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Tanglefoot Trail opening delayed

David Helms Pontotoc Progress The tentative August 17 opening date for the Tanglefoot Trail has been postponed for at least a few more weeks while the contractor completes last-minute work along the 44.5-mile route, which runs from Houston, through Pontotoc, to New Albany. Last week, officials had begun finalizing plans for trail opening ceremonies, but […]

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Main Street event to offer art, music and food Friday

The public is invited to enjoy an evening of art, music, and food Friday, Aug. 9, at In Bloom’s event hall from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in downtown New Albany. Arts, Beats & Eats is an award-winning event receiving “Best Art Event” by the Mississippi Main Street Association. Arts, Beats & Eats is a juried […]

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Visiting artist to again help ballet state ‘Nutcracker’

The New Albany School of Ballet and Ballet Company are already making plans for this year’s Nutcracker season. On December 13 and 14 of 2013, The New Albany Ballet Company will once again take the stage to produce “The Nutcracker” Ballet. In preparation, the company members took classes during their routine summer workshops and the […]

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Schools dealing with gun, religion issues

BY REX WILGUS For the New Albany News Exchange NEW ALBANY – The New Albany School District board of directors met for their regular meeting on August 1, 2013. The board commended Dr. Jason Dees, who has served on the board from 2005 to 2013, for his service to the school district. Dr. Dees was […]

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Mississippi Craft Show coming to Trademart

Artisans from across Mississippi will come together Aug. 24-25 for a weekend of shopping, fun and community giving. For two days in August, the Trademart in Jackson will come alive with arts and crafts, musicians, and much more when The Mississippi Craft Show returns. Hailing from 33 cities, from Corinth to Tylertown; in 24 counties, […]

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Paid in Full: From left, Bradley Littlejohn, Lance Moore and Brock White

‘Paid in Full’ homecoming concert this Saturday

Bradley Littlejohn, Lance Moore, and Brock White will present Paid In Full’s 22nd Anniversary Homecoming concert on Saturday, August 10, at Hillcrest Baptist Church in New Albany at 6:00 p.m. This year’s event will feature Gene McDonald, former member of the Florida Boys Quartet and current member of the Gaither Homecoming Tour, as well as […]

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Sean Johnson

New marketing director specializes in maximizing available resources

Newly hired marketing director Sean Johnson doesn’t officially start work for a little more than two weeks but the New Albany native is already setting priorities. He is starting without a budget or job description, both of which will be set, but he plans to also jump into actual promoting as well. Critical to Johnson […]

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Agri-Tour to Cherry Creek Orchard Farm at 2ND Saturday August 10

2nd Saturdays Folk Art on the River in conjunction with Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market will be giving an Agri-Tour to Cherry Creek Orchard on August 10. The tour will leave from the market at 12 p.m. Cherry Creek Orchards is hidden away in the northern part of Pontotoc County. The orchard was established by […]

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Coming Events week of 8/08/13

Story of Mississippi pioneer woman to be reviewed at library Tuesday, Aug. 20, Frank Madden will review the book “Trials of the Earth” for the August Luncheon with Books at the Union County Library in New Albany. “Trials of the Earth” is the autobiography of Mary Hamilton edited by Helen Dick Davis. The book is […]

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Silent senator’ a shoo-in for term seven, if he wants it

By Charlie Mitchell OXFORD – Most Mississippians loathe the notion of “career politicians.” If, however, you ask any of these folks, “What do you think about Thad Cochran?” the answer will be “Thad? We love Thad. He’s not like the rest of them.” “Vote for Cochran / He’s Not Like The Others” may not be […]

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