McComb defeats Bulldogs in quarterfinal game

JACKSON – The Bulldogs never got over the hump. All through New Albany’s 66-52 loss to the McComb Tigers, the Bulldogs kept the game close. Three points, two points, one point – all of them separated the team from the lead or a tie, but the Bulldogs never overtook the defending 4A champions. “They played […]

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Lady Eagles knocked off by division foe Ashland

JACKSON – The fourth meeting this season between West Union and Ashland came with high stakes; a trip to the Class 1A girls finals. In the final round, the Blue Devils walked away with the 54-46 win over the Lady Eagles. “We just didn’t make the plays and they did, it’s as simple as that,” […]

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East Union students help save lives of two wreck victims

Two juniors from East Union Attendance Center jumped into action when they witnessed two separate wrecks while traveling on Hwy. 348 to New Albany. Approximately a month ago, Katlin Prewett and Tyler Bennett were on a school bus, along with other students, traveling from East Union to New Albany School of Career and Technical Education […]

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Blue Springs seeks grant for more police presence

The town of Blue Springs may have more police presence this fall if the town receives a new grant. Joel Spellins, police chief for Sherman and law enforcement liaison for Troop F, came before the board Tuesday night to discuss a grant in which the board members can apply for. The grant is the Office […]

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City considering plan for bike path to connect west side to park, downtown

New Albany aldermen are looking at the possibility of having a dedicated bicycle trail that would connect the hotel and business area on the west side of town to BNA Bank Park, Tallahatchie Trails, Tanglefoot Trail and the downtown area. Developer and businessman John Young is offering to donate about three miles of right-of-way for […]

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City schools look at long-range planning, make staff appointments

The New Albany School Board of Trustees is under new leadership following the election of Brad Clayton as president. Clayton was also sworn in for a new term as school board member at the monthly meeting. Trustees have traditionally rotated offices so that each member eventually serves. Another honor at the monthly school board meeting […]

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Futorian descendents visit to learn more about family history

Some local residents may have experienced a sense of time travel Monday and coincidentally were able to visit with what could be called furniture industry royalty. Shari Lichtenstein, youngest daughter of the late Morris Futorian, came to visit and to help acquaint her son and grandson with Futorian’s indisputable legacy and impact on the furniture […]

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NA police switching to electronic citation system

The New Albany Police Department is in the process of becoming entirely paperless in terms of citations and related documents. Police Chief Chris Robertson told aldermen at their monthly meeting Tuesday that New Albany has the opportunity to become the first municipality in the state to switch to the E Citation paperless law enforcement system. […]

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Still no decision on Extension Office renovation; gun carrying prohibition clarified

Union County supervisors still have not decided on bids submitted this past week for the renovation and limited expansion of the MSU-Union County Extension Service office at the fairgrounds. The bids had come in higher than expected, supervisors said, but part of the higher cost may have been due to adding work that would delay […]

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