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UNITE grant applications available

UNITE (Union County/New Albany Initiative to Excel), New Albany and Union County’s community foundation is accepting applications for the 2015 grant award cycle. Grants are awarded annually to non-profit organizations that use grant funds to improve the quality of life for residents of Union County. Since the first grants were awarded in 2003, approximately 170 […]

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Boosterthon

New Albany Elementary combines fundraising with high-energy fitness and character building

For the next week, New Albany elementary students will be part of a high-energy fundraising event that teaches fitness, leadership and character rather than relying on traditional product sales to bring in revenue. Called Boosterthon, the event began with pep rallies Monday for grades K-2 and 3-5 in the school gym. Team leaders explained the […]

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American Legion members hear about Iraq war veteran’s experience for Veterans Day

In one sense, Veterans Day is nothing special for members of New Albany’s American Legion Post; that’s because they honor the service, sacrifice and memory of their comrades every time they gather throughout the year. But for the rest of us, the holiday provides a means to show, at least for a day, appreciation for […]

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Ingomar student wins one of two statewide Egg Bowl ticket reading prizes

Pep rallies are supposed to be exciting but the one held Tuesday at Ingomar is a day Madison McCurdy is unlikely to ever forget. She was surprised to learn she is one of only two statewide winners in the third annual Mississippi Association of Educators’ reading contest. This year’s theme was “Be a Champion and […]

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County officials discuss problems hosting city court in law enforcement center

The Union County Board of Supervisors for the past couple of years has allowed the City of New Albany to hold municipal court in the justice courtroom at the county law enforcement center on Carter Avenue, but that may change. The topic came up at last week’s board meeting. The city had been using a […]

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This past week New Albany Superintendent of Schools Jackie Ford told trustees they would be happy with results of the new Mississippi College and Career-Ready Standards tests and he was not exaggerating. When the results were released Thursday it was learned that New Albany had the top score in the state for the English part […]

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Cotton States Baseball League wants to modify agreement with city

In addition to receiving an industrial development update at their November meeting Tuesday, New Albany aldermen also were given an overview of a growing sports program in addition to their other agenda items. On the public appearance section of the agenda was landscape architect Sam Creekmore. Tuesday, Creekmore was there on behalf of his Cotton […]

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Sen. Roger Wicker gives Rotarians congressional update

Operating on only two hours’ sleep, U. S. Sen. Roger Wicker still managed to give members of the New Albany Rotary Club a fairly comprehensive legislative update Friday. Wicker had been slated to be the program speaker but as it turned out, the Senate did not get to a final vote on the proposed budget […]

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New Albany in the running for Levitt Music Series Grant that would bring a 10-week live music series to Park Along the River

Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, the City of New Albany hopes to qualify as one of the 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP Grant Awards. The Levitt AMP Grant Awards are a matching grant opportunity created by Levitt Pavilions to serve small to […]

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Museum presents program on what preceded DeSoto’s passing through area

The Union County Heritage Museum program was billed as “The Archaeology of Hernando DeSoto” but included much more local history than expected. Brian Hicks, archaeologist and director of the DeSoto County Museum, said the big unanswered question for most local historians is where DeSoto came through the area. Hicks, who got his start in archaeology […]

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