Macedonia news

Oops, I goofed again!  Margaret Murphree’s mother was having surgery, not Margaret. Sorry Margaret! Tim and LaCosta Watson are proud parents of a new baby, Avery Lane Watson, born at 8:06 P.M. on January 23, 2009, weighing 10 lb. and 4 oz. and was 19 ¾ inches long.  The baby is welcomed by big brother, […]

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Ecru News

Happy birthday to Floyd Todd who will celebrate February 7.  May you have many more. Floyd will celebrate his 85th birthday. A baby shower for Stephanie Moody Coomber and a birthday party for Breezy Moody were celebrated at the home of Rodney and Gretchen Moody and boys Taylor and Matthew, Saturday, January 31.  Twenty-eight family […]

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Eastern Lights

Here I am once again trying to fill a gap that has been broken once again.  My dear friend Johnnie Bell has been diagnosed with cancer and has had surgery and will be having chemo in the near future.  She will be unable to write community news so I will attempt to write once again […]

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“Out of sight, out of mind” keeps some officials in office

One of the things that continues to strike me as unusual about living in Northeast Mississippi is that the government of the State of Mississippi seems to be located in a land far, far away and state government activities are simply not discussed much in this part of the state. Actually, there are groups who […]

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Big Tobacco will fight tax increases

This editorial appeared in The Arkansas Leader, the newspaper in Jacksonville, Arkansas. It was written by Garrick Feldman, owner and publisher and is being reprinted with his permission. Tobacco companies are organized and will fight any serious attempt to increase taxes on their products, as they will also do as we consider raising tobacco taxes […]

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Comprehensive Plan should top any candidate’s “wish-list”

My comments this past Wednesday about the items  that were assumed to be part of Incumbent Mayoral Candidate Tim Kent’s platform were considered in error and corrected on Thursday by Mayor Kent via David Johnson, New Albany Gazette editor. Despite the fact that Mayor Kent was discussing these projects in answer to a question about […]

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Shopping at home makes sense and benefits everyone

 Mathematically, it is virtually impossible to prove any of the theories that for every $100 you spend locally, X amount of dollars stay at home. Different surveys have provided different results, so all that can be said is that it makes sense for the folks in any community to spend their money with their local […]

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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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