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Lee selected for Alcorn nursing program

New Albany native Iris Lee has been selected for the Alcorn State University Nursing Program. Only 40 of about 350 applicants were chosen for the bachelor’s program. Lee is an honor graduate of New Albany High School and obtained her Associate of Arts degree at Northeast Mississippi Community College. She then moved to Alcorn State […]

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BNA Bank honors retirees

BNA Bank celebrated the retirement of the following employees on Dec. 14 with a closed reception: Brenda Baggett, Loan Assistant to Hugh Tate; Glenda Simmons, Account Services Representative;  and Margaret Murphree, Head Teller. The bank and employees presented gifts to each employee. From left are Hugh Tate, SVP; Brenda Baggett (20 years of service); Bo […]

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Cracker Barrel building taking shape

New Albany’s much-anticipated Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has gotten to the point of showing its familiar profile on Coulter Cove. The restaurant and store, expected to serve about 1,500 meals a day, is scheduled to open in May and add significantly to the city’s tourism and retail sales tax revenues.

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Internet, social media class offered for small businesses

The Union County Extension Office will offer a workshop to help small businesses better take advantage of social media and web design. “The Importance of a Web Presence Workshop’ will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Extension Office. It will be presented by Lauren-Colby Lindley, from the Center for Technology […]

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Economic Council seeks input on business needs

The Mississippi Economic Council took its show on the road recently, stopping in New Albany to gauge local attitudes about state needs and to promote its transportation proposal. “It’s extremely important to meet communities and hear their voices,” Scott Waller, MEC executive vice-president and COO, said. The MEC serves at the state chamber of commerce, […]

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BNA Bank opens mortgage center in former bus station

BNA Bank held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday for its new mortgage center housed in the renovated historic bus station. The bank acquired the building when it ceased to be used for bus service in the 1970s, allowing the county Red Cross chapter to have offices there as well as storing some bank records in part of […]

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BNA Bank declares dividend

BNA Bank President and CEO Bo Collins announced that the board of directors of BNA Bancshares, holding company of BNA Bank, has declared a cash dividend of $2.20 per Class A shares, and $2.42 per Class B shares. This represents the largest cash dividend ever paid by BNA Bank as earnings year to date (as […]

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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store to open in May, employ 175

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store officials formally confirmed Tuesday that the popular restaurant will open in New Albany. Breeanna Straessle, manager, corporate communications, said in the announcement, “ I can officially confirm for you – though you’ve already figured it out – we are coming to New Albany and are thrilled about it! We broke […]

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Deco Restaurant + Bar offers new twist on Southern, European cuisine

The New Albany Main Street Association held a formal ribbon-cutting for the Deco Restaurant + Bar Tuesday afternoon. The restaurant, in the renovated building that once housed the City Café, is owned and operated by Logan Rutledge and chef Lezlie Simmons. It began offering deli items with lunch hours but has changed to strictly dinner […]

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Mississippi Land Bank adds new loan officer from New Albany

Mississippi Land Bank announces Chad Bailey’s addition as Loan Officer in the Tupelo branch office. Bailey has worked in the banking industry for 10 years, previously with BancorpSouth as a Corporate Commercial Lender and commercial credit analyst in Tupelo, and at Merchants & Farmers Bank as Branch Manager/Loan Officer in Hickory Flat. Bailey is married […]

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