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State residents to get third back-to-school ‘tax holiday’

The state’s fifth Sales Tax Holiday will take place during a 48-hour time period beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 26, and ending at midnight Saturday, July 27. The popular “back to school” event is worth seven percent in savings to consumers as result of waiving the sales tax on specific items. The items exempt from […]

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Toyota Education Committee announces grant money availability to local schools

The Toyota Educational Endowment Fund Committee of the CREATE Foundation announced Monday the availability of $1 million of grant money for schools in Lee, Pontotoc and Union Counties. Toyota Mississippi Vice President Doug Formby, a member of CREATE’s Toyota Education Endowment Fund Advisory Committee, made the announcement in New Albany. “The purpose of the grant […]

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Dawgs bounce into camp

By Donica Phifer Thirty-six girls lined up at 9 a.m. Monday for a little bit of basketball. The athletes, ranging from age seven to 14, have signed up for a week-long camp at with New Albany girls basketball head coach John Stroud and assistant Anna Powell. “We are really just working on the fundamentals of […]

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Neat, tidy and lost

Everything is in its place. A small stack of paper sits neatly on one side of my desk; a legal pad is at the ready, right in the middle; and a pad of sticky notes is on the right, by the telephone. It’s very neat and organized. That’s the problem. It’s too neat and too […]

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Balancing the needs

Monday’s announcement that $1 million will be flowing from the education endowment fund created by Toyota to school districts in Union, Lee and Pontotoc counties is welcome news. Doug Formby, Toyota Mississippi vice president and a member of the educational endowment fund’s advisory committee, made the announcement at the Magnolia Civic Center. It is the […]

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Trail set to open

A tentative grand opening date of Aug. 17 has been set for the Tanglefoot Trail, the nearly 45-mile long walking and bike trail that begins in New Albany and ends in Houston. The 10-foot wide asphalt trail follows the old GM&O rail corridor and begins in New Albany at Bankhead Street. After eight years in […]

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Trees? Just plant some

I’ve tried to climb trees (although not lately). I’ve swung on tires tied to their limbs. I’ve relaxed under their branches, sipping tea on hot summer days.  One thing I’ve never done though, until now, is kill trees. Don’t get the wrong idea. Trees have always been a part of my landscape. I love trees, […]

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Approve pool study

For three years in this space we’ve been suggesting that New Albany conduct a feasibility study on the cost and benefits of a public swimming pool. Despite what we think is strong community support for a pool, we are no closer today to getting our children and our grandchildren a place to learn to swim […]

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Cotton States teams battle on the diamond

       

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