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New Albany school trustees recognized seven students at the monthly board meeting Monday for achieving perfect scores on subject area testing. From left are city school board president Brad Clayton; Kaitlyn White, English; Meg Bramlitt, English; Emily Blackwell, English; Sam Cagle, English; Mary Day, English; Cindy Stacy Hernandez, English; Madison Cotton, 7th Grade Language Arts; and superintend Jackie Ford.

City school board honors top test achievers, hears district financially on track

New Albany city school trustees had plenty of good news at their monthly meeting Monday, celebrating student achievement, hearing about the success of the high school iPad program and learning that the district is in good fiscal shape. The only problem needing real discussion is one that recurs for schools: the need for more and […]

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County supervisors to share leadership on rotating basis

The Union County Board of Supervisors are breaking with tradition in order to assure a more shared leadership of the county. In the past, each new board has elected a president who serves for the four-year term but newly-elected president Randy Owen said they are doing it differently this time. The board members have agreed […]

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M. L. King holiday to affect some closings, garbage pick-ups

Governmental offices, schools and some businesses will close Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of the M. L. King holiday. Solid waste collection out in the county will not be affected and will be picked up as usual. Garbage pick-up in the city will change, however. The usual Monday route will be collected the following day, […]

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Don’t take quality of our schools for granted

It may be that we take our local school systems for granted. They seem to be doing what they are supposed to do and don’t make waves. But if you have lived in other parts of the state you may better realize how fortunate we are in terms of education. Both city and county systems […]

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Kids these days don’t know how easy they have it.

By Lisa McDonald, General Manager We have all heard our grandparents tell stories about how easy we have it. I can hear Granddaddy now saying “back in my day we had to walk through three feet of snow for five miles twice a day to go to school.” It must have snowed a lot more […]

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DeJuan Hubbard drives in for the layup as Eli Thompson defends. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union, Ingomar advance in county junior high tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON INGOMAR – Ingomar girls and East Union boys won their opening round games on Monday in the Union County Junior High Basketball tournament as the Lady Falcons defeated Myrtle 26-22 and the Urchins held off Myrtle 39-33. Sanaa Finley sparked the Ingomar comeback in the third quarter, scoring 10 points to help […]

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Marley Long tries to beat the full-court defensive pressure by Maggie Smithey on Friday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Ingomar takes two from West Union

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ENTERPRISE – Ingomar traveled to county rival West Union on Friday and took both games on the hardwood, winning the girls contest 38-32 and the boys game by a 74-64 margin. The girls game featured a matchup of two of the top girls basketball programs in the area. West Union was able […]

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City wins grant to help fund free concert series this year

New Albany was named Tuesday as one of 15 cities to win a Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation AMP Grant of $25,000 in matching funds to present a free 10-week concert series at the Park Along the River. In July, the Levitt Foundation invited nonprofits and municipalities partnering with a nonprofit, to submit proposals that would reflect the three goals of […]

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New Year may be bringing more retail, industrial development to area

After a holiday lull, it appears retail business and industrial development prospects are looking better and the city will be benefitting from some tourism-related programs and improvements to city services. Union County Development Association Executive Director Phil Nanney told New Albany aldermen ata their regular monthly meeting Tuesday that a couple of prospects are “heating […]

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New Albany High School to present ‘The Little Mermaid’ for annual musical

New Albany High School is presenting Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” as this year’s annual musical production. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. The story, as familiarized in the popular movie, tells about a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel, who is King […]

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