‘Way We Worked’ series continues with art of basket weaving

Visitors to the Union County Heritage Museum Saturday were able to learn the pioneer art of basket weaving, a class offered in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution exhibition “The Way We Worked.” “One of the ways we worked is how we used to make things with our own hands,” museum director Jill Smith said. Participants […]

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Grand Champion Cow-calf Pair

  Champion Hill Georgina 7666 won grand champion cow-calf pair at the 2014 Dixie National Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, Feb. 9 in Jackson, Miss. John Davis, New Albany, Miss., owns the March 2010 daughter of S A V Providence 6922. A December 2013 heifer calf sired by Gambles Safe Bet completes the winning […]

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Owen joins 30-Plus ACT club

New Albany High School presented an ACT 30-Plus Club T-shirt to Cole Owen on Jan. 24.  Students who have a composite or subscore of 30 or more on their recent ACT are inducted into the club.  Sixty-three students have become members of the ACT 30-Plus Club since its creation in the fall of 2009.

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Do spoon, PJs bring snow?

You can blame that snowy, icy morning last week on the kids in Jenny’s fourth-grade class in Oxford. They wanted a snow day so badly that they decided to give Mother Nature a little help. Jenny said that one of the kids said last Monday she had heard that putting a spoon under your pillow […]

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The Playhouse

There’s a mailbox right outside our new home. I can easily see it from the front door. It sits next to the street curb and is shaded by towering pine trees. You’re already wondering why I would even mention a mailbox, but I’ve never had one so close to our home. In Etta, the mailbox […]

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NA transition to liquor sales going smoothly

Barely nine months in, New Albany seems to have made the transition from dry to wet smoothly. The city’s two wine and spirits stores have been open nearly eight months and report growing acceptance – and increasing sales. “We even have a few pastors, and some law enforcement, who come in occasionally and get a […]

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City retail sales up more than three percent

New Albany retail sales are increasing at a rate nearly double this year’s 1.7-percent cost-of-living adjustment, and those sales account for a whopping $220 million spent here last year. Merchants collect a seven-percent tax on retail sales that is sent to the state. Of that amount, 18.5 percent is returned to the city. In 2013, […]

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NAHS Band working to raise money for new uniforms

By Angie Barmer A new fundraising campaign is underway to raise money for new uniforms for the band programs at New Albany High and Middle School. Approximately 10 years ago, the NAHS Band received new uniforms. Now, the schools need to purchase 110 uniforms that cost approximately $400 a piece. The New Albany Band Parent’s […]

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Innovative thinking

The new course put together with the support of the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund will provide an opportunity for high school students to determine whether they have an interest in health care as a career while earning college credit. Twenty or more juniors and seniors in schools in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties will be […]

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Native American musician, writer to perform at museum

Fans of Native American culture and flute music are invited to a performance of John Two-Hawks at the Union County Heritage Museum on Saturday, March 1, from 2 – 4 p.m. The title of the event is “Wisdom and Music.” The Grammy and Emmy nominated musician and writer, who is a member of the Lakota […]

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