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January 2019

NAES students learn about the world via arts, crafts, letters

January 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

Gingerbread Exchange During the month of December, Balinda Denton and Christy Littlejohn’s classes at New Albany Elementary School participated in The Gingerbread Exchange. First grade students all across the country created gingerbread crafts and exchanged classroom letters. Denton says, “Students were so excited [Continue Reading]

NAHS adds five members to ACT 30+ Club in January 2019

January 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany High School presented ACT 30+ Club t-shirts to RJ Rutherford, Drew Darling, and Emma Laney on January 16 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. New Members of NAHS ACT 30+ Club: R.J. Rutherford, Drew [Continue Reading]

Creekmore running for District 14 seat in state legislature

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany businessman Sam Creekmore IV has qualified to run as state representative for District 14, which covers most of Union County. Running as a Republican, Creekmore seeks to replace Margaret Rogers, who is retiring after having served four terms. Creekmore is a graduate of Mississippi State University, with a [Continue Reading]

Fall 2018 Outstanding Students named at Career & Technical School

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

The following students have been selected as Outstanding Career & Technical Education students for the fall semester at the New Albany School of Career & Technical Education. Pictured in no particular order are: Peyton Bridges (Culinary Arts II), Gabby Porter (Culinary Arts II), Paris Howell (Culinary Arts [Continue Reading]

New Albany schools ranked in top ten lowest dropout rate districts

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

This month the Mississippi Department of Education released the high school graduation rates and dropout rates for the 2017-2018 school year. These reports indicated that the state’s graduation rate hit an all-time high of 84 percent, reaching the most recent national graduation rate. New Albany School District’s [Continue Reading]

Union Co. Republican Women to hear new candidates

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Union County Republican Women’s Club will hold it’s January meeting on Monday night, January 28, at 6:30 PM at Cook’s Adult Day Care Center, 611 Moss Hill Drive, New Albany. All newly qualifying Republican candidates have been asked to speak. Meal cost is $10. Looking ahead, on February 25, a special guest [Continue Reading]

Jimmy Leon Crumpton, 70

January 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

Jimmy Leon Crumpton August 1, 1948 – January 25, 2019   Jimmy Leon Crumpton, 70, died Friday, January 25, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County. He was born August 1, 1948, in New Albany to Wade and Grace Frazier Crumpton. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. He was retired from Piper Impact [Continue Reading]

County Board 22 Jan 2019: Orderly, sensible, fair

January 25, 2019 // 1 Comment

Mississippi counties do not have an official, elected by county-wide vote, who serves as the chief executive of the county. Instead, the Mississippi Code provides that each of the state’s 82 counties is governed by five county supervisors, each elected from a specific geographic district of the county. The state [Continue Reading]

Internet Access Expansion Bill Passes Senate, Goes to Governor

January 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

On January 23, 2019, legislation expanding broadband internet access passed the Mississippi State Senate unanimously. House Bill 366, also referred to as the Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act, allows electric power cooperatives across the state to offer high-speed internet service to its customers. The bill, [Continue Reading]

NAHS names Teachers & Administrator of the Year

January 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Teachers of the Year and the Administrator of the Year from the New Albany School District were formally recognized at the January 14th School Board Meeting.   Pictured front row l-r: John Ferrell, Principal of New Albany High School, Administrator of the Year; Balinda Denton, New Albany Elementary School [Continue Reading]
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