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A problem of success

It’s quietly become one of New Albany’s big events of the year. We’re talking about the New Albany Main Street Holiday Open House, which drew a couple thousand people to participating shops and businesses Sunday afternoon. Twenty-six businesses, most in the downtown area, participated in this year’s holiday event, up from 22 last year. We […]

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Ward 4 and the future

The election to fill the vacant seat on the New Albany Board of Aldermen has sparked an unusual frenzy of candidates. Nine residents qualified for the Monday special election to fill the remainder of the Ward 4 term of the late Bill Tucker. If no candidate gets a majority, and that seems highly likely, a […]

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Conduct a pool study

Those looking for an excuse for not planning for construction of a public swimming pool in New Albany could have found several at a public meeting this week. A speaker at the meeting said public swimming pools, especially year-round facilities, are expensive to build and expensive to operate. And to be successful, programming needs to […]

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Give to the United Way

The United Way of Northeast Mississippi has reached 67 percent of its $2,150,000 goal across the seven counties in which it operates. But here in Union County we still have inadequate participation from businesses and industries, the backbone of the payroll-deduction giving program that the United Way depends on for the bulk of its donations. […]

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Proud of Bulldogs

The New Albany Bulldogs football team has completed an undefeated regular season for the first time since 1963. In doing so, the team also tied the most wins ever by a New Albany team, a record set in 1982 by a team that went l1-2 and lost in the state championship game. It’s been a […]

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More good jobs news

The New Albany economy got a boost last week with the announcement by Diversity-Vuteq that it will begin hiring for its new plant in the Martintown Industrial Park. The facility, which has stood as a shell for months while awaiting a decision by Toyota to proceed with its assembly plant at Blue Springs, will be […]

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Digitizing our records

Union County has decided to digitally archive and preserve county land records. The Board of Supervisors approved a request by Chancery Clerk Annette Hickey to digitize the documents that are currently in large bound books in the office. “The archiving will go back 30 years,” she said. “The books will be converted to digital images […]

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Halloween downtown

One of the area’s most popular children’s events is set for 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday in downtown New Albany. It’s New Albany Main Street’s annual Trick or Treat Downtown, which attracts about 3,000 people downtown for a night of games, contests and other children’s activities. Vicki Duke, Main Street association manager, said the […]

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Honoring Dr. Garrett

The selection of Dr. Charles Garrett, New Albany schools superintendent, as the 2011 Mississippi Superintendent of the Year comes as no surprise to us. His track record since joining the district nearly 10 years ago has been one of positive change and improvement for our schools. The announcement was made Thursday by Anna P. Hurt, […]

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A contrast with Tupelo

Our neighbor to the east, Tupelo, is discussing replacing its aging public swimming pool, which has a bubble enclosure for year-round swimming, with a major new aquatic complex. The Tupelo City Council is considering paying for an architect’s study to determine location and cost for a facility that is expected to cost as much as […]

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