New Albany resident discovers artistic side of luminosity, lamps

  Luminosity and the capturing of light to be scattered throughout a room can be fascinating to some people and it is for Micha Foster, someone who has been capturing that luminosity in the creation of her unique and distinctive lamps. For 15 years, she built these creations for herself and friends. When Foster would […]

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Sunday wine, cocktail sales near

  The New Albany Board of Aldermen has petitioned the state of Mississippi for permission to allow the sale of alcohol on Sundays. In a called meeting held July 25, the board voted 3-1 to petition the Alcoholic Beverage Control division of the Mississippi Department of Revenue for the sale of liquor on Sundays. Under […]

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River Players to present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

The Tallahatchie River Players will present “Driving Miss Daisy” August 15-17 at 7 p.m. each night. “Driving Miss Daisy” by Alfred Uhry is a play set in the Deep South covering many years starting in 1948 through 1973. Daisy Werthan, played by Cathy Garrett, a rich sharp-tongued Jewish widow of 72, is informed by her […]

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Farm Service Agency announces county committee election

The Union County Farm Service Agency announces that the election for County Committee member from Local Administrative Area 2 has begun. Landowners and producers of agricultural products may nominate a producer from LAA-2 to serve a 3-year term on the COC, the nomination period started June17 and ends Aug. 1. LAA-2 includes Ingomar, Bald Hill, […]

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Taking focused approach to promoting area a positive step

We learned with considerable surprise this week that New Albany now has a marketing director. Apparently aldermen had been discussing the idea for many months, but not at any meetings I attended. Local governments still have a tendency to do most of their horse-trading and rat-killing outside public meetings and that is not likely to […]

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Lil Miss Cowgirl and Lil Mr. Cowboy pageant

Winners of the Lil Ms. Trail Blazer pageant were, from left, Stella Jo Porch, daughter of Chase and Jordan Porch, third; Kyla Porch, daughter of Keegan and Charlie Porch, second; and Brianna Voyles, daughter of Brian and Brittney Voyles, winner. Winners of the Lil Mr. Trail Blazer pageant were, from left, Ryder Neal, son of […]

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Union County Fair Talent Showcase

The winner in the variety act category of the junior division was Haley Cockrell of Ripley, who sang “Pulled.” Second was MacKenzie Huffstatler of Walnut who sang “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. Youth division entrants are considered for competition in the Mid-South Fair but may call fair officials to ask about being included. Winner of […]

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GumTree Quilters to hold Tupelo show

The GumTree Quilters Guild will host a Quilter’s Bed Turning and Quilt Show on Saturday, August 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Tupelo at 608 W. Jefferson St, All Saints Episcopal Church, Parish Hall. Admission is $3.00. This will be an exhibit of quilts and quilt-related items of individual projects made by the […]

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Questions arise in pelican shooting investigation

By Adam Ganucheau Daily Journal SALTILLO – The location of an American white pelican that was shot last week remains unknown, despite multiple calls to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing, according to MDWFP Officer Richard Stephen, but officials are not optimistic that the shooter will […]

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City hires Johnson as marketing director

The City of New Albany now has a marketing director. Mayor Tim Kent said the Board of Aldermen hired New Albany native Sean Johnson for the post at an adjourned meeting Thursday. Johnson now serves as marketing director for the Tupelo Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. Kent said aldermen had been discussing the move since about […]

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