City school trustees make policy changes, hire personnel

New Albany city school trustees met Thursday, primarily to approve a budget for the coming year, but the agenda included a variety of other financial actions and information in addition to personnel changes. In his report, Superintendent Jackie Ford told trustees that the New Albany Boys and Girls Club is the recipient of a substantial […]

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School board honors Coltharp

    The New Albany school board presented Kelly Coltharp with a plaque this past Thursday in appreciation of her 24 and one-half years of service to the district. Coltharp is retiring as director of special services. Presenting the plaque is board president Jerry Tate.

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Crumpton retires from BNA Bank

    BNA Bank and employees honored Peggy Crumpton with a reception Friday to mark her last day with that institution after 44 years of service. Crumpton began working at the bank as a teller in 1970 when the bank was in the building now occupied by Van-Atkins. She said remembers moving to the present […]

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Former narcotics agent molds experiences with gunfights and God into first novel

Merle Temple has seen life at its moral extremes from evil to good. Terms like “hair-raising” and “incredible” are often thrown out casually but Temple’s experiences give full meaning to the words as he has repeatedly faced death and ultimately found redemption. The Tupelo native and retired narcotics officer has tied all of this together […]

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Book illustrator shows how it’s done at summer reading program

        Illustrator, writer and teacher Chuck Galey presented his “Fizz, Boom, Read” program to the participants in the summer reading program at the Union County Library this past Thursday. The award-winning artist used a variety of good, creative illustration examples to show children how they can draw their own.

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County fair, two weeks away, adds more events

The 2014 Union County Fair is less than two weeks away and while many of the events are familiar to the community, some newer additions have not received as much publicity. Perhaps the best example is the Union County Fair Stock Dog Trial, which starts at 8 a.m. July 12 and 13. This is partly […]

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Cochran wins county, state in senate nomination run-off

Incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran narrowly won the nomination toward a seventh term Tuesday, coming back after being outvoted by Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the June 3 party primary. Preliminary totals Tuesday had Cochran with 50.8 percent of the vote to McDaniel’s 49.2 percent – a difference of only about 6,400 votes statewide. […]

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University of Mississippi honor rolls

Undergraduate students who earn a semester GPA of 3.50-3.74 will be listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll; those who earn a semester GPA of 3.75-4.00 will be listed on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll. To be eligible for honor roll designation, a student must have completed at least 12 graded hours for the semester and may […]

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Mayor reported doing well after freak accident

New Albany Mayor Tim Kent was reported recuperating at home and possibly will be allowed to return to work next week. The monthly meeting of the board of aldermen will be Tuesday. Kent was airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center Tuesday night, June 17, where he underwent emergency surgery following a freak accident. He was […]

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July Things To Do

By Angie Barmer Now that July is here, there is a whole month of activities for kids to be involved in around town. From 8:30 a.m. to noon, July 7-11,children ages 6-12 will be participating in Healthy Kids Camp at the Baptist HealthPlex. Children will learn about swimming, nutrition, first aid, fire safety, and there […]

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