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New Furniture Academy will give workers head start toward jobs, better pay

Gov. Phil Bryant announced the inception of the Furniture “Certified” Academy Thursday to a crowd at the Tupelo Furniture Market. The purpose of the 28-hour course of the academy is to give its graduates the opportunity to go to the front of the hiring line at participating furniture industries and will result in a higher […]

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King program promotes unity for all

“Keeping the Dream Alive” was the theme of the Martin L. King memorial service Saturday but the message was “We are all one blood.” Guest speaker Dr. O. J. Salters, pastor of Kimble Chapel M. B. Church in Belden, reminded those present that “out of one blood all the nations of the earth were formed.” […]

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‘Miracle’ continues to benefit police

A little girl’s faith has raised more than $5,000 for the New Albany Police Department but the display of that faith may have been more valuable to officers than the funds. This story began when New Albany Elementary School second-grader Miracle Hurd was saved and baptized July 31 at Victory Life Center.  After than, she […]

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County unemployment remains among state’s lowest at 4 percent

Union County, along with a couple of its neighbors, continues to have among the lowest unemployment rates in the state. According to November data from the Office of Employment Security, our county had a jobless rate of 4.0 percent, ranking fifth-lowest among the state’s 82 counties. Just slightly behind Union County were Lafayette with 4.1 […]

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Museum to have program on Mississippi quotations Thursday

Museum Moments on Thursday, Jan. 19, at noon features David Crews of Oxford (with New Albany roots) with his new book “The Mississippi Book of Quotations.” As always Museum Moments will begin with a light lunch at 11:30, and this month it is provided by The Junta Club. And it’s free and open to the […]

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Hillcrest Baptist Church to host Night to Shine Prom for people with special needs

Hillcrest Baptist Church announced this past week that they will serve as one of more than 350 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine sponsored, by the Tim Tebow Foundation simultaneously on Friday, Feb. 10. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special […]

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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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Cochran selected as appropriations chair

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) received the approval of his Republican colleagues to serve as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the 115th Congress. The Senate Republican Conference met Thursday to ratify committee chairmen for the new Congress, and approved Cochran’s selection by members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to lead the […]

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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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Center Hill Baptist Church news

By Tommie Cooper Sunday morning’s message by Bro. Hall was from I Thessalonians 5:12-15, “Working together to serve the Lord;” and Verse 12, “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you.” Youth camp will be June 29-July 2. Fundraisers will be […]

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