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New Albany High on way to becoming state’s first all-iPad school

New Albany school trustees took the first official step Monday toward making New Albany High School an all-iPad school. “We will be the first true all-iPad school in the State of Mississippi,” NAHS Principal Lance Evans told the board at their monthly meeting. The board voted unanimously to approve advertising for bids on the equipment. […]

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Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, right, talks about the benefits of the gas system expansion with, seated from left, New Albany Light, Gas and Water Manager Bill Mattox, Union County Rep. Margaret Rogers and New Albany Mayor Tim Kent.

Legislature approves expansion of city gas system service area

    A bill signed by Gov. Phil Bryant Wednesday will allow the city-owned New Albany Gas System to expand its service area, possibly becoming one of the largest such systems in the state. “Pontotoc is the only other city system in the state that can go outside in the county,” Northern District Public Service […]

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County seeks $1.5 million grant for industrial development

The Union County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to apply for a Community Development Block Grant of up to $1.5 million to be used to help bring industrial prospects to this area. The CDBG grant is to be sought in conjunction with the City of New Albany. Aldermen were expected to vote on the […]

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Legislature includes $175,000 in bond bill for city

The City of New Albany became something of a surprise beneficiary of the $249.5 million bond bill passed by the legislature Monday when it was learned the bill included $175,000 for the city. The money was designated for “(i) construction, development and enhancement of and upgrades and improvements to bicycle trails, (ii) repair and renovation […]

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‘Down From the Hills’ music festival, bluegrass championship moving to park this year

“Down From the Hills” music festival began in 2003, the brainchild of Union County Heritage Museum Director Jill Smith as a way to help preserve the Scots and Irish music that is a part of the community’s cultural heritage. Its first year saw some invited performers but there was also the suggestion of simply having […]

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Spring is here

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James Bush

Shoplifting suspect leads police on high-speed chase, hunt through woods

A Senatobia man remains jailed in Union County after a brief high-speed chase and manhunt Friday night. Charged with three felonies, felony fleeing, felony shoplifting and felony possession of cocaine, is James D. Bush, 44, of 535 Country Club Rd., Senatobia. Police investigators Bing Wildman and Jeff Chism said Bush is accused of pushing a […]

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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with the participation of Watson Grove and Bethlehem United Methodist churches had their annual Stations of the Cross re-enactment Palm Sunday with church youths playing the roles.

Stations of the Church marked on Palm Sunday

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Myrtle man dies in head-on collision near Okolona

By Stephanie Rebman and Floyd Ingram Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – A Myrtle man died in a Chickasaw County crash Friday afternoon south of Okolona. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Criss Turnipseed, the fatal crash happened about 3:30 p.m. on Mississippi Highway 245 about half a mile north of U.S. Highway 45 […]

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Thirteen vying for congressional seat left vacant by Nunnelee death

The deadline to qualify to run in the May 12 special election to fill the First Congressional Seat passed Friday afternoon with one potential candidate dropping out and one being added at the last minute. Columbus businessman Danny Bedwell did not get the 1,000 petition signatures needed to qualify, blaming the lack on himself. The […]

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