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May 2019

Bill Smallwood, 85

May 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

Bill Smallwood August 18, 1933 – May 30, 2019   W. C. “Bill” Smallwood, Jr., died on May 30, 2019, at the age of 85. Except for his years at Ole Miss and military service, he lived his entire life in New Albany, Mississippi. He was a businessman involved in various entrepreneurial endeavors. Following [More]

Gerald Lee Snider, 64

May 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

Gerald Lee Snider April 07, 1955 – May 29, 2019   Gerald Lee Snider, 64, died May 29, 2019, at his residence in Union County, Mississippi. He was born in Union County on April 7, 1955, the son of Leroy and Etoy Speck Snider. Mr. Snider attended Center Baptist Church and had been a sports recruiter helping [More]

NAES Students of the Month, May 2019

May 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS – Each month, a Student of the Month is chosen for each homeroom at New Albany Elementary School. This student is one who goes above and beyond classroom expectations. Students of the Month for May are as follows: Students chosen for grades K – 2nd (in no particular order) are: NAES K-2 [More]

Senator Thad Cochran dies at age 81

May 31, 2019 // 0 Comments Editor’s Note:  Much has been published since the death early yesterday of Mississippi’s Senator Thad Cochran. By far the best story we have seen is by, which includes many details of his long and distinguished service to the State of Mississippi and to the U. S. [More]

Union County Historical Society 2019 meeting

May 30, 2019 // 2 Comments

The members of the Union County Historical Society held their annual meeting Thursday, May 30, at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany. Speaker for the event was Greg Johnson, curator of the Blues Archives at the University of Mississippi. Johnson described the work of the Blues Archives for the audience.  [More]

EXCEL classes at NAES hold book signing

May 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS – Students in Glen Reeder’s 2nd & 3rd Grade EXCEL classes at New Albany Elementary School participated in an Authors Book Signing Reception on Tuesday, May 14. Students had the opportunity to sign their published books and enjoy refreshments. Second grade students published a book about [More]

Union Co. students win at national bridge building competition

May 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

Union County, MS – East Union Attendance Center produced two of three winning teams of students from Mississippi who took home awards at a national bridge building competition Team “Best” from Guntown Middle School placed third in the 7th and 8th Grade category; “Your Arch Nemesis” from East Union [More]

Mississippi establishes Pennebaker Memorial Highway

May 29, 2019 // 1 Comment

New Albany MS – Pennebaker Memorial Highway dedication June 7 WHO: Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert, Rep. Margaret Rogers, Judge Michael Mills. WHAT: Tagert and other speakers will give remarks during the John D. Pennebaker Memorial Highway Dedication. The event is open to the public. WHERE: The [More]

Bettye Bailey, 88

May 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Bettye Bailey October 10, 1930 – May 28, 2019 New Albany MS-Bettye J. Bailey,88, passed away May28,2019 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo, MS. She was born October 10,1930 in Thaxton, MS to the late Thomas H. Porch and Lois McCharen Porch. She was a 1948 graduate of Pontotoc High School and served as Deputy Tax [More]

J.W. McMillen, 83

May 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

J.W. McMillen September 1, 1935 – May 27, 2019 J W McMillen New Albany, MS– J W McMillen, 83, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center – Hospice. He was born September 1, 1935 in Union County to Alfred Columbus McMillen and Evie Viola Wages McMillen. He was a retired carpenter. [More]
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