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Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County gets official go-ahead for emergency room expansion

By The Associated Press Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County has been given state approval to triple the capacity of its emergency room in New Albany. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project this week. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication of health care services […]

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Fund established for accident victim Janet Barkley

A bank account has been set up to help Janet Barkley from the Blue Springs community. Barkley, a single mother of two, was involved an auto accident on Memorial Day weekend. She hit a horse and sustained severe injuries including a broken neck and head injuries and will have a long recovery time. An account […]

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Barreto added to Marshals’ most wanted list

By The Associated Press JACKSON — A woman wanted in Mississippi in the death of a 2-year-old girl has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service’s Most Wanted fugitive list. Janet Killough Barreto is wanted in Union County for failure to appear on charges of manslaughter, three counts of child abuse, six counts of child […]

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Tucker to represent New Albany Ward 4 again, Gentry will be new Blue Springs mayor

County municipalities see revamped boards By J. Lynn West Incumbent Will Tucker won the race for Ward 4 alderman Tuesday – the only New Albany office that had not been determined in the primaries and runoff. Tucker defeated Terry Medlin with a ratio of 60.3 percent to 39.7 percent of the vote. Tuesday’s was the […]

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The New Albany High School Class of ‘53 60th reunion

The New Albany High School Class of ‘53 60th reunion at the Union County Heritage Museum: (not in order) Larry Brewer, Joe Childers, Ann DeBoe Childers, Jimmy Dodds, Barbara Parr Doughty, Eugene Foley, Martha Porter Gault, James Huey Giles, Sam Gulls, Newt Harrison, Jack Herrington, Ann Garrett Hill, llah Nicholas King, Barbara Marshall Lott, Billy […]

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Coming Events week of 6/6/13

30th Annual Froglevel Festival The 30th annual Froglevel Festival will be held on Saturday, June 8, at the Pratts Community Center in the Pratts Community six miles east of Baldwyn. Events are as follows: Registration for the 5K run begins at 7:00 a.m., 5K begins at 8:00 a.m. Registration cost is $15.00 and includes T-shirt. […]

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Thanks from UCDA

On behalf of Union County Development Association – Thanks to all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to support Union County at the State of the Region Meeting today in Tupelo. We are honored to be the county with the most people in attendance! We appreciate you all! Sincerely, Joanne Lesley […]

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Why we need a rubber field

Frog-a-Nanny has had a tough year because of the weather. The parade, pep rally and ball game were postponed twice due to rain and storms and ultimately put off until the late summer when school starts again. The fun run and 5K did come off Friday, however, with about 80 participants total. That’s not bad […]

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The Playhouse

They call it a courtyard. It’s my first. I’m more accustomed to seven acres of yard, boulders, hills, hollows, garden spot, and forest. The courtyard came with our new home – recently landscaped by its builder. Our backyard is larger – big enough to create a garden that can be manicured and watched in detail […]

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Montgomery signs with Blue Mountain

Brandon Montgomery of New Albany recently signed a baseball scholarship with Blue Mountain College. Montgomery pitched and played third for the Bulldogs primarily for the Bulldogs. Brandon said the following concerning his career at New Albany and his outlook for playing for Blue Mountain, “It’s been fun here at New Albany, I wouldn’t trade it […]

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