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Reminder about Memorial Day schedule changes

Some closings and public services will be affected by the Memorial Day holiday May 30. Perhaps the most critical is solid-waste pickup that week. Inside the New Albany city limits their usual pattern will be followed: there will be no garbage pickup May 30 with the Monday route collected Tuesday and the Tuesday route moved […]

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Annual UCTS-B. F. Ford School reunion set for this weekend

Former students, teachers and other staff of the Union County Training School and its successor, B. F. Ford School, will celebrate their 45th annual reunion May 27 and 28. The event will begin with a “Buckeye Fish Fry” at the B. F. Ford School Cafeteria at 6 p.m. Friday, May 27. Saturday events will get […]

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Seat belt enforcement effort aims to increase Click It or Ticket participation, save lives

Memorial Day, less than a week away, is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In an effort to help save lives, local and national law enforcement personnel will again participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign. The enhanced enforcement period runs from […]

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River Players to mix murder, comedy in small-venue production this weekend

The Magnolia Civic Center moves from Dorothy and the Tin Man this past week to Humphrey Bogart next week. The Tallahatchie River Players will present “The Man with Bogart’s Face” Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. This show, by Andrew J. Denady, is a murder mystery with a shot of comedy done like a […]

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Parking lot addition is sign of progress in city

Downtown New Albany is just about out of commercial space and, perhaps even more serious, out of parking space. Not everyone thinks that “downtown” ends at Camp Street and the Tallahatchie River, so businesses have plenty of room to establish themselves beyond those and still qualify as being in the general downtown area. But thanks […]

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Remember those who made ultimate sacrifice

By Lisa Bryant General Manager Memorial Day is not just a holiday where we get a day off work to have a cookout with our friends and family. It is a day to gather our friends and family together to honor those who made it possible for us to have a cookout in a safe […]

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River Players to hold auditions for summer Broadway kids’ production

The Tallahatchie River Players will hold auditions for their summer kid show, “Broadway Jr.” June 6 and 7 in the Magnolia Room starting at 6 p.m. They will be doing a selection of Disney songs that cover the classics to today!! This is for rising second grades to rising eighth grade boys and girls, and […]

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Chism wins UBBI scholarship

Millie Chism has been awarded a $2,000 Merit Scholarship form United Bucking Bulls Inc. in their 2015 Youth Futurity Series. The scholarship is given because of our outstanding personal contribution to their youth program. “Millie is an excellent example and leader for the young participants in our organization. With great pride we award Millie our […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary On May 2-3 the Joy Group of Macedonia went to Huntsville, Ala. Virgil Floyd was the bus driver and Bro. David Grumbach rode shotgun. Others making the trip were Barbara Floyd, Francis Bynum, Mary Jo Douglass, Martha Owen, Tammy Grumbach, Marie Wilson and Patsy and Harold Grisham. The group ate breakfast at […]

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Center Hill Baptist Church news

By Tommie Cooper For Wednesday night’s Bible study Bro. Hall was teaching from Galatians 5:16-21. It is a good Bible study; come out and join us. Vicki Jo brought her mamaw Ethel Grant to see my mom Effie Smith Saturday. They had a long visit together. Aunt Ethel said my mom just kept hugging her, she […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker Memorial Day weekend is the first hurrah of the upcoming summer season that will bring family reunions, water skiing, catfish grabbling and backyard grilling to the community. The freedom that we have as a nation is a testament to those veterans that are honored at our Hurricane Community Center with a sidewalk and a […]

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Making History: Urchins win first state title in baseball

PEARL – East Union closed the book on their baseball season with a bit of gold. The Urchins defeated Loyd Star in a 5-1 final on Saturday, earning the series sweep to claim the Class 2A state championship. That win is a first for the program, which made their seventh appearance in Pearl this year. […]

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City wants residents to be aware of yard sale, sign regulations

With the end of school and approach of summer, also comes an increase in yard and garage sales. It appears that many people are either unaware of the city ordinance governing such sales, or are actively ignoring them. “We’re starting to see more sales that are not permitted,” building inspector Eric Thomas, who is also […]

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Farmers’ Market opens June 4

Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market in downtown New Albany on the Tallahatchie riverbank will start its fifth year Saturday, June 4, with an abundant produce selection and a plant sale by the Union County Master Gardeners. The market will be open every Saturday in June, July and August from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. In partnership […]

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