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Annie Elizabeth Staten, 85

April 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Annie Elizabeth Staten July 30, 1932 – April 21, 2018   Annie Elizabeth Mescal Staten, 85, died Saturday, April 21, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born July 30, 1932, in Union County, Mississippi, the daughter of William Presley and Effie May Shelton Jones. Mrs. Staten was a [Continue Reading]

William Thomas “Tommy” Shannon, 75

April 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

William Thomas “Tommy” Shannon January 31, 1943 – April 19, 2018 Tommy Shannon New Albany—William Thomas “Tommy” Shannon, 75, died Thursday, April 19, 2018 at his home. He was born January 31, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee to R. J. Shannon, Sr. and Elsie Pugh Shannon. He was a member of First [Continue Reading]

Russell named New Albany Elementary School Principal

April 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

New Albany Schools is pleased to announce that Gwyn Russell has been named the new principal of New Albany Elementary School. Russell is currently the principal at Pontotoc Middle School. She replaces Jamey Wright, who was recently named principal of New Albany Middle School. Mrs. Russell earned her Bachelor of [Continue Reading]’s internet news services to New Albany surge in 2017

December 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

We at spent time during recent days reviewing the stories and reader activity during the past year. The end of 2017 marks the third full year has served its readers. Three years ago we expected success for this new concept of local internet news service, but actual readership has exceeded [Continue Reading]

Willie Ralph Raines Jr., 72

December 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Willie Ralph Raines Jr. October 26, 1945 – December 26, 2017 Willie Ralph Raines, 72, died Wednesday, December 26, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi. He was born October 26, 1945, in New Albany to Willie Ralph Raines, Sr. and Pauline Jones Raines. He pastored and was a member of Ripley Church [Continue Reading]

City Board 11-7: Controversial Kratom again takes the spotlight

November 9, 2017 // 5 Comments

About half of the city board’s 90-minute meeting Tuesday was a debate about prohibiting the sale of an herbal “drug,” which law enforcement leaders say is dangerous. The herb is called kratom. It is a plant in the coffee family, indigenous to Asia, which has been used there for centuries to relieve [Continue Reading]

What’s been happening at New Albany Elementary School?

October 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

9-22 President Connie Kelly (pictured back row center) and Historian Becky Wack (pictured back row left) from the New Albany American Legion Auxillary Unit #72 presented a donation to Susan Kelly’s Special Needs classroom at New Albany Elementary School on Thursday, September 14. The donation will be used to [Continue Reading]

NAHS students honor the past, prepare for the future

September 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

NAHS students learn about film production Students at New Albany High School had to the opportunity to learn more abouton Wednesday, September 13 during Vision time.  The speakers were Shane Sanford, Assistant AD for Broadcast Services, Ole Miss; David Dillard, Owner of Total Production Services, LLC; and Marks Mann, [Continue Reading]
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