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New subdivision to bring more than 60 new homes

While New Albany’s economy has been showing signs of growth in several areas, new home construction in the city has been nearly at a standstill the past few years. That is likely going to change dramatically following the groundbreaking Wednesday of the Parkview Subdivision. The site, on Bratton Road and across from the Park Place […]

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City schools will not ask for tax increase

City and county governing officials are still in the preliminary stages of working on their 2015-16 budgets but both local school districts have already presented theirs and neither is asking for a tax increase next year. The public hearing for the city school district budget was held Tuesday and only one resident attended, asking some […]

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Better fire protection rating approved for city

New Albany’s fire protection has improved one classification. City officials received a letter from the state ratings bureau this past week confirming that the city has changed from sixth class to fifth class. The improvement was effective June 4 and applies to eligible properties within the city limits, within five road miles of the city […]

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Barreto case continued but sentences given in child abuse cases

A two-week term of circuit court was expected to wrap up this week after a number of plea submissions and sentences being handed down, but no jury trials. Several cases were tentatively scheduled for trial, including the case of Ramon Barreto, husband of the late Janet Barreto, but all were settled or continued. The Barretos […]

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DHS says county in dire need of foster parents

Most people know that the Department of Human Services intervenes to take custody of children in cases of abuse or neglect, so it might seem counterintuitive to know that their primary goal is the opposite: to keep children in their home or return them as soon as they can. “We want to keep children in […]

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Legion members learn importance of palliative care, stroke awareness

Most people are likely now familiar with hospice care and what it entails, partly due to the work of Sanctuary Hospice House. The term “palliative care,” may be new, however. This past week representatives from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County explained the difference in a program presented before the American Legion Post 72, and provided information […]

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Two die in Monday morning wreck near Myrtle

An early morning crash on Hwy. 78 near Myrtle killed two people Monday. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, troopers responded to a one-vehicle wreck on Highway 78 about a mile west of the Myrtle exit in the eastbound lane at 7:30 a.m. Ronnie Davis, 64, of Ecru, was traveling east in a 1995 Ford […]

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Group studying possibility of Hernando DeSoto historic trail

Now that the Tanglefoot Trail is fully, and successfully, in use and has been designated a part of the National Recreational Trails system, area history and tourism officials are moving to their next project: more recognition for Hernando DeSoto. Many local residents may be aware that the Spanish explorer passed through the New Albany area […]

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Police investigating possible nation-wide ID theft ring

New Albany police are working on a case that may involve a national identity theft ring. Chief Chris Robertson said local involvement began about 1 p.m. this past Thursday when police received a call from Lowe’s Home Improvement saying someone was attempting to use a stolen credit card. “At the same time, a uniformed MHP […]

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American Legion selects officers for coming year

Members of American Legion Potter-Henry-Lowry Post 72 chose new officers for the coming year at their June meeting Tuesday. “The choosing of officers for Post 72 is one of the most important functions of the executive committee,” Adjutant Mike Bennett said. “It means the choosing of leaders upon whose faithful service the success of our […]

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