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With spring month away, it’s still tornado season

It may have felt like winter at the middle of this week but everyone needs to remember that, historically, we are in the middle of tornado season. People likely think of tornadoes as occurring more in the later spring but they can happen at any time. In the past 75 years, more than 20 tornadoes […]

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CodeRED may save your life

We are already well into the time of year when most tornadoes occur, and people have died as a result of some that have happened. One of the key factors in reducing injury and death due to tornadoes is the amount of warning time those in the path of storms have. Warning time has increased […]

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Tax distribution check helps with library’s financial woes

The Union County Board of Supervisor Monday issued a manual check in the amount of $38,428.26 to Union County Library Director Kay Sappington. This represents the library’s portion of county property taxes paid after the first of the year. The payment will temporarily ease the library system’s financial woes and Board President Randy Owen reassured […]

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High winds fuel fast-moving grass fire

Unusually high winds fanned a quickly moving grass fire near the intersection of Bratton and Martintown Roads about noon Friday. It took several departments to stop the fire and some firefighters had to run through flames to avoid being trapped as the fire suddenly changed direction. The heavy smoke obscured vision so the roads were […]

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New Albany retail tax revenue on long winning streak

This past week the City of New Albany received wide area news coverage for topping $300,000 in retail sales tax distributions from the state from December. The total of $306,614.04 announced by city officials was indeed the highest ever but New Albany’s retail sales have been relatively healthy for some time. Based on tax collection […]

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Program Thursday to entertain and benefit Tamara Waldrop Scholarship

The New Albany High School “Upstage” Enrichment group funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program is planning an event to honor the life of former NAHS teacher Tamara Waldrop. The program, “Moving Forward, Giving Back,” is described as “a celebration of learning and love in memory of Mrs. Tamara Waldrop.” Waldrop, who […]

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County signs contract to start next phase of Emerald furniture plant renovation

The next phase of renovation for the former Hickory Springs furniture plant can begin almost immediately with the signing of the contract Monday by members of the Union County Board of Supervisors. Pacific Northwest company Emerald Home Furnishings is buying the plant for manufacturing as well as to house a showroom, planning to put close […]

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McCafferty talks about old-timey bear hunting in the Delta

Teddy Roosevelt got barely a mention. Paul Rainey fared considerably better, but it was Robert Bobo who was the premier bear hunter in Mississippi according to James T. McCafferty. McCafferty, a former New Albany resident, returned here this past Thursday to talk about his latest book, “The Bear Hunter: The Life and Times of Robert Eager […]

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Northside association is good neighbor to emulate

This past week the Historic Northside Neighborhood Association held a meeting to determine whether there was interest in reactivating the organization after being dormant for several years. A larger-than-expected crowd showed up and virtually everyone enthusiastically participated in the discussion. Some city officials were also their to express support. HNNA was created in large part […]

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New Albany Schools menu for Feb. 29-March 4   Elementary School   Monday, Feb. 29 Chicken Patty Sandwich, 
Red Beans and Rice
 with Sausage
, Criss Cut Sweet Potatoes, 
Green Peas
, Sliced Strawberries
, Assorted Fruit Juices
, Whole Grain Biscuit
, Chocolate Pudding, 
Fat Free Chocolate Milk
, Skim Milk
, One Percent White Milk Tuesday, March 1 Sausage Pizza
, […]

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