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Relay for Life event

Tonight the American Cancer Society will hold its 14th annual Relay for Life fundraising event at BNA Bank Park. The event gets under way at 5 p.m. to live music, followed by the opening ceremony at 7 p.m. with the presentation of the color guard, a ribbon cutting, recognizing the cancer survivors in attendance and […]

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Population up at Animal House

The Mitchell Home for Homeless Animals has increased its population by one. Jenny hastens to add that it’s only temporarily. At least, we hope so. We already have Molly, who came to us from an animal-rescue group; Sophie, a homeless Boston terrier mix who showed up at the house; and Lizzie, a puppy that a […]

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Taking the BMC reins

The Blue Mountain College Board of Trustees has found the college’s next president, Dr. Barbara Childers McMillin, who will start work Aug. 1. The hire was announced by Dr. Carl White, president of the board, after an exhaustive search and interview process by a search committee that included Mike Staten, senior vice president of BNA […]

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Pride at graduation

Graduation time is here in our high schools. By late this evening 274 seniors will have gotten their diplomas in the New Albany and Union County schools. Last night East Union Attendance Center graduated 37 and Ingomar graduated 30. Tonight 35 will graduate at Myrtle Attendance Center and 40 at West Union. And 132 will […]

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Highway danger

What eventually will be a major traffic improvement on U.S. 78 (Interstate 22) in New Albany is a dangerous problem today. We, of course, are talking about the $19-million project to widen the Central/Carter avenues overpass and the bridge over the Tallahatchie River and the lengthening of the on and off ramps at the downtown […]

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Pulling weeds, lots of Advil

It’s been an Advil week around our house. It all started the weekend before last, while we were walking our dogs around the neighborhood. Jenny was admiring everybody’s yards. “We have one of the worst-looking lawns in the neighborhood,” she said. “Our yard is full of weeds.” I had to admit that after our lawn […]

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Political mischief

The Mississippi Legislature has ended its session, having turned aside efforts by Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and the Republican legislative leadership to expand charter schools and politicize state employees by removing them from civil service. Legislators are to be commended for holding the reins on efforts to raid the state treasury to […]

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Fixing our water issues

New Albany has adopted a plan to begin dealing with the most pressing issues with the city’s water system. The Board of Aldermen has voted to move ahead with a plan, developed by New Albany Light, Gas & Water, to add two production wells, improve water pressure on the east side of the city, and […]

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County voters disenfranchised

Dear Editor: The New Albany Board of Aldermen has done an end around on the voters of Union County. Unable to garner a majority of votes to approve the sale of liquor, the aldermen have chosen to disenfranchise the voters of the county. Proponents of king liquor knew their only chance was to deprive the county […]

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School leader selection

The New Albany Schools Board of Trustees has voted to conduct a national search for a new superintendent to succeed Dr. Charles Garrett, who is leaving the district June 30. The vote was 3 to 2. Dr. Jason Dees, Bernice Bailey and Dr. Susan McClelland voted in favor. Jerry Tate and Bobby Gault voted against […]

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