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Bogue signs with Blue Mountain College softball

Bailey Bogue signed with Blue Mountain College softball on Wednesday, continuing her playing career with the four year program there. “It’s very exciting, softball has been a very big part of my life and my family,” Bogue said. “My mom coached me for close to 10 years so the sports means a lot to us […]

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Memorial Day to affect operating hours, service schedules

Memorial Day will be observed Monday, May 30. In observance of the holiday, governmental offices will close, as will many businesses, and solid-waste collection will be affected in particular. Inside the New Albany city limits there will be no garbage pickup May 30. The Monday route will be collected Tuesday and the Tuesday route moved […]

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Police continue drug fight with series of arrests

New Albany police have engaged in an extended drug suspect roundup over the past six weeks, rather that trying to make mass arrests all on one day. “This is a continuing part of our narcotics enforcement,” Chief Chris Robertson said. “We are trying to stop those who want to traffick drugs in the city and […]

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Winners in the 2016 Mississippi Bluegrass Championships at the Down From the Hills Heritage Music festival

Music from all corners and shade trees of the Union County Fairgrounds rang out on a beautiful May day Saturday as the Mississippi Bluegrass Championships got underway at the Down Form the Hills Heritage Music Festival. Youths won out on many of the competitions as young musicians converged to win many of the senior divisions. […]

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Library’s annual summer reading program for children begins June 2

The Union County Library System’s annual summer reading program will begin next Thursday, June 2. In addition to urging children to take advantage of the summer months to read, the library will have special programs the first four Thursdays of June. The June 2 program will be presented by Bob Tarter, wildlife biologist and owner […]

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Capaning to represent New Albany as Boys and Girls Clubs ‘celebrity’ dancer

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Eleven amateur dancers will spend the next three months learning a dance routine and raising money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi. Their hard work will be revealed Aug. 20 under the spotlight at the BancorpSouth Arena during the 11th annual Dance Like the Stars. […]

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Heritage music festival too good to miss

Union County once again played host to the state bluegrass championship competition and Down from the Hills heritage music festival this past Saturday. Musicians from five states competed for bragging rights and $8,000 in prize money. There were single and group categories for various instruments as well as beginner and master levels. The weather cooperated […]

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I-22 bridge work to continue until fall

Crews from the Mississippi Department of Transportation continue repairs to the I-22 bridges over Carter Avenue and the Tallahatchie River. The work, expected to continue until early fall, means traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction and the lanes may be shifted over into the breakdown lane to provide space for MDOT crews to […]

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Museum Madness children’s discovery program will start June 20

The Union County Heritage Museum will have its annual summer Museum Madness program for children June 20-24. Each day of the program will feature a special topic which includes hands-on learning and participation. The first day participants will play archaeologist and paleontologist. Next, they will become engineers. On the third day, they will be musicians […]

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Ellistown Breezes

By Margaret McCraw (Intended for week of May 10) Our friend, the rain, is back with us this week and how grateful we are and should be because when we read and see pictures of places without rain for a spell there is much suffering. Deepest sympathy to the family of Gary Brown who died […]

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Eastern Lights

By Loretta Easley What a beautiful Monday morning. Smile, God loves you. Be gracious unto Him and Bless His holy name today. There will be a special program on Human Trafficking by Carol Bullard at Calvary United Methodist Church on June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. There are three targeted places in the […]

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Senior Citizens Day

  The annual free Senior Citizens’ Day was held at the fairgrounds this past Thursday, sponsored by the Union County Sheriff’s Department and partly funded by a state aging council grant. Fish and chicken dinners, entertainment and door prizes were all provided free.    

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New Haven Center says thanks with annual fish fry

The New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults held its annual fish fry this past week to show appreciation for donors, supporters and other friends. The center, now more than 50 years old, provides a unique service to the county but has run out of space with approximately 40 clients. Center officials hope to break […]

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County supervisors begin to see first of annual budget requests

The time of year is approaching when county and city officials begin work on budgets for 2016-2017. That’s also the time when public service agencies that receive funding from the county begin attending meetings of the Union County Board of Supervisors to make their requests. Monday, Robby Parman was there to speak on behalf of […]

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