Mayor outlines goals for reelection

For both his political rivals and the rest of the citizens of New Albany, our current mayor, Tim Kent, has released what appears to be his platform, upon which he intends to run his campaign for reelection. Ironically, but true to the past four years of not being communicative to the people he represents, he […]

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Rough road ahead includes local political challenges

        As I allowed myself to become caught up in the flow of patriotism, enthusiasm for the moment and, actually, something else yet to be identified during the past two days of remarkable national significance for Americans as a people, I couldn’t help recalling oddly similar, but different feelings when I first read Tale of […]

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Pullman to run for Ward 4 seat

J. Pullman, 39, of 326 Tate Ave. recently qualified to run for the Ward Four alderman seat in the upcoming New Albany city elections and has now officially announced his candidacy. Originally from upstate New York, just outside Ithica, Pullman currently serves as the Assistant Administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.  Pullman received a B.S. […]

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Hampton heads for New Albany

Those passing by the west side of the intersection of HWY 78 and HWY 30 W. may have noticed construction beginning next to Wendy’s.  According to New Albany Building Inspector Mike Armstrong, this will be the new location of a Hampton Inn.  Charmaine Easie-Samuels, representative for Hampton Hotels confirmed that a 75-room hotel is being […]

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Scott named Union County District Teacher of the Year

Lesa Scott, 6th grade language arts teacher at West Union Attendance Center, just received the award for West Union Teacher of the Year and Union County Teacher of the Year. “Concerning the West Union award, I was overwhelmed. To be chosen by your peers is a huge compliment. When I got the award for the […]

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East Union holds preseason baseball jamboree

Baseball season is reving up, and fans had a first glimpse of their teams over the weekend at East Union’s pre-season jamboree. With the deduction of games teams are allowed to play in the regular season, many schools choose to hold jamborees, much like you would see in football, as a way for teams to […]

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NAHS splits on first day of division, Lady ‘Dawgs win

New Albany 60 Tishomingo Co. 33 (G) The Lady Bulldogs advance to semi-final action as they defeated Tishomingo County Monday night, 60-33 in the first round of the division 1-4A tournament in Itawamba County. Leading 17-9 after the first quarter, the Lady Bulldogs were able to extend their lead to 32-15. The tough New Albany […]

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Falcons, Lady Falcons advance in 3-1A division tournament

It wasn’t easy, but the Lady Falcons were able to hold off a late game rally from Vardaman to advance to the semi-final round of the Region 3-1A Tournament after a 45-38 victory over the Lady Rams on Monday. Vardaman found their rhythm on offense to quickly cut into the Lady Flacons 24-16 halftime lead […]

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Lady Hawks soar, East Union ends season

New Site 70 East Union 44 (G) The Lady Urchins saw their season come to an end Monday night as they fell to New Site 70-44 in the first round of  the Division 1-2A tournament. East Union saw early success in the first, as a three pointer by Sunnie Knighton gave the Lady Urchins their […]

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Shadow Charities excluded from proposed bills

    Arising from the efforts of Mississippi State Representative Brian Aldridge and Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, a couple of bills are being considered by both houses of the Legislature which concern the requirements for operations of a legitimate charity in our state. They propose easing the regulations concerning some of the paperwork many […]

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Obituaries for February 6, 2009

Iva Jackson, 78 Iva Tyer Jackson, 78, of New Albany, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born March 13, 1930, in Union County to Kirk Tyer and Louis Whittington Tyer. She was the coordinator for the elderly transportation, driving the Lift bus. She was a member of the […]

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More taxpayer paid salaries and early political tactics

Silly me, I failed to grasp the real significance of the municipal salary information I shared with readers some months ago. I thought the real story was how much our mayor and aldermen were being paid and that the citizens had a right to know the correct amounts. Although that was the story, it really […]

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NA board names new park director

After discussing the matter in executive session Tuesday evening, the New Albany Board of Aldermen came back into a public meeting and announced the hire of a new Park and Recreation Director. “We’ve hired Kevin Crawford,” New Albany Mayor Tim Kent announced.  “He has previously worked at the city of Pearl’s Park and Recreation department […]

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