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Lowe’s holds board cutting

Lowe’s held its grand opening board-cutting ceremony Thursday, May 7, 2009 for its new store located at 500 Park Plaza Drive in New Albany, Miss. Lowe’s has hired approximately 115 employees, most based locally. This store is one of only two Lowe’s stores that has a drive-thru lumber yard.

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Myrtle aldermen cite 20 property violations in May

With the summer month ahead, property ordinance violations will be on the rise in Myrtle, as the Aldermen recently approved 20 violations during their May meeting last Thursday. While most of the violations are due to tall grass at the residences, others require more maintenance. The Aldermen reviewed several pictures and voted to concentrate on […]

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County employees’ move to former law office imminent

Some people from the Union County Chancery Clerk building will soon move into the Talmadge D. Littlejohn Law Firm office building, located at 108 and 110 East Main Street. The Union County Board of Supervisors may be some of those people soon about to relocate. According to Board President Danny Jordan, “We will know soon […]

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NA Executive Committee calls for revote on Ward Three race, computer error cited

Due to a computer error regarding the city of New Albany’s Democratic primary held Tuesday, May 5, voters in Ward Three will have the opportunity to once again make their voice heard in the alderman’s race. New Albany’s Municipal Democratic Executive Committee released a statement Friday stating that, because of a computer error involving the […]

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Arrests likely in NA voter fraud case

Irregularities concerning several absentee ballots in each of the four wards of the city of New Albany, as well as tips from unknown individuals, has led to an investigation into possible voter fraud in regard to Tuesday’s Democratic primary. “There are Irregularities which indicate that election fraud may have occurred by certain individuals involving absentee […]

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Crocco, Walker top of the class at Myrtle

Myrtle Attendance Center’s Valedictorian Jessica Domina Crocco is graduating with a 4.0 Grade Point Average and plans to attend Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) in Booneville, Miss. after graduation. Crocco is the daughter of Rickey and Constance Gilley of Myrtle and is the sister of Mallory Gilley. She is the granddaughter of Gerald and Dianne […]

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NA school district named tops in the state for inclusion

New Albany Elementary School (NAES) has been selected by the Mississippi Department of Education as the number one Exemplary Elementary School in the inclusion program in the state. “Inclusion means that there is a mingling of special education students and regular students in the  classroom,” said New Albany School Assistant Superintendent Jackie Ford. Kelly Coltharp, […]

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Kent, Hamilton move on to run-off election

With only approximately 35 percent of New Albany’s voting population coming to the polls for Tuesday’s Democratic Primary, three different races – the city of New Albany Mayor’s race, Alderman Ward 3 race and Alderman Ward 4 race – will each see run-offs on Tuesday, May 19.  A total of 1,725 cards were cast, including […]

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City, county school districts prepare for possible Swine Flu outbreak

In light of the increasing cases of the H1N1 virus (or swine flu) spreading across the U.S., as well as several school closings around the country,  both the New Albany School District and the Union County School District, in accordance with the State of Mississippi’s Board of Education, are sending out the following letters to […]

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Father and son in arms

While many Mississippi families will be saying goodbye to loved ones who will be deployed over the next month to Iraq as part of a Mississippi National Guard security force mission, one New Albany family will be saying goodbye to father and son. Staff Sergeant Donald Files of Company D, 106th BSB, Corinth will be […]

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Farr, asphalt co. take Munsford property to Zoning board

Following a recent decision by Circuit Court Judge Henry Lackey to declare 1305 Munsford Dr. as agricultural land, the property’s owner, Booker Farr, with support from Memphis-based asphalt company, Lehman-Roberts, has made an official request with the city that the property be rezoned as industrial. The city of New Albany’s Planning and Zoning Commission is […]

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Community honors departing troops, families

A special ceremony was held Sunday at Hillcrest Baptist Church in honor of local members of the National Guard 155th Brigade Combat Team, as well as other branches of the military who will soon be departing for the Middle East. Among those soldiers who were present Sunday, along with their families, were Nicholas Verner, James […]

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City school goes into alert with threats

Close to the 10-year anniversary of the Columbine High School Massacre and the two-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings, an unknown person has left a threatening message in pencil on one of the boy’s bathrooms at New Albany High School (NAHS). NAHS Principal Jay Foster said, “We talk to our students a lot about […]

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Sportsplex, water big topics at “Meet & Greet”

A small crowd was present Thursday night at the Magnolia Civic Center to hopefully narrow down their choices for those running for city offices in the May 5 primary.  Among the big topics of the evening were improvements to the New Albany Sportsplex, as well as improvements to the city’s water lines, specifically in the […]

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