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Supervisors starting work on county budget

Union County supervisors gave preliminary approval to the Union County Fire Department budget Monday, although they have just begun discussing other parts of the county department budgets. The reason for the action is that a large part of fire department funding comes from insurance rebate money from the state insurance commissioner’s office and there is […]

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NA aldermen get update on parking, possible cable TV changes, other items

While discussions on the city’s efforts to rid the town of unfit structures and whether it is proper to keep chickens drew most interest, New Albany aldermen had the rest of a two-page agenda to deal with at their monthly meeting Tuesday. Concerning continuing improvements to the downtown area both for visitors and residents, the […]

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Police report rare prostitution arrests in city

New Albany law enforcement reported an usual arrest – certainly the first of its type in a long time according to Chief Chris Robertson – when two individuals were charged with solicitation of prostitution. The arrests came shortly after about 10 p.m. Saturday, he said, after Pilot Truck Stop personnel called to report suspicious activity […]

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Two charged with theft of items from West Side discount store

New Albany police have charged two area men with grand larceny, accusing them of taking tools from HMC Sales at 910 Hwy. 30 West. Arrested were Matthew Jordan of Blue Springs and Julian Washington of Pontotoc County. Investigator Jeff Chism said the crime happened Aug. 9. The suspects waited in the back of the large […]

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Mobile Tiger Lab from NE@NA to offer more effective job applicant screening

The Union County Development Association has been holding a series of informational and discussion breakfasts for area industry CEOs and human resource managers. A topic that keeps coming up is the problem of finding properly trained employees to hire, and employees that understand what the job entails and the work ethic needed to succeed in […]

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McDaniel files suit against Cochran over Republican senate run-off results

Chris McDaniel, Tea Party candidate for the U. S. Senate, made good on his promise to take his runoff loss to Thad Cochran to the courts this past Thursday. If he is successful, it could have an impact on the election process in Union County as well as statewide. McDaniel filed suit against Cochran in […]

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Annual Connie Davis Fishing Rodeo is Saturday

The 32nd annual Connie Davis Fishing Rodeo will be held this Saturday, Aug. 23, at Camp Armstrong. The event is for children ages 6 though 12 (each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Registration is from 6 to 7:15 a.m. Fishing goes from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and young anglers will weigh […]

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CREATE to host career readiness community forums

CREATE’s Toyota Wellspring Advisory Committee will host a community forum in New Albany next week to discuss the need for improvement in K-12 career awareness and readiness in public schools. The forum, set for 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Magnolia Civic Center, will be one of three to be held in Union, Pontotoc and […]

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DUI campaign starts Friday

Law enforcement officers from six counties were in New Albany Thursday to emphasize the danger of drinking and driving. The event at Taylor’s Restaurant was the formal kickoff of this year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” DUI campaign, hosted by the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety. The program begins Friday, Aug. 15, and ends […]

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County discusses industrial buildings, DUI grant

A lack of available industrial buildings has been cited as an obstacle in the community’s effort to recruit new companies, but that situation may have improved slightly this week. Industrial Developer Josh West, who represents Union, Pontotoc and Chickasaw counties, told Union County supervisors that the owners of the former Hell Creek Industries millwork plant […]

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