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December 2015

US action is good news for waning African lion population

December 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

The death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe this past July called attention to the waning number of African lions, with only about 1400 of them left in the wild. Click to find out what action the US government has just taken on behalf of the African lion: It’s up to all of us…to take action.   [Continue Reading]

Union County School District Scores High on PARCC Assessment

December 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

The 2014-2015 school year was certainly one of challenges for educators across the state. It was the first year that schools were assessed on the Common Core State Standards. How students were to be assessed was fairly unknown to teachers as Mississippi participated in PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness [Continue Reading]

Local man recalls his Chinook helicopter experiences

December 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

UPDATED: 12/20/2015 The story we posted a couple of days ago about a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter that made an  overnight stay near the West Union School triggered memories for a Union County man, who served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He wrote: “Your story about the Chinook helicopter that made an [Continue Reading]

NAHS Operation Warm Heart brings good news to district families

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

The annual “Operation Warm Heart” Christmas adoption program started by New Albany High School ten years ago was once again a great success. Each year, the electives department of NAHS heads up this operation by first “adopting” children within the New Albany School District through the Helping Hands agency. [Continue Reading]

Facebook fans pour good news upon orphaned victim of arson

December 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Eight year old Safyre Terry has had more than her share of bad news, having been orphaned and severely burned in a fire set by an arsonist. But her wish to fill up a Christmas card holder has blossomed into a lot of good news pouring in from all over the world. Click to see the tremendous response Facebook fans have [Continue Reading]

Reception honors Jordan and Rakestraw for service to Union County

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

A retirement reception honoring two long-serving members of the Union County Board of Supervisors drew about 200 well-wishers Thursday afternoon. Retiring Board of Supervisors President Danny Jordan and his family Board President and Third District Supervisor Danny Jordan and Fifth District Supervisor Benny Rakestraw [Continue Reading]

A “safety net” is good news for stressed pet owners

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Thanks to an ASPCA “safety net” program, this year over 4100 pets have been prevented from entering Los Angeles shelters because of a “one time” problem owners could not deal with on their own. Additionally, the ASPCA has also  given grants to support similar programs in 46 states. Click to [Continue Reading]

People from all over the world “LOVE NA”

December 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

People from all over the world “LOVE NA” in new online promotional campaign… Israel, Romania, England, Canada, Tanzania, Thailand and even Hoboken, New Jersey will be featured in a new online promotional campaign for the city of New Albany which features people from all over the world who have visited the city. [Continue Reading]

How did Paper Angels become good news for thousands of kids?

December 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

 Award-winning country music star Jimmy Wayne was the recipient of an Angel Tree gift when he was 14 years old. Charles and Shirley White worked for the Salvation Army in a Lynchburg, Virginia shopping Mall when they began the Paper Angels program in 1979. Jimmy Wayne received a very important gift from that program. [Continue Reading]
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