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We are the other choice

I was raised with the notion that it isn’t good manners to toot one’s own horn or be prideful. On the other hand, how does one resolve the conflict between that and the admonition not to hide one’s light under a bushel? Perhaps the ideal is somewhere in between. What’s the point of this? Just […]

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City moves ahead on sewer, street, park improvements

By J. Lynn West Matters relating to city improvements took up much of the agenda at the New Albany Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting June 4. The board gave approval to formally advertise for bids on the $1.2 million bond issue that will help repay for the tennis addition to BNA Park. Ward One Alderman […]

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Toyota Mississippi helps sponsor Dance Like The Stars

The 2013 Dance Like The Stars is August 24, and it promises to be the biggest year yet for Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi! On May 21, the BGCNMS Corporate Board of Directors hosted its Annual Greet The Stars Party during a rooftop reception at Park Heights Restaurant. Dancers were greeted by Board […]

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Medical examiner resigns under scrutiny

The Union County Board of Supervisors Monday accepted the resignation of long-time medical examiner and investigator Mark Golding. Golding resigned after the State Auditor’s office announced Friday that special agents with that office were investigating Golding for issuing false claims and invoices to Union County to receive payment for death investigations. With the announcement, came […]

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Museum to open Vietnam War exhibit this weekend

The Vietnam War: A Union County Perspective is an exhibit full of stories and objects that touches Union County in many ways. Jerry Hamblin of New Albany served in Vietnam 1966-1967. He is shown on guard duty at a compound in Vietnam. He survived the war, but the loss of life of Union County young […]

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Coming Events week of 6/13/13

Porch Pickers Anonymous Porch Pickers Anonymous (an informal gathering of acoustic guitarists) will meet Saturday June 29th at 1:00 pm at the Community Center, 307 Wilson St., New Albany, Ms. Bring your acoustic instruments and join us for fun and music. For more information contact Bill Gault 662-871-8061 or billgault2012@hotmail.com Purvis Family Reunion The Purvis […]

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County to raise garbage rates

For residential customers outside New Albany’s city limits that have garbage pick-up, prices will be going up by $2 within the coming month. The Union County Board of Supervisors began discussion of raising prices on garbage collection fees at the end of May.   Board members cited the continual increase in fuel and equipment costs […]

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ICC-Tupelo to hold orientation session

Itawamba Community College will host an orientation session designed exclusively for prospective adult students from 5-7 p.m., June 20, in the Student Services Building at the Tupelo Campus (2176 South Eason Blvd.). The come-and-go session will enable adult students to become familiar with ICC and register for fall semester classes. Highlights will include meeting with […]

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The Playhouse

“I need go to potty,” were the whispered words that jarred me awake at three a.m. one morning last week. Othel volunteered to take our little three-year-old Major to the bathroom, but he was standing at my face and wiggling like the quicker one to the pot would be the better choice. I led him […]

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Ingomar players among BMC campers

Among the 79 campers at the recent 2013 Blue Mountain College Girls Basketball Camp were four from Ingomar: (seated) Carson Grisham and Cara Beth Self; and (standing) Ellen Staggs and Madison Willard.

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