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New Albany Main Street Association receives 2016 national Main Street accreditation

New Albany Main Street Association has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based […]

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CREATE helping teachers implement career-ready curriculum

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Area teachers have been hard at work this summer coming up with career-readiness curriculum plans that could soon be funded and implemented in their classrooms. The planning is part of an ongoing initiative by the CREATE Foundation to help kindergarten through 12th-grade students have a better understanding […]

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Liberty School June meeting

The June meeting of Liberty school was held June 21. Attendees were welcomed by Mrs. Lil Nelson. Tony Brooks gave the invocation and blessing prior to the covered-dish dinner. In the business session Joanne Gaines read minutes from the previous meeting. Lil Nelson read the financial report for Wayne Alexander, Treasurer. The program for the […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker The Warren-Graham Reunion was well attended by guests from several states from the Deep South and the American West on July 16. The Warren awards were presented to the following: the eldest, John Grisham; the youngest, Harper Hooker; and the ones who traveled the farthest, James and Janet Durham, Lubbock, Texas. The Graham awards […]

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Ellistown Breezes

By Margaret McCraw Twenty-two members of our Sunshine Band met at Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Tupelo last Tuesday morning, June 12th, and enjoyed a meal and fellowship.  Some of us older ones decided to ride our church bus driven by Terry Humphreys, who did a wonderful job and was very patient in helping us ailing […]

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NAES receives Toyota grant to provide web-based reading program

New Albany Elementary School will introduce students and their families to the Ticket to Read program during the 2016-2017 school year thanks, in part, to a grant from Toyota. Ticket to Read is an interactive, Web-based, student-centered learning component that promotes the practice of text reading. The program enables students to build fluency, strengthen vocabulary, […]

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Thanks for a successful county fair

By Lisa Bryant General Manager My family and I went to the Union County Fair this past week and a good time was had by all. I would like to commend all the people who worked so hard before and after the fair to give our families a family-friendly event. I have three nieces who […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary Brandon Kisor traveled to San Diego, Calif. last week for work. Traveling along to enjoy cooler weather and see city sights were Amanda and Birdie Mae Kisor and Beverly Hall. Some of the sights enjoyed by the girls were Old Town Market, Embarcadero, San Diego Seaport, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado, Balboa Park, Little […]

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Center Hill Baptist Church news

By Tommie Cooper For the Wednesday night Bible study Bro. Hall was in Hebrews 2:14, “Sin has a Payday.” Sunday, July 17, Bro. Hall’s message was in Colossians 2:1-4, “We need love and concern of others.” Tyler Smith was baptized at the night service tonight. Jamie’s dad, Wayne Culpepper, had five bypasses this morning. He […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easley The rain that fell Saturday night and Sunday was welcomed and so very refreshing. The crops and gardens depend on sunshine and rain at the right time. The family of Mrs. Ruth Bishop met Saturday afternoon at Jericho Baptist Church to celebrate her 100th birthday. She has four sons, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren […]

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