Wellspring Fund provides camp scholarships

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Students in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties again will have the chance to attend one of several academic summer camps free of charge. The CREATE Foundation’s Toyota Wellspring Education Fund will sponsor scholarships for rising seventh- to 12th-grade students in public schools in those three counties to attend […]

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Allen stepping down as NEMCC president

At the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting this month, Northeast Mississippi Community College president Dr. Johnny L. Allen asked for and received support from the Board to retire from service to the college effective June 30, 2015. Allen, 60, was named the ninth president of Northeast in 2004.  Previously he served as vice-president of […]

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Downtown on Saturday

The New Albany Main Street Association has again come up with a new event to encourage more people to stroll and shop downtown. This Saturday, April 18, the association will sponsor something called Live @ Noon, a musical performance on the Trailhead Plaza across from City Hall. Singer-songwriter Tatum Shappley, a native of Ripley, who […]

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Wayne Mitchell

A good excuse for sneaking out

Jenny and I were a little embarrassed, sneaking out before the end of the Rotary Club’s charity auction Friday night, but we had a pretty good excuse. I already had told Billy Wiseman when he invited us to attend that we probably wouldn’t be bidding on much because we already had too much stuff for […]

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VIP Cinema Seating doubling capacity

Staff reports VIP Cinema Seating, which calls itself the world’s largest manufacturer of premium cinema seating, this past week announced a major production expansion that will double the company’s manufacturing capacity. According to the announcement, the move came in response to growing customer demand. “When VIP introduced the concept of luxury reclining seating to the […]

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Power surge shuts down county offices Monday

A power outage disabled all the county buildings on the courthouse square Monday just before the Board of Supervisors was to meet. It appeared that a neutral conductor broke or burned in two and possible contacted a transformer, sending a huge voltage surge through all the electrical systems in the buildings. Early fears were that […]

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Union County jobless rate improves in February

Union County’s unemployment rate for February dropped nearly a percentage point in February, from 6.4 percent in January to 5.5 percent. That’s slightly lower than the December jobless rate and move Union County up to having the eighth-lowest unemployment in the state. Again, only two counties in the north half of the state had lower […]

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From left are Larry Gooch, drums; Tyler, guitar, vocals; Wes Walker, saxophone, flute, clarinet; Joyce Gibbs, vocals; Ernie Reece, bass; Gary Gooch, keyboard; Rob Halford, fiddle/violin; and Curtis Downs, vocals.

‘Night Our for New Haven’ is Saturday

  Ticket sales for this year’s “Night Out for New Haven” are going very well according to center director Collett Cross. The annual fundraiser for New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults will be at 7 p.m., April 18, at the Cine Theatre. It is one of the main sources of financial support for the […]

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Business 2 Business economic roundtable is Thursday

Today is the last day to make a reservation for the Business 2 Business networking and information meeting Thursday. This month’s event will combine with the Union County Development Association’s CEO/GM breakfast and be in the Magnolia Room at the civic center starting at 8:30 a.m. The time was set for the benefit of those […]

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Tanglefoot bridge to arrive Thursday

The new arched bridge that will replace the current railroad bridge on Tanglefoot Trail over Main Street is expected to arrive in New Albany Thursday, according to Mayor Tim Kent. The bridge pieces will be temporarily stored on the library parking lot until the old bridge is disassembled and removed. Some dirt work also will […]

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