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Museum Moments to feature history of building Ripley Railroad

Building the Ripley Railroad through Tippah, Union, Pontotoc and Chickasaw Counties in the late 1880s and early 1890s brought excitement, prosperity and was filled with close calls, funding shortages, the race to New Albany, death of workers and triumph for Col. William C. Falkner who masterminded this large project. Museum Moments on July 17 at the […]

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Two local agencies among Mississippi Arts Commission FY2015 grant recipients

The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) has granted $1.34 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2015. These funds were awarded in 46 Mississippi counties, ranging from operating support for museums and community arts centers to small grants that assist schools with bringing in guest artists. The grants will […]

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Celebrating America

Today we celebrate Independence Day. Around the country, we do it in many ways – with a picnic, hot dogs, a parade, fireworks, a family reunion or a concert. For some, perhaps most or all of the above. For others, it may just be a quiet day off from work. However we do it, we […]

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Two local agencies among Mississippi Arts Commission FY2015 grant recipients

The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) has granted $1.34 million in funding to artists and arts programs across the state for fiscal year 2015. These funds were awarded in 46 Mississippi counties, ranging from operating support for museums and community arts centers to small grants that assist schools with bringing in guest artists. The grants will […]

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Pre-K Registration continues at New Albany Elementary School

There are still slots available in Pre-K classes at New Albany Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. Pre-K students enrolling in Pre-K must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. Please bring the following information: birth certificate, Social Security card and immunization record (Form #121). Immunization records should be marked “complete for […]

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Progress at UCDA

The effort of the Union County Development Association to reinvent itself is beginning to pay off. The organization struggled a bit with its mission after much of its traditional work—economic development, marketing and tourism, as well as Tallahatchie RiverFest—was siphoned off to others. But we see progress being made. Under Phil Nanney’s leadership, the group […]

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University of Mississippi honor rolls

Undergraduate students who earn a semester GPA of 3.50-3.74 will be listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll; those who earn a semester GPA of 3.75-4.00 will be listed on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll. To be eligible for honor roll designation, a student must have completed at least 12 graded hours for the semester and may […]

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A sense of relief

The Republican primary is finally over, and for many Mississippians it brings a sense of relief. Relief from the bitter and often unpleasant political commercials that inundated our airwaves, mostly paid for by groups from who knows where with innocuous names, but not innocuous agendas. But also, for many of us, relief in knowing that […]

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New Albany Elementary honor roll

Fourth nine weeks 2013-2014  Special Honor Roll: Grade 1: Riley Kate Anderson, Westlee Hayes Ash, Jon Mac Blackburn, Joseph Evan Bolen, Chloe Elizabeth Carr, Heidi Susanne Clayton, Madison Nicole Coltharp, Meredith Ashley Cossey, Madison Marie Denton, Cherra Tynese Earl, Ella Rose Edwards, Charles Olen Faulkner, Katie Marlene Fevela, Jon Everett Garrison, Azarla Madison Khalis Gooch, […]

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Political blather

Gov. Phil Bryant owes an apology to the state Board of Education, our public schools, their teachers and their students for his latest political demagoguery about efforts to raise our education standards. The governor, apparently believing he had let Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal one-up him in that department, last week called Common Core a “failed […]

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