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Ellistown Breezes

By Margaret McCraw Congratulations to our East Union Urchins who won All-Sports Award for their division. The four state championships by East Union for the 2015-2016 school year has given them this honor. East Union High School was named the Class 2AAll-Sports Award winner by The Clarion Ledger, which has tallied points for up to […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easley Descendants of John Wesley and Laura Nebraska Lominick Hines met Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church for their annual family reunion.  Local attendees were Billy Don and Ann Bevill, Glen Ford, Ronald Dale and Elzena Owen, Wade and Wanda Chism, Steven Jarvis, Vonia Stasko, Amanda Chandler and daughter, Macy […]

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Raineses to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Charles and Sarah Raines were married July 1, 1966.  There will be a reception in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., June 26, at Grace Pointe Church of God, located at 1512 South Central, New Albany. Friends and family are invited.

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Funding cuts may necessitate small city school tax increase

The New Albany Municipal Separate School District is planning to operate next year with essentially the same budget total overall, but due to cuts mostly at the state level, they will probably need to compensate with a four-percent tax increase. The increase will amount to about $150,000 compared to the total budget of $21,946.658. The […]

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Emerald Mississippi produces first piece

Emerald Mississippi manufactured their first sofa this past week as they began test production in the newly renovated former Hickory Springs plant. The Northwest-based company is doing a $2-million renovation funded with the help of state and federal funds, although the project is not costing any county tax money. General Manager Terry Treadaway said full […]

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Special session could help county funds

Local officials have expressed concern recently that they may lose special purpose funds such as those used to purchase fire trucks or emergency communications because of the last-minute legislative budget transparency bill. There could be relief from this, however, according to Union County Board of Supervisors President Randy Owen. Owen said the unexpected funding cuts […]

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Freedom celebration offers music, politics and patriotism

New Albany’s FreedomFest freedom celebration will begin this Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. It will open with the ringing of the Freedom Bell followed by the presentation of colors by the American Legion. “Each of these is symbolic of the freedom bought and paid for by our nation’s veterans and service men and women,” […]

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Main Street’s ‘Arts, Beats and Eats’ moving

The New Albany Main Street Association has announced the date for the 2016 Arts, Beats, & Eats.  This year the event will be catered and will feature local artisans and live music. The event will be held in the downtown New Albany, on Aug. 5, at The Basement located at 100B West Bankhead Street.  It […]

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Children’s boutique Itty Bitty Birdie hosts ribbon cutting

By David Johnson Managing Editor New Albany Main Street Association held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Itty Bitty Birdie Friday, June 10 at Hamilton Place in New Albany. Local real estate broker Ashley Palmer opened the store in March as a chance to start and own a business. “I wanted to build a business from the […]

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Civitan Club meeting set for July 19

The New Albany Civitan Club will host its next membership meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 19 at El Agave Mexican Grill, located at 650 Park Plaza Drive, New Albany. The meeting begins with a dinner/social from 6 to 6:45 p.m. followed by a presentation about our award-winning club.  The meeting ends at 7:45 p.m. […]

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Board should be alcohol-neutral

We have mixed feelings about New Albany aldermen endorsing – if only tacitly – the sale of alcohol at city events on city property. The consumption of alcohol is legal on private property and we agree the decision to drink is the individual’s own business. That is, unless the individual drinks enough that it becomes […]

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Perfectly Pinterest People

By Lisa Bryant I am a fan of Pinterest and have gone to it more than once to find ideas and themes for parties, etc. but not everything on Pinterest is for the everyday person without some carpentry or chemist skills. I tried to make a sun catcher with multi colors to hang from your porch […]

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Hudsons celebrate 50 years

Gene and Barbara Hudson of Myrtle will celebrate their 50th Anniversary on Sunday, June 26, 2016. They were married June 24, 1966. There will be a reception given in their honor at the Union County Baptist Association Building, 845 Sam Barkley Dr, New Albany, from 2 to 4 p.m. The celebration will be hosted by […]

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Garretts celebrate 65 years

Jay P. and Sarah Garrett celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 12, 2016 and were honored by their family with a reception at Ingomar Baptist Church Fellowship Hall with many lifelong friends and family attending. Jay was reared in the Pinedale community and Sarah not far away in Hurricane.  They were married May 12, […]

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