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Latest city school test scores good

New Albany School Superintendent Jackie Ford is generally pleased with the MAP test scores released this past week – among the highest in the state – but noted caution. “I don’t want to get too excited,” he said. “The ratings will come out in October.” Those ratings are rankings from “A” down to “F” based […]

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Multi-faceted author John Hailman to be guest speaker at Faulkner Literary Luncheon

Author John Hailman will be the guest speaker at the annual Literary Luncheon on Sept. 24 at noon at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany. Awards for the William Faulkner Literary Competition 2016 will also be presented at the luncheon. Hailman began his writing career as a columnist for the Washington Post. He […]

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Delinquent tax land sale something of misnomer

About 10 pages filled with names of those who have not paid county property taxes appeared in Wednesday’s issue this past week as well as today’s. Next Monday, Aug. 29, the tax assessor-collector will hold a public sale of the approximately 1,000 parcels that have unpaid tax. It sounds like a big deal, but assessor-collector […]

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Paul Rainey museum program returns by popular demand

The Life of Paul Rainey will be presented for the second time by popular demand on Thursday, Aug. 25, at noon at the Union County Heritage Museum. Renelda Owen, Delta State University English Department, will present the interesting stories of the adventuresome life of the late millionaire who came to Union and Tippah Counties at […]

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County to replace roof on supervisors’ building

The Union County Board of Supervisors voted to spend $20,200 for a new roof on their building at Monday’s weekly board meeting. The building, purchased several years ago, was the former law offices of Talmadge Littlejohn, and was acquired because of its location across the street from the chancery court building and a lack of […]

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Ingomar Baptist Church dedicates sanctuary

On Sunday, Aug. 21, the congregation of Ingomar Baptist Church welcomed 480 people to her new sanctuary for the first time, dedicating that building for worship, praise, and service to God. The building, which sits atop a hill on CR 101 in Ingomar community, seats over 500, and is adjacent to the current campus. Ingomar […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary On Aug. 14, flowers were placed on the pulpit in memory of Raymond Owen by Chris Long and Jimmy Shirley. He died several years ago from leukemia. On the card they wrote “In memory of our friend “Leroy!” Leroy must have been a nickname Chris and Jimmy called Raymond. We sure do miss Raymond […]

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Purvis couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

Bro. and Mrs. Enoch Purvis were married July 4, 1946 in Blue Mountain in the home of the Rev. S. V. Gullett. Bro. Gullett performed the ceremony. Enoch is the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Purvis of Blue Springs and Loyce is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Otis Reed […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker Hurricane residents are preparing for the upcoming dove season that will be the big news for the Labor Day holiday. The homecoming at Union Nazarene Church will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with Bro. James Pardee preaching. The traditional noon meal will be held in the fellowship hall. […]

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Center Hill Baptist Church news

By Tommie Cooper In Wednesday night’s Bible study, Bro. Hall was teaching in Galatians 4:3-6, I John 5:1 and Matthew 24. We had brotherhood Sunday, Aug. 21, with Bro. Troy Montgomery with a good bunch of men. We had a good crowd for preaching today. Shoeboxes need soap, washcloths and deodorant. Bro. Hall sang a […]

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