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New Albany Elementary students celebrate Valentine’s Day

On February 14, several classes at New Albany Elementary School celebrated Valentines Day with a ball or banquet. These events focused on etiquette, table manners, good behavior, and healthy eating.

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Dr. Joe Fratesi tells a group of New Albany residents what some visitors

New Albany gets outsiders’ view of itself

    By J. Lynn West A group of local residents and some out-of-towners had the opportunity this past week to learn how someone not familiar with New Albany sees it upon arriving for the first time. The “First Impression” was provided by Dr. Joe Fratesi, Community Development Director for the Stennis Institute at Mississippi […]

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Local swimmers heading for state championship

By Joanna Manning Heard of Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte? What about McClellan or Fennell? Well, the first two are household names in the world of swimming – and the next two - you just MIGHT need to keep your eyes and ears open for they are heading in that same direction. Not only are they from […]

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The Barn Bird is a piece by Clyde McDowell of New Harmony

Folk Art and Friendly Folks exhibit and sale opens this Sunday at the museum

The work of the artists in the Folk Art and Friendly Folk exhibit, opening Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30, at the Union County Heritage Museum, can be described as primitive, traditional, untrained, Americana, whimsical, naïve, eccentric, outsider and visionary. And in the cases of the artists they are self-taught and self-made as in the American tradition. […]

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Mayor Kent picks up opponent

New Albany city elections gained one more candidate this past week as former businessman Bill Robertson qualified to run for governor against incumbent Tim Kent. One month remains in the qualifying period and at least some political observers say they expect more candidates but provide no names. Last week, Jimmy Lewis Jackson qualified to run […]

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Vote on legalizing liquor set for March 19

New Albany aldermen voted Tuesday night to set an election for March 19 to decide whether liquor and wines of more than five percent alcohol by weight can be sold inside the city limits. Mississippi law requires the board to hold an election if a group presents petitions asking for the vote signed by at […]

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Musical ‘Annie’ coming back this weekend

New Albany High School is presenting “Annie” for their school musical this year. The show, which initially ran on Broadway for nearly six years and won a Tony for best musical, will be presented on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2:00 p.m. in […]

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Ingomar, East Union split wins

By Tyler McCollum The Falcons and Lady Falcons of Ingomar traveled to East Union Friday night for another great match-up. The Lady Falcons improved to 16-12 on the season after defeating the Lady Urchins in a hard-fought contest. Both teams struggled in the first quarter with turnovers and missed shots, but then got things going […]

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New Albany Elementary student Madison Cotton, left, daughter of Maggi and Jay Cotton, won the Union County Spelling Bee Tuesday by correctly spelling "nuance." David Greer, center, son of David and Amy Greer of West Union, was second and Alex Grubbs, daughter of Rene and Keith Grubbs of New Albany, was third. Behind are Mike and Gloria Bennett, representing the sponsoring group, the American Legion, which provided a $100 prize to the winners and $50 each to the runners-up. The full story will appear in next week's issue.

Winning by a ‘nuance’

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Crotts named New Albany School District Teacher of the Year

Barbara Crotts, a teacher at New Albany Elementary School (NAES), was named “Teacher of the Year” for the New Albany School District (NASD) on January 16. Crotts has 26 years of experience in education. She has worked in the New Albany Schools for sixteen years teaching special education. Crotts graduated from Delta State University with […]

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