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City school trustees looking at field trip policy

New Albany school trustees are considering updating their policy on field trips, in light of the increasing number of overnight and less-academically-related submissions. “I’m not against any academic or curriculum-based trip in the U. S.” Superintendent Jackie Ford said. “But I have some concerns about overseas trips with the terrorist activities going on.” Ford added […]

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College and career night planned at NAHS next Tuesday

The New Albany-Union County College and Career Night will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6- 8 p.m. in the New Albany High School Career and Technical Center. Local business and industry representatives, college admissions counselors, and armed forces representatives will be available to help students gain information that will assist them in making informed […]

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Baptist Assn. to sponsor Family Fun Festival

The Union County Baptist Association will have a Family Fun Festival at the fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attractions will include food, music and drama, inflatables, face painting, a bake sale, a silent auction, clowns, a yard sale and flea market, a car wash and crafts. Cost of admission will […]

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Braudrique Boyd moves down the New Albany sideline to earn a first down for the Bulldogs against Pontotoc.

Friday Night Lights: Ground game leads Bulldogs to win over Pontotoc

NEW ALBANY – In their first home game of the 2015 season, the Bulldogs walked away with a win. It was a close one, a 27-24 final, but one a long time coming for New Albany. The last time the Bulldogs defeated Pontotoc was in 2013, when the senior class were sophomores and the juniors […]

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Honoring all who labor

It doesn’t seem much like Labor Day weekend with temperatures hovering around 90 and the humidity not much below that. But even though summer doesn’t officially end until Sept. 23, for many the arrival of Labor Day is the traditional end of summer. Labor Day also signals the opening weekend of college football (although there […]

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City budget hearing met with late funding requests

The City of New Albany held its public hearing Tuesday on the proposed 2016 budget, which drew no real comments from the public. The $6,515,837 budget is up about 2.2 percent and contains very few changes compared to the current year. Ward Two Alderman Johnny Anderson noted that they had recommended a three-percent salary increase […]

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TVA increasing electricity rates about two percent

New Albany electric customers will be seeing a slight increase in their usage fees soon. Aldermen Tuesday approved a two-percent raise at their monthly meeting. Light, gas and water manager Bill Mattox said the governing board of TVA had enacted the increase for individual users and also is changing the overall rate structure where fees […]

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Animal clinic sign conflict may have compromise settlement

Another unresolved zoning issue was sort of settled Tuesday at the monthly board of aldermen’s meeting – but apparently to no one’s real satisfaction. At issue was the request for a variance to the city sign ordinance by the owners of New Albany Animal Clinic. The Holly Springs owners of the clinic had purchased a […]

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Supervisors consider closing section of CR 200

The Union County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Oct. 5 on whether to close a section of County Road 200 that is less than a mile long. County Board Attorney Thad Mueller told supervisors that the dirt road has not been maintained in years and in not passable for any other than […]

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Glenda Alexander, right, and daughter Mendy Bullock sit near the feeders and only slightly startle the tiny birds from time to time by their presence. Although there are difficult to see against the darker background there are about eight of the birds in this photo.

Liberty resident exhibits ‘charm’ for visitors

Do hummingbirds travel in flocks? They do at Glenda Alexander’s home on Liberty Road. Alexander said she began feeding hummingbirds outside her house about five years ago and their numbers kept increasing. Now, if you sit down under her shade tree behind the house you are likely to see at least a dozen of the […]

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