Moore tornado a reminder for Union Countians to be vigilant and prepare

The phrase “no words can describe” is probably overused but after seeing some of the TV coverage of the tornado damage in Moore, Okla., I would think this is a case where it does apply. Perhaps the Union Countians who experienced the storms that have struck the Martintown and West Union areas have a sense […]

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Child Find program seeks to identify special needs students

The New Albany School District and Union County School District are participating in an ongoing statewide effort to identify, locate, and evaluate children through the age of twenty-one, who may have a physical, mental, communicative and/or emotional disability. They are requesting that personnel in any agency refer individuals twenty-one years of age or under who […]

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BNA Bank announces 2012-2013 scholarship winners

BNA Bank has announced the winners of the 2013 BNA Bank Scholarship. All graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college in Mississippi were eligible to submit an application. The applications were reviewed and scored based on the following criteria: ACT or SAT Composite Scores, Grade Point Average, student curriculum, financial need, extra-curricular activities, […]

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NAHS students inducted in National Honor Society

The New Albany High School chapter of National Honor Society inducted eight new members on Tuesday, May 14. Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the highest honors awarded to a high school student. The New Albany High School chapter of NHS has been active since 1972. At New Albany High School, […]

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New Albany Elementary recognizes advanced reading achievement

New Albany Elementary recognizes advanced reading achievement

Several students at New Albany Elementary School were recognized during the week of May 13 for being in the 100 Point, 200 Point, 300 Point, or 400 Point AR Club. These students have already accumulated 100 or more AR points in the Accelerated Reader program.

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New Albany Elementary honors retirees

New Albany Elementary School honored its retirees on Thursday, May 16, with a reception in the school foyer. Superintendent Jackie Ford recognized each teacher and presented them with a plaque on behalf of the School Board and the New Albany School District. From left are Windy Faulkner, NAES Principal; Laura Bostwick, 2nd Grade Teacher; Ann […]

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The Playhouse

May has been a momentous month for our oldest grandchild, Camea. She graduated from Mississippi College after four years of great grades and accomplishments that made her grandparents gleam! In the midst of this monumental month, she’s watched us move her grandparents’ home from Etta to Brandon. Tonight she dropped by our new home for […]

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Ethan Kimbrough with his third-place awards.

Six-year-old swimmer finishes third in Nashville triathlon

By Joanna Madding Tallahatchie Tidal Waves Swim Team of New Albany/Union County had one of their own participate in his third triathlon – and he’s only six years old. Swimming is one of the fastest growing sports and is one that can be promoted as a lifelong skill. Let’s say he’s using his lifelong skill […]

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Accidental childhood drowning can be prevented with locally available lessons

By Joanna Manning The second leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under is accidental drowning. Did you know that? Another staggering set of statistics include ten people die a day from drowning accidents. Preventable? Possibly made better with formal swimming lessons. Over 70 percent of African Americans, 60 percent of Latinos, and […]

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New Albany wins second straight tennis title

By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal JACKSON – This year’s state championship was a lot sweeter for New Albany High School tennis twins Christopher and Christian Scott. The brothers, sporting their trademark mohawk haircuts, defeated St. Stanislaus’ Mitchell Walk and James Luffey 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday to clinch the Bulldogs’ 5-2 victory in the MHSAA Tennis Championships […]

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