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Was it the ‘best’ bid?

 This week’s New Albany Board of Aldermen meeting didn’t improve our comfort level much with the plan to have a new independent contractor take over animal control in the city. In fact, the bid deemed “lowest and best” on a 3-2 vote by the Board of Aldermen came from someone named Jim Taylor, who we […]

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Ask Amy

DEAR AMY: I am a high school teacher and 5th-grade basketball coach. I was coaching a 5th-grade practice when a disgruntled parent walked into the gym with 10 minutes left to go and started verbally harassing me. I did not want to start a physical altercation or give him any reason to start one, so […]

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Macedonia

We both felt like going to Church Sunday!  It felt so good; you got to see friends, got to listen to good music and hear a really good sermon! Our numbers were down some, but this was a holiday weekend. Dorothy Wayne Nowlin is some better following her heart surgery. Mildred Fair was sick. Frances […]

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Eastern Lights

Well, the fourth of July has come and gone.  I hope everyone had a good time. But that means the year 2009 is half gone.  Soon school will be in progress again.  It seems to me our children are growing up too fast. Maybe we should give them a little more attention. So many things […]

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Ellistown Breezes

I trust everyone enjoyed activities during the July 4th weekend. We can now get down to business for a spell because I believe our next holiday will be Monday, September 7th. When you are doing 8 to 5, two long months can sometimes seem even longer. Right? Happy Anniversary to Brother Dexter and Carolyn Griggs.  […]

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Goodwill to open New Albany store Monday

Union County citizens looking to donate clothes or housewares will have a new opportunity to do so beginning Monday, July 13, when Goodwill opens a new facility in New Albany. The facility, located on 201 West Bankhead St. in New Albany, will be strictly for donations only, said Goodwill Director of Operations Donated Goods Keith […]

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Beautification committee to purchase more signs

Thirty-six more decorative street signs will be placed throughout New Albany as a way to continue to beautify the city. In continuation with the City Beautification Committee’s decorative street sign project, the committee purchased 36 new signs to put up in New Albany. The cost is $375 a piece, which brings the total to $13,500.00. […]

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UC quilts tell stories at new museum exhibit

For centuries, quilts were known as a form of expression, a way to record family history, a way to tell stories, or a way to pass the time with family and friends. The upcoming exhibit at the Union County Heritage Museum will be able to tell some of those Union County tales when ‘Common Threads […]

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NA technical school enters digital media age this fall

The New Albany School of Career and Technical Education will offer New Albany High School students the chance to expand and perfect their digital media skills with the introduction of the Digital Media Technology Program (DMT) this fall. Emily Reed, who worked as the instructional design specialist, and seven teachers developed the program throughout a […]

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Local blues legends put New Albany, Union County on the map

For the first time in history, the City of New Albany is on the official Mississippi Blues Trail map that is distributed throughout the state. December 8, 2008, a blues marker dedication ceremony took place near the Union County Heritage Museum in honor of blues musicians and Union Countians Sam Mosley, Bob Johnson and Billy […]

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120 county bridges to be inspected, supervisors say

Over the next two years, Union County’s 120 bridges will be inspected, county officials say.   The Union County board of supervisors voted Tuesday to have each bridge inspected, in conjunction with the National Bridge Inspection Program.   “There is a federal regulation from the Federal Highway Administration that requires that every bridge in the […]

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Ecru News

 Happy 17th birthday to Chyna Rae Dearman who will celebrate on Saturday, July 11. Chyna Rae is the daughter of Tabitha Dearman and Brent Dearman. Happy birthday to Hudson Smith who will be one on Saturday, July 11. He will celebrate with a “Barnyard Bash” party Saturday at Ecru Baptist Fellowship Hall from 11 a.m. […]

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Obituaries for July 10, 2009

 Danny Bowen, 29 James Daniel “Danny” Bowen, 29, of Blue Springs, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, in New Albany. He was born March 27, 1980, in New Albany to David J. Bowen and Linda Sue Roberts Bowen. He worked at Ryan’s Steak House in Tupelo. He was a member of Blue Springs Baptist Church and […]

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