Clovis Russell, 93

John Ezekiel Clovis Russell, 93, of Thaxton, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a member of Union Nazarene Church and also attended Sand Springs Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was a retired farmer and […]

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Bill Gresham, 81

William “Bill” Stewart Gresham, age 81, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at his residence. He was born September 27, 1931 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. to the late Stewart Vardaman Gresham and Clara Mae Lauderdale Gresham. He was retired from the United States Air Force, and the Ashland Oil Company. Services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, […]

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Amy Vest, 98

Amy Audrey Hill Vest, 98, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany. She was born Nov. 1, 1914, in Appleton, Ark., to John Alexander Hill and Etta Louellen Wiley Hill. She was a practical nurse and a homemaker. She was the oldest member of New Albany Church of […]

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Virgie V. Piktel, 81

Virgie V. Pannell Piktel, 81, of Dumas, went to her Lord on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. She was born Aug. 22, 1931. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gene Coltharp, Bro. Randy Estes and Stevie Pannell officiating. Interment was at Pine Grove Cemetery with no graveside […]

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James Browning, 83

James Leighton Browning, 83, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. He was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Union County to Clarence Edward Browning and Alma Langford Browning. He was a retired farmer and former employee of Mississippi Department of Transportation. He was a avid fisherman, gardener and dominos […]

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Area teams start practices

Local high school teams began practicing for their respective fall sports on Monday. Area football, slow pitch softball, volleyball and cross country athletes hit the practice fields, courts, and trails in hopes of taking their teams to victory in the upcoming fall sports seasons. Some north Mississippi football teams even hit the practice filed at […]

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NASD welcomes new administrators

The New Albany School District welcomes three new administrators for the 2013-2014 school year. Rickey Red will serve as Assistant Principal of New Albany High School and Kenny Roberts and Emily Speck will serve as Assistant Principals of New Albany Elementary School. Red has 15 years of education experience. Prior to coming to NAHS, he […]

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Clayton becomes new city school trustee

Mayor Tim Kent, left, administers the oath to incoming school board member Brad Clayton at the school board meeting on June 27. Clayton’s term began on July 1 and he was appointed to fulfill the unexpired term of Dr. Jason Dees.

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School board thanks Dees for service

The New Albany School Board of Trustees presented a plaque of appreciation to former school board member Dr. Jason Dees at the August 1 School Board meeting. Dr. Dees was recognized for his service to the school district from 2005-2013. Pictured l-r: Bernice Bailey, School Board President and Dr. Jason Dees.

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Local educators learn about discipline, crisis management

Administrators from the New Albany and Union County School Districts gathered on July 25 at the Magnolia Civic Center for professional development regarding school safety. Don Criswell, School Safety Specialist for the Mississippi Department of Education-Office of Safe and Orderly School, presented information on crisis management plans, general school safety, and questioning techniques to use […]

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