New museum mascot looking for a name

There is a new dinosaur in town, and it’s out in front of the Union County Heritage Museum on Cleveland Street. The almost-seven-foot-tall critter is part of a new look at the museum and is a gift of the Museum Guild. And this dinosaur needs a name. There is a contest underway to name the […]

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How to show respect for our flag

With Memorial Day coming up and Flag Day not far behind, here is a reminder on how to treat the Stars and Stripes: Flag Day was set aside to honor the adoption of the American flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. It wasn’t until 1916 that it was officially established as […]

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White wins Ward 3 alderman run-off

Kevin Dale White will be the new Ward 3 alderman, replacing long-time alderman Tommie Beasley, who is retiring. White defeated Larry Dykes 188 votes to 149 in Tuesday’s run-off – the only race that required one. All other New Albany races were settled in the party primaries May 7 except for that for Ward 4 […]

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Fooshee wins Homemaker Volunteers scholarship

Amber Fooshee is the recipient of the 2013 Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers scholarship. Amber is the daughter of Lee and Kim Fooshee and is a senior at Ingomar Attendance Center. She plans to attend Northeast Community College in the fall and major in Early Childhood Education. Amber is pictured with Eunice Rutherford, MHV Council Vice-President.

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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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