Saturday noon deadline for absentee voting

Anyone who wants to cast an absentee ballot for the congressional party primaries next Tuesday, June 3, must do so by noon Saturday. Mailed-in ballots can be received as late as 5 p.m. Monday, the day before the elections, but Saturday would likely be too late for mailing one and being certain it will be […]

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Cornersville-Blythe news

By Martha Hardy Hopefully the nice rain we got over the weekend will help those who are planting a garden and the farmers’ crops. I am sure that everyone is enjoying these cool days knowing the heat is a-coming soon. The Union County Master Gardeners held the second Annual Plant sale in the lot between […]

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County jobless rate lowest in years, second-lowest in region

Union County’s unemployment rate for April this year was 5.5 percent, second-best in the 16-county region and well below the state average of 7.5 percent. According to published reports, this represents the lowest rate for the region in about six years. During and before that time jobless rates often approached or exceeded 10 percent. Union […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easley Hello to all, especially to Dovie Jones who was seriously hurt last Sunday evening in a tractor accident. I apologize to Dovie because last week I listed him as Dovie Tidwell. However his mother’s maiden name was Bessie Tidwell. Last I heard the doctors want to move him out of ICU at […]

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Ellistown Breezes

By Margaret McCraw  Graduation time is here and what a lovely group of young people graced the front of our sanctuary last Sunday morning as they were being honored by their church family. Carol Coker, Tray Davis, Alex Duncan, Allie Epting, Dustin Hall, Katie Kidd, Beth Skelley and Ben Washington are our graduates this year. […]

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NAMS Geography Bee

Local geography bee winners chosen

  The top five participants from the New Albany Middle School Geography Bee are as follows:  (front row l-r): Logann Cossey, Ashley Payne, Madison Cotten; (back row l-r):  Hank Johnson and Jared Ligon. Madison Cotten placed first and Jared Ligon placed second.  Cotten participated in a qualifying test that allowed her to participate in the […]

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New Century Club May meeting

The New Century Club met in the home of Martha Frances Monroe on May 7. Members present were Collett Cross, Jean Dillard, Linda Everett, Susan Feather, Michelle Hagins, Libby Harrison, Anne Holmes, Lynn Madden, Martha Frances Monroe, Mary Tate Pannell, Grace Provence, Shelia Robbins, Kay Sappington, Jill Smith, Lou Ann Staggs and Rheta Ann West. […]

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Schools having to make up for days lost to weather, biodiesel fire this week after Memorial Day

Both city and county schools missed days this year, mostly due to weather, and will have to make them up this week. The county schools had missed two days earlier due to weather and Assistant Principal Ron Scott said at the time, “We made one up Monday, on Presidents Day…The tentative date to make up […]

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Water fun for children

The children’s spray park at BNA Bank Park has begun its fifth year of operation, opening last Saturday in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The park, which has become a favorite summer activity for many small children, will be open from noon until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Keep your eyes on trees, flowers

As I look around our yard in New Albany, I find that there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that we’ve have made it through an entire year without killing off any trees. We like trees. Lots of them. One of the things that drew us to the house we bought in […]

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