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Blue Mountain’s Fire on the Mountain event draws good crowd

June 28, 2015 // 2 Comments

According to current estimates, the town of Blue Mountain in southern Tippah County has a population of 920. Nearly that many people gathered in the Blue Mountain city park Saturday evening, June 27 for the town’s “Fire On The Mountain” event. Several hundred people enjoyed the entertainment during a [Continue Reading]

New Albany to Greece: Murder, she wrote

June 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

The historical perspective I’ll begin by confessing that, even under the best of circumstances, I am not a good flyer. I’ve lost count of the flights I’ve made over the years, many of them troubled. I was in one airplane (Northwest Airlines) that slid off a runway-overheads flying open, passengers [Continue Reading]

Immunization Required for 7th Grade Entry 2015

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

 The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) requires the Tdap vaccination for all students entering 7th grade each fall.  This requirement began during the 2012-2013 school year.   The Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) had previously been a recommended vaccination for this age group [Continue Reading]

NAHS players receive MS All-State Tennis recognition

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Morris Kelly Clayton, a freshman at New Albany high school, has been named to the all-state tennis first team. The New Albany high school tennis team won their fourth consecutive state 4A title; Morris Kelly Clayton won the state 4A girls’ singles title, finishing 14-3. New Albany’s Christopher Shands and [Continue Reading]

NAHS champion golfer signs with Blue Mountain College

May 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

On May 11, New Albany High School golfer Zachary McDonald signed to accept a scholarship to play golf at Blue Mountain College. McDonald, in his senior year, was district champion, finishing in the top 10 at three tournaments. He led the New Albany High School golf team to a spot in the District One 4A boys golf [Continue Reading]

NAHS Announces New Head Boys’ Basketball Coach

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

  The New Albany School Board of Trustees has approved Robert Burdette as the new Head Boys’ Basketball Coach for New Albany High School (NAHS). NAHS will officially present Coach Burdette as the New Albany Bulldogs Head Boys Basketball Coach at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20th at the NAHS Media Center.  A [Continue Reading]

Day Tripping: Columbus, Mississippi

May 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Columbus, MS, is a good day trip destination from New Albany. In 2008,  the National Trust for Historic Preservation name Columbus one of its “Dozen Distinctive Destinations.” Founded in 1821, Columbus has a collection of antebellum homes second in number in Mississippi only to Natchez. These homes are [Continue Reading]

March Rose Care with That Gardenin’ Guy

March 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Roses can be high maintenance or they can be low maintenance. It just depends on what kind of roses you have and how many. Late February and early March is when serious pruning is done. The general rule of thumb is about the time that Forsythia starts to bloom or Presidents Day. I prune my hybrid teas back to about [Continue Reading]

Beautiful Tishomingo State Park is a Quick Trip

January 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

On Halloween weekend I joined my sister, Kim, and two friends for a girls’ trip to Tishomingo State Park. I met Kim in Tupelo and we drove about 40 miles up the scenic Natchez Trace to the park, recounting our hectic last few weeks and reinforcing our plan to make this a ‘pajamas only’ weekend. The [Continue Reading]
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