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Kent re-elected, Blue Springs gets new mayor

New Albany Mayor Incumbent Tim Kent’s re-election was solidified in Tuesday’s general election – one in which 375 New Albany citizens turned out to vote. Kent, who was expected to face former mayoral candidate Jerry Kennamore, gained his victory with 357 votes, or 95 percent of the total vote. Kennamore, whose name remained on the […]

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Myrtle police continue Murray Hotel fire investigation

The March session of the Myrtle Board of Aldermen was delayed this month due to the Hawks’ State Championship game last Thursday night. The board met on Monday, March 9, with Aldermen Joe Graham and Jeanette Thomas absent this month. Myrtle Police Chief Jim White informed the Aldermen that an investigation is still underway involving […]

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Reed, BMC’s McKenzie guests at April Luncheon with Books

A humorous biographical book is how Danny McKenzie describes his latest writing, “A Time to Speak, Speeches by Jack Reed.” The book features numerous speeches by Reed, and includes narratives and background information for the reader. Both McKenzie and Reed are the guests for this month’s “Luncheon with Books,” held at the Union County Library […]

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Lowe’s holds board cutting

Lowe’s held its grand opening board-cutting ceremony Thursday, May 7, 2009 for its new store located at 500 Park Plaza Drive in New Albany, Miss. Lowe’s has hired approximately 115 employees, most based locally. This store is one of only two Lowe’s stores that has a drive-thru lumber yard.

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NA School Board approves cheerleading facility

New Albany School Board By Angie Barmer In the near future, the cheerleaders at New Albany High School (NAHS) will have their own cheerleading practice facility on the NAHS campus. At the New Albany School Board meeting Monday night, the board approved NAHS Cheerleading Coach Mary Beth Muncie to begin asking parents of cheerleaders and […]

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New Albany, Union County Schools participate in Body Walk

An innovative new way to learn about the importance of good nutrition and physical fitness is coming to all city and county third grade students at the New Albany Elementary School on March 31, 2009. Students will have the opportunity to explore the human body with The Organ Wise Guys as their guides, said Tammie […]

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Skinner runs for Alderman At-Large

Dan Skinner, of 224 Pinecrest Drive, New Albany, has qualified and is announcing his candidacy for re-election to the city of New Albany’s Alderman-At-Large post. Having been raised in Holly Springs, Skinner has lived and worked in New Albany for the past 25 years.  After graduating from Castle Heights Military Academy in 1970, he received […]

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Buford to face Beasley in Ward 3 run-offs

While Incumbent Tommie Beasley remains in the race, Tuesday’s revote of the Democratic Primary for New Albany’s Ward Three Alderman seat resulted in a new challenger for him in the run-offs next week. Chris Buford was officially named Beasley’s opponent in the May 19 run-off election Wednesday, garnering 75 votes out of 274 total ballots […]

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NA city board to review animal control bids

After accepting six bids for the role of independent contractor of animal control in the city of New Albany, the board of Alderman voted to table the issue to review each bid. The six bids for the four-year contract accepted during Tuesday night’s meeting were as follows:  Jed Mitchell bid $98,000, Matt Gregory bid $35,000 […]

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County Relay for Life event raises $120,000

Several thousand from the community, as well as those from out-of-town, flocked to the New Albany Sportsplex on Friday to join in the Relay for Life festivities. The event raised approximately $120,000 and offered food, games, and the chance for the audience to listen to various entertainers, including the Fredonia children’s choir, directed by Brandi […]

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