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Justice needs in Alabama

 In my column last week I wrote in general terms about the difference between justice and charity. The piece concluded with a reference to the Prophet Micah who advised those desiring to please God to “love kindness and do justice.” I received considerable response, but with a consistent theme. Almost all of those responding to […]

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Tallahatchie River Players to present ‘And the Tide Shall Cover the Earth’

The Tallahatchie River Players are presenting another play for the New Albany community to come and enjoy. The play, entitled “And the Tide Shall Cover the Earth” by Norma Cole, is based on the true story of a grandmother and her granddaughter that are both confronted by nature and change. The setting is Kentucky in […]

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Etta man dies in Monday car wreck

A resident of the Etta community died yesterday afternoon in a traffic accident on Highway 30 West. Gene Wells, 66, of Etta, was pronounced dead as the result of a one car accident at approximately 2:30 p.m., according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop F’s Public Affairs Officer, Trooper Ray Hall. “[Wells] was traveling west-bound […]

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Pilot Club of New Albany presents first annual Father/Daughter Princess Ball

Girls that pretend to be princesses and like dressing up in fancy, frilly dresses will have the chance to dress up and dance with their father at the first annual Father/Daughter Princess Ball on Saturday, February 6th. The Pilot Club of New Albany is presenting this ball and it will be an evening for dads […]

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Classmates reunite after 30 years

Members of the well-traveled and award winning Northeast Mississippi Junior College Band reunited in New Albany on New Year’s Day for the first time in nearly thirty years! These “boys” dined on Southern fare and shared their tall tales from three decades of friendship. From 1980-1982 they vigorously fronted the brass line led by Band […]

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New Albany’s Hampton Inn opens its doors

Motorists driving down Hwy. 30 or Hwy. 78 in New Albany have probably noticed the progression and construction of a new hotel chain in New Albany. New Albany residents and visitors can now stay at the Hampton Inn, which opened its doors for business Wednesday afternoon. There are three floors, seventy-eight standard rooms, and six […]

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NA schools select days for makeup

At the recent New Albany School Board meeting, the board members decided on what days will be considered make up days for the days that students missed because of snow and bad winter weather. These days are as follows: February 15, April 5, and May 7. Christie Poer, guidance counselor for New Albany Middle School, […]

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Power outage leaves east NA in dark

The recent wave of freezing temperatures was likely the cause of Tuesday’s power outage on the eastern side of New Albany, officials with New Albany Light, Gas & Water said Wednesday. According to LG&W’s Chief Operations Supervisor Charlie Hall, the failure of an insulator at the city’s substation off of HWY 348 was the cause. […]

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City to consider beer ordinance

With the citizens of New Albany voting to approve the legalization of beer and light wine sales in the city, the Board of Aldermen are now tasked with setting guidelines for those sales. The board decided during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting last week to again meet next Thursday, Jan. 21, should the referendum be […]

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Nurses indicted for medicine theft

The Mississippi Attorney General’s office has announced that it is in the process of prosecuting two former employees of New Albany’s Graceland Care Center. Attorney General Jim Hood stated that the state is continuing investigation of two License Practical Nurses  who are charged for fraudulently obtaining medications. According to Hood, Kimberly Murrell, 36, of Plantersville […]

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Winter sickness may not be flu, but RSV infection

During the winter months, a majority of patients in a doctor’s office attribute sickness to a common cold or the flu.  However, one local health official wants the public to be aware that their sickness could be another potentially life-threatening disease – Respiratory Syncytial Virus infection. Dr. Shane Scott, board certified in internal medicine and […]

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New Albany resident assists in 2010 Rose Parade float’s floral design

For the first time, New Albany was represented in the prestigious Pasadena Tournament of Roses Rose Parade. The theme for the 2010 Rose parade is 2010: A Cut Above the Rest. This prestigious Pasadena, California parade celebrated its 121st year on January 1st and New Albany resident Kevin Hinton was one of the floral designers […]

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Winter weather harmful to outside pets

While temperatures have been on the rise in the Northeast Mississippi region over the past few days, the weather still remains harmful to both humans and pets. New Albany’s newest animal control independent contractor Jim Taylor says that, in the past week, he has received several calls from residents who’ve reported concerns about safety of […]

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