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Thermostat set on toasty

 Maybe the carmakers are onto something with those new individual climate controls. You know the ones—the driver’s side can be set at 72 degrees and the passenger side at a nippy 68. We have one car with controls like that, my wife’s Nissan Altima. I’m not sure having dual settings really makes much difference in […]

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School audit to aid with student achievement

Stewards of the Toyota Education Endowment Fund said Wednesday that the first portion of Toyota’s $50 million commitment towards education in Pontotoc, Union and Lee Counties will go toward examing strengths and weaknesses. According to CREATE Foundation President Mike Clayborne, a curriculum management audit will be done in all eight of the school districts with […]

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Blue Springs aldermen discuss possible park

At the recent Blue Springs Board of Aldermen meeting, the board approved creating a special funds account for special projects for the Village of Blue Springs. Alderman Jerry Nunnelee made this motion as a way to get these goals into motion. Some of the possible future projects that were mentioned by various Aldermen members were […]

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Toyota money set for school audit

Schools from Pontotoc, Union, and Lee (PUL) counties will benefit from Toyota’s first education enhancement  project when Toyota gives them money towards education. The Toyota Education Enhancement Endowment Fund was established at the CREATE Foundation as a result of a $50 million dollar commitment from Toyota over ten years to enhance education in the PUL […]

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Ingomar resident runs with a purpose

Running comes natural to Ingomar resident Dorothy Denton as it has become her ultimate stress relief. Denton has been running since 2001 and has been running in the St. Jude marathon in Memphis since 2002. Last December was the first time that she has ever been part of a team that raised money for St. […]

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MEMA urges preparation for freezing forecast

MEMA has been notified by the National Weather Service that Mississippi is forecast to see the coldest temperatures of the winter season this week. Snow, freezing rain and rain is in the forecast for Wednesday night through Thursday. Low temperatures will likely reach the teens, with some areas potentially dipping down to the single digits […]

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County receives grant to renovate chancery court room

Within the coming year, the county supervisors will begin accepting bids for architects, contractors and other workers for the renovation of the Chancery building and courtroom. This is in part to the county’s recent approval of the Small Municipal and Limited Population County Grant. This is a grant approved from Governor Barbour and the Mississippi […]

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New Year’s first baby

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County welcomed the first baby of the New Year born on January 1st, 2010.  Kayden Wyatt Brock, officially the first baby to be born in 2010, arrived at 2:41 am, delivered by Dr. William Johnson.  Kayden’s proud parents are Eva Simko and Justin Brock of Ecru, Miss.  The maternal grandmother is Shannon […]

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Regions Bank to undergo consolidation

Regions Bank customers who are used to banking at the 701 Coulter Drive branch will soon have to do their banking solely at the branch on 112 E Bankhead Street. The employees at the Coulter Drive location will move over to the Bankhead Street location as of February 1st. January 29th will be the last […]

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NA citizens to vote on beer Tuesday

As the vote for the possible legalization of the sale of beer and light wine in New Albany’s city limits draws near, many citizens on both sides of the issue are voicing their stances. Logan Rutledge, founder of organization “New Albany Citizens FOR Progress,”  the issue is simply one of economics. “Statistics show that towns […]

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Eastern Lights

  A special hello to Ola Messer at Saltillo on this third day of January 2010. May God bless you and all those at the Health and Rehab at New Albany. Happy New Year to Ola, Valentine Carter, Wardie Sanford, Mary Etta Hill, Toy Hogue, Milton Roaten, Virginia Busby, Mrs. Hall and John Kimbrel.  Also to […]

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