Unhappy with county

Dear Editor: This letter is in regard to a meeting I had with the Union County Supervisors in August. It concerned my garbage bin being full and needing emptied. I also talked to them about a stopped up culvert of mine, and a ditch that was overgrown. Mr. Danny Jordan told me they would come […]

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Exhibit brings Army memories

Forty-six years ago this week was when the letter came. I was on my honeymoon, staying in a small motel across the street from Disneyland when my mother called from Kansas City. An official-looking letter had arrived addressed to me. Did I want her to open it? Inside was the notice to report for induction […]

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RiverFest report card

Each year, after RiverFest has come and gone, we take a look at how it fared and what, if anything, might make it better. Last year we noted that RiverFest had become very successful at drawing a crowd over the last several years and we thought the festival was generally on the right track. This […]

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McClellan honored as one of the top swimmers in state

Aniston McClellan was honored with an invitation to the Top 5 Banquet at the McClain Lodge in Brandon, MS, on August 17. This is a banquet for swimmers who had a time during the year that placed in the top 5 in the state in every event all year (short and long courses). The swimmers […]

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Golding pleads guilty in Circuit Court

Former Union County coroner Mark Golding pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal information in Tippah County Circuit Court Monday.   Each count contains five years to be served consecutively.  Golding will serve four years in prison, with six years suspended. Golding's case was set to go to the grand jury next week, but he […]

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Sweetness of life

By Dr. Linda Mitchell “You be a sweet girl today,” my Grandmother Busby would say to me as I headed off to school. And when I was bad, hard to believe I know, but on rare, rare occasions, when I slipped up a bit she’d question, “Where’s my sweet girl? “Now, don’t act ugly,” would […]

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BMC No. 23 among regional colleges

For the 12th consecutive year, Blue Mountain College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the South’s top regional colleges and universities. BMC was recently ranked No. 23 among Regional Colleges in the South – a grouping that includes colleges and universities that award fewer than half their degrees in […]

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Public Broadcasting speaker visits early childhood classes

Maggie Stevenson, Director of Early Childhood with Mississippi Public Broadcasting, spoke with the Early Childhood and Family Consumer Science Classes a the New Albany High School Career & Technical Center on Aug. 27. She spoke on literacy and the importance of reading with children. The students also learned interactive and kinesthetic activities to use while […]

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New Albany Schools menu for Sept. 23-27

Elementary School Monday, Sept. 23 Pizza,
Chicken Spaghetti,
Broccoli Salad,
Tossed Salad w/Dressings,
Chilled Peach Slices,
Assorted Fruit Juice,
Chocolate Pudding,
Fat Free Chocolate Milk,
One Percent Milk,
Skim Milk Tuesday, Sept. 24 Country Fried Steak,
Lemon Pepper Chicken,
Seasoned Lima Beans,
Mashed Potatoes,
Assorted Fruit Juice,
Whole Wheat Roll,
Fat Free Chocolate Milk,
One Percent Milk,
Skim Milk Wednesday, Sept. 25 Chicken Nuggets,
Red Beans and Rice,
Sweet Potato Cubes,
Green Beans,
Assorted Fruit Juice,
Whole […]

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Students put scientific methods to work in skyscraper challenge

Students in eighth grade science classes had the opportunity to use some of the science skills they have been reviewing such as scientific inquiry, thinking like a scientist, observation, prediction, classification, and evaluation. During the week of Aug. 26, students worked in groups to build skyscrapers. The groups were provided with the following materials: a […]

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