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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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Literary showcase

A fourth annual Tallahatchie RiverFest Community Luncheon is approaching and tickets have gone on sale for this event, which will be held Friday, Sept. 26. The kickoff luncheon was begun three years ago to help boost the literary aspects of RiverFest to the forefront by putting more emphasis on the William Faulkner Literary Competition, which […]

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Safety on the roads

School starts Friday in Union County schools and next Monday in the New Albany schools, which means it’s time for all of us to slow down and start paying closer attention to our driving. Many drivers speed in residential areas, often driving 35 to 45 miles per hour in areas where the maximum safe speed […]

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Our local economy

Two recent items in the news point to the state of the economy in New Albany and Union County. First, our unemployment rate in Union County for June is 6.9 percent, which is the lowest among all the counties in Northeast Mississippi. Lafayette County has historically had the lowest rate. Lafayette’s rate is 7.4 percent. […]

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Arts, Beats & Eats

The fourth annual Arts, Beats & Eats, one of New Albany’s best social events, is just a couple of days away. It’s set for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the In Bloom event hall. We expect a big crowd will turn out for this somewhat dressy, upscale event that features juried artists, music, food […]

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