City schools hire new basketball coach, variety of administrative, teaching and other coaching positions filled

New Albany city school trustees filled several staff vacancies Monday at a called 8:15 a.m. meeting but perhaps the position that will receive the most attention is that of new basketball coach replacing Brad Gray, who resigned. A variety of administrative, teaching, coaching and other staff roles were dealt with as well, however. Hired as […]

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Upkeep on historic old courthouse becoming more costly

Union County’s photogenic but aging courthouse continues to be a financial thorn in the side of local government officials. The building is now undergoing more than a half million dollars in repairs to its roof and cupola with more water damage occurring over the weekend even as work has been done. At their regular weekly […]

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Absentee voting in congressional runoff begins

Results of the May 12 special election to fill the First District congressional vacancy left by the death of Alan Nunnelee were expected to be certified Tuesday this week. Tuesday was the earliest date because of the change in law requiring presentation of a photo ID before a person can vote. If a person wants […]

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County, city high school graduations Thursday and Friday

Seniors at the city and all four county schools will graduate in ceremonies this Thursday and Friday evenings. East Union will be first with commencement at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by Ingomar at 8 p.m. On Friday, Myrtle will be at 6 p.m. and both West Union and New Albany will be at 8 p.m. […]

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Sportsplex spray park opens Saturday

The spray park at BNA Bank Park will reopen for the season Saturday, and also will be open Memorial Day. It will be closed this Sunday, however. The regular hours for the spray park will be from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and will be open Sundays […]

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Museum Moments to feature Oxford chef

Museum Moments on Thursday, May 21, will feature John Stokes, chef from Oxford, who is also will prepare the farm to table dinner on Friday night at the music festival kick-off. Stokes, an Oxford native, has spent the past 20 years cooking professionally in a variety of settings. He calls his style “old world cooking” […]

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Home-grown music and home-grown food offered at Down From the Hills this weekend in New Albany

Bluegrass comes to New Albany this weekend, May 22-23, for the annual Down From the Hills State of Mississippi Bluegrass Championships. For more than a decade, bluegrass musicians and fans from around the Southeast have been coming to New Albany to play traditional music and to compete for more than $8,000 in prizes at the […]

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A salute to graduates

This week 328 seniors will receive their high school diplomas from the New Albany and Union County schools, compared to 277 last year and 301 the year before. On Thursday 45 will graduate at East Union Attendance Center and 40 will get diplomas at Ingomar Attendance Center. On Friday 40 will graduate at the Myrtle […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Life intervenes in the plan

When it comes to our summer vacation, I plan ahead. Usually before the end of February, I have nailed down flights, hotels and just about everything else except where we are going to eat. (I’ve been known to even do that.) Even though we don’t go until June, I like to leave nothing to chance. […]

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Burdette to lead Bulldogs

NEW ALBANY – The Bulldogs have found their coach. Robert Burdette was approved by the New Albany School Board on Monday to assume the position of boys’ basketball coach for the 2015-2016 school year. “I know there was a lot of interest in the position,” Burdette said, “So I’m very honored and very fortunate that […]

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