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Vaccination pilot program cancelled by county school board

Despite a prior decision by the Union County School Board, Ingomar Attendance Center will no longer be a pilot school for a Mississippi Department of Health program designed to drastically increase the state of Mississippi’s vaccinations among 7th grade students. The school board voted at its April board meeting to rescind its previous approval of […]

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City Attorney: quorum was present at hearing

With new members appointed last week by the New Albany Board of Alderman, the city of New Albany’s Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a special session on Thursday, May 21 to hear Booker Farr’s request for rezoning of 1305 Munsford Drive. During its May meeting, the board of aldermen voted to appoint Vernell Kimmons, […]

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Local named staff accountant to firm

Robert (Rob) D. King, Jr. has recently joined the staff of The Koerber Company, P.A. as Staff Accountant, where he is responsible for valuation and litigation support services for clients.  The valuation services are primarily for estate and gift tax purposes, purchases and sales of businesses and equitable distributions related to divorces.  The litigation support […]

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Father and son in arms

While many Mississippi families will be saying goodbye to loved ones who will be deployed over the next month to Iraq as part of a Mississippi National Guard security force mission, one New Albany family will be saying goodbye to father and son. Staff Sergeant Donald Files of Company D, 106th BSB, Corinth will be […]

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Kent runs for NA Mayor job

Tim Kent, of 1004 Evelyn Cove, New Albany, has qualified and is announcing his candidacy for re-election for New Albany Mayor. Before his election to the mayoral post in 2005, Kent served as an investigator and officer for the New Albany Police Department for 11 years and also worked for an insurance agency for 12 […]

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2009 New Albany Kiwanis Scholars

The Kiwanis Club of New Albany presented 11 graduating seniors from New Albany and Union County with scholarship money. Kiwanis Club President Junior Sanders presented the scholarship awards to all of the recipients at Tuesday’s meeting at Taylor’s restaurant. Four students from New Albany High School (NAHS), two students from East Union Attendance Center, one […]

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UC Relay for Life set for Friday

With Union County’s 11th Annual Relay for Life happening Friday, organizers were excited by the turnout and money raised on Bank Night Tuesday. Team Recruiter Chair Jean Spence said that, with approximatley 20-30 people in attendance Tuesday, the total amount of money raised was $86,651.  Money is still being raised and last year’s goal of […]

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Union County Museum Director receives MS Humanities Award

Jill Smith, director for the Union County Heritage Museum, recently accepted the Mississippi Humanities Council Special Recognition Award for 2008. This award was in honor of her work with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits program over the last three years. “When the museum undertook sponsoring the “New Harmonies” exhibit, you plunged wholeheartedly to arrange the […]

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Aldermen discuss city’s animal control

The city of New Albany will soon seek out a new person to handle its animal control efforts. During its April meeting, the board discussed proposed specifications for rebidding the city’s animal control contract. City Attorney Bobby Carter and New Albany Mayor Tim Kent worked to develop a rough draft of such specifications to present […]

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Kent, Hamilton move on to run-off election

With only approximately 35 percent of New Albany’s voting population coming to the polls for Tuesday’s Democratic Primary, three different races – the city of New Albany Mayor’s race, Alderman Ward 3 race and Alderman Ward 4 race – will each see run-offs on Tuesday, May 19.  A total of 1,725 cards were cast, including […]

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