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NAHS band getting ready for full season

  More than 100 New Albany High School musicians hit the field this week participating in the annual week-long camp to prepare for the fall season. While the band’s most visible presence will be at the high school football games, director David Hopple said they will be involved in other activities – some of them […]

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County’s June jobless rate lowest in NE Mississippi; eighth best in state

Union County’s unemployment rate for June was 6.9 percent, making it eighth-lowest in the state and the lowest among counties in Northeast Mississippi according to figures from the Mississippi Employment Security Commission. Although among the lowest, the rate did represent a slightly upward trend for the county, which reported 6.5 percent in May and 5.5 […]

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Museum Madness looks at animals

    Mitch Robinson, conservation education manager for the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, shows snakeskins and talks about other animals this past Tuesday at the Union County Heritage Museum’s annual Museum Madness program for young people. The theme for the day was “My Favorite Pet” and artist Rebecca Browning was to help participants create artwork […]

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Union County Fair Pet Show winners

  Winners in the Puppy (6 months and under) category of the Union County Fair Pet Show were, from left, fourth place, Sadie, shown by Lacy Raines; third, Chloe, shown by Laura Cobb; second, Bella, shown by Peyton Ligon; and first, Gracey, shown by Hailey Sprouse.       Winners in the Small Dog category […]

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County school board election coming up

The dust still has not settled concerning the Republican senate primary and run-off but Union County is about to see another race state – this one likely much less dramatic. On the Nov. 5 general election ballot will be the District Five seat on the Union County School Board of Trustees. Wayne Mahon is the […]

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State residents to get yearly back-to-school purchasing ‘tax holiday’

The state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday will take place during a 48-hour time period beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 25, and ending at midnight Saturday, July 26. The popular “back to school” event is worth seven percent in savings to consumers as result of waiving the sales tax on specific items. It was established and […]

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Interns invaluable for county heritage museum

The Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum are embarking on an effort to raise approximately $1 million for a much-needed expansion of the museum. Included in the plans is adding to the museum staff. But for the past three years the museum has been fortunate to have extra help in the form of interns […]

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Dr. David Ellis, 94, dies

Union County’s eldest physician, Dr. David B. Ellis, died Tuesday, July 22, at the age of 94. He achieved his medical career as one of the area’s longest-serving doctors in a roundabout way, and when he did start, it was in an era when a local physician was expected to make a string of house […]

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County plans extension office renovation, courthouse roof repair but reports no progress in mental health issue

The Union County Board of Supervisors had no progress to report Monday in finding an approved facility to house mental patients from the community but Chancery Clerk Annette Hickey said they are continuing to talk with various agencies in hope of finding a solution. The county had contracted with Region IV Mental Health Services to […]

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Committee making progress toward railroad ‘quiet zone’ downtown

The railroad may be an integral part of New Albany’s history but even ardent train lovers are bothered from time to time by the loud train horns that can drown out programs at the courthouse or civic center and make it impossible to carry on business or even a telephone conversation downtown. Now, it appears […]

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