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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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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Downtown Saturday

This Saturday the New Albany Main Street Association will have the second of three spring events built around a noon musical performance on the Trailhead Plaza across from City Hall. The series, dubbed Live @ Noon, is a latest in a number of marketing events designed to broaden the number of people who venture downtown […]

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Pirkle carries Union County but fails to make run-off; Zinn, Kelly to face each other

Union County native Greg Pirkle got close to half the local votes but it wasn’t enough to put him into the June 2 run-off to fill the District 1 congressional seat vacated by the death of Alan Nunnelee. Pontotoc attorney Howard Zinn Jr., the lone proclaimed Democrat in the race and who qualified at the […]

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Tanglefoot bridge nearly ready for use

Workers pour concrete for the northern approach to the new Tanglefoot Trail bridge over Main Street Wednesday. The only critical work still to be done was to pour concrete over the bridge surface itself the rest of the way. Other than having landscaping and other finish work done in the bridge area, it should be […]

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Myrtle moving into annual property clean-up season

The Town of Myrtle is well into its annual home property maintenance program that runs from spring through October each year. City officials compile a list of residences where yards are unkempt or junk is piled up and send warning letters to owners asking them to clean the property to avoid fines. About a dozen […]

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New Hwy. 15 lanes north of city open Thursday

The Mississippi Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it planned to open two southbound lanes of State Route 15 in Union County from the New Albany city limits to the Tippah County line. The road was expected to be open about 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14. Crews will still have minor work to complete in […]

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