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Mississippi Queen on the Tallahatchie

New Albany tourism got a boost this week from a visit by the Mississippi Queen to the Park Along the River and Tallahatchie Trails sparking speculation about the possibility of bringing riverboat gambling to the city.  Publicity about the visit was not available ahead of time with local officials saying it was only possible on […]

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Cooking up a history

By Dr. Linda Mitchell Good recipes are like unique individuals, they come from a particular place and time, they have a personality, an accent, and they stake a claim on the culinary tapestry of a family or community. They find lodging in an old recipe box on the kitchen counter or they tuck away under […]

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McCafferty talks about old-timey bear hunting in the Delta

Teddy Roosevelt got barely a mention. Paul Rainey fared considerably better, but it was Robert Bobo who was the premier bear hunter in Mississippi according to James T. McCafferty. McCafferty, a former New Albany resident, returned here this past Thursday to talk about his latest book, “The Bear Hunter: The Life and Times of Robert Eager […]

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Tallahatchie Arts Council moving into fifth decade with new plans

Most Union Countians are probably aware we have the Tallahatchie Arts Council but they may not remember that it began more than 40 years ago. A group of six held the first meeting, wanting to create an atmosphere in which artists could be encouraged to create, their work could be shown, a sense of fellowship […]

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Out-of-the box potter Helene Fielder presents Tallahatchie Arts Council program

It’s difficult, if not impossible, to describe Helene Fielder’s pottery, and that’s a good thing. “She’s the most out-of-the-box person I know,” local craftsman Charles Buster said of the Marietta resident. “When I go into her booth (at a craft show) I just have to stop; I can’t take it all in.” Fielder is not […]

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McManus conveys pruning tips with humor and action

Jeff McManus is on a crusade against “whackers and hackers” and brought his message to the Union County Library this week. McManus, director of landscape services for the University of Mississippi campus, was guest speaker for Luncheon With Books provided those attending with some of the hints from his book, Prune Like a Pro. McManus […]

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Nathan Shaddinger with main llama Critical Mass

Llama crashes Kiwanis Club meeting

If there’s one thing everybody knows about llamas, it’s that they spit, right? Well, maybe not so much. Nathan Shaddinger has raised llamas for more than a quarter of a century and constantly has to deal with the spitting story when he shows one of his animals to groups. Finally, he went to the bank […]

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Possible “American Idol” returns to New Albany

Amelia Eisenhauer, and her family band, the Eisenhauer Band, will return to New Albany for two shows on Friday, Jan. 22. Anyone who has attended any festivals in New Albany over the past couple of years has likely heard the Eisenhauer Band. The band, which first played New Albany at the 2014 Riverfest has since […]

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Soups to bowl you over

By Dr. Linda Mitchell Soup’s come a long way from the past, rising from Campbell’s “Mmm Mmm good,” to having a month set aside to recognize and honor the power and possibilities it can bring to the spoon. And what better month to be the official soup month than January, with cold temps and rainy […]

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