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Toyota-sponsored Business2Business luncheons resume

The Union County Development Association is resuming its Business2Business luncheons next week after taking a summer break. Coordinated by the UCDA, the series is completed funded by a grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi. UCDA Executive Director Phil Nanney said of the luncheons, “They are primarily for business leadership in the community but open to […]

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NA Middle School to sponsor color run fund-raiser on Halloween

New Albany Middle School will sponsor a “Howlin’ on the River” color run to raise funds for the school Halloween, Oct. 31. School organizers want residents to “walk, jog and run your way toward a healthier life” while also benefitting the school. The two-mile untimed color run is open to everyone in the community and will be […]

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Claudia Hill watches her three-run homer clear the fence in center during the first inning. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Top of order delivers in Lady Urchins win

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ECRU – The numbers were exceptional for the top five batters in the East Union order: 15 runs scored, 15 hits plus four homers by four different batters as the Lady Urchins defeated north Pontotoc 17-4 in five innings. The Lady Urchins blew open a 4-3 advantage after one inning with a […]

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Joel Wilkinson breaks into the Thrasher secondary on the opening drive. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins turn back Thrasher’s second half surge

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union dominated possession and the line of scrimmage during the first half of action against Thrasher on Friday and led 14-0, but the Urchins had to brace for a second half offensive surge by the Rebels to earn the win 34-20. “I told them (East Union) at the half […]

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Traffic flow improved

It has taken a while, but the new bridge on Oxford Road is open and it is a dandy. Traffic began using the bridge, which is located near Collins Insurance just off Bankhead Street, last weekend after construction barricades were removed. With the opening of the bridge, the City of New Albany has made good […]

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Wayne Mitchell

Jimmy Robert likes my car

Jimmy Robert has taken a liking to my car. He’s a little like a distant relative that shows up for a visit and decides to stay. The problem is Jimmy Robert is a spider. It’s an odd story, but fortunately I’ve got some space here in the paper to tell you about it. The story […]

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Police investigate apparent drowning of seven-year-old

New Albany police are investigating what appears to be the drowning death of a seven-year-old girl this weekend. The victim is Ma’taya Biggs, 7, daughter of Roxanne Biggs. Medical Examiner-Investigator Pam Boman said police received a call concerning a missing child about 8 p.m. Saturday on Willow Lane in the western part of town. As […]

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Aldermen asked to regulate sale of powdered caffeine

New Albany aldermen are considering a local ordinance that will ban sale of powdered caffeine to anyone under 18. The request came at their monthly board meeting Tuesday from Jennifer Westmoreland of Water Valley. She told the story of her son, Noah, who was 17 and had not been in any trouble. She said on […]

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City on verge of state historic preservation certification

For years, a small group has been interested in having a functional Historic Preservation Commission in New Albany. The city met the requirements for Certified Local Government standards – necessary to have the commission – and appointed commission members, but little action followed. This year, the commission has been revitalized and has met several times […]

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City establishes social media policy for employees

New Albany aldermen Tuesday approved a new social media policy, which may not be what it sounds like to some. Rather than expanding the city’s presence online, the new policy is designed to keep the city, and its employees, out of trouble. The need for it apparently grew out of the recent elections and sheriff’s […]

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