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Symphony important

The Tupelo Symphony Orchestra, backed by a chorus from Mississippi State University put on a first-class performance Sunday in the New Albany High School Auditorium. The music, John Philip Sousa’s “El Capitan,” and the accompanying vocals were  lively and entertaining, even for those who are not students of orchestral music. In short, it was a […]

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Improving appearance

The New Albany Board of Aldermen has taken the first step in what needs to be a sustained undertaking to improve appearance and livability of our neighborhoods. The board vote unanimously to require the owners of four properties to bulldoze the dilapidated structures there within 60 days or the city will do the job at […]

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Support for free clinic

The decision by a group of volunteers backed by a local church to start a free medical clinic in New Albany is welcome news for the community. The clinic, which will operate under the name Agape Health Services, will provide free medical services to those who cannot afford insurance and are not eligible for Medicaid […]

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Ambitious project

John Young’s plan to build a 336-unit apartment complex represents one of the most ambitious building projects ever in New Albany. Young, a local builder and developer with a keen eye for market trends, thinks the New Albany market is preparing to soar. And he’s moving quickly to try to get a jump on competitors. […]

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Curb appeal important

The importance of making a good first impression as a community cannot be overstated. Curb appeal is as important, or more so, in selling a community as in selling a house. It doesn’t matter whether we are trying to attract a major manufacturer or a retired couple to our community. The recruitment principle is the […]

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Charity giving

The United Way campaign results for Union County were released this week and they were a bit disappointing. Even though giving was up in total in the seven-county campaign area of the United Way of Northeast Mississippi, the money available from Union County contributions actually decreased slightly. The Union County allocations committee was able to […]

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West Union Boys Bowling

While we’re on the subject of state champions, we want to congratulate the West Union Boys Bowling team for its win of a state title. West Union defeated East Union in an all Union County final. The West Union Girls team also finished second and the East Union Girls competed at the state championships.

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NA Lady Bulldogs

The New Albany Lady Bulldogs basketball team has made our community proud, winning the state championship in Class 4A Friday night in Jackson. The veteran team with four senior starters and Jazmine Spears, named most valuable player in the championship game, brought home the first state championship in the sport since 2002. In addition to […]

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Protect our health

Despite clear and conclusive evidence that second-hand smoke is killing people, the Mississippi Legislature again has failed to pass a bill prohibiting smoking in public places. The legislation died in the House Public Health Committee (obviously a misnamed committee) after the chairman, Steve Holland, a Plantersville Democrat, said he could not muster enough votes to […]

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Support our events

Too often we hear people suggest that there is not enough to do in New Albany. We suppose that depends on how active a person or family you have, but mostly we don’t subscribe to that view. What we do believe, though, is that to keep the events we have and to increase their number, […]

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