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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
- Burdette to lead Bulldogs May 19, 2015
- State of the Region meeting set for Wednesday May 22, 2015
- MHP to step up enforcement over holiday weekend May 22, 2015
- Kids’ cooking class offered next week May 22, 2015
- Frazier memorial motorcycle ride will be Saturday May 22, 2015
- NAHS administrator chosen Principal of the Year May 22, 2015
- Cancer Relay for Life date will be June 5 May 22, 2015
- Award-winning writer doesn’t follow the rules May 22, 2015
- Spray park in sportsplex opens Saturday May 22, 2015
- Office will be open Saturday morning for absentee voting May 22, 2015
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