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Coker is Miss Union County Fair

Forty-one young ladies competed for Miss Union County Fair titles Tuesday to open the five-day event. Four age divisions were included. Junior Miss Union County Fair was for ages 9 and 10, Pre-Teen Miss Union County Fair was for ages 11-13, Teen Miss Union County Fair was for ages 14-16 and Miss Union County Fair […]

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County fair off to good start

The Union County Fair and Livestock Show got off to a good start Tuesday with officials pleased by the good attendance, moderating temperatures and no rain. Forty-one young ladies competed for Miss Union County Fair titles Tuesday to open the five-day event. Four age divisions were included. Junior Miss Union County Fair was for ages […]

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Deadlines coming up on William Faulkner writing competition

Time is running out to enter the annual William Faulkner Literary Competition sponsored by the Union County Historical Society. Approximately $5,000 will be presented to the winners of the competition in the categories of Novel, Short Story, One-Act Play, Poetry and Student Short Story. The contest regularly draws entrants from around the world including the […]

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Farmers’ market continues success halfway through season

The Biscuits and Jam Farmers’ Market is about halfway though its three-month run and organizers say it has been increasingly successful. Master Gardener Lisa James, who works with the farm vendors, said they are averaging about 15 vendors a week with another 15 selling arts and crafts. Although they have not been strictly surveying vehicle […]

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Pokemon a ‘go’ in New Albany

By Sonny Harrison It seems everyone and their kids are talking about Pokémon Go and, for good reason. It’s broken multiple smartphone application records and costs less than a high-five. For those who haven’t heard, Pokémon Go is a new game for the smartphone that uses the GPS (Global Positioning System) feature on your smartphone […]

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Bassist Scott Mulvahill to headline this weekend’s riverside concert

Rain or shine, this weekend’s Levitt-AMP concert will go on, event organizers said. Scott Mulvahill will be the featured music artist of the Saturday event, bringing his own unique take on Americana to New Albany. Mulvahill hails from Houston, Texas and first picked up the bass guitar as a teenager.  From there, he went on […]

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City should approve part-time director’s post for civic center

This past week the Magnolia Civic Center Board formally requested permission to hire a part-time director for the facility. This is something we recommended a couple of weeks ago, although it hardly required genius to come up with the idea. The benefits far outweigh any potential negatives. Up to this point, the board has paid […]

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Ellistown Breezes

Margaret McCraw 534-4484 I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July celebration whatever you did. I enjoyed one that developed when my car broke down Wednesday and was in the shop. My neighbor, Betty Roberts, asked me if I’d like a ride to church on Sunday. Patsy called and told me she was coming down […]

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Why should athletes play multiple sports?

This is the time of year that many high school athletes and their families take a hard look at the pros and cons of whether it is best to play multiple sports or if one should specialize by concentrating on one sport. For your information, I am a solid advocate for playing multiple sports and […]

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Why should athletes play multiple sports?

This is the time of year that many high school athletes and their families take a hard look at the pros and cons of whether it is best to play multiple sports or if one should specialize by concentrating on one sport. For your information, I am a solid advocate for playing multiple sports and […]

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Assembly supporting racial unity held in front of courthouse Sunday

In the wake of the tragic deaths of five police officers in Dallas, as well as Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La. and Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minn. last week, local New Albany residents came together Sunday afternoon to promote racial unity in the local community. New Albany resident Kaye Parks organized a prayer […]

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Civic center may get part-time director

The Magnolia Civic Center, moving into its 18th year and seeing growing success, may have a director serving at least part-time. A request from the civic center commission was brought to aldermen at their July meeting Tuesday. BNA Bank Vice-President Mike Staten spoke to the board in his role as chairman of the Magnolia Civic […]

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Aldermen asked to update and complete city’s comprehensive plan

New Albany aldermen have been asked to update and complete the city’s comprehensive plan, last really worked on seven years ago. Mike Slaughter, president of Slaughter and Associates of Oxford, spoke to the board about the plan, which his firm had developed, at the July board meeting. “It’s not quite completed and I know you […]

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