Eastern Lights

Monday started with cloudy skies which were clear before dinner time. There were many cousins form this area who attended the funeral of Bessie Neul Garrison Thomas Monday afternoon. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Addie Williams Garrison who lived in this community years ago.  She was buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery […]

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Ellistown Breezes

We have lots to celebrate this week.  Today (Monday), we have a full moon (always beautiful), Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday Thursday the 12th, and Valentine’s Day Saturday, February 14th.  That is enough for one week, however, Brian Roberson of Alabama, also has a 29th birthday to celebrate.  Brian is one of sister Katie’s grandsons.  Happy […]

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Gardening with Tim

Cold weather is still here, but it’s time to get our lawns ready for the spring and summer seasons. Those nasty weeds that make our lawns look so bad can be gotten under control. For most of us who grow Bermuda, Centipede, Zoysia, St. Augustine, and tall fescue in our yards, it’s time to spray […]

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The Dinner Bell

Today’s  recipes are from an old cookbook with recipes from our state.   FROZEN FRUIT SALAD   1 ½ cups sour cream ½ cup powdered sugar Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons lemon juice ½ cp maraschino cherries, sliced 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple 1 can white grapes 1 can apricots 1 envelope plain gelatin  8 […]

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God as athletic director

We have all seen it. A football player makes a big play, scores the winning touchdown, drops to one knee and points a finger towards the heavens.      What does it mean when in a moment of success a player acknowledges God in someway? Does the gesture mean that the player is giving God credit […]

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Five Generations

Five generations of the Brown, Dodds, Steward family. Left to right: Jennifer Dodds Brown, Gary Dodds, Ruth Dodds, baby Hadley Grace Brown, and MarLis Steward  

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West Union “Promote the Vote”

Sam Sanders, a 5th grade student from West Union Attendance Center, won first place in the state in Mississippi‘s  “Promote the Vote” art contest for Grades 3-5.  The “Promote the Vote” is an award winning program sponsored by the Secretary of State’s Office.  Sam’s artwork expressed his patriotism and depicted civic responsibility and voter participation. […]

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James Boyd Mattox Jr. retires from BNA Bank Board of Directors

A retirement ceremony was held in the honor of Mr. James Boyd Mattox, Jr. on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at the Magnolia Room at the Magnolia Civic Center. Mattox is retiring from the BNA Bank Board of Directors. He worked for BNA Bank from 1979-2008. Mattox is a former co-owner of the New Albany Sales […]

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Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Blue Springs’s new clothing store “Experienced Clothing and Accessories.” It is located in the old Rose Anthony Arts and Pottery building at 1183 Hwy 9 South. The store sells used and new clothes for the entire family, jewelry, purses, shoes, and pottery. The store […]

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New Albany School Board Meeting

The New Albany School Board meeting began with New Albany Mayor Tim Kent administering the oath of office to Board Member Mr. Bobby Gault. Gault was reappointed for five years on the board. He was appointed by the city of New Albany Board of Aldermen. He has been reappointed six times and this year begins […]

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Kennamore to run for NA Mayor

Jerry Kennamore of 101 Meadow Lane recently qualified to run for the Mayoral seat in the upcoming New Albany city elections and has now officially announced his candidacy. Kennamore previously served as Alderman of Ward 2 from 1989-1993 and Alderman of Ward 4 from 1997-2001.  He is reportedly the city’s only alderman ever to be […]

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New Albany to improve parts of Carter, Bankhead

The New Albany board of alderman Tuesday night voted to use its first round of Stimulus Package money to correct a drainage problem on Carter Avenue, as well as overlay new asphalt on sections of Bankhead and Carter. New Albany Mayor Tim Kent told the board that the city would receive $287,000 from the Mississippi […]

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Myrtle falls 73-71 in 1A State Championship

 Despite several key runs throughout the second half, the Hawks were unable to complete the comeback, falling to Coldwater 73-71 in Jackson. Jimel Judon led Myrtle with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Beau Cummings and Justin Jordan each added 15 and David Wilson 13.  Be sure to pick up a copy of next Wednesday’s […]

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Crawford takes over at NA Sportsplex

Creating more opportunities while enhancing what already exists is the goal for Kevin Crawford, the new director of New Albany Parks and Recreation. With previous experience with the parks and recreation department in Pearl, Crawford is returning home to run the Sportsplex. Born in Pontotoc, Crawford received a degree in recreation from Ole Miss and […]

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