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September 2016

SkyWatcher Alert: Have you heard about the Black Moon?

September 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS– By now you may have heard or read some of the media hype about tonight’s “Black Moon.” In its rush to make everything special and give everything its own minute of fame (the 15 minutes we used to be promised is no longer possible), there have been more words than are merited [More]

NAES receives Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant

September 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS —The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded New Albany Elementary School a $3,000 grant to support youth literacy.  This local grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants awarded to approximately 1,000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves. Given at the [More]

Five area Boy Scouts earn Eagle

September 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Luke Bolen, Lewis Creekmore, John Davis, Eli Parks, and Tucker Shannon, members of First United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop #17 have earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. These young men were honored in a formal Court of Honor ceremony at First United Methodist Church on [More]

Pouring “ahun” in New Albany

September 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS- Ahun? What is ahun — A-H-U-N ? More than a few first-time readers of William Faulkner, especially those not from the American South, have gone in vain to their dictionaries to find the word. No luck. Not even in the big ten-pound unabridged Webster’s International Dictionary. It’s [More]

Ollie Otter Teaches NAES Children to Buckle Up

September 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS– Children at New Albany Elementary School now know about Mississippi’s booster seat law after a visit from a delightful furry mascot named Ollie Otter.  The law requires that children ages 4 – 7 must be in booster seats if they are under 4’9” tall or under 65 pounds. Ollie Otter says [More]

NAES launches Recycling Wednesdays program

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS- In collaboration with Recycle New Albany, New Albany Elementary School launched its Recycling Wednesdays program last week. Students from Mrs. Christy Pipkin’s 4th grade class demonstrate the correct steps for recycling plastic milk containers. (L-R) Jesus Pedraza places trash in the trash bin; [More]

Christmas gift-filled shoe box leads to marriage

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

The little girl in the Phillipines wrote a letter of thanks to the little boy in Idaho who’d included his photo in a shoe box full of Christmas gifts- but the letter was lost. To read how the two met and married, see: from shoe-box Christmas to shoe-box [More]

Saturday at New Albany’s 2016 Literary Fest

September 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS– The closing day of the month-long Literary Fest 2016 in New Albany included a variety of activities, some of which were new to Union County. The Literary Fest centers around New Albany’s Nobel Prize winning native, William Faulkner. The focus of this year’s event was his novel, Light [More]

Literary Fest Friday photos

September 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

There was a lot of activity in New Albany today, centered around native son, William Faulkner. The 2016 Literary Fest presented a day focusing on the written, visual and spoken arts. One hundred or so fans of the written word attended the William Faulkner Competition Luncheon on Friday, September 23rd. Attendees at [More]

Tallahatchie River Players to hold “A Christmas Carol” auditions

September 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Tallahatchie River players will be holding auditions for a production of A Christmas Carol. A variety of parts need to be filled, so, if you have an interest in participating, plan to attend Sunday’s auditions. Production dates are November 10 & 11th @ 7pm and the 12th at 2pm. Click to enlarge the flyer [More]
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