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Toyota Wellspring Education Fund hires career coach for NAHS

July 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Toyota Wellspring Education Endowment Fund at the CREATE Foundation is a $50 million gift created to perpetually enhance education in the eight school districts in Pontotoc, Union, and Lee (PUL) counties. The primary focus of the fund is career awareness and readiness. The most recent initiative, via the [Continue Reading]

NAHS senior attends Rhodes College Mock Trial Academy

June 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Parker Reid, a rising senior at New Albany High School, participated in the Rhodes College Mock Trial Academy last week in Memphis, Tennessee. Parker Reid, NAHS senior, at Rhodes College in Memphis. Rhodes College Mock Trial is the nation’s most successful collegiate mock trial program with 32 consecutive National [Continue Reading]

NAHS Senior Participating in Flight Camp

June 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Maria Favela, a rising senior at New Albany High School and a cadet with the Air Force Junior ROTC, is attending an eight week Flight Camp at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Favela received a scholarship from Headquarters AFJROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base to participate in the program. The scholarship is valued at [Continue Reading]

NAHS student competes at Microsoft National Championship

June 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Joshua Montgomery, a rising senior at New Albany High School, recently became Microsoft Office Specialist Certified in Microsoft Excel. After earning his certification in Microsoft Word in the fall, Joshua, along with 12 other students in Alison Moore’s Office Specialist class, received the Excel national [Continue Reading]

Local Doctor Honored for Leadership of Associated Student Body

June 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

NEW ALBANY, MISS., June 19, 2018 – The University of Mississippi Medical Center recently hosted a reunion for past presidents of the Associated Student Body (ASB). The ASB represents over 2,500 students in seven schools-Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Graduate, Health Related Professions, Pharmacy, and Population [Continue Reading]

Rutherford Awarded Taylor Moore Scholarship at NAHS

June 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Joseph Rutherford was awarded the Taylor Moore Memorial Scholarship at the New Albany High School graduation ceremony on May 25, 2018. The $5,000 competitive scholarship is given each year to a deserving NAHS student who plans to attend college in Mississippi. The scholarship selection process includes criteria [Continue Reading]

After eight decades, he’s still going strong!

November 29, 2016 // 1 Comment

New Albany, MS– Watch him move, or talk with him long enough to experience how his mind works, and you’ll guess he’s maybe 60 years old at most. Actually, he is 80 years old today. He still moves very quickly and thinks even faster. Joe Wilson was born to Sam and Julia Wilson in New Albany, November [Continue Reading]

Five area Boy Scouts earn Eagle

September 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Luke Bolen, Lewis Creekmore, John Davis, Eli Parks, and Tucker Shannon, members of First United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop #17 have earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. These young men were honored in a formal Court of Honor ceremony at First United Methodist Church on [Continue Reading]

Muhammad Ali at the Fifth Street Gym

June 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Grinding out copy in a typically grubby newsroom in Miami Beach, Florida, one morning in 1975, I was writing a story about Chuck Hall, Miami Beach’s colorful mayor, who was never boring, but I was bored with writing. Dennis Feola, a Jewish-Italian reporter from Brooklyn, rescued me when he breezed in and said, [Continue Reading]

Walter Johnson, congratulations and thanks!

April 27, 2016 // 3 Comments

Former Mayor Walter Johnson receiving the UCDA Citizen of the Year Award Monday night reminded me of some pictures of him I took a number of years ago, and I went searching for them. I have always liked these shots and do not believe any of them have been published previously. They were taken one afternoon nine [Continue Reading]
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