NA transition to liquor sales going smoothly

Barely nine months in, New Albany seems to have made the transition from dry to wet smoothly. The city’s two wine and spirits stores have been open nearly eight months and report growing acceptance – and increasing sales. “We even have a few pastors, and some law enforcement, who come in occasionally and get a […]

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City retail sales up more than three percent

New Albany retail sales are increasing at a rate nearly double this year’s 1.7-percent cost-of-living adjustment, and those sales account for a whopping $220 million spent here last year. Merchants collect a seven-percent tax on retail sales that is sent to the state. Of that amount, 18.5 percent is returned to the city. In 2013, […]

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NAHS Band working to raise money for new uniforms

By Angie Barmer A new fundraising campaign is underway to raise money for new uniforms for the band programs at New Albany High and Middle School. Approximately 10 years ago, the NAHS Band received new uniforms. Now, the schools need to purchase 110 uniforms that cost approximately $400 a piece. The New Albany Band Parent’s […]

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Innovative thinking

The new course put together with the support of the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund will provide an opportunity for high school students to determine whether they have an interest in health care as a career while earning college credit. Twenty or more juniors and seniors in schools in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties will be […]

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Native American musician, writer to perform at museum

Fans of Native American culture and flute music are invited to a performance of John Two-Hawks at the Union County Heritage Museum on Saturday, March 1, from 2 – 4 p.m. The title of the event is “Wisdom and Music.” The Grammy and Emmy nominated musician and writer, who is a member of the Lakota […]

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Frog-A-Nanny Players to present tall tales program

By Angie Barmer The second annual Frog-A-Nanny Players performance will be on stage soon performing “America’s Tallest Tales.” Last year the FAN Players performed “Aesop’s Fables” on stage. The gifted students at New Albany Elementary School team up with the special needs students from Susan Kelly’s class and Scherrita Tucker’s class at NAES and put […]

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New Albany-Union County EXCEL By 5 Family Resource Center

The New Albany-Union County EXCEL By 5 Family Resource Center will have the following hours of operation for the spring semester (4-6 p.m. most Mondays and Thursdays). The Family Resource Center is located in the WIN Job Center on the Northeast at New Albany Campus-301 North Street, New Albany. The Family Resource Center has an […]

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‘Beyond the Tracks’ program to debut Mosley documentary

By Angie Barmer The public will soon get the chance to learn about the blues and listen to the talents of the Mosley and Johnson Band, along with back-up singers from New Albany High School and instrumentals from the NAHS Jazz band. This is a collaboration between Sam Mosley, NAHS students, and NAHS Art Instructor […]

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Arts council to hold batik workshop

A Wax Crayon Batik Workshop will be held March 10-12.  Tallahatchie Arts Council member Rebecca Browning will lead the class each evening from 5:00-8-00 at the Art House, 205 Highland Street.  The workshop fee is $60.00.  All participants, ages 17 and up, are welcome. Members of the workshop will work toward designing and completing an […]

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Schools pleased with energy saving program

By Angie Barmer Officials with the New Albany School District are already seeing increased energy savings in the schools with the completion of the Energy Savings Performance Contract with Schneider Electric. Suzanne Coffey, director of accounting services, said that the district has already noticed significant energy savings. “From July 2012 to Jan. 2013, the energy […]

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