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NA aldermen approve $6.5 million budget

New Albany aldermen approved the $6.5 million 2016 city budget this past Thursday in a brief meeting. No changes were announced to the budget from the version presented at the public hearing during their Sept. 1 meeting but some money was found for two groups – New Haven Center for Special Needs Adult and the […]

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‘Imagine the Possibilities’ career expo expected to draw 3,000 eighth-graders to Tupelo arena

The Toyota Wellspring Education Fund at CREATE Foundation will be the lead sponsor of a major career expo Oct. 6-7 at BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo. The expo is designed to provide a better understanding of the opportunities available after graduation to over 3,000 eighth-grade students. “Imagine the Possibilities” will feature activities connected to 18 career […]

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Main Street annual membership meeting

New Albany Main Street Association is hosting their annual membership meeting Thursday, Oct. 1, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the In Bloom reception hall. Suzanne Smith, president of Mississippi Main Street Association, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Smith is a Senior Vice-President and Western Region Retail Administrator for Renasant Bank. Her degree […]

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Legends and Lore cemetery tour this Saturday at New Albany City Cemetery resurrects the rich, famous and no so famous

By Jill N. Smith Bringing the past to life is part of the mission of the museum, and when you add the partnership of the Tallahatchie River Players, you have Legends and Lore Cemetery Tour.  And it’s happening this Saturday, Sept. 19, from 4 p.m. to dusk at the city cemetery on Bankhead Street. This […]

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90-year-old twins celebrate birthdays

On Sept. 15, 1925, near Faulkner in Tippah County, Dr. Jim Pearce arrived at the home of Otis and Vera Caviness Reed for the delivery of their fourth child. After the little girl was born, Dr. Pearce said, “I think there is another baby in there!” Thirty minutes later, the fifth child came to this […]

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Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs fourth quarter performance leads to win

NEW ALBANY – Opportunities presented themselves early for New Albany, who routed the Amory Panthers with a two-touchdown fourth quarter and nabbed their third win of the season in a 34-24 final. The Bulldogs found two turnovers in the first six minutes of the game, taking a 13-0 lead after a fumble by the Panthers […]

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Honoring top students

The list of students who have achieved the distinction of being named National Merit Semifinalists has been released and the list of students does not include any from the New Albany or Union County schools. Twenty-one students in the region were named semifinalists in the prestigious national competition that recognizes less than 1 percent of […]

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Former school superintendent candidate asks court to put him back on ballot

Former Republican candidate for Union County School Superintendent Roger Browning has gone to court to ask to be put on the ballot for the November general election. An emergency hearing was scheduled in Union County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon to hear the case. At the heart of the matter is whether a ruling by a […]

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Supervisors tie up loose ends in financing Emerald Home Furnishings project

Most of the business at the weekly meeting of the Union County Board of Supervisors was essentially housekeeping needed to move the Emerald Home Furnishings project forward. Washington State-based furniture manufacturer Emerald Home Furnishings is going to renovate and then move into the former Hickory Springs plant (Denton Mills prior to that) in the Denmill […]

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Accidental drowning is ruling in death of seven-year-old

Investigation is continuing into the death of seven-year-old Ma’taya Biggs, but the official ruling following an autopsy Wednesday was death by accidental drowning, according to medical examiner-investigator Pam Boman. Police had received a call about a missing child at 203 Sycamore in the western part of the city about 8 p.m. Saturday and as officers […]

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