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CodeRED provides free, specific severe weather, other warnings to Union Countians

With the advent of severe weather season, Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton is urging anyone who has not done so to sign up for the CodeRED program. CodeRED is a service that makes automated phone calls alerting citizens to dangerous weather conditions or other threatening or unusual situations. One of its most important […]

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Aldermen hear from historic preservation commission

After years of the program’s being dormant, New Albany aldermen heard from the recently-reactivated Historic Preservation Commission formally for the first time at their monthly meeting Tuesday. Laura Dunnam spoke on behalf of the commission (which is also the city’s parking committee). “We just wanted to present some things presented to us and find the […]

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Dr. Sneed

State tops in heart disease deaths but many risks can be controlled

Mississippi has the highest prevalence of heart disease not only in the U. S. but also all of the United States Territories. Mississippi also has the third-worst record for stroke-related deaths. While we can do nothing about many heart disease risk factors, there are plenty of others that can be controlled. Monday, Dr. Darrell Sneed […]

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52 candidates in local races so far

The races for Union County supervisor continue to heat up following the announcement this past month that long-time Fifth District Supervisor Benny Rakestraw and Third District Supervisor and board president Danny Jordan are retiring and not seeking re-election. Eight more candidates have qualified since this past week – six of them for supervisor. Republicans Bo […]

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Damaris Jean Browning

County reports series of drug-related arrests

The Union County Sheriff’s Office has had a full week in terms of drug enforcement, charging five different individuals with possession or sale of methamphetamine. They also handled one Homeland Security case involving identity theft. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the first case involved Damaris Jean Browning, 34, of 1236 CR 14, Myrtle. “We had a […]

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Two die in Sunday afternoon collision

Staff reports Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Troopers are trying to learn why a pickup truck apparently veered into the path of an oncoming SUV Sunday, killing both drivers. Dead are Brenda Garrison Harris, 39, of CR 59, New Albany, and Tyler Loden, 21, of Blue Mountain. The collision occurred about 3:45 p.m. Sunday on Hwy. […]

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City looking at expanding utility coverage area

Aldermen moved to take a step that could lead to expanding coverage by the city gas department at the monthly board meeting Tuesday. Light, gas and water manager Bill Mattox told board members that Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has talked about expanding the city’s gas service footprint in Marshall and Union counties. […]

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City school board honors teachers, gets legislative update

The New Albany School Board meeting Monday started off with recognition. First, the board members were honored as part of School Board Recognition Week, which is officially Feb. 15-21. Trustees were presented with gifts from the various schools in recognition of their service, a proclamation from Gov. Phil Bryant was read and Superintendent Jackie Ford […]

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‘Mary Poppins’ to land on NAHS stage this weekend

New Albany High School will present the musical, “Mary Poppins,” Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. Tickets for the show, expected to be a sellout, are $10 for reserved tickets and $8 for general admission. For ticket information, call 662-534-1805. The story […]

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Scott Barretta and Sam Mosley are shown at the Blues Marker near the museum featuring Moseley and Johnson. Barretta, author, radio host, and teacher, will speak at the museum’s February Museum Moments on Thursday, Feb. 19, at noon.

Museum Moments will have the blues

Museum Moments for February at the Union County Heritage Museum will feature Scott Barretta, Mississippi’s expert on the blues. He will speak at noon, Feb. 19, at the museum. Barretta is an instructor at the University of Mississippi, where his courses include Anthropology of Blues Culture. He is a writer and researcher for the Mississippi […]

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