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UNITE presents grants

The Union County-New Albany Initiative to Excel (UNITE) is hosting a grant awards presentation and fundraising dinner on Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the New Albany First United Methodist Church. The event, described as a community celebration, will recognize those organizations that use grant funds to improve the quality of life for residents […]

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Liquor could be on sale by July 4

By J. Lynn West New Albany aldermen took the next step in the process of legalizing sale of wine and liquor inside the city limits Tuesday but it will be at least a couple of months before anyone can sip a glass of wine in a restaurant. The city board unanimously gave preliminary approval to […]

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Home and Garden show expected to draw thousands this weekend

The Union County Master Gardeners are putting on their fifth New Albany Home and Garden Show Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5 at the fairgrounds. The event, which has drawn close to 2,000 visitors from at least four states, is done in conjunction with Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel and other area Master […]

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Roads throughout county will be leveled and resealed this year

  Nearly 40 miles of Union County roads will provide smoother driving, once a level and reseal program is completed this fall. The program is possible thanks to more than $1.9 million in State Aid funds available to the county. County Engineer Hubert Lynn Foley said the work will begin in June and should be […]

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Easter Egg-citement

  Kountry Kids share Easter tradition with Graceland Children from Kountry Kids daycare visited the residents at Graceland Care Center Thursday and had the opportunity to hunt Easter eggs. Seated left to right: Khloe Bennett, Kailon Martin, Van Paul Poteet,Carly Robbins, Corey Gregory, Wyatt Taylor.Standing left to right: Natalie Davis, Gauge Lewis, Easter Bunny, Madilyn […]

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Home and garden show good opportunity to learn what works and doesn’t in tourism

The Union County Master Gardeners are presenting their fifth annual home and garden show this Friday and Saturday. The annual event may not get as widespread publicity as, say, the Tallahatchie RiverFest but it is noteworthy for several reasons. One, it is put together by a relatively small group but includes a day and a […]

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Willie Hunt, 80

Willie Reed Hunt, 80, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Telico Plains, Tenn., to Clyde Hunt and Cordie McDaniel Hunt. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Marine Corps. He was a retired employee from Caterpillar Corporation in Aurora, […]

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Jerry Bell Sr., 64

Jerry Don Bell Sr., 64, of Sherman, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., after an extended illness. He was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Dec. 5, 1948, to Clarence Bell and Dessie West Bell. He married Beverly Simms on June 13, 1972, and they shared 36 years together living […]

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Charles Gaines, 76

Charles Wayne Gaines, 76, of Sherman, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born April 20, 1936. He was a former maintenance man. He resided at Magnolia Manor of Tupelo. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include two daughters, Tina Walker (Johnny) […]

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Tammy Stearns, 37

Tammy Jo Stearns, 37, of Myrtle, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at her residence. She was born April 4, 1975, in Indiana to Ivy Weaver and Ester Pencil Weaver. She was a homemaker. She attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Services were at 10 a.m. Monday, April 1, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic […]

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