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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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July Things To Do

By Angie Barmer Now that July is here, there is a whole month of activities for kids to be involved in around town. From 8:30 a.m. to noon, July 7-11,children ages 6-12 will be participating in Healthy Kids Camp at the Baptist HealthPlex. Children will learn about swimming, nutrition, first aid, fire safety, and there […]

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B. F. Ford, Union County Training School reunion set for this weekend

Union County Training School and B.F. Ford School will be holding the 43rd annual reunion celebration this Friday and Saturday. On Friday night at 6 p.m. hospitality night and a fish fry will be held in the B.F. Ford Gymnasium. This is sponsored by the Class of 1964. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday will […]

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Friends and supporters of New Haven were treated to a fish dinner Wednesday. The annual event is a way to say thank you as well as recognize those who made outstanding efforts.

New Haven plans to expand

By Angie Barmer A fundraiser campaign will soon be starting up to raise additional funds needed for the future expansion of New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults. With 32 clients, New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults has almost reached capacity. There isn’t enough space for all of the activities that the clients do, […]

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Blue Springs discusses possible gun, dog codes

Two ordinances – a gun and a dog ordinance – were discussed in detail at Tuesday night’s Blue Springs Board of Aldermen meeting. Blue Springs Police Officer Anthony Anderson brought an example of a gun ordinance for the aldermen members to review and possibly adopt for the town of Blue Springs. The ordinance is as […]

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Toyota’s wood duck nesting project part of efforts to preserve environment

In addition to rolling out a plethora of Toyota Corollas every day, the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. facility in Blue Springs is also deemed the model sustainable assembly plant for North American operations. This is due to the many environmental and sustainability practices that are in place every day at the 1,540-acre Blue Springs […]

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West Union students collect $2,000 in pennies to fight leukemia

Each year, students from across Mississippi and Louisiana participate in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s program, “Pennies for Patients.” West Union Attendance Center students in pre-K through sixth grade participated in this program, which began Feb. 3 and ended Feb. 21, and approximately $2,000 was collected from classes at West Union. The winning classes collected […]

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EU students express themselves through footwear

High school art students at East Union Attendance Center are getting the chance to express their creativity through footwear, specifically through Vans shoes. East Union Art Teacher Lesa Allen said, “I had received a postcard from Vans Custom Culture about this art competition and immediately thought we should sign up. I really think this was […]

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Five arrested on meth charges

Over the past week, deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s Department have arrested five people on methamphetamine charges. Nathan C. III Swords, 23, 184 Collins Street, Ecru was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with a $25,000 bond. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said, “The Ecru Police Department went to his house to talk to him […]

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Blue Springs to seek Sherman law enforcement aid

The Town of Blue Springs is moving ahead with plans for an interlocal agreement with Sherman to aid each other in law enforcement. In response to a request from Blue Springs Police Officer Anthony Anderson for the option to use the Sherman Police Department for backup as needed, the Blue Springs Board of Aldermen asked […]

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