To the polls, again

One more election and we are done for the year. The actual, official municipal elections are next Tuesday, June 4, to select mayors, aldermen, and in some cases, chiefs of police. As always, everyone needs to go vote. Granted, there will be little interest here, other than in the Ward 4 alderman’s race, the only […]

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Charlie Mitchell: Champions of liberty are often the worst abusers

By Charlie Mitchell OXFORD – “What in the world are we doing? We look like Mississippi.” That’s what a disgusted Gov. Beverly Perdue said last May after 61 percent of voters in North Carolina cast ballots in favor of defining marriage in the state constitution as a legal bond between one man and one woman. […]

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What are you going to write about now?

I had the following question asked of me the other day, “Well, what are you going to write about now?” I have to admit that I was not able to give a very satisfactory answer. My reply, “I never know most of the time until I sit down at the computer.” Actually, that was the […]

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Amanda Wilder

Davis and Wilder join NAHS ACT high score club

New Albany High School presented ACT 30-Plus Club T-shirts to Katie Davis and Amanda Wilder on May 17, 2013. Students who have a composite or subscore of 30 or more on their recent ACT are inducted into the club. Fifty-eight students have become members of the ACT 30-Plus Club since its creation in the fall […]

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New Albany schools release summer reading list

This information will be available on the New Albany School District website along with summer reading assignments. Most titles will be available in the middle school office over the summer for purchase for $5.00 each. SUMMER READING 2013 If you are going to be in the 6th grade: Regular English-Earthquake Terror by Peg Kehret ACC […]

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Malcolm Driver Sr., 72

Malcolm Wayne Driver Sr., 72, of Oxford, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Greenwood. He was born July 24, 1941, to Cliff Wortham and Josephine Driver in Oxford. He grew up in Etta, where he joined Flint Hill M.B. Church at a young age. He moved to Chicago and later to Racine, Wis. In Racine, […]

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Herman Callicutt, 85

Herman Allen Callicutt, 85, of Myrtle, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Myrtle, to King A. and Mary Kerr Callicutt. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired in 1989 from New […]

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Will Rutledge, 73

Will D. Rutledge, 73, of Etta, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at his residence. He was born Sept. 15, 1939, in New Albany, to James Franklin and Nona Lavelle Rutledge. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He was a retired mechanic with Union County Maintenance. He liked working on antique tractors, going to […]

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Richard Owen, 67

Richard Lawrence Owen, 67, of Andalusia, Ala., formerly of New Albany, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at his home. Services were at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Foreman Brown Service Funeral Home in Andalusia, Ala. Bro. Brent Cook and Bro. Alan Joyner officiated. A graveside service was at 5 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Ridge […]

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Dr. James Edwards, 85

James Milton “Doc” Edwards, 85, died at his home on May 21, 2013. He was born July 10, 1927, in Jackson to James Corbett and Laura Clark Edwards. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Pontotoc High School, Mississippi College and the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry. He served as […]

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