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Campaign kicks off

The United Way of Northeast Mississippi has kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign by setting a goal of $2,425,000, which is $25,000 more than last year’s goal. The campaign got a quiet start this year as the United Way helped distribute school supplies and backpacks to children throughout the region. In Union County, that has […]

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August Museum Moments featuresformer Union Countian andbook of Gazette columns

Maxine Mroz Hunter, Union County native now living in Bartlett, Tenn., has recently published a book of human interest columns that she wrote from 1987 through 2002 for the New Albany Gazette.  She will be featured at the next Museum Moments on Thursday, Aug. 21, at noon at the museum. The book, entitled Life Lessons […]

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Hospital health fair

School has begun and that means it is time for the Back to School Health Fair at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. About 1,000 people, including as many has 500 children, are expected to turn out at the hospital from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, for a free health check, dental check, vision screening […]

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Literary showcase

A fourth annual Tallahatchie RiverFest Community Luncheon is approaching and tickets have gone on sale for this event, which will be held Friday, Sept. 26. The kickoff luncheon was begun three years ago to help boost the literary aspects of RiverFest to the forefront by putting more emphasis on the William Faulkner Literary Competition, which […]

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How parents can help their children with math homework

Fall classes begin today and Monday at Union County and New Albany schools, and with school comes homework. Parents may want to help, but teaching methods have changed several times over the years so the older generation cannot count on a child’s having the same learning experience they did. One New Albany math teacher and […]

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Blue Springs woman dies in Myrtle train-vehicle collision

By JB Clark Daily Journal MYRTLE – A Blue Springs woman was killed early Wednesday morning when a train collided with her vehicle at a Myrtle railroad crossing. Nina Lyles, 51, of Blue Springs, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Union County Coroner Pam Bowman. Bowman said the vehicle was not identifiable due […]

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Tickets on sale for RiverFest literary kickoff luncheon

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual Tallahatchie RiverFest Kickoff Community Luncheon, which will be held Friday, Sept. 26, in the event hall of First United Methodist Church. John H. Hailman, author of a new book and a federal prosecutor in Mississippi for more than 30 years, will be the speaker. He will […]

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Safety on the roads

School starts Friday in Union County schools and next Monday in the New Albany schools, which means it’s time for all of us to slow down and start paying closer attention to our driving. Many drivers speed in residential areas, often driving 35 to 45 miles per hour in areas where the maximum safe speed […]

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Our local economy

Two recent items in the news point to the state of the economy in New Albany and Union County. First, our unemployment rate in Union County for June is 6.9 percent, which is the lowest among all the counties in Northeast Mississippi. Lafayette County has historically had the lowest rate. Lafayette’s rate is 7.4 percent. […]

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Dr. HF Mason and Dr. Lauren Simpson

Union County BMG clinics set to go live with electronic health record system

Baptist Medical Group-New Albany Pediatrics and Baptist Medical Group-New Albany Surgical Associates will go live Friday, Aug. 1, with Baptist OneCare, Baptist’s new electronic health record that began rolling out in phases throughout the 14-hospital system in January 2014. Through Baptist OneCare, patients of the respective groups will have access to MyChart, a free app […]

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