools have made the decision to separate their schedules across all high school sports. Beginning in August, New Albany will no longer participate in any athletic contest with East Union, […]

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Campaign signage

The primary election is still more than four months away, but we would think it is a whole lot closer looking around New Albany and Union County. We already are awash in campaign signs, especially near intersections on private property and in some cases on public property. The primary election is scheduled for Aug. 4. […]

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