By Angie Barmer Fifth to eighth graders at East Union Attendance Center got the chance to travel to another world and experience life outside our own when a traveling planetarium came to visit the school on Friday. The University of Mississippi Graduate Student Whitney Jackson from The University of Mississippi’s Center for Math and Science […]
New Albany ninth-graders got an opportunity to experience gender-reversal – as least as far as traditionally-perceived vocations are involved – during the ninth annual Non-Traditional Day held at the Career and Technical Center. Christy Paul of student services said the goal is increase enrollment by males in classes generally considered to be more female-oriented, and […]
While there may be a growing need for health care professional in a variety of medical fields, students are finding it challenging to choose and enter one. Often, they don’t know what preparation is required, whether the career will meet their expectations, or perhaps what the specific career even consists of. Thanks to a grant […]
Our Union County Library is having trouble paying its bills and meeting its payroll. That, to us, is a sad situation for an institution that is one of the most important assets of any community. We think you can generally get a pretty good idea of a community and its values by the vitality of […]
Former Myrtle high school teacher and coach Adam Coleman was sentenced to 15 years in prison, 11 of them suspended, at the conclusion of a hearing held Monday afternoon in Tippah County Circuit Court. Coleman pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery and one count of enticement of a child and will serve four […]
Angie Wilson, a labor and delivery nurse for the Women’s Center at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an award given in appreciation of the work nurses do. Wilson was nominated by a former patient who praised Wilson for her outstanding care and compassion. Nurses like Wilson are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Angie Barmer The public will soon get the chance to learn about the blues and listen to the talents of the Mosley and Johnson Band, along with back-up singers from New Albany High School and instrumentals from the NAHS Jazz band. This is a collaboration between Sam Mosley, NAHS students, and NAHS Art Instructor […]
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