Wayne Mitchell

The single life is not for us

Molly the beagle is sprawled out on Jenny’s side of the bed, her head nestled against the pillow. But she is not happy. She thinks she is only Jenny’s dog and Jenny is not here. She will be back Friday evening from a week-long trip to visit her parents in the northern Kentucky suburbs of […]

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Arts, Beats & Eats

The fourth annual Arts, Beats & Eats, one of New Albany’s best social events, is just a couple of days away. It’s set for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the In Bloom event hall. We expect a big crowd will turn out for this somewhat dressy, upscale event that features juried artists, music, food […]

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County has new airport projects coming up

At their regular Monday meeting, the Union County Board of Supervisors approved issuing a check for $9,875.03 to the City of New Albany as their part of a new hangar project at the county airport. The city and county are sharing costs but the city is handling administrative tasks for the airport. Recently, airport officials […]

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Museum seeks new Faulkner-inspired art for September exhibit

The Union County Heritage Museum is asking area artists to submit a piece of artwork for the September Folks, Art and Faulkner exhibit. The work should be based on some part of the Nobel-Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner (or some other writer, if so inspired). Two- and three-dimensional work is welcome. The work must be submitted […]

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Nance retires from Department of Corrections

The Mississippi Department of Corrections honored New Albany resident Jim Nance Thursday marking his retirement after 29 years in law enforcement. A reception was held in the circuit courtroom attended by local and regional MDOC staff as well as local friends and law enforcement personnel. Nance had been a deputy with the Union County Sheriff’s […]

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NAHS band getting ready for full season

  More than 100 New Albany High School musicians hit the field this week participating in the annual week-long camp to prepare for the fall season. While the band’s most visible presence will be at the high school football games, director David Hopple said they will be involved in other activities – some of them […]

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County’s June jobless rate lowest in NE Mississippi; eighth best in state

Union County’s unemployment rate for June was 6.9 percent, making it eighth-lowest in the state and the lowest among counties in Northeast Mississippi according to figures from the Mississippi Employment Security Commission. Although among the lowest, the rate did represent a slightly upward trend for the county, which reported 6.5 percent in May and 5.5 […]

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Museum Madness looks at animals

    Mitch Robinson, conservation education manager for the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, shows snakeskins and talks about other animals this past Tuesday at the Union County Heritage Museum’s annual Museum Madness program for young people. The theme for the day was “My Favorite Pet” and artist Rebecca Browning was to help participants create artwork […]

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Arts Beats and Eats bringing food, art and fellowship back Friday

By Angie Barmer The popular local event, Arts, Beats and Eats is taking place Friday night in downtown New Albany. Arts, Beats and Eats is an event sponsored by the New Albany Main Street Association that showcases local musicians, local artists, and local restaurants. Attendees get to taste local cuisine, while mingling with other locals […]

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Union County Fair Pet Show winners

  Winners in the Puppy (6 months and under) category of the Union County Fair Pet Show were, from left, fourth place, Sadie, shown by Lacy Raines; third, Chloe, shown by Laura Cobb; second, Bella, shown by Peyton Ligon; and first, Gracey, shown by Hailey Sprouse.       Winners in the Small Dog category […]

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Northeast Mississippi Jets pitcher Josh Hargett (Itawamba AHS)winds up for the throw. Hargett tossed a no-hitter against the Inverness Bollweevils on Tuesday.

Jets shut out Bollweevils

The Northeast Mississippi Jets earned a shut-out win on Tuesday, knocking off the Inverness Bollweevils 12-0 in five innings.  Starting pitcher Josh Hargett (Itawamba) Agricultural High School was the star of the game, tossing a no-hitter of four innings and striking out three.  Relief pitcher Jacob Kent (Myrtle) closed the game in the fifth inning.  […]

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Tallahatchie Tidal Wave Head Coach Joanna Manning and Tidal Wave swimmers, from left, Tyler Wilkins, Bryce Rainer, Keaton Young, Jack Rutherford, Nick Little, with USA Swimming Club Development Consultant Dave Thomas during Thomas’ visit at the 2014 Mississippi 8 and under swimming developmental meet in Tupelo.

USA swim rep visits Tallahatchie Tidal Wave

The Tallahatchie Tidal Wave received a very special visitor at the Baptist Heathplex in USA Swimming Club Development Consultant Dave Thomas.  Thomas stopped in New Albany on his way to attend the Mississippi long-course state championships, and spent time learning about the Tidal Wave program, head coach Joanna Manning said.  “It is quite an honor […]

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The Extra Point: Basketball championship expansion a miss

The long-awaited change for the football championships has finally arrived but, in traditional fashion, the Mississippi High School Activities Association has adjusted another sport in what is sure to lead to a giant headache once March rolls around. This upcoming school year will mark the first in recent memory where there will be no North […]

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County school board election coming up

The dust still has not settled concerning the Republican senate primary and run-off but Union County is about to see another race state – this one likely much less dramatic. On the Nov. 5 general election ballot will be the District Five seat on the Union County School Board of Trustees. Wayne Mahon is the […]

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