Burglars get cash and drugs from Rite Aid pharmacy

  New Albany police were on the scene early Tuesday investigating a break-in at Rite-Aid Pharmacy in the Bramlett Shopping Center that apparently netted burglars a quantity of drugs and cash. When store staff arrived about 7:45 they entered and noticed the alarm system was not working properly, then saw the ATM near the front […]

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Tens of millions of retail dollars leaving county; officials planning to counter that

New Albany may be blessed with a vibrant downtown and bustling retail trade area in many respects, but we could be doing much better. According to an analysis presented by Retail Strategies, each year nearly $10.3 million is leaving Union County to be spent in other towns for groceries alone. Full-service restaurants in other towns […]

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E-911 upgrade to cost county $100,000-plus

Union County is going to have to spend at least $100,000 to bring its E-911 system up to date and meet federal standards. The current 911 hardware is obsolete by several years, part of it relies on Windows XP software that is no longer supported and the system is not in compliance with the federal […]

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Imperial Trading Co., former grocery wholesaler, to expand

    The Imperial Trading Company on Carter Avenue held a ribbon-cutting Friday for construction of a 12,000-quare-foot addition to their warehouse. The addition will include a 4,000-square-foot cooler-freezer and add about 25 percent to their present 45,000 square feet of warehouse space. The business was originally Union Grocery, dating back to 1953. Imperial Trading […]

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Former city clerk dies at 100

A former city clerk for the City of New Albany died Sunday at the age of 100. Frances Dodds, formerly Frances Dorman, passed away at Aldersgate Personal Care in Meridian. Dodds served as city clerk for New Albany for 35 years.  She was also a member of First United Methodist Church. John David Pennebaker, who […]

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New bladder pacemaker offers help with incontinence

If there’s one thing that’s constant in life, it’s daily trips to the bathroom. However, frequent trips to the bathroom is another concern. William W. Johnson, M.D., gynecologist with The Center for Women’s Health in New Albany, is helping patients find a solution to bladder issues, specifically with urge incontinence and stress incontinence. When medicine, […]

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Retail Strategies

We’re not often impressed with consultants. Sometimes, we think, they make good money telling you what you already know or what you want to hear. But we think the decision several months ago by the Union County Development Association, backed by the city of New Albany and a local developer, to contract with Retail Strategies […]

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Imperial Trading Co. to build new warehouse

The Imperial Trading Company on Carter Avenue held a ribbon-cutting Friday for construction of a 12,000-square-foot addition to their warehouse. The addition will include a 4,000-square-foot cooler-freezer and add about 25 percent to their present 45,000 square feet of warehouse space. The business was originally Union Grocery, dating back to 1953. Imperial Trading bought the […]

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Hancock enters supervisor, District 1 race

Myrtle resident William “Bill” Hancock has announced his candidacy for Supervisor, District 1. Hancock has been employed by Sears and Piper Impact, where he served in quality, calibration, sales, and management for 33 years. He also did project/consultant work overseas for two years. He is a high school graduate, and completed college work and professional […]

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Wayne Mitchell

When numerals are Roman

Well, it’s that time of year when I am reminded of how little I remember about what I learned in school. It’s the week when some of us are trying to remember our Roman numerals. Why Roman numerals, you ask? Because we’re inundated with stories and ads in newspapers and magazines and on television that […]

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Study shows retail sales gaps

New Albany may be blessed with a vibrant downtown and bustling retail trade area in many respects, but some experts say the city could be doing much better. According to an analysis presented by Retail Strategies, each year nearly $10.3 million is leaving Union County to be spent in other towns for groceries alone. Full-service […]

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New Albany Bulldogs are the 2015 Union County Junior High Tournament Champions. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany claims titles at county junior high tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – New Albany Middle School’s teams made a clean sweep in the Union County Junior High Tournament on Thursday with the Lady Bulldogs topping East Union 28-19 and the Bulldogs completing the sweep with a 56-31 win over West Union. East Union took the early lead in the girls game, 7-5 […]

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Meghan Van battles for control of the ball in the midfield during the Corinth match earlier this month. File photo.

New Albany sweeps Ripley for division soccer title

BY DENNIS CLAYTON New Albany boys clinched first place in the tough Division 1-4A win a 2-0 win as the Bulldogs completed division play with a 5-1 record. New Albany girls won easily, 10-0 and finished with a perfect 6-0 record in division. “The boys game was a lot slower this time and I thought […]

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Jarel Lipsey of New Albany drives in and scores on the layup during Saturday's Hotbed Classic. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Bulldogs fall in double overtime following fourth quarter fade

Baldwyn 77, New Albany 68, 2OT New Albany dominated Baldwyn through three quarters of play, but the combination of the Bearcat half court pressure, turnovers and Connor McKay in the fourth quarter brought Baldwyn back to tie in regulation 55-55 and eventually take the win in double overtime 77-68. Baldwyn went on a 30-10 run […]

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