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May 2018

Victoria Jumper Porter, 75

May 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

Victoria Jumper Porter July 30, 1942 – May 30, 2018   Victoria Jumper New Albany-Victoria Jumper Porter went to heaven the morning of Wednesday May 30th at Union County Hospital. She was 75 years old. Victoria was a graduate of Pine Dale High School and attended NE community college. She married Walter [More]

Louise Freeman Wilson, 72

May 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

Louise Freeman Wilson October 18, 1945 – May 25, 2018   Louise Wilson New Albany-Louise Freeman Wilson, 72, died Friday, May 25, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford. She was the widow of Thomas (Tokey) L. Wilson. Born October 18, 1945 in Woodland, MS to the late William Bell and [More]

2018 Fossil Road Show: June 9th at the museum

May 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Fossils, rocks, gems and minerals are the focus of the annual Fossil Road Show at the Union County Heritage Museum on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10 – 2. There is something for all ages. Click to enlarge The annual event brings out the paleontologists from across the state as well as the private collectors, treasure [More]

Robert Clayton Festival offers family fun for a good cause

May 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Join us June 9th for the Robert Clayton Festival on the courthouse lawn!! We will have lots of kids activities, including face painting, train and pony rides, touch a truck, and MORE! For the parents we have vendors, food trucks, and musical entertainment, including Paid In Full! Vendors and kids activities start at [More]

Memorial Day remembrances: then and now, large and small

May 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Memorial Day is, officially, a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. Unfortunately, it has also become the three-day-weekend beginning of the summer holiday season. In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act which established five Monday holidays for federal [More]

NAHS students benefit from other students’ experiences

May 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

Veronica Mejia, a 2008 graduate of New Albany High School, visited the journalism class at NAHS on May 16. Veronica is in her last year at the University of Mississippi where she is a broadcast journalism major. She spoke with the journalism students about how she became interested in journalism and the classes she [More]

“A Declaration of Conscience” revisited, by Steve Patterson

May 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

“The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul” ~ John Calvin History is a great teacher. We should learn its valuable lessons, but sadly we all too frequently do not. The only reason we are “doomed,” as Santayana said, to repeat history’s mistakes is either because no one was listening the [More]

Richard Wayne Savely, 62

May 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Richard Wayne Savely December 7, 1955 – May 23, 2018 Richard Wayne Savely, 62, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born December 7, 1955 to John Abbott Savely and Libby Russell Savely. He was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church. He worked at Futorian for years. He [More]

New Albany High School ACT 30+ Club adds two members

May 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

New Albany High School presented an ACT 30+ Club t-shirt to Molly Scott on May 9 for her recent success on the ACT. Students who have a composite or subscore of 30 or more on their recent ACT are inducted into the club.         New Albany High School presented an ACT 30+ Club t-shirt to Ivy Jordan [More]

Houston W. Medlin, 87

May 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Houston W. Medlin August 9, 1930 – May 23, 2018   Houston Medlin Myrtle-Houston W. Medlin, age 87, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at his residence. He was born August 9, 1930, in New Albany to Alvie Medlin and Gladys Elder Medlin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was retired from the furniture [More]
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