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March 2019

Ernesteen Speck Roberts, 89

March 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ernesteen Speck Roberts December 3, 1929 – March 30, 2019   Ernesteen Speck Roberts passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born December 3, 1929 in Union County to Ernest L. Speck and Bonnie Lee Sample Speck. Ernesteen was the owner of Blue Rose Antiques [More]

Mike Childers, 64

March 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

Mike Childers April 22, 1954 – March 30, 2019   Michael Dewayne Childers, 64, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at his home. He was born April 22, 1954 in Union County to Oliver Pascal Childers and Mary Elizabeth Stacks Childers. He earned his degree in Criminal Justice from the University of [More]

Carmen McBryde Hamblin, 55

March 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

Carmen McBryde Hamblin March 24, 1964 – March 30, 2019   Carmen McBryde Hamblin, 55, passed away Saturday March 30, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was born on March 24, 1964 to Jimmy and Sylvia McBryde. She is a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 1:00p.m. [More]

Kindergarten registration set for New Albany Elementary School

March 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

Kindergarten registration is scheduled for April 3-5, 2019 at New Albany Elementary School. New Albany Elementary School is located at 874 Sam T. Barkley Drive, New Albany. Registration will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day. Students enrolling in Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September [More]

Great American Cleanup Day in New Albany

March 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Keep America Beautiful® Great American Cleanup® is the nation’s largest community improvement program, which takes place annually in an estimated 20,000 communities nationwide. The event, now in its 21st year, is designed to help end littering, improve recycling and beautify our national communities. Thanks to [More]

2019 UNITE Awards Dinner honors service to the community

March 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

Fourteen local organizations were awarded direct grants Thursday night, March 28, during the annual UNITE fundraising dinner at New Albany First United Methodist Church. UNITE (Union County/New Albany Initiative to Excel), an affiliate of CREATE Foundation of Tupelo, was founded in 2002, and this was the 17th [More]

New Albany fifth grader places fifth at State Spelling Bee

March 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

Christian Fonseca, a fifth grade student at New Albany Elementary School, participated in the State Spelling Bee in Jackson, Mississippi on March 19. Fonseca placed fifth out of forty participants. He is in Kelly Keener and Jonna Rogers’ classes at NAES. Melanie Shannon Public Relations New Albany [More]

Sports physical screening event scheduled for April 5

March 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

School personnel from the New Albany and Union County School Districts are once again working with local physicians, physical and occupational therapists, and athletic trainers to make preparation for the upcoming pre-participation sports physical screening event to be held on Friday, April 5. For the twelfth [More]

School Board elects Creekmore President

March 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

At the March School Board Meeting, Sam Creekmore was elected to serve as President of the New Albany School Board for the next year. Mr. Creekmore has served on the School Board since 2017, and was appointed to another term in February 2019. Melanie Shannon Public Relations New Albany [More]

Kevin Charles announces expansion and added jobs

March 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Rusty Berryhill,  President of Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery and Chairman-elect of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, announces an expansion of the Kevin Charles facility. The expansion will create 30 new jobs for the New Albany community. The company is investing approximately $2.54 million in this project. [More]

James Boyce “Bear” McDonald, 72

March 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

James Boyce “Bear” McDonald October 2, 1946 – March 26, 2019   James McDonald New Albany – James Boyce “Bear” McDonald, 72, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born October 2, 1946 in Union County to O.B. “Buck” McDonald and Elizabeth Mayo [More]

New members announced for NAHS ACT 30+ Club

March 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany High School presented ACT 30+ Club t-shirts to Maggie Scott and Greta Blakemore on March 21 for their 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. Melanie Shannon Public Relations New Albany [More]
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