Elsie Melton Stokes

Elsie Melton Stokes, of Greenville, S.C., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. She was born in New Albany, the daughter of the late Lon and Estella Williams Melton. She was predeceased by her husband, Woodrow Stokes; a brother: Harold Melton; and a half-brother: Dalton Gober. She was the beloved mother of a daughter and […]

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James Edward Wilson

James Edward Wilson, 81, died peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 12, 2010, in Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. Wilson was born in Ecru on Feb. 7, 1929, to Lloyd and Lora Wilson. He grew up in New Albany with two brothers, Roland and Bill, and one sister, Martha Nell. Mr. Wilson played several sports but excelled […]

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New Albany fire department statistics for August 2010

Reported Structure Fires: 6  Reported commercial structure fires: 2 Residential alarms: 0 Commercial alarms: 4 Rescue/Extrication: 8 EMS assists calls: 0 Vehicle fires: 1 Rubbish fires: 3 Misc. calls: 7 Service calls: 10  Total runs for the month of August: 41 August was a busy Month for our fire fighting crews. We started the first week off with two structure fires that […]

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Union County Sheriff’s jail docket for Sept. 8, 2010

Thomas Swindle, 1092 CR 83, New Albany, 61, was charged with contempt of court at 1:45 p.m., Aug. 29, 2010. Orlando King, 1035 CR 6, Myrtle, 23, was charged with driving with a suspended driver’s license at 1:45 p.m., Aug. 29, 2010. Justin Clay Ware, 1071 CR 326, New Albany, 19, was charged with a […]

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Union County Sheriff’s call log for Sept. 10, 2010

August 20 CR 329: Caller advised some pills were stolen from a lock box in her house. McGraw St.: Man having trouble with his wife. CR 32: Caller advised horse in the road between CR 47 and hwy 355. Hwy 349: Caller advised subject with loud truck across the road from him making a lot […]

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MDOT begins work on future Tanglefoot Trail

Just one week after the Mississippi Department of Transportation announced it was releasing a $4.5 million grant to help complete the proposed Tanglefoot Trail, a construction crew was on site Thursday morning to begin work. Crew members were hard at work Thursday morning removing railroad ties from the former Tennessee-Railnet.  The trail, which is set […]

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State reveals area district rankings

Like all school districts throughout the state of Mississippi, both New Albany and Union County School Districts learned the results of the school accountability rankings this week and the reactions are mixed. While Union County schools have generally seen improvement in their test scores and rankings, New Albany remained somewhat stagnant compared to last year. […]

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Summer reading

Early survey response from New Albany students about a program requiring them to do summer reading is somewhat negative. Is anyone surprised? Taking a survey of students about whether they want to do school work during the summer is sort of like asking them if they like doing the dishes or scrubbing the toilet. That […]

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Union County School District menus for Sept. 13-17

September 13-17 Monday Breakfast Br. Pizza, Cereal, Milk/Juice Lunch Line 1 McRibs, Baked Beans, Creamy Coleslaw, Raisins, Waldorf Salad, Milk/Juice, Fruit Crisp Lunch Line 2 Hamburger, Baked Beans, Creamy Coleslaw, Raisins, Waldorf Salad, Milk/Juice Tuesday Breakfast Sausage/Biscuit, Cereal, Milk/Juice Lunch Line 1 C. F. Steak/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Field Peas, Watermelon Wedge , Juice Bars, Cornbread, […]

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September designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness month

With the month of September officially designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the physicians at New Albany Urology are urging men to stay current on their annual prostate exam and screening. According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2010, there has already been 32,050 prostate-cancer related deaths. Prostate cancer is a serious disease that affects […]

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