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Aldermen resuming condemnation process for unsafe housing

The most time-consuming part of the regular monthly meeting of New Albany aldermen Tuesday involved public hearings concerning possible condemnation of houses. In a comparatively brief meeting, board members resumed efforts to rid the city of unsafe and substandard housing. An unofficial hiatus had been assumed during the period in which a former building inspector […]

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Baptist Hospital, Stern Clinic get word out on having healthier hearts

One-third of all Americans have coronary artery disease and Mississippi and Tennessee are at the forefront of that. “We have a very high rate of obesity also,” Dr. Chris Ingelmo said Monday. Dr. Ingelmo is a cardiologist with the Stern Cardiovascular Clinic and he and Dr. Darrell Sneed alternately see patients at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union […]

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Railroad Avenue getting new crossing arms

Motorists downtown Wednesday may have discovered that the Railroad Avenue crossing of the Burlington-Northern Railroad was closed. Mayor Tim Kent said crews are installing new lights with crossing arms at the intersection, but this does not appear to be part of any “quiet zone” program. At least one representative thought the city was going to […]

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Faulkner writing competition may see added features this year

Members of the William Faulkner Literary Competition committee are already at work planning this year’s event, which concludes with a luncheon during the Tallahatchie RiverFest and marks the anniversary of the Nobel-Prize-winning author’s birth. Each year, entries come in from around the world in the categories of short story, novel, poem, one-act play and student […]

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Voter registration deadline is Saturday

This Saturday, Feb. 6, is the deadline to register to vote in the March 8 presidential preference primary. Absentee voting is already under way. Any resident can register now and vote in the primary as long as he or she will be 18 years old by the day of the general election, Nov. 8. Saturday […]

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Winter Wonderland Charity Ball

The Junior Auxiliary is holding it Winter Wonderland Charity Ball at Oaks Country Club Saturday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 each. Guests will enjoy a nice seated dinner and dancing to the sounds of local band Mississippi Moon. Silent auction items include an autographed Ole Miss football, local artwork, a weekend trip […]

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NAACP plans monthly meeting

The Union County NAACP will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Watson Grove Baptist Church fellowship hall.  The meeting is open to the public.  For more information, contact Henry Cobb, president, at 662-231-3507 or Mary Ann Graham, secretary, at 662-316-5480.  

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Eastern Lights

Today is Monday, Feb. 1. Time to turn the calendar and seems almost like we turned the calendar yesterday to January. The weather is cloudy and looks as if we will get rain although Tuesday is the best day. It is also very warm for this time of year. Palestine Baptist enjoyed a surprise visit […]

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Liberty School January meeting

The January meeting of Liberty School was held the 19th of the month. Attendees were welcomed by Lil Nelson and Stephen Fitzgerald gave the invocation and blessing. A lunch of soup, cornbread and desserts were enjoyed by all. Mrs. Nelson recognized the January birthdays of Gwyn Barkley, Jimmie Ray Cobb, Bobby Henry, Juanita Lowery, Buck […]

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Crain selected Teacher of the Year for New Albany School District

Carey Crain has been chosen Teacher of the Year for the New Albany School District. Crain, who is Teacher of the Year for New Albany High School, was honored this past week along with the other city teachers of the year. They are Becky Farned from New Albany Elementary School, Justin Watson from New Albany […]

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