Birthday of Victoria Lynne’ Jennings

Vickie Lynne’ celebrated her sixth birthday on January 10, 2009 at her home. Victoria Lynne’ Jennings is the daughter of Serina and William Jennings of Etta. Vickie is the sister of 3-year-old Mikel Jennings. She is the granddaughter of Val and Bob Johns of Palatka, Fla., Terry Tullis of Myrtle, Miss., Grover and Heidi Jennings […]

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Birthday of Jewell Drummond

Jewell Drummond celebrated her 93rd birthday on December 19, 2008 with her family. She has three children: Gail Freeman (Devon) of New Albany, Gilbert Drummond of Pickwick, and Marie Warrington (Mike) of Cotton Plant. She has seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. She is the widow of the late Lewis Drummond.  

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Auto industry must make some sacrifices too

The Senator from the State of Maryland, Barbara Mikulski, a Democrat who sponsored legislation within the Stimulus Bill to bail out General Motors and Chrysler, recently advised, “No matter how much government aid we give to the Big Three auto makers, they can’t survive if consumers don’t start buying cars.” It would be hard to […]

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Birthday of Lacey Marie Jackson

Lacey Marie Jackson celebrated her third birthday on January 4, 2009. She celebrated on January 24th with a party at home with family and friends. Helping her celebrate was her big sister Destiny who turned 9 years old on January 15, 2009. She is the daughter of Jeff and Beverly Jackson. Her grandparents are Peggy […]

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Birthdays of Madison Elizabeth and Mason Kirk Green

Madison Elizabeth and Mason Kirk Green celebrated their third birthday with a pirate and princess party at West Jackson Baptist Church in Tupelo. Their parents are Jamie and Kirk Green of Saltillo. Their grandparents are Jane Gadd, Tommy Gadd, Kim and Jay McKee and Sammy and Tina Green. Their great-grandparents are Delma Dismuke, Madge Curbow […]

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Birth of Hunter Nathaniel Rasco

Brittney Page Rasco and Gary Nathaniel Rasco of New Albany are proud to announce the birth of their son Hunter Nathaniel Rasco. Hunter was born on January 28, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County. He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18 inches long. His grandparents are Jimmy and Linda Page of […]

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Birth of Zoe Mary-Klare King

Wendy Kidd King and Chad King of Hickory Flat welcomed daughter Zoe Mary-Klare King into the world on January 17, 2009 at 5:14 p.m. at the Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County in New Albany. She weighed 6 pounds and was 18 inches long. Zoe is the granddaughter of Pam Kidd and Charlie Canerdy of […]

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Birth of Jordan MaKenzie Kimmons

Bettye Johnson and Justin Kimmons of New Albany welcomed their baby girl Jordan MaKenzie Kimmons into the world on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo at 4:54 p.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long. She was greeted home by big sister Justis […]

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Obituaries for February 13, 2009

Patricia Blackwell, 32 Patricia Ann Blackwell, 32, of New Albany, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born March 16, 1976, in Ripley to Joel Knox and Joyce Ann Blackwell Robbins. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Union Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. W.B. […]

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Automatic pay raises and differences of opinion

Last month the Congress of these United States automatically gave themselves a raise in pay. This increase amounted to $4,700 per year, bringing their annual salaries to $174,000 for all 535 House and Senate members, costing taxpayers more than $2.5 million. This was a 2.8 per cent increase while millions of Americans have lost their […]

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Robbins makes three in mayoral race

When the May 5 party primary elections roll around, citizens of New Albany will now have the choice of three candidates for New Albany Mayor. Joey Robbins qualified with the New Albany Circuit Clerk on Monday to run for the office. Robbins will face incumbent Tim Kent as well as Betsey Hamilton in the primary […]

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Supervisors give 100 days for completion of airport project

The Union County board of supervisors approved a 100-day timetable Monday for the construction of a a new hangar taxiway at the New Albany-Union County Airport. As of February 4, 2009, WG Construction will have 100 days to complete the construction work.  The hangar taxiway is slated to be completed by May 15, 2009. Another […]

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Aldermen give extension on Martintown roadway

The New Albany board of Aldermen approved an deadline extension on the projected finish date for roadway work at the Martintown Industrial site. Mike Waters, project manager and engineer for Mendrop-Wages Engineering, made the request to the board last week. “We request an extension on the Community Development Block Grant project (CDBG) because we’ve had […]

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Union Co. school board discuss band program

While it did not make a decision regarding the hire of a new band director or beginning a band program this year or next, the Union County School board did entertain a presentation from a retired band director regarding the subject last week. Robert Plunkett, a retired band director from Northeast Community College, presented a […]

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