Garrett selected as 2011 state Superintendent of the Year

The Mississippi Association of School Administrators announced Tuesday afternoon that New Albany School District Superintendent Dr. Charles E. Garrett, Jr., has been selected as the 2011 Mississippi Superintendent of the Year.   Garrett will also represent Mississippi on the national level for being chosen as the American Association of School Administrators 2011 Superintendent of the […]

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City sets date for Ward 4 election

Citizens of Ward 4 in New Albany will have the opportunity to select their new alderman on Nov. 22, the New Albany Board of Aldermen announced Tuesday. The board voted to set the special election to be held the Monday before Thanksgiving.  According to New Albany Mayor Tim Kent, the selection of this date was […]

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Drug round-up nets 13 arrests

When all was said and done last Thursday afternoon, the New Albany/Union County Drug Task Force had netted 13 arrests in its round-up. According to New Albany Police Department Narcotics Officer Chris Glasson, the round-up was the result of a six-month to a year-long investigation involving cooperation between his department, the Union County Sheriff’s Department, […]

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Tucker to run for Ward 4 post

New Albany native and resident William Major ”Will” Tucker, Jr., 25, has announced his candidacy for the Alderman Ward 4 post in New Albany. The son of Kelly Banks Tucker and the late William Major “Bill” Tucker, Tucker graduated from New Albany High School in 2003 and the University of Mississippi with a degree in […]

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Gray to run for school board, District 2 seat

Union County native and resident Gary Gray, 52, is seeking re-election to the Union County School Board, District 2 post. Gray, a graduate of West Union Attendance Center and bachelor of science degree from Mississippi State University, has been employed with the United States Postal Service for 30 years.  He also has served as the […]

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Local health officials launch campaign to encourage flu shots

As cold weather encroaches around the corner, the flu season isn’t too far behind. When flu season comes, people begin sneezing, coughing, and have an overall icky feeling. Crystal McBrayer, Community and Occupational Health Coordinator for Baptist Hospital, came to the New Albany Kiwanis Club last Tuesday to talk about the flu, discuss flu symptoms, […]

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East Union attacks dyslexia in school

Students and parents at East Union Attendance Center have decided to tackle the problem of dyslexia, try to understand the language-based problem, and have the goal of recognizing and combatting dyslexia in students. One of the ways that the school is dealing with dyslexia is by having educational workshops about dyslexia and forum discussions on […]

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NEMCC to host baseball scrimmage

Northeast baseball will hold an inner-team scrimmage at the New Albany Sportsplex on Monday, October 25, 2010. The scrimmage will take place at 6 p.m. For more information on NEMCC athletics, go to their website: http://www2.nemcc.edu/Athletics/index_new.html

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Historic times for county football

I know all the talk lately has been surrounded around football, and that’s for good reason. Friday night, New Albany will travel to Shannon with a shot of winning their first division title since 1982. Think about that. 1982 was well before any member of this team was born, and heck, it was even before […]

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Honoring Dr. Garrett

The selection of Dr. Charles Garrett, New Albany schools superintendent, as the 2011 Mississippi Superintendent of the Year comes as no surprise to us. His track record since joining the district nearly 10 years ago has been one of positive change and improvement for our schools. The announcement was made Thursday by Anna P. Hurt, […]

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