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Hospital traffic flow

The construction of a new emergency room complex on the backside of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County is bringing to the fore a significant problem: traffic flow. The $12 million addition will have 22 exam rooms, two trauma rooms and two triage rooms. It also will mean one of the entrances to the hospital and an […]

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Coming Events week of 8/29/13

Paint the Town The New Albany Main Street Association will sponsor the 10th annual “Paint the Town” on Sept. 21 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during the upcoming Tallahatchie RiverFest. For more information contact Vickie Duke, New Albany Main Street Manager at 534-3438. Main Street Youth Committee meeting Anyone in grades nine through 12 […]

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NA, Shannon partner for grant

Beginning Oct. 1, implementation will begin on an approximate $1.9 million 21st Century Community Learning Center grant that is being distributed among the New Albany School District, the Boys and Girls Club of New Albany, and Shannon High School. This is a five-year New Albany-Shannon Consortium between all five entities. Melanie Shannon, project director for […]

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New Albany Main Street presents the 10th annual Paint the Town

New Albany Main Street Association is pleased to offer the 10th annual “Paint the Town,” a free art activity during the upcoming Tallahatchie RiverFest. All children are invited to participate on Saturday, Sept. 21, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Parents must accompany their children. Historical photos of downtown New Albany will be displayed and […]

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New Albany Main Street Association receives 2013 National Main Street Accreditation

New Albany Main Street has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® […]

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Ecru board rescinds proposed budget

By Sandra Priest After meeting last Thursday evening to discuss a preliminary budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Ecru Mayor Mark Baldwin and Board of Aldermen held a public hearing last Tuesday night giving citizens an opportunity to voice opinions on financial plans of the town for 2013-14. Mayor Baldwin first of all opened the […]

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Stephanie Saul

Saul to receive highest UM alumni honor

Former New Albany resident Stephanie Saul will be one of seven highly distinguished alumni who will receive the Ole Miss Alumni Association’s highest annual honors as part of Homecoming 2013. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame are: Haley Barbour (JD 73) of Yazoo City; David W. Houston III (BBA 66, JD 69) of Aberdeen; […]

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Main Street looking for youth committee members

The New Albany Main Street Association invites young people to become a part of the New Albany Main Street Youth Committee. The committee offers an experience geared to one’s own expectations, something worthwhile, support from the community, ownership in the community and an active role in the future. Volunteer at Main Street promotional events such […]

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Holiday closings and schedule changes

All governmental offices and many businesses will close Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. The holiday will affect solid-waste collection in New Albany but not in Union County outside the city limits. In New Albany, there will be no pickup Monday. The Monday route will be picked up Tuesday and the Tuesday route […]

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Supers remind about importance of 911 numbers

By J. Lynn West Union County supervisors are reminding residents of the importance of having one’s E-911 address posted properly. “It needs to be visible from the road, from both directions,” board vice-president and Fifth District Supervisor Benny Rakestraw said Monday. The topic came up during the regular board meeting, supervisors said, because they are […]

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