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Stanford charged with sexual battery, touching a child

RIPLEY — A New Albany man was recently released from Tippah County Jail on $100,000 bond. Robert Dean Stanford was arrested by officers with Tippah County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, Oct. 6, according to Sheriff Karl Gaillard. The arrest comes following an incident which allegedly took place at a property owned by Stanford in the […]

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BNA Bank breaks ground for Tupelo branch

TUPELO–BNA Bank headquartered in New Albany, broke ground Thursday, for a new 3,325-square-foot banking center in the rapidly growing Barnes Crossing area. The new banking center, to be located at 2919 Tom Watson Dr., is believed to be the first in the Tupelo market to offer a new high-touch personalized banking service to its customers […]

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Union County schools to hold community-wide meeting

The Union County School District’s  community-wide program has been re-scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, at Ingomar Attendance Center. Topics to be discussed will include the new Common Core Standards, PARCC Assessment and Block Scheduling. This information should be of particular value to parents concerned about their child’s education. The meeting was originally set […]

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Library faces financial crisis

Dwindling funds in recent years, matched with an increase in operating costs, has brought the Union County Library System to a state of near-crisis. Kay Sappington, director of the library system that includes both the Jennie Stephens Smith Library in New Albany and the Myrtle Library, said the situation has come to the point where […]

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Adam Coleman

Coleman guilty of sex offenses

Former Myrtle high school teacher and coach Adam Coleman was sentenced to 15 years in prison, 11 of them suspended, at the conclusion of a hearing held Monday afternoon in Tippah County Circuit Court. Coleman pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery and one count of enticement of a child and will serve four […]

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Corinth contractor wins bid to build Urchin field house

A Corinth-based contractor won the bid to construct a field house for the East Union Urchins football team. C.I.G. Contractors, Inc. placed a base bid of $619,900 to construct the field house. The company’s bid was the lowest among five opened in early January. Under state law, the county school district was required to accept […]

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