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New lights at Kitchens

The New Albany School Board of Trustees has taken quick action to cure what could have been a significant safety hazard. The board voted unanimously this week to replace the lighting system at New Albany High School’s Kitchens Field after it was discovered that one or more of the existing wooden poles had been severely […]

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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 number making the cut from northeast Mississippi is down from last year. Twelve students in the region were named semifinalists in the prestigious national competition that recognizes less than one percent of the nation’s high […]

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Moving on from TV

This week saw a change in the local journalism community that we don’t think should pass without a comment. Robert Byers resigned from his job anchoring the morning news team at WTVA-TV in Tupelo to take a communications position with the Lee County Schools. Why do we care? Some would say it’s a bit unusual […]

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Tanglefoot a year later

The Tanglefoot Trail opened a year ago this month, bringing with it new opportunities for walkers, bikers, joggers and just plain nature lovers. The trail, once followed by explorer Meriwether Lewis, later became the route for the narrow-gauge railway built by Col. William C. Falkner, great-grandfather of William Faulkner. It is named after one of […]

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Move fast on pool

After dawdling for months, the New Albany Board of Aldermen finally agreed Tuesday to do a feasibility study for a public swimming pool. The board included $10,000 in the city budget a year ago to help pay for a study of the needs and possible solutions to provide a public place for our community to […]

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Get lunch tickets now

The deadline is fast approaching for getting your tickets to the fourth annual Tallahatchie RiverFest Community luncheon. The last day to get a ticket is Monday, Sept. 22, for the Friday, Sept. 26, program in the event hall of the First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15, or you can get a reserved table for […]

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Clean up after dogs

We thought awhile about whether this is a subject that warranted an editorial. In the end, we decided to have a go at it. The subject is dog waste or dog excrement or, for those of us not given to euphemisms, dog poop. Dog poop can be a problem, especially if it is not your […]

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Football on Friday

It’s time for Friday night lights. The high school football fields will be lit for the first home games of the year this Friday. It’ll be hot, but that is expected in August as the New Albany Bulldogs and East Union Urchins play their first home games. At East Union, it will be a special […]

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Keep “Feet” on tour

One of the highlights of the walking tour of historic downtown New Albany is the “Famous Feet” mural on Highland Street. The mural, which was created some years ago by art students supervised by New Albany High School art teacher Lee Ann Thompson, depicts the feet of famous Mississippians. Visitors can try their luck at […]

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Campaign kicks off

The United Way of Northeast Mississippi has kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign by setting a goal of $2,425,000, which is $25,000 more than last year’s goal. The campaign got a quiet start this year as the United Way helped distribute school supplies and backpacks to children throughout the region. In Union County, that has […]

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