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It’s time for back-to-school vaccines

While the end of summer seems a long time away, the Mississippi State Department of Health reminds parents that state law requires kids to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start or daycare. Required vaccinations for children entering school in Mississippi for the first time include: diphtheria, tetanus and […]

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Ellistown Breezes

By Margaret McCraw Congratulations to our East Union Urchins who won All-Sports Award for their division. The four state championships by East Union for the 2015-2016 school year has given them this honor. East Union High School was named the Class 2AAll-Sports Award winner by The Clarion Ledger, which has tallied points for up to […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easley Descendants of John Wesley and Laura Nebraska Lominick Hines met Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church for their annual family reunion.  Local attendees were Billy Don and Ann Bevill, Glen Ford, Ronald Dale and Elzena Owen, Wade and Wanda Chism, Steven Jarvis, Vonia Stasko, Amanda Chandler and daughter, Macy […]

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Funding cuts may necessitate small city school tax increase

The New Albany Municipal Separate School District is planning to operate next year with essentially the same budget total overall, but due to cuts mostly at the state level, they will probably need to compensate with a four-percent tax increase. The increase will amount to about $150,000 compared to the total budget of $21,946.658. The […]

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Emerald Mississippi produces first piece

Emerald Mississippi manufactured their first sofa this past week as they began test production in the newly renovated former Hickory Springs plant. The Northwest-based company is doing a $2-million renovation funded with the help of state and federal funds, although the project is not costing any county tax money. General Manager Terry Treadaway said full […]

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Special session could help county funds

Local officials have expressed concern recently that they may lose special purpose funds such as those used to purchase fire trucks or emergency communications because of the last-minute legislative budget transparency bill. There could be relief from this, however, according to Union County Board of Supervisors President Randy Owen. Owen said the unexpected funding cuts […]

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Freedom celebration offers music, politics and patriotism

New Albany’s FreedomFest freedom celebration will begin this Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. It will open with the ringing of the Freedom Bell followed by the presentation of colors by the American Legion. “Each of these is symbolic of the freedom bought and paid for by our nation’s veterans and service men and women,” […]

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Main Street’s ‘Arts, Beats and Eats’ moving

The New Albany Main Street Association has announced the date for the 2016 Arts, Beats, & Eats.  This year the event will be catered and will feature local artisans and live music. The event will be held in the downtown New Albany, on Aug. 5, at The Basement located at 100B West Bankhead Street.  It […]

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Civitan Club meeting set for July 19

The New Albany Civitan Club will host its next membership meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 19 at El Agave Mexican Grill, located at 650 Park Plaza Drive, New Albany. The meeting begins with a dinner/social from 6 to 6:45 p.m. followed by a presentation about our award-winning club.  The meeting ends at 7:45 p.m. […]

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Center Hill Baptist Church news

By Tommie Cooper For Wednesday night’s Bible study June 15, Bro. Hall was teaching in II Peter 1:3, 4, “God has given us all things.” If you are a child of God you have a song on your heart. I took Momma to her eye doctor. Her eyes are still about the same. We took […]

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