Smarter than a fifth grader?

Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Of course I am, I thought, when the show by that name first arrived on television. You know the one. Host Jeff Foxworthy quizzes celebrities and folks like you and me about topics  fifth graders are supposed to have learned in school. How hard can that be? I’ve […]

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Red Cross a mess

The situation with the American Red Cross operation in New Albany continues to deteriorate with the resignation of Sally Zemek, the local part-time staff member. An ill-conceived plan to abolish the local Red Cross chapter and Zemek’s part-time job as its director has resulted in a situation that can best be described as a mess. […]

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Gray faces challenger in elections

With the November elections approaching, Union Countians living in District Two will have a choice to make regarding a Union County school board representative. Gary Gray, who currently holds the seat of School Board, District Two, will face challenger Mickey Basil in the Nov. 2, 2010 election. Meanwhile, Union County School Board member Terry Cook, […]

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Grant, West to wed September 25

Mr. Edward Grant of New Albany, Miss. and Mrs. Barbara Davis of Booneville, Miss. are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Emily Jean Grant of New Albany to James Thomas West of Baldwyn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. John Todd and the late Dorothy Todd and the late […]

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Union County Heritage Pioneer Days

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Local photographer shares history of Bankhead Highway at Museum Moments

Horse-drawn carriages, gravel roads, and the advent of the American road system were the topics of conversation and discussion at last week’s Museum Moments program. Museum Moments is held at the Union County Heritage Museum on a monthly basis and New Albany native and photographer Lowry Wilson was the speaker of this program that was […]

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Arts Council names Rock Bottom River Run art exhibit winners

The following New Albany Elementary School students had artwork selected to be in the first annual Rock Bottom River Run art exhibit sponsored by the Tallahatchie Arts Council:  Carey Beth Doyle, Alex Wilhite, Jayla Ligon, Aliyah Jackson, Brayden Stephenson, Christopher Rogers, Rocio Lemus, Cecelia Pullman, Jacob Hogue, Rob Montgomery, Hunter Hodges, Isabelle Campbell, Nathan Bennett, […]

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Supervisors set date for new Internet fees to take effect

A variety of items were approved at Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Union County Emergency 911 Coordinator Mildred Churchill came before the Board of Supervisors Monday morning and the board agreed that the effective date for Voice Over Internet Protocol was set for Sept. 1, 2010.  Union County Tax Assessor and Collector Dennis Rakestraw submitted […]

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Fabulous Footwear ribbon cutting

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Playhouse, September 22, 2010

It’s become somewhat of a routine now – traveling to and from the nursing home on Hwy 30. Tonight’s trip home was just before sunset, and the layer of deep orange falling below the tree line ushered me into a meditative mood. The Old Testament speaks of God’s people erecting stone altars along their journeys […]

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