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Pavilion under construction along Tanglefoot Trail

Work is nearly done on the Tanglefoot Trail pavilion being constructed next to the warm-up station off Carter Avenue. Provided by the trail commission, the structure will be available for public use and city officials plan to add an access street to the area, probably running from Gulf Street.

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Museum Madness focuses on music

Cadillac Funk bandleader Andrew Yurkow taught youngsters about rhythm song during Museum Madness. The week-long discovery program is an annual event of the Union County Heritage Museum specializing in hands-on programs.

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MSU lists local graduates, honors

Mississippi State University honor graduates from Union County include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their specific levels of recognition and the minimum required averages for each, based on a 4.0 scale, include: summa cum laude, 3.80; magna cum laude, 3.60; and […]

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NAHS honor roll students recognized at awards ceremony

The following students have been on the honor roll for the first, second, and third nine weeks.   These students were formally recognized at the Awards Ceremony held on May 3, 2016 at New Albany High School: Mayra Aguirre, Santiago Aguirre, Adalyn Aldridge, Emoni Anderson, Mason Armstrong, Alex Austin, Citlaly Avila, Sarah Bain, Amber Balentine, […]

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Imago Dei Boutique has official opening

Imago Dei Boutique had its formal ribbon-cutting sponsored by the New Albany Main Street Association this past Friday. Owner Angie Garrett said the unusual name for her business comes from the Latin for “image of God.” “I believe we all reflect a facet of our Creator in our personality and style,” she said. Her shop, […]

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Martintown bridge nearing completion

Crews were doing the finishing grading on the approaches to the new bridge over the Tallahatchie River on Martintown Road Wednesday. Paving and striping will have to be done but the bridge should be open soon, ending the need for the detour.

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It’s time for back-to-school vaccines

While the end of summer seems a long time away, the Mississippi State Department of Health reminds parents that state law requires kids to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start or daycare. Required vaccinations for children entering school in Mississippi for the first time include: diphtheria, tetanus and […]

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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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