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Myrtle Church to host Dave Ramsey financial series

More than 2.5 million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by […]

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River Players to present comedy-murder mystery next week

The Magnolia Civic Center moves from Dorothy and the Tin Man this past week to Humphrey Bogart next week. The Tallahatchie River Players will present “The Man with Bogart’s Face” Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. This show, by Andrew J. Denady, is a murder mystery with a shot of comedy done like a […]

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Get used to it

This is what I-22 near downtown New Albany will look and be like for the next couple of months. MDOT crews will be alternately closing the eastbound and westbound lanes at the Tallahatchie River and Carter and Central Avenues for bridge deck repairs to older sections. This will result in one-lane traffic and some detours. […]

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Qualifying deadline for election commissioner race nears

Less than three weeks remain for anyone who would like to qualify for the Union County Election Commissioners’ race. June 6 is the deadline for what is arguably the lowest-profile elective office in the county. Qualifying actually began Jan. 4. Although they have little public exposure, the commissioners are responsible for the critical jobs of […]

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Most city, county school graduation ceremonies this week

Union County schools are conferring high school diplomas on nearly 300 seniors this year and most will have graduation ceremonies Thursday and Friday night. The county school ceremonies are staggered over two nights in order to allow families and friends to attend as many of the ceremonies as they wish. First, East Union Attendance Center, […]

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County continues road, bridge improvement projects

The Union County Board of Supervisors took another step Monday to improve the county’s road and bridge system. They accepted a $564,570.27 bid from Prairie Construction Co. of Tupelo to build a new bridge on County Road 171 in the Alpine community area. Supervisors wondered aloud why only one bid was submitted, but county engineer […]

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Schedules to change for Memorial Day week

It may be slightly early but county and city governments are already reminding the public about changes concerning the Memorial Day holiday May 30. Of most interest is the change in solid-waste pickup that week. Inside the New Albany city limits their usual pattern will be followed: there will be no garbage pickup May 30 […]

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Free senior citizens’ day at fairgrounds Thursday

Senior Citizens’ Day will be held at the Union County Fairgrounds next Thursday, May 19, according to Sheriff Jimmy Edwards. His department sponsors the annual event with help from a grant from the Mississippi Council on Aging. Entertainment will begin about 10:30 with TV’s Kay Bain, Doug Hill and Brock White as likely performers. The […]

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State of the Region meeting will be May 26

CREATE Foundation’s Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi will host its 20th annual State of the Region meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 26. The meeting will be held at the BancorpSouth Conference Center. The State of the Region meeting will feature three speakers, Don Nielsen, Blake Wilson, and Mike Tagert. […]

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State treasurer mistaken in picking mayor out

We don’t think New Albany Mayor Tim Kent did anything to get on the wrong side of State Treasurer Lynn Fitch but one could not tell that from her published comments last week. Part of a proposed approximately $250 million bond bill appropriated $100,000 to New Albany – one of a laundry list of special […]

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