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Trail makes national list

The Tanglefoot Trail, which will have its two-year anniversary in September, has been designated as part of the National Trails System. The trail was added to the national system last week by Sally Jewell, U. S. secretary of the interior, and Jonathan B. Jarvis, national park service director. It means the trail will be added […]

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Museum expansion

The new bids for expanding the Union County Heritage Museum appear to be in line with what the museum expected and the Union County Historical Society board is expected to give the go-ahead in a meeting Monday. The base bid of about $1,086,000 by Ganger Property Management reflected changes in the plans by Architect William […]

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Baptist makes significant impact on Mid-South economy

Baptist Union County’s economic impact totals more than $58 million   Baptist Memorial Health Care recently conducted an economic impact study with the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research/ Center for Manpower Studies at the University of Memphis’ Fogelman at the College of Business and Economics. Baptist has 14 hospitals across three states: Mississippi, […]

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Inmate help needed here

Sometimes an effort to save money ends up costing a lot more money than it saves. We think that would be the case with the current state effort to end the Joint State County Work Program. That’s the official name for the program that provides state inmates to counties to work on a variety of […]

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Furniture resurgence

Working together pays off. That was the take away from Thursday’s announcement that Emerald Home Furnishings of Tacoma, Wash., will be locating a manufacturing plant in New Albany. The project, which has been being put together for a long time, is the culmination of efforts by the city, the county, the Union County Development Association, […]

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Fun at the spray park

The children’s spray park at BNA Bank Park has begun its sixth year of operation, opening last Saturday in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The park, which has become a favorite summer activity for many small children, will be open from noon until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 […]

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Cancer Relay for Life date will be June 5

One of the most emotional events of the year will be taking place June 5 at BNA Bank Park. That is the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The 17th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. This event […]

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MHP to step up enforcement over holiday weekend

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2015 Memorial Day Holiday Enforcement Period on Friday, May 22, at 6 p.m. and conclude Monday, May 25, at midnight. During the holiday period, all available manpower will be utilized statewide in establishing safety checkpoints to prevent impaired driving, promote seatbelt usage, and to ensure safe operation of […]

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State of the Region meeting set for Wednesday

CREATE Foundation’s Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi will host its 19th annual State of the Region meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27. The meeting will be held at the BancorpSouth Conference Center. Dr. David Shaw, vice-president for research and economic development at Mississippi State University, will present the benefits […]

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Home-grown music and home-grown food offered at Down From the Hills this weekend in New Albany

Bluegrass comes to New Albany this weekend, May 22-23, for the annual Down From the Hills State of Mississippi Bluegrass Championships. For more than a decade, bluegrass musicians and fans from around the Southeast have been coming to New Albany to play traditional music and to compete for more than $8,000 in prizes at the […]

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